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External Legal Services

The external legal services contract provides participating agencies with access to a panel of 40 providers over 8 areas of law. 

The contract improves the value for money delivered in external legal services through a reduction in the unit costs; improving the capability of participating agencies to procure legal services, and reducing the costs of engagement for both legal service provider and participating agencies through more effective and efficient approaches to market and account management.

Cost Category Business, Legal and Professional Services
Contract Type All-of-Government (AoG)
Important Dates

Contract commencement - 22 December 2011

First term end date - 22 December 2013

Second term end date - 22 December 2015

Third and final term end date - 22 December 2017

Renewals - Two rights of renewal of two years’ each. The CoE has exercised both rights of renewal, with extension to 22 December 2017.

RFP Released - 26 May 2017 via the New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) see Rfx ID: 18698151.

RFP Respondent Briefing – 8 June 2017

RFP response deadline – 2pm 28 June 2017

Lead Agency MBIE - NZGP
Lead Agency Contact




Supplier Contact Details Contact the COE for more information.
Buyer's guide Buyer's Guide - External Legal Services [1MB PDF]


Latest news

More information on NZGP issuing a Request for Proposals for a new solution to the External Legal Services solution can be found here.





Last updated 29 June 2017