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What do you think of government procurement? Do tell us!

8 March 2017

If you’re an organisation who has supplied or is thinking of supplying to government we’d like to hear from you. Our aim is to ensure the government delivers value for all New Zealanders and supports the delivery of better public services through its procurement activity. Working effectively with business is crucial to achieving that goal.

We are seeking feedback from organisations that supply government on how the procurement of goods and services is undertaken across government in our fourth annual business survey. This includes procurement by any government department, ministry, crown entity, district health board, tertiary education institution or local authority, not just MBIE.

The Business Survey helps us focus our efforts to improve government commercial practice. As a response to feedback from past surveys we are:

  • Encouraging government agencies to use standardised templates (where appropriate) to reduce duplication and increase clarity in tender documents and contracts.
  • Working to benchmark procurement capability in government agencies, assess improvement areas and establish capability initiatives.
  • Recognising the importance of procurement of social services by the establishment of a team to focus on best practice in this sector.
  • Renewing our focus on agencies effectively developing and maintaining supplier relationships especially to deliver critical agency’s needs.

Responses are confidential. The survey will close on 5th April  2017. We will publish a report outlining the findings of the survey later this year.

Last updated 8 March 2017