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RFP issued for recruitment of interim chief executive of Auckland Council

General News | 08/17/2009

The Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the provision of recruitment agency services for the recruitment of the interim chief executive of the Auckland Council.

According to the RFP, proposals from submitters should include:

  • Details of work in undertaking executive recruitment with particular emphasis on experience relevant to the recruitment of chief executives to large public sector organisations.
  • Details of the key personnel who will be directly involved in delivering and managing the recruitment process.
  • The proposed methodology and approach for undertaking the recruitment process including how key risks associated with the process will be mitigated.
  • The proposed cost structure and how costs will be managed during the engagement. The Transition Agency will be particularly interested in proposals which offer a fixed fee or a maximum (not to be exceeded) target fee.
  • Details of any conflicts of interest and any mechanisms identified for resolving possible conflicts.
  • Contact details for at least two referees.

By law, the interim chief executive will be appointed for a term ending no later than 29 June 2012. The new council comes into force on 1 November 2010.

ATA Executive Chairman Mark Ford said: “It is important we begin the process now so appropriate time can be given to finding and recruiting the best candidate for the job.”

The RFP has been posted on on the ATA website at http://www.ata.govt.nz/web/cms_ata.nsf/vwluResources/RFP/$file/RFP%20for%20Executive%20Recruitment%20Services.pdf

A copy is available on the government’s tenders website. The functions and duties of the ATA in appointing the interim chief executive are described in the Local Government (Tamaki Makaurau Reorganisation) Act 2009 which may be accessed here.

The closing date for receipt of proposals is Friday 21 August at 4pm.