Launched today, the new Government Property Group (GPG) workplace and classroom furniture contract, previously known as office furniture, goes live on 18 February 2023.
Suppliers are committed to increasing their offering of sustainably manufactured, low waste and New Zealand-made products to government agencies and schools. Most of the selected suppliers also offer sustainable disposals and repurposing of old furniture. Suppliers are also working to reduce their carbon emissions over the term of the contract.
The newly launched contract features:
- products that support modern work and learning spaces
- two ways of purchasing furniture: through a fit-out process and via an online ordering system
- a wider range of suppliers providing more choice and competitive pricing.
The panel covers office and classroom furniture, reception area furniture (including clinical reception areas), design layout services, planning and installation, and furniture hire.
The panel has grown from five to 11 suppliers:
- Bourneville Furniture Group
- The Warehouse Group
There are currently around 90 agencies participating in the contract, with a total annual spend of $33 million in the last financial year.
The initial term for the new contract is three years, with two rights of renewal, each for three years.