Agencies who participate in the Design Services contract don't need to go through a full procurement process of their own, which saves time, effort and cost. It saves participating agencies an average of 8% across provider hourly rates.
Most AoG contracts include an administration fee. This fee is a simple, effective and transparent way of recovering the cost of developing, sourcing, implementing and managing AoG contracts.
Rates in this contract include an administration fee of 1.5% (excluding GST and incidental expenses).
Suppliers collect the administration fee and pass it on to MBIE - agencies don't need to make any payments to MBIE.
To be able to purchase from this contract agencies and schools first need to join.
Each participant in this contract has responsibilities that they must meet as part of that contract.