The procurement for the future programme manages the mobilisation and delivery of the work that brings to life the vision behind the government’s procurement for the future strategy.
The programme aims to develop a modern approach to system engagement, so that we have authentic and meaningful partnership across the system (New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP), agencies and suppliers) and with Māori. Our vision of success includes having the right levels of participative design and broader ownership of this programme.
Government procurement: Refreshing strategic priorities [PDF, 318K] – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Each year, government agencies spend $51 billion dollars of public money on goods and services. This includes everything from roads, hospitals and schools, to pens and waste removal contracts. Over the last few years we’ve been using this spend more strategically to favour contracts that deliver more public value.
Suppliers that have an eye on good environmental outcomes, such as reducing waste and carbon emissions, or greater inclusion of Māori businesses. But we can do more.
Processes that are individual to one government agency need to become universal. Like a shared language. A digital language. We need a procurement system that is user-friendly. That uses the power of data and technology to provide insights and efficiencies, That transforms the way government works together. We will unlock even more value from Government Procurement.
Government Procurement matters. We have a vision for a fair, transparent, inclusive, and efficient system that delivers for all New Zealanders.
This is the future of procurement. The work has begun.
Keep up to date at procurement.govt.nz
We have a range of exciting events and opportunities coming up, where you can get involved and help shape the future of government procurement.
Our vision is for New Zealand’s government procurement to be fair, transparent, inclusive, and efficient. It will deliver more value to New Zealanders and respond to changing government priorities.
Finding improvements to how we attract, connect and equip procurement professionals, and other agency staff that may do procurement work, to deliver procurement for the future. Developing smarter and more accessible practices, making it easier for agencies and all businesses to do their mahi.
Increasing coordination between agencies, improving relationship management with key strategic suppliers and creating a sector leadership model. This will build stronger accountability and decision-making and reduce the cost of doing business with government.
Moving the procurement system from poor data collection, limited transparency, incompatible technology and no agreed standards, to an integrated procurement platform with high quality data and insights. Focusing on making technology and information enablers more accessible to support agency procurement and improve the digital experience for suppliers.
For more information, email the Procurement for the future team.