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Capability Services update

3 August 2017

The Capability Services team would like to share what we’ve been up to recently and what it may mean for you.

For agencies:

The Procurement Capability Index Framework was issued in June. The framework has also been imbedded in the Investor Confidence Rating work managed by Treasury and information about what this means is found in the ICR guidance.

To understand your current procurement capability, Agencies should work towards completing their Procurement Capability Index agency assessment, ready for submission to NZGP, by 30 September 2017. If you have any difficulties or any questions about how to use the tool, please contact us at

Significant Service Contracts reporting is due at the same time as the Procurement Capability Index. Please note, following feedback from agencies, we are making minor updates to the SSCF reporting tool. Watch our website for its release in the next couple of weeks.

For Procurement Professionals:

The Procurement Competency Framework and associated training needs analysis tool support you in understanding the competencies, skills and experience required at different levels of the profession. These tools also assist you in identifying gaps that you may wish to address to progress your career.

While the current framework and tool remain useful, we are currently updating these to align with government priorities and make them easier to use. This project is currently underway and is expected for release in early 2018. If you are interested in being part of a test group, please let us know at

Procurement Graduate Programme:

We welcome our first mid-year intake of graduates into the Procurement Graduate Programme. This intake reflects a continued and growing interest of agency participation in the programme and the success of our graduates. We welcome Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Defence Force, Treasury and Health Alliance who will host their first procurement graduate in their agency.

We are also excited to be joining the Tupu Tai Pasifika Internship programme, welcoming two interns into New Zealand Government Procurement in November 2017. Our engagement in the internship programme supports our attraction and retention activities into the procurement profession, and promotes a greater focus on increasing diversity and inclusion within procurement.

Last updated 3 August 2017