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|
|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.
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.
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.
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.