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Procurement breakfast sessions

Breakfast sessions are engaging, thought-provoking presentations on hot topics in procurement today. After each presentation, attendees have the opportunity to delve deeper into topics and have specific questions addressed in question-and-answer sessions. This monthly event offers an informal way for procurers to increase their knowledge and skills.
 

Who should attend?

Breakfast sessions are open to any procurement practitioner in the New Zealand public sector. Sessions are held in Wellington.
 

How can I find out about upcoming sessions?

If you are public sector procurer, you can be added to our distribution list by emailing nzpa@mbie.govt.nz. Invitations are sent monthly.
 

Presentations from previous sessions

We’ve had some really interesting speakers and topics, including:

  • June 2015 – How to use procurement tools to build influence in your agency [4MB PDF]
  • May 2015 – A supplier perspective of NZ government: findings from the NZGP Business Survey
  • April 2015 – Market Analysis
  • March 2015 – Selling procurement into your organisation
  • February 2015 – The LINZ Bio-security project
  • November 2014 – Procurement reform at the World Bank/ Procurement Functional Leadership and shaping procurement excellence
  • September 2014 – Negotiations: Lessons learned
  • August 2014 – Outcomes-based contracting in the PPP context
  • July 2014 – Competitive Dialogue
  • June 2014 – Making a difference for whanau – lessons learned from the Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency project
  • May 2014 - Anti corruption: Red flags in procurement: An engaging presentation on the red flags which indicate corruption or fraud and how potential issues can be prevented or mitigated.
  • April 2014 - Free trade agreements: An informative presentation on free trade agreements and their relationship to procurement.
  • February 2014 - Transparency in supplier debriefing: A presentation on the use of transparent and accountable debriefing regimes to build market trust, confidence and skills. This session showed how debriefing delivers real benefits creating better, smarter outcome opportunities.
  • November 2013 – Novopay: A highly topical presentation focussed on the lessons for government procurers following the Ministerial Inquiry. The session demonstrated the importance of standard, good practice processes and behaviour throughout the project lifecycle.

If you want to know more about a recent session, have suggestions for future sessions or wish to present or host, please contact us on nzpa@mbie.govt.nz.

Last updated 29 June 2015