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Procurement Functional Leadership (PFL)

PFL has been developed to accelerate and broaden the Government Procurement Reform Programme.

PFL builds on the initiatives and momentum gained from the Government Procurement Reform with a greater focus on building procurement effectiveness across the public sector.

Functional leadership roles have been given to three chief executives to drive performance across the state services in procurement, ICT and property. The Functional Leaders are:

  • The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, responsible for Government procurement reform and the Government National Property reform strategy.
  • The Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs / Chief Government Information Officer, responsible for the ICT Strategy and Action plan.

PFL will:

  • provide stronger leadership across government procurement activities;
  • accelerate improvement of state services commercial acumen, procurement capability and capacity;
  • deliver better procurement results for government leading to better services and value for money;
  • reduce duplication through collaboration and consolidation;
  • improve the use of technology (such as e-tenders, e-auctions), in procurement activities;
  • establish a culture of continuous improvement and innovation through agency procurement approaches; and
  • provide better oversight, data quality and information on government procurement.

 A number of PFL actions were agreed by Cabinet on 1 October 2012 Cabinet Paper: Government Procurement Functional Leadership. The implementation of these actions has started and will span several years.

Last updated 17 June 2016