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Consultation on proposed changes to the Government Rules of Sourcing

22 June 2017

Please note that the consultation period has now closed.

The Government Rules of Sourcing set a clear standard of good practice for government’s purchasing of goods and services. They provide a foundation for fair, transparent and accountable procurement which helps government deliver better public services and realise value for money.

We are currently reviewing the Rules to ensure that they are up to date, reflect current government policy and legislation and remain transparent. The last significant review was carried out in 2014, so we anticipate that this review will not result in substantial changes.

We have some proposed changes to the Rules, including submissions made to NZGP since the publication of the last edition, and we would like to hear the extent to which you agree with these changes. An overview of the main proposed changes can be found here; a summary of the minor proposed changes can be found here.

You can provide feedback on the proposed changes by completing a short survey or by lodging a submission at procurement@mbie.govt.nz.

The consultation period will last four weeks and will close on 12 July 2017. We expect that a new version of the Rules will be published before the end of 2017.

Last updated 13 July 2017