New Zealand Government Procurement and Property looks forward to working with the Office of the Auditor-General on its public sector procurement work programme launched last week.
“The public sector spends approximately $41 billion per year on buying goods and services, from paper and pens to roads and infrastructure. This three year programme of work reflects the critical importance of the procurement function in managing this public spend and the services it generates,” says John Ivil, General Manager, New Zealand Government Procurement and Property.
The Office of the Auditor-General’s work programme draws together audit observations and the main issues and opportunities for continuing to improve procurement practice in the public sector, from initiation and analysis to contract management and review. The aim is to ensure New Zealanders are getting the benefits from public spending that they expect and need. As the Auditor-General notes, “procurement is more than just about ‘buying something’.”
The Office of the Auditor-General would like to hear from those working in the sector about what they think are the procurement risks, challenges, and opportunities. Please contact Colleen Pilgrim or read about the Office of the Auditor-General’s procurement work programme.