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 to achieve wider public value from their spending. Read the cabinet papers and minutes on the functional leadership page.
These case studies provide examples about implementing broader outcome principles into procurement policy and procedures.
The following case studies, created in collaboration with agencies, illustrate how broader outcomes can work in practice.
They will be added to and updated from time to time.