Construction RoI Q&As
Construction RoI Q&As
Below are the questions received during the Registration of Interest process, held from 21 January 2020 to 23 March 2020. You can also check the Primary Sector CoVE RoI page for more Q&As.
Potential applicants have until 12:00pm (noon), Monday 23 March to submit RoI applications.
We understand that responding to Covid-19 impacts may have affected your organisation's ability to focus on other matters, including your CoVEs registration of interest. We encourage you to still submit your application, even if it is not as complete as you would have intended.
Unfortunately, we cannot allow more time than this as we have schedules already lined up with our expert panels to complete the evaluation process immediately following this date. These dates cannot be moved without significant impact to the overall timetable of CoVEs.
If you believe the quality of your submission has been adversely affected by Covid-19, or you have been unable to complete sections due to Covid-19 related issues, please complete the RoI form as fully as possible and include a covering letter explaining how Covid-19 issues have impacted on your ability to complete the application fully.
The independent evaluation panel will take this into account when assessing the application.
We appreciate the efforts you are undertaking to complete the submission during this time.
Q. Due to the formatting of the document, some pages may be left largely blank. Will these blank spaces be counted in the 20 page limit?
A. Any diagrams, tables, images, footnotes, and all other RoI content can be added as an appendix to the RoI form. However, please note that there is a 20 page limit for the submission but excludes Section 8: Checklist, and Section 9: RoI Process, Terms and Conditions. In the event that your application is evaluated as being suitable to progress to the RfP stage, there will be the opportunity to provide greater detail on relevant matters.
Q. Is it correct to assume that Table 2 only requires a signature in the right hand column to indicate agreement with the middle column?
A. It is required for the Consortium Lead Contact to "agree or disagree" in the right hand column to indicate the Consortium Lead Contact and all Consortium Members are in agreement with the following (middle column):
- to be bound by the RoI Process, Terms and Conditions set forth in Section 9 of the RoI Form,
- to not have any Conflicts of Interest. If any actual, potential or perceived Conflicts of Interest exist, these must be briefly described in the declaration including how the consortia proposes to manage the Conflict of Interest in the field next to the Details of Conflict of Interest in Table 2.
The second table in section 2 requires the Consortium Lead Contact’s signature in the indicated field. This is to confirm that the Lead Consortium Contact has confirmed with the consortium members to submit the RoI form on behalf of the consortium, and that the information contained in the application is, to the best of their knowledge, true and correct.
Q. How can we deal with a situation where one of our consortium members is a group (applicant group) that includes other people or groups (conflicted sub group) that have a conflict of interest in relations to the CoVEs selection process:
A. In a situation like that, you could:
- expressly carve out the conflicted sub group/s when filling out section 5 of the RoI form, (e.g. The Acme Industry group [excluding parties YY and ZZ]) or
- instead of naming the applicant group as the consortium member in section 5, name each of the representative members of the applicant group as individual consortium members (excluding the conflicted sub group). You will need to include the name (and position) of the authorized contact for each of the representative members.
If any actual, potential or perceived Conflicts of Interest exist, these must be briefly described in the declaration including how the consortia proposes to manage the Conflict of Interest in the field next to the Details of Conflict of Interest in Table 2.
Q. Is it correct that detailed costings are not required at this stage in 7(b)? We note that it is only valued at 5%.
A. Your response to Question 7b CoVE funding and duration in Section 7 should provide the expert evaluation panel with a high-level indication of the budget you require to deliver the CoVE’s activities you have described in Section 3c. The detailed costing will only be required for shortlisted applicants who have been invited to submit a detailed Request for Proposal (RfP) at the next stage.
Q. How do we include tables, diagrams, images, footnotes, and all other RoI content into the required fields in “text” format of the RoI form?
A. Any diagrams, tables, images, footnotes, and all other RoI content can be added as an appendix to the RoI form. However, please note that there is a 20 page limit for the submission. In the event that your application is evaluated as being suitable to progress to the RfP stage, there will be the opportunity to provide greater detail on relevant matters.
Q. How can I connect with other groups that have an interest in forming a consortium to submit a Registration of Interest (RoI) for the Construction CoVE?
A. To ensure a fair and equitable RoI process, TEC is not able to provide specific information to enable industry groups to contact each other during the RoI submission period. However, we encourage applicants to use their networks to reach out to as many potential consortium partners as possible.
As a reminder, the RoI Guidance document states that consortium membership must include industry representation, and should include a range of expert representation from other areas, for example iwi and vocational education representatives. Each CoVE will be hosted at a campus of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology or a wānanga, so applicants will need to confirm support from the Tumuaki / Te Taiurungi / Chief Executive of the relevant wānanga, the Chief Executive of the current institute of technology or polytechnic, or the NZIST Establishment Board.
Q. Are you able to confirm that the Construction Sector CoVE includes infrastructure and civil construction?
A. Yes, both infrastructure and civil construction will be included in the Construction CoVE.