Government procurement can and should be used to support wider social, economic, cultural and environmental outcomes that go beyond the immediate purchase of goods and services.
In October 2018 the Government recognised that its procurement activities offer a unique opportunity to achieve broader cultural, economic, environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.
Of these broader outcomes, the Government identified four priority outcomes for agencies to start focusing on:
To support your agency to implement broader outcomes:
Cabinet agreed on 23 October 2018 to a set of four priority outcomes for agencies to leverage from their procurement activities and identified specific contracts or sectors for initial focus.
The Government agreed on 13 May 2019 to a range of amendments to the Government Procurement Rules to achieve wider public value and leverage government procurement to achieve social, economic and environmental benefits.