The Ministry of Economic Development is after a supplier to support its telephone service needs for deaf, blind and hearing impaired people.
The service offers a textphone to communicate with another person on the telephone network. The Government decided in August 2003 to establish a Crown funded textphone pool to make subsidised textphones available to eligible persons.
The pool consists of textphones and ancillary devices such as large displays for the deaf, blind, hearing impaired and speech impaired to use the service.
Pool textphones are leased to eligible persons at a rental of $15 per month.
Suppliers can market textphone equipment to telco relay service users.
The deadline for replies is Tuesday, November 16.