Consultations on the Government Procurement Rules 4th edition and a proposed Supplier Code of Conduct are now closed. We are currently reviewing the feedback and will present suggested changes to Cabinet for approval in May 2019.
Information on the consultations can be found via the links below.
Government procurement can and should be used to support wider social, economic and environmental outcomes that go beyond the immediate purchase of goods and services.
The Government agreed on 23 October 2018 to a set of priority outcomes for agencies to leverage from their procurement activities and identified specific contracts or sectors for initial focus.
This paper sought approval to use government procurement to support additional outcomes, focusing on four priority areas.
Cabinet minute (CAB-18-MIN-0516.01) from 23 October 2018, for the proposal to use government procurement to support additional outcomes.
Agencies are expected to collectively focus on four priority outcomes where the greatest benefit can be achieved for New Zealand.
Increasing access to government procurement contracts for New Zealand businesses, with particular focus on those less able to access opportunities and those working in priority sectors (such as ICT, Māori and Pasifika businesses and businesses in the regions).
Increase the size and skill level of the domestic construction sector workforce and provide employment opportunities to targeted groups.
Improve conditions for workers and future-proof the ability of New Zealand business to trade.
Support the transition to a zero net emissions economy and reduce waste from industry by supporting innovation.
Agencies will be asked to target specific areas for these four outcomes.
|Construction||Skills development and training|
|All-of-Government vehicles||Reducing emissions|
|Stationary heat in government buildings||Reducing emissions|
|All-of-Government office supplies||Reducing waste|
|ICT services/computer software||Innovation and support for New Zealand businesses|
|Cleaning services||Employment standards|
|Security services||Employment standards|
|Forestry contracts||Employment standards, training and health and safety|
To implement this work, NZGPP will undertake the following steps: