Three suppliers have won the rights to supply about $85 million of paint to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Southern Response for Canterbury repairs.
Dulux, Wattyl and Resene make up the panel that will supply the rebuild with an estimated 8 million litres of paint, but they will have to pay the Government a rebate on their paint sales
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which called for tenders in July on behalf of the EQC, will not say what the percentage the rebate will be calculated on.
A spokeswoman said five expressions of interest were received, but two were non-compliant.
The successful three were likely to supply between $80m and $90m of paint, she said.
The EQC is repairing about 100,000 homes with $15,000 to $100,000 of damage and has enlisted Fletcher EQR as project manager.
The paint may also be used for the repairs and rebuilds of Southern Response Earthquake Services - the AMI Insurance claims taken on by the Government
The paint will be supplied to contractors through existing trade channels.
The contract for the preferred paint supplier would extend to other government agencies as part of the Government's procurement policy.
Dulux national trade manager Tony Leard said the company recently opened a permanent trade centre in Hornby to replace a year-old temporary store.
A second trade centre is being built in Ferry Rd to replace its earthquake-damaged store. That should be completed by March.
Dulux has also enlisted Waltham Rd paint business Automotive Colours as a Dulux trade outlet
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