Focusing on increasing coordination between agencies, improving relationship management with key strategic suppliers and creating a sector leadership model. This should build stronger accountability and decision-making and reduce the cost of doing business with government.
By developing tools that help agencies coordinate with each other, this channel can reduce the cost of doing business with government, leading to greater value for everyone. This connected 'one government' approach will mean stronger communication and earlier engagement between agencies and with suppliers. Suppliers will receive greater support and incentives for improving practice and meeting government priorities.
A new sector leadership approach will incentivise agencies to work together across significant areas of common expenditure. It will help improve procurement practice, strengthen accountability, and better use specialist knowledge and skills across the public sector. This will help government procurement achieve greater value for New Zealand and become a client of choice for suppliers.