Tenders Open for Lidar 3D Mapping across New Zealand - 30/07/2019

Flying companies specializing in 3D mapping now have until 4 September to apply to provide services that will help transform how regional councils in New Zealand plan investments and prepare for climate change. LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) has issued a Request for Tender (RFT) on the Government’s Electronic Tender Service for Lidar services over approximately 100,000 square kilometres of the country.

The RFT begins procurement for the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) Lidar elevation data capture project which is providing up to NZ$19 million in co-funding over five years to support regional councils to develop a national elevation dataset.

Infrastructure investment decisions

Having highly accurate elevation data and 3D maps assists regions to make critical infrastructure investment decisions and is crucial for urban planning, construction and engineering. It also supports good planning and decision-making by industries looking to invest in the regions, particularly in the agriculture and forestry sectors. 

LINZ is coordinating the procurement on behalf of eight councils participating in the first of two project funding rounds: Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury, West Coast and Southland. 

By consolidating eight regions in a single RFT LINZ expects to achieve cost efficiencies through economies of scale, the supplier market will also be provided more attractive opportunities as a result of contracting at scale.

Suppliers have until 4 September 2019 to submit an application.  

Further information is available on GETS.

Last updated: 20/01/2021