Last month Cabinet agreed to leverage the money it spends on goods and services to support broader societal and environmental outcomes for New Zealand.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a document seeking feedback on the Government Procurement Rules, 4th edition.
In 2018 Cabinet agreed that government contracts could be more explicitly leveraged to support the Government’s economic strategy and broader outcomes, and that the Government Rules of Sourcing should be updated to enable this.
We are consulting with government agencies, suppliers and interested public to get their feedback before we present suggested amendments to Government. This will be the 4th edition of the Rules, since their inception in 2013. The Government Procurement Rules 4th edition will replace the 3rd edition of the Government Rules of Sourcing.
The consultation will run until 5 March. Once all feedback on the Rules is received, we will present suggested changes for Cabinet approval in May 2019.
We are also seeking feedback on a proposed Supplier Code of Conduct which will be referenced in the 4th Edition of the Rules. Consultation on the Supplier Code of Conduct runs until 19 February.