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Construction guidance

Guidance for planning your construction procurement. These guides provide standards of good practice on specific aspects of the construction procurement process.

The Planning Construction Procurement guides aim to modernise the Government’s approach to construction procurement to align with good international practice and deliver value to New Zealanders. The guides encourage government agencies to take a strategic approach early in the planning of construction procurement. The guides link to other government-directed requirements such as Treasury’s Better Business Case (BBC).

Each guide is intended to be used online with the associated tools, the Government Rules of Sourcing and various other noted references.

Download our presentation on the guides [732KB PDF]

New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP) published the first version of the guidance in November 2015. Now, we are taking the opportunity to review the effectiveness of the guidance and consider any changes that should be made.

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Planning Construction Procurement Guidance

Overview to the guides

This document provides a high level overview of the suite of Planning Construction Procurement guidance.



Matching capability to complexity

Provides a structured approach for matching the capability of key stakeholders to the complexity of the project environment.



Developing your procurement strategy

Provides guidance on:

  • Assessing delivery options and identifying a delivery model that accommodates a project’s characteristics, risks and circumstances
  • Good practices of tendering and contracting



Achieving construction productivity gains by adopting BIM

Provides a general overview of BIM, its advantages, and when it is appropriate to use.


Risk and value management

Provides a structured approach for:

  • Identifying and managing project values, to best meet business needs
  • Capturing and managing the risks associated with a project’s solution, to offer the best whole-of-life value



Health and safety and employment standards at work

Provides a summary of legislative obligations relevant to construction, and guidance on ensuring these obligations are met.



Last updated 23 December 2016