Appendix 3: Evaluation criteria for expressions of interest

Inquiry into the Government’s decision to negotiate with SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited for an international convention centre.
Evaluation criteria Referred to in EOI Weight
City Information   25
Number of 3 to 5 star hotel rooms within 10 minutes walk to proposed site/location Checked  
Level of retail, entertainment and restaurants within 10 minutes walk to site Checked  
Number and frequency of international flight connections Checked  
Number and frequency of domestic flights Checked  
Transport options from nearest airport Checked  
Public transport options to location Checked  
Fit with urban development context and/or plans for city X  
Fit for purpose 35
Total gross floor area (GFA) of 27,000m2 Checked  
Flexible flat floor exhibition space (6,000m2) Checked  
Plenary auditorium (4,500m2) (flat floor vs. theatre style) Checked  
Pre-function space (3,500m2) Checked  
Additional flat floor space (6,000m2) Checked  
Break out rooms (2,600m2) Checked  
Back of house (4,400m2) Checked  
Future growth/capacity to expand GFA to 33,000m2 Checked  
Ease of access to site e.g. pedestrian/disabled/bus/taxi/truck Checked  
Legal, regulatory, ownership 10
Clean site/construction ready Checked  
Restrictions on site Checked  
Owner readiness Checked  
Funding 25
Cost to develop X  
Central government funding vs. other funding sources Checked  
Non-monetary central government support requirement X  
Investment readiness (partners identified, funding secured) X  
Cost-benefit ratio Checked  
Other information 5
Experience of proposers in developing and managing centres X  
Positioning in national network Checked  
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