We are considering how our procurement system can support an increased focus on delivery, transparency and accountability, and how we can build the future-proofed procurement function that New Zealand needs.
We’re continuing to engage with stakeholders across the government procurement system and three key themes have emerged from these conversations.
Data and transparency
Integrated data systems should demonstrate how investment and policy outcomes are being met, provide transparency, track supplier performance and support good decision making. We need to improve collection of data and increase transparency through its publication so we understand system performance.
Working together as one
A strongly connected procurement system where multiple agencies work as one government, driving collaboration among agencies and having productive relationships with suppliers. On this front, there is scope for stronger sector-based leadership, cross-agency supplier relationship management, and improved collaboration.
Procurement practices are efficient and effective and the procurement profession responds to the changing environment and operates in partnership with trusted suppliers, valuing supplier behaviours as much as price. We need to make things better for New Zealand business, in terms of how we procure and contract with suppliers, how we build/maintain healthy markets and support the aspirations of tāngata whenua, as well as work on our own capability and practices.
We are working on opportunities to share more of our thinking with our stakeholders, and welcome any thoughts, feedback or insights you’d like to contribute to this work. Talk to your agency’s account manager or email the Procurement team.