Gas Industry Co, as the industry body approved under the Gas Act, is required to appoint service providers to perform various roles under gas governance arrangements. Pursuant to the Gas Governance (Critical Contingency Management) Regulations 2008, Gas Industry Co must appoint a service provider to perform the Critical Contingency Operator (CCO) role. The appointment of the current service provider expires on 1 March 2022.

We are using a competitive tender process to fill this role in order to invite the widest possible interest and to provide maximum value to industry participants. We therefore invite prospective respondents to submit a proposal in accordance with the process set out in the RFP attached below.

This document gives guidance on the structure and content of proposals, provides background information on the requirements of the role and the nature of the services, and highlights Gas Industry Co’s expectations around service provision.

Responses to this RFP must be delivered to Gas Industry Co no later than 1pm (1300 hours) on Monday 9 August 2021 (Deadline). Prospective respondents must register their interest via email at any time before the Deadline in order to receive any updated information that may be circulated by Gas Industry Co during the tender period.

All correspondence relating to this RFP must be in writing via email or courier and directed to:

Gerry Hughes
Gas Industry Co
Level 8, the Todd Building 
95 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

Email: [email protected]   
Phone: +64 4 472 1800
Cell: +64 21 437794


Proposed timeline


Date (2021)

Issue of RFP

5 July

Deadline for Questions

4pm, 26 July

Meeting with incumbent CCO (if required)

Prior to 26 July

Deadline for Responses*

1pm, 9 August

Vendor Shortlist Notified

16 August

Vendor Presentations

 23 August

Preferred Respondent(s) selected

26 August

Unsuccessful Respondents informed

26 August

Agreement signed

23 September

Start of Handover Period: (start of disengagement services for outgoing CCO)

1 November

Commencement (all CCO responsibilities transferred to new CCO)

1 March 2022

*     Interest may be registered at any time prior to 1pm on Monday, 9 August 2021 (Deadline).

Related Documents

  • Request for Proposals: Appointment of a Critical Contingency Operator under the CCM Regulations
    819 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file

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