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Overseas contract opportunities

Being well connected with the rest of the world is key to New Zealand’s growth prospects. Trading internationally gives firms access to larger markets. It can also lead to productivity improvements as businesses develop new technologies, markets and production methods to compete with foreign firms.

Opportunities through free trade agreements

As an exporting nation, New Zealand is committed to liberalising trade. Trade agreements between two or more countries make international trade easier and more efficient. The expected benefits from the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) with another country are increased where the FTA is comprehensive and the range of the market opening is wide.

As government procurement represents significant expenditure, New Zealand seeks to open these markets to New Zealand exporters through free trade agreements.

The links below show what contract opportunities are available through New Zealand’s free trade partners.


Free trade partner Tendering sites
Australia The Australian Government Tender System (AusTender)
Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory open tenders
New South Wales New South Wales Government eTendering
Northern Territory Northern Territory Government Tenders Online
Queensland Queensland Government Marketplace eTender System
South Australia South Australia Tenders & Contracts
Tasmania Tasmanian Tenders Online
Victoria Victorian Government Tenders System
Western Australia Western Australia Government Tenders

The Brunei Ministry of Finance – Tendering Processes

Public Works Department tender notices

Chinese Taipei Public Construction Commission
Chile Chile Compra, the Chilean system for government procurement
Hong Kong The Hong Kong Government website has a section “Selling to the Government” which has links to procurement notices together with information on policies and other procurement initiatives
Singapore GeBIZ, Singapore government's one-stop e-procurement portal


Other tendering sites

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty. Approximately 1.7 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities to which every human is entitled. From investment in infrastructure, health care services, financial and public administration systems, to helping nations prepare for the impact of climate change - ADB is committed to helping developing member countries evolve.

Video: Getting business through the Asian Development Bank

Find out more about the related procurement activities that ADB carries out to support these initiatives and programmes.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) actively encourages the involvement of the private sector, universities and government in the Asia-Pacific Region in APEC-funded projects. These projects are a vital part of the APEC process, turning into action APEC Ministers' and APEC Economic Leaders' specific policy direction. Projects cover a range of beneficial activities for the region, from establishing channels for information exchange to assist business with trade and investment, to providing information technology training in developing economies.

Look at tenders and contracting opportunities on the APEC website.

World Bank

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries. They offer support through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance. Their analytical work often underpins World Bank financing and helps inform developing countries’ own investments.

Find out what opportunities suppliers might have in the various projects they are running all over the world.

Preparing to export

Exporting can help your business grow and improve competitiveness via exposure to new ideas and demands from overseas customers.

Commitment and planning are the keys to success with exporting. Whatever your product or service, as a potential or existing exporter you need to understand key issues (e.g. marketing, pricing, logistics, competition and cultural factors in export markets).

Visit New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s website for resources on planning your export journey and doing business in key markets around the world.

Last updated 17 February 2016

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New Zealand Government Procurement
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 1473