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BAY OF CONNECTIONS Requests for Proposal

• Forestry & Wood Processing Industry Expert
• Freight Logistics Industry Expert

The Bay of Connections is the regional growth strategy for the wider Bay of Plenty, with a vision of creating a prosperous region supported by sustainable sectors.

It is simple and aspirational, with the aim of establishing and implementing sector-based strategies that generate job growth.

At the heart of the strategy are the philosophies of collaboration and connectedness. Through working together and connecting the right people, places, businesses, organisations and industries, the benefits from within and into the region are boundless.

Since its inception in 2008, Bay of Connections has made a significant impact on the region’s development, contributing to regional and national influence. The organic growth seen over that time is a result of Bay of Connections’ commitment to remaining industry-led and providing a framework of enablement, advocacy and communication to help support industry growth.

Bay of Connection’s strong commercial and action focus also ensures its relevance and effectiveness for the wider Bay of Plenty. It is a coalition of the willing, where participation by interested stakeholders is encouraged and continues to grow.

Supporting the over-arching Bay of Connections strategy is a number of sector strategies and action plans, each supported by an industry group and co-ordinated by an industry expert.

The contract for three of these industry expert roles is now up for tender and we invite individuals or consultancy groups to respond to the relevant Request for Proposals.

Please find below the document links relevant to this process;

• Contract for Service (pdf) – containing “A bit about us”, the detail of our requirements, deliverables and proposed timeline.

• Request for Proposal (RFP)- Overview and Process
The timeline for this RFP is as follows: -

Activity Date

Issue of RFP 23 May 2018
Deadline for proposals 3pm, 8 June 2018
Interviews 15 June to 28 June
Participants notified of decisions 29 June 2018
Commencement date 1 July 2018

All dates and times are New Zealand standard time.

We encourage you to use the questions forum if you are uncertain about anything contained in the documents. This will ensure you are able to properly consider and submit your best response.

Finally, for planning purposes, please advise of your intention to submit (or otherwise) by Tuesday, 5th June 2018 - not submitting an intent will not disqualify you from responding - it merely assists us to better co-ordinate our resources.

Kind Regards
Cheryl Lewis
Portfolio Manager
Bay of Connections

Please find the proposal links below.

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