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Consultancy services providers

Below is the list of providers for the consultancy services contract. Participating agencies can access further details on the providers through the Online Panel Directory.

Providers

Accounting 24 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Accounting sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Assurance 69 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Assurance sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Audit 55 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Audit sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Business change 173 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Business Change sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Finance and economics 120 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Finance and Economics sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Human resource 179 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Human Resource sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Marketing and public relations 76 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Marketing and Public Relations sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Operations management and risk 133 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Operations Management and Risk sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Policy, research and development 248 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Policy, Research and Development sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Procurement and logistics 84 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Procurement and Logistics sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Taxation 11 suppliers

These are the names of the providers for the Taxation sub-category. Provider information such as rates and contact details are only available to participating agencies through the Online Panel Directory.

Online Panel Directory

The Online Panel Directory is not accessed through this website. As it contains commercially sensitive provider information, only agencies participating in this contract are given access.  

Job levels

Panel Providers rates (held in the Online Panel Directory) vary across one or more job levels to ensure participating agencies get the best value for the level of experience and expertise their project requires. The job levels of consultants available through the contract are defined as follows:

Job LevelIndicative Characteristics

Level 5

  • 15+ years of extensive professional experience in their specialised field in a consultancy role.
  • An industry leader and key influencer who is respected for their professional proficiency and knowledge.
  • Recognised as a trusted adviser to ministers and/or senior executive teams.
  • Acts as the senior responsible person on major client engagements. Able to be accountable for leading complex projects/programs.
  • Responsible for leading a high performing team of professionals, including the coaching and mentoring of colleagues at Levels 1–4.

Level 4

  • 10+ years of substantial professional experience in their specialised field in a consultancy role.
  • Strong theoretical base in subject area, with ability to apply best practice principles to the subject matter context.
  • Senior team leader with the ability to deputise for the senior responsible person and coach and mentor more junior staff.
  • Ability to coordinate contributions of other specialists to complete a joint project.
  • Can engage with clients at strategic/management level if required.

Level 3

  • 3-10 years of notable professional experience in their specialised field in a consultancy role.
  • A trusted performer on a wide range of client-facing consultancy projects in both the private and public sectors.
  • Thorough knowledge of functional area, combining a broad grasp of relevant best practice principles.
  • Ability to participate in multi-disciplinary teams and to work independently (with limited supervision).
  • Performs professional level analysis requiring technical skills and independent initiative within a well-defined program of work.
  • Contacts with clients predominantly at a working level.

Level 2

  • 1-3 years of demonstrable professional experience in their specialised field in a consultancy role.
  • Previous experience on a range of client-facing consultancy projects, preferably in both the private and public sectors.
  • Has a theoretical base in subject area, possibly supplemented through recent study, with the ability to translate theory into practice
  • Performs a variety of analytical tasks requiring independent initiative and knowledge.
  • Interacts with clients predominantly at the working level.

Level 1

  • 0+ years of relevant professional experience in a professional environment.
  • Evidence of prior contributions to consultancy engagements.
  • Performs a range of administrative tasks to support the wider team.
  • Work is performed under the guidance of colleagues at Levels 3-5.

Tier characteristics

Providers are appointed across three tiers within each sub-category. Tiers are based on capacity, capability and value of agency spend. Each tier has been appointed in relation to their current Government spend and their ability to provide services in one or more sub-categories.

 

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Number of providers

55 providers

66 providers

361 providers

Company size

Medium–large sized companies

Medium sized companies

Small–medium sized companies

Capacity

High capacity

Medium capacity

Medium–low capacity

Liability cap per CSO

Not exceed:

10 x charges per CSO

$5m; and

any greater amount agreed in CSO

Not exceed:

10 x charges per CSO

$2m; and

any greater amount agreed in CSO

Not exceed:

10 x charges per CSO

$1m; and

any greater amount agreed in CSO

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Minimum of $500,000

Minimum of $500,000

No minimum required

Performance measurement

Ongoing measurement by NZGP

Ongoing measurement by NZGP

Reduced measurement by NZGP

Financial Viability Assessment

Undertaken

Undertaken

Not undertaken

Admin fee

1%

1%

Not chargeable

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