Consultations and proposals

We have the following consultations and tenders. We post our tenders on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS).

Current consultations, tenders and RFPs

Check Testing Programme - Supplier Panel of Accredited Laboratories

EECA’s Product Check Testing Programme tests whether manufacturers are meeting their obligations with the Energy Efficiency (Energy Using Products) 2002 Regulations. The purpose is to ensure that poor performing and/or sub-standard products are detected and removed from the market—and only products that comply with the regulations are available to consumers.

Apply to be on our Supplier Panel of Accredited Laboratories

We are looking to establish a ready-to-go panel of accredited laboratories for our 2020-2024 Check Testing Programme (19 product classes). This is a unique opportunity to work with us to help decrease energy related costs in New Zealand homes and businesses.

To apply, download the Request for Proposals below, complete the Response Form and email to Given the open panel approach, proposals can be submitted at any time before the closing date of 12pm Wednesday, 20 September 2023.

The first evaluation will take place on 3 April 2020 signalling our intention to get the panel established for those ready and able to start testing from 1 July 2020. If you are interested in work scheduled for 2020-2021, please submit your proposal by 31 March 2020.

Application documents

Click here to apply via GETS (NZ only)

Warmer Kiwi Homes service providers (wood and pellet burners)

Warmer Kiwi Homes is a government-funded programme designed to support New Zealand families to live in warmer, drier homes.

EECA, which runs the programme, expects to provide funding for approximately 22,000 heating appliances over the next three years. The majority of these heating appliances are expected to be heat pumps, but there will be some demand for wood burners and pellet burners.

The aim of this procurement project is to contract additional service providers (wood and pellet burners) with the capacity and capability to supply and install compliant wood burners or pellet burners in areas not currently serviced by existing providers in the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Service providers (wood and pellet burners) will be required to deliver the following as part of the programme:

  • Follow-up leads provided by EECA with qualifying home owners.
  • Source products that meet with the compliance criteria outlined below.
  • Accurately scope and price each installation.
  • Manage the building consent process on behalf of homeowner
  • Provide high quality customer service.
  • Provide quality, cost effective installations.
  • Train homeowners in the correct use of the heating appliance.
  • Provide after-sales support and meet manufacturers’ warranty conditions.

Interested Respondents should download the contract application and other associated documents below.


Given the events associated with Covid19, EECA has extended the closing date of the Warmer Kiwi Homes - Wood & Pellet Burners RFT until 30 June 2020.

Please note however, Responses can be submitted at any time before 30 June 2020 and EECA will process them upon receipt.

  • Please send your Response by email to
  • Please check you have provided all information requested, and in the format and order asked for.
  • Electronic response files must not exceed 50MB.

RFT documents

Information about the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme


Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) Programme

The Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA) Programme is an EECA direct client engagement which assists large energy users in the business sector to develop a stationary energy-related carbon abatement opportunity assessment as a first step in developing a strategic low-carbon pathway. The ETA helps the largest stationary energy-related greenhouse gas emitters to make technically and economically viable decisions and investments that support their energy transition pathway to a low carbon future.

This RFP seeks proposals from suitably qualified suppliers to form a panel of Programme Partners for the ETA Programme.

For more information and to apply visit the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS).

GETS ID: 22164987

RFP closed: noon 5th March 2020

Supporting information

Supplier briefing - 30 January 2020 - Audio file

Research - current state of ripple control technology for domestic electric hot water heating

This opportunity is investigating ripple control and other associated technologies for domestic electric hot water heating and storage in New Zealand. This will help to provide insight into the current state of play regarding the application and use of ripple control technology.

We are seeking suitable Respondents to assist EECA by undertaking research into the current state of play with electric hot water load management from ripple control in New Zealand.

The main objective of this research is to provide a better understanding of the current state of ripple control for domestic electric hot water heating, with a focus on a selection of electricity distribution businesses as case studies, the cost profile of ripple control technology, trends and developments for uptake and investment (or lack thereof) and alternative technologies being trialed or piloted for use in NZ. It will also require perspective of changes and the near future, of where hot water load management is now in NZ and its relevance under shifting technology and operating contexts (e.g. wireless network technologies, internet of things).

For more information and to apply visit

GETS ID: 22125699

RFP closed: noon 30th January 2020

EECA seeks feedback on 2020/21 energy levies

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) sought feedback on its proposed energy levy-funded activities for the 2020/21 year.

EECA receives part of its funding from levies collected from the road transport fuel, electricity and gas sectors. The levy funding will help EECA continue its work to improve the energy productivity, and reduce the carbon intensity, of New Zealand’s economy.

For the 2020/21 year EECA consulted on a total of $14.3 million from the following levies:

  • Petroleum or Engine Fuel Monitoring (PEFM) levy: $7.5 million (52%)
  • Electricity industry levy: $5.5 million (39%)
  • Gas Safety, Monitoring and Energy Efficiency (GSMEE) levy: $1.3 million (9%)

Consultation on the 2020/21 levy programme was open from 18 November to 13 December 2019.