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Te Māngai Pāho Website Re-Build RFP

Key Information

This Request for Proposal(RFP) is an invitation to suitably qualified suppliers to submit a Proposal for a website refresh contract opportunity. This RFP is a single-step procurement process.


Here is our timeline for this RFP.

Steps in RFP process:

  • Deadline for Questions from suppliers:   CLOSED 

  • Deadline for the Buyer to answer suppliers’ questions:   CLOSED (refer to the end of the page for the Buyers' responses)

Deadline for Proposals:   CLOSED

  • Shortlisted Respondents’ presentations week commencing:   Monday 17 Aug 2020 

  • Unsuccessful Respondents notified of award of Contract:  Friday 28 Aug 2020 

  • Anticipated Contract start date:   Monday 31 Aug 2020 

All dates and times are dates and times in New Zealand.

How to contact us

All enquiries must be directed to our Point of Contact. We will manage all external communications through this Point of Contact.

Our Point of Contact
Name: Holly Bennett
Title/role: Communications Consultant
Email: holly@tmp.govt.nz or (021) 843 454

Developing and submitting your Proposal

This is an open, competitive tender process. The RFP sets out the step-by-step process and conditions that apply. Take time to read and understand the RFP.

This opportunity in a nutshell

Te Māngai Pāho is an autonomous Crown entity established under the Broadcasting Act 1989.

The existing Te Māngai Pāho website was created on its current technical platform in 2013/14. The website is static and uses Nimbl as a content management system. Since the build of the website the needs of Te Māngai Pāho have changed and the support for the current CMS is no longer what is required.

The organisation requires a website with greater flexibility that allows audiences to utilise the website for their needs and for the internal team to upload content on a regular (daily and weekly) basis.

We also believe there is a need for the website to be consistent with government accessibility, usability and security standards.

What we need

  • A bilingual website (Te reo Māori and English)
  • A website designed with users in mind (both customers and kaimahi)
  • To work with the successful supplier to redesign the structure of the current site content so it’s fit-for-purpose for our users
  • A website that has technical specs to be consistent with government accessibility, usability and security standards, as well as aligns with Common Web Platform (CWP) principles
  • A user-friendly CMS that doesn’t not require complicated customisation and kaimahi can access online
  • The ability to report monthly Google analytics using a dashboard
  • To migrate content from the current website to the new website, including connection to Te Pūahatanga (Te Māngai Pāho’s funding management system)
  • Provision of CMS training (and guide) for nominated Te Māngai Pāho staff
  • A clear indication of all costs associated with annual hosting, maintenance and support fees

Out of scope

  • The successful respondent is not expected to write the content for the refreshed website. Te Māngai Pāho is responsible for providing the content for the website
  • We do not require the successful respondent to do all the uploading of day-to-day new content, we expect training to be provided on the CMS and then staff to upload their own content
  • A highly customised CMS that is difficult to upgrade

What is important to us

When considering your proposal, Te Māngai Pāho will give regard to your experience in working with Māori organisations and communities and your commitment to the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

Why should you bid?

This is an opportunity to work with an Crown agency responsible for managing funding of the Māori media sector to maximise the contribution of the sector to the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

A bit about us

‘Ahakoa kei whea, ahakoa āwhea, ahakoa pēwhea, kōrero Māori’, the enduring vision of Te Māngai Pāho, ‘Māori language – everywhere, every day, in every way’ reflects and supports the Maihi Karauna vision ‘Kia māhorahora te Reo’.

To support this vision we seek to inspire more people to speak more te reo Māori and to increase the awareness of Māori values and practices within Aotearoa New Zealand.

We focus on ensuring te reo Māori is valued by exposing whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori communities and all New Zealanders to quality Māori content in their everyday lives.

We aim to be adaptive, innovative and collaborative in the way we go about our business; delivering better results and seeking to continuously improve the contribution that we and our partners in the Māori media sector make to the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

This must include creating an environment in which our partners are confident to experiment, reflect and learn, in order that we boost our collective impact on te reo Māori.

We have an annual turnover of approximately $70.0m:

  • $4.0 million operating budget
  • $66.0 million in content and platform funding

Click here to download and read the Request for Proposals document. 


Read the Buyer answers to suppliers’ questions here and the Audience Research Findings here.