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GCIO assurance services sub-panel

Part of: Consultancy Finance All-of-Government

A panel of 26 providers who specialise in the provision of Independent Quality Assurance (IQA) and Technical Quality Assurance (TQA) services for ICT-enabled projects and programmes.

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GCIO Panel Manager
gciopanelmanager@dia.govt.nz GCIO Centre of Expertise
Level 11
Department of Internal Affairs
46 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011
PO Box 805
Wellington 6140

What's covered

The scope of the GCIO sub-panel covers the following Assurance Services categories:

  • Project assurance
  • Programme assurance
  • Portfolio assurance
  • Technical design assurance
  • Technical implementation assurance

What’s not covered

For all other Assurance Services, you should use the AoG Consultancy Services solution.

How it works

The GCIO sub-panel is a sub-panel of the Assurance sub-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 GCIO Centre of Expertise (GCIO CoE) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the GCIO sub-panel.

Any appointment to the GCIO sub-panel is additional to, and conditional on, first being appointed to the Assurance 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 GCIO sub-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 GCIO Assurance Services sub-panel.

Features and benefits

The objective of the GCIO sub-panel is to improve the quality, consistency and independence of Assurance Services provided to agencies with the following desired outcomes.

  • Helping agencies to make better informed investment decisions.
  • Providing a level of confidence to Ministers and the public that ICT-enabled investments are well managed and will deliver the expected benefits.
  • Improved market access to highly qualified providers of Assurance Services.
  • Delivering value for money and efficiencies for agencies by not having to maintain their own panels or perform lengthy tender processes.

Dates and renewal details

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The Consultancy panel is constructed as an open panel which allows for new providers to join during periodic intakes. Reviews of the performance of the panel will be undertaken frequently. Due to the construct of this panel the contracts have no set expiry date.

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