New Zealand Defence Force

Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Memorials and the Maintenance and Development of Services Cemeteries

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) on behalf of Veteran Affairs (VA) has a requirement and responsibility to ensure all veterans receive entitlement, services and support available to them under the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 (The Act). One such service is supply, installation and maintenance of memorials and the maintenance and development of services cemeteries.

For this tender the relevant legislative provisions of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014 are:

a. Section 156 Plaques and Headstones; and
b. Section 199 Functions of VANZ:
- Part (d): to supply, or to contribute to the cost of plaques and headstones for deceased service and ex-service persons and their spouses and partners in accordance with this Act.
- Part (e): to contribute to the maintenance and development of cemeteries or parts of cemeteries set aside under section 15 of the Burial and Cremations Act 1964.

NZDF requires a solution that enables a provider to be responsive and flexible in providing the service. The provider would need to be willing to work with VA to tailor the package to account for NZDFs environment.

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is seeking responses from the market to provide information and capability relating to the requirements detailed in this RFP.

The proposed term of the Agreement will be for 5 years.

Questions are encouraged and you may request that they are kept confidential providing that they are commercially sensitive. NZDF reserves the right to provide supplementary information to all Respondents should a confidential question highlight a point requiring clarification to other Respondents.

Please note that this tender, and all documentation related to it, is only available on NZDF’s SmartProcure website:

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All enquiries regarding this tender must be in writing through NZDF's SmartProcure message system. NZDF will endeavour to respond in writing to written enquiries within two working days.

Department/Business Unit: Procurement

Status Closed
Closed 29 Sep 2023 2:00 PM NZDT
Reference 27816400
Notice Type Request for Proposals (RFP)
Regions New Zealand
Customer Reference RFx_2556
Contact Details Valtyn Showell
Published 1 Sep 2023 8:00 AM NZST

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