There are three types of collaborative contracts commonly used by government. All-of-Government and common capability contracts are required to be used by many agencies.
Collaborative contracts are centralised contracts for common goods and services. There are several different types of collaborative contracts commonly used by government in New Zealand:
We take care of 18 All-of-Government (AoG) contracts. This includes the development, negotiation, supplier performance, and on-going contract management.
AoG contracts are designed to:
All agencies that are required to follow the Government Procurement Rules must use the AoG contracts, unless there is a good reason not to. Agencies who want to opt out of purchasing from an AoG must get approval from us.
We have standard reporting methodologies to determine savings across AoG contracts. The methodologies are explained in detail in the following document.
We can help you assess the value that each contract can deliver for your agency. We can give you:
Syndicated contracts involve a group of agencies working together to collectively go to market for goods or services. One agency acts as lead agency - they are the key point of contact for the contract and responsible for the development, negotiation, supplier performance, and on-going contract management.
Open syndicated contracts are open for other agencies to join and use the contract. Joining is optional.
If you don’t find a contract that meets your needs on the contracts register, you may want to consider setting up a new syndicated contract.
Common Capability (CC) contracts work the same way as AoG contracts, but aren't managed by us. They are generally managed by DIA or other parts of MBIE.