Tendering for bundles for 10YPP consultants

Each year we tender small bundles of schools whose 10YPP is due. Learn more about the tendering process and evaluation criteria, and find advice for writing tender proposals.

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  • 10YPP Consultants

Bundles of schools

Each year we will create small bundles of schools within a geographical area for use in the tender process.

The main benefits of bundling are:

  • providing you with an attractive package of work and enable you to plan for resource and provide efficiencies
  • having consistency, timeliness, savings and quality of plans because of direct management and contact with us
  • schools being able to spend their 5 Year Agreement funds sooner because they have plans submitted on time.

Tender process

Each year we conduct a closed tender process with existing 10YPP consultants on the panel.

You can bid for one or multiple bundles depending on capacity and capability to deliver on the tender proposals.

Writing tender proposals

We look for tenders that are well thought out and understand the 10YPP process.

This includes:

  • demonstrating the capability and capacity of planners
  • having a detailed resource plan
  • having the ability to meet deadlines and quality standards.

Price evaluation will be evaluated based on transparency and value for money, rather than the lowest price. Overall, we are looking for proposals that will demonstrate how you are able to produce a quality 10YPP for schools in your bundle/s.

Proposals that stand out:

  • are well written and detailed (they don't leave the evaluation team guessing or having to make assumptions)
  • provide a methodical and well thought out approach that demonstrates a strong understanding of the outcomes the Ministry want to achieve, as well as the risks and challenges through the process
  • provide strong assurance of the capability of planner/s, and detail your recent and relevant experience and knowledge of schools, the region and the 10YPP process
  • have a detailed resource plan for the bundle, a named planner for each school and note any other commitments and constraints that may impact delivery
  • understand the 10YPP process and allocates sufficient hours to create a quality plan.

Evaluation criteria

Each Ministry region will have an evaluation panel responsible for the individual and independent evaluation of each tender, followed by a national moderation process to ensure consistency across the regional evaluations and to finalise the evaluation scores.

More guidance for each of the above evaluation criteria can be found in our engaged consultants tender documentation.

For more information email TPHM.Commercial@education.govt.nz.

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