Auckland Transport uses e-tendering to advertise and publish tenders. We do not provide hard copy tender documents or accept hard copy responses to tenders.
Our tenders will be advertised via the New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS). Registration for GETS is free of charge.
How to bid for a tender
1. Register in Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS)
All our open tenders will be advertised on GETS . If you are interested in our open tendered opportunities, you should also register on GETS and select the type of notifications you want to receive.
As a registered supplier you can:
- receive email notification of any new tenders we publish
- download and view the documentation
- participate in tender forums to seek clarifications or to ask questions.
If technical support is required relating to the use of GETS, users should contact the GETS Helpdesk:
- Free Phone (NZ): 0508 GETS HELP (0508 438 743).
- International: +64 4 901 3188.
- Email: email@example.com
2. Read and respond to a tender
The Request for Tender/ Proposal (RFx) published on GETS will provide:
- information about the requirements and the contract terms and conditions
- request for Tender or Proposal terms and conditions
- specific Health and Safety pre-qualification or Health & Safety accreditation requirements for contract works or services where H&S risk is considered to be high.
Once an Auckland Transport tender has been published on GETS, all communications, including tender addendums and any tender forum questions and answers will be issued by the relevant Auckland Transport Point of Contact via the GETS and will arrive at the tenderer’s email address from the GETS address: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Evaluation and negotiation
We will evaluate responses using the method and criteria set out in the tender document. This may include presentations and site visits, if required.
4. Contract awarded
We will notify successful and unsuccessful participants of the outcome. We will finalise the contract document and it will be signed by both parties.
We will publish contract details in accordance with our policy of openness and transparency on our awarded contracts webpage.
5. Commencement of contract
Suppliers should only start work after a contract has been fully signed. We will evaluate performance according to the terms of the contract.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, Auckland Transport, as well our suppliers must proactively manage purchased services to ensure workers and other people (including customers) are not put at risk from work carried out under those contracts.
We are obliged to check and ensure that our suppliers are meeting any agreed health and safety standards and requirements.
For full list of our Health and Safety (H&S) policies and standards please see our H&S framework.
Health and Safety pre-qualification
ISN is the provider of the Health and Safety pre-qualification system for Auckland Transport. If you wish to undertake contract works or services where H&S risk is considered to be high, you will need to be H&S prequalified via ISNetworld.
If your company is new to ISNetworld, there will be a nominal fee for your subscription, based on the size of your organisation. To find out more, you can call ISN on 0800 443 805 or visit their website. If your company is a current subscriber to ISNetworld, there is no additional fee.
Suppliers must hold ‘Approved’ status with ISN prior to contract award, unless otherwise waived by AT at its sole discretion. If you are awarded a contract where works or services are considered to have high H&S risk, you must maintain the subscription with ISN for the duration of the contract.
For more information or advice
See our forward work plan for future tender opportunities.