The scope of the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) Assurance Services Panel (GCDO Panel) covers the following assurance services categories:
For all other assurance services, you should use the AoG Consultancy Services solution.
The GCDO is a sub-panel of the Assurance category of the AoG Consultancy Services - Business and Finance solution, which is managed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). This means that MBIE is responsible for negotiating and managing all Services Agreements for the supply of Consulting Services on behalf of the Crown. The GCDO Centre of Expertise (GCDO CoE) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the GCDO panel.
Any appointment to the GCDO panel is additional to, and conditional on, first being appointed to the Assurance sub-panel of providers under the AoG Consultancy Services solution. This means that providers must first have signed an AoG Services Agreement for Consultancy Services with MBIE.
The GCDO panel is mandated for all Public Service and non-Public Service departments as well as ACC, EQC, HNZC, NZTA, NZTE, NZQA, TEC and the 20 DHBs. Other agencies are encouraged and welcome to opt-in at any time.
Contract information including the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Services Agreements, relating to the AoG Consultancy Services - Business and Finance solution, can be found on the Consultancy Services page. The information below is additional and relates specifically to the GCDO sub-panel.
The objective of the GCDO panel is to improve the quality, consistency and independence of assurance services provided to agencies in order to achieve the following outcomes.
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