Office for Seniors launch Request for Proposals for digital literacy training for seniors

23 September 2019.

The Office for Seniors has today published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for digital literacy training for seniors.

The Government has allocated $600,000 to deliver the training over three years.

Office for Seniors Director, Diane Turner, said older people are consistently among the most digitally excluded group.

“Technology is evolving rapidly, and many New Zealanders are not digitally included, particularly older people,” she said.

“For seniors to benefit from the digital world, they need more than basic computer skills. They need to know how to use different technologies and devices, connect to the internet in different ways, and carry out online activity and services safely with trust and confidence.”

The RFP is seeking providers that have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver quality digital literacy training for seniors. They will also need to reach diverse groups of seniors, including Māori, Pacific, and other ethnic groups using a people-centered approach.

The nation-wide programme is due to start in February 2020 for a period of up to three years.

For more information and to view the RFP go to www.gets.govt.nz