Pacific Islands Webinar Series

Pacific Islands Webinar Series

News from CEO – Mike Hopkins     

Our Pacific Island focused webinar series got off to a cracking start this week with over 140 people attending Tuesday’s webinar on renewables. If you missed it, you can catch it here. Next week we’re looking at boosting energy efficiency projects. We’re starting at 5pm again on Tuesday and you can register by clicking on the banner below.
Not quite totally overshadowed by election fever in the national news was an announcement that New Zealand is to introduce mandatory climate risk reporting for the financial sector. Organisations with assets over NZ$1bn will be captured under the scheme. The mandatory reporting will require legislative changes under the new Government and will not start before 2023 at the earliest but still a step in the right direction. We’ve been advocating for this for quite some time, so let’s hope it gets through the system, regardless of the political hue of the next Government. 
In other Government related news, the submission deadline for MBIE’s Building for Climate Change consultation has been extended to 11 October. 
In international news, predictions are that the EU’s recent statement of intent to increase its emissions reduction target from 40% by 2030 to 55% will see carbon prices rise 50%. European carbon prices bounced back to €30/t (NZ$52.6) this week following a COVID slump and Refinitiv Carbon Research predicts they will average €32/t (NZ$56) over the next decade, and increase beyond €50/t (NZ$88) into the following decade. 
We have to hope that such things will help address climate change because the potential humanitarian cost was highlighted again this week with the publication of the first Ecological Threat Register (Institute for Economics and Peace). The report suggests 1.2billion people could be displaced by 2050 because of the impacts of climate change. 
Finally this week, I’d like to highlight a particular item in our Opportunities section where you’ll see details of an RFP for the preparation of energy efficiency regulations for Palau. The submission deadline is 24 September so no time to waste. RFP and submission procedure details are below.

 Have a great and safe weekend.

 Mike and the team

Opportunities

The Pacific Community (SPC) would like to invite interested qualified individuals and organisations to submit quotations for a consultancy work on the drafting of energy efficiency regulation for Palau.   Kindly refer attached document for more information.
RFQ – Drafting of Energy efficiency Regulation for Palau pdf
Proposal Submission Form Word doc
Please email your quotation to: [email protected] by 4pm Fiji time on 24 September 2020.


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Tender Opportunities

Interim Post Entry Quarantine Greenhouses RFI

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Biosecurity New Zealand operate a Plant Health and Environment Laboratory (PHEL) in Auckland which identifies pests and diseases that affect plants and environment. The PHEL provides post-entry quarantine (PEQ) for imported plant material to be isolated and held for inspection and/or testing prior to biosecurity clearance. Level 3B PEQ testing is required for high value and high risk horticulture crops.Through this RFI we are looking to gain an understanding of the suppliers available in the market, either locally or internationally, that can supply and install Level 3B PEQ greenhouses, and if they can be delivered by a single vendor or consortium of suppliers with a primary vendor.
Close Date: Monday, 21 September 2020 3:00 PM


Surgical Air Plant Replacement SDHB Dunedin
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The existing Plant providing Surgical Air to the Dunedin Hospital Ward block have reached the end of their service life. Because of this, we now require a replacement for the existing Surgical Air Plant. The current plant is located on the sixth floor of the Clinical Services Building at the Dunedin Public Hospital.This is an opportunity for a specialist provider to provide a fixed price response for a turnkey design and installation solution for the replacement of the existing Surgical Air plant. A detailed design will be required based on the report/recommendations from documentation in Appendix A for the purpose of construction and any council consenting that may be required.Supply and installation of the proposed new plant is to be in line with the detailed requirements set out in the Appendix A.
Close Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020 11:00 AM


Manukau Station Electric Bus Fast Chargers
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Auckland Transport requires the supply of two electric bus fast chargers at Manukau bus station. The types of chargers required are AC/DC combined chargers, with AC power equal to or greater than 40kW and DC power between 150-200kW. This RFP is for the supply of chargers only with installation services to be secured through a separate process.
Close Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020 10:00 AM


Te Puke Coolstores

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Categories covered:
– Industrial Manufacturing and Processing Machinery and Accessories
– Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies
– Electrical Systems and Lighting and Components and Accessories and Supplies
– Distribution and Conditioning Systems and Equipment and Components
Close Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 5:00 PM


HBDHB Ess Power Generator Upgrade Project – Generator & Controls Contract
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Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) are proposing to upgrade the essential power generator arrangement currently in place at Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Hastings. This HBDHB essential power generator upgrade project will be staged over several years with the first stage of the project to commence this year.  Subscribe for full notice.
Close Date: Monday, 5 October 2020 4:00 PM


Advance Notice – Auckland DHB Starship Children’s Hospital PICU and Atrium
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Advance Notice of a Contract Opportunity – Auckland DHB Starship Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Atrium – subscribe to notice for more information.The preliminary design project has been completed and Auckland DHB is looking to approach the market for consultants to undertake the completion of the design, including;- Project Management- Architecture- Building Services (Mech / Elec / Hyd / Med Gas / Fire Protection / ICT / Security / Nurse Call). 
Close Date: Friday, 9 October 2020 5:00 PM


Gore Multisports Complex- Ventilation System

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Gore District Council (GDC) looking for suitable suppliers to submit their solutions and proposals including supplying and installation of an appropriate and sustainable ventilation system for the Gore Aquatic Centre.
Close Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020 4:00 PM


Advance Notice – Improving Classrooms in Small or Remote Schools Programme
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This notice is to inform suppliers that the Ministry will be embarking on a programme to improve the internal environments of almost 600 state schools that are small or remote. The programme is expected to take up to four years to complete. Inclusion definitions are:
• Schools that have four or less entitled* teaching spaces (about 100 students)
• Schools that have an isolation index* of 2.0 or higher on the Ministry’s Isolation Index
The improvements will enhance aspects of the learning environment associated with fitness for purpose, operational efficiency and condition. The improvements are: LEDs, acoustic panels, thermal blankets and residual current devices (RCDs) for electrical safety.
Close Date :Thursday, 31 December 2020 5:00 PM

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