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External Legal Services Request for Proposals

26 May 2017

The All-of-Government (AoG) External Legal Services (ELS) solution is due to expire December 2017.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has now issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new solution for these services, via the New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) (see Rfx ID 18698151).

The objectives of this new solution are to:

  • deliver a commercial proposition to Eligible Agencies that enhances the current solution and maximises the likelihood of Eligible Agency participation
  • deliver increased value for money through commercial innovation
  • further reduce Provider and Eligible Agency costs of engagement through agreed terms, centralised account management, and more effective and efficient approaches to market, including secondary selection processes
  • positively influence Participating Agencies’ purchasing decisions in relation to External Legal Services by providing access to value for money criteria such as high quality, performance, commercial innovation and pricing
  • provide opportunities to leverage common areas of need across Eligible Agencies through enhanced supply models which will further increase the overall value for money in the purchase of External Legal Services.

The deadline for responses is 2pm on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

Respondent briefing

Interested providers of Legal Services are invited to a RFP briefing:

Date: Thursday 8th June 2017
Time: 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Location: MBIE's head office in 15 Stout St, Wellington.

Register for the RFP Respondent Briefing HERE.

We request that suppliers send only one representative to the briefing. Registering for the briefing will not be a pre-requisite for submitting a proposal.

Further information can be found on our External Legal Services contract page. If you have any questions, please email the Legal CoE.

Last updated 26 May 2017