The Procurement Capability Index (PCI) is a self-assessment tool that measures agencies' procurement capability.
All agencies that are mandated to use the Government Procurement Rules must submit their PCI assessment to NZGP by 1 October each year (Rule 70).
The PCI takes an agency-wide view of procurement capability and covers the complete cycle of procurement across eight categories:
The PCI directly supports and is linked to the Significant Service Contracts Framework, giving senior leadership an evidence-based assessment of agency strengths and opportunities for improvement.
It is important that agencies include all procurement activities (such as ICT, social and commercial) from across the organisation, and consolidate this within their return.
The annual PCI submission provides NZGP with a snapshot of procurement capability across mandated agencies (and other agencies who choose to use the tool). We use this information to help identify capability improvement initiatives across government and offer targeted support to agencies.
Your designated procurement lead and approver can access your agency’s PCI self-assessment through Self-Assess. If you’re not sure who your designated procurement lead is or your agency doesn’t have access to the PCI in Self-Assess, email the Procurement team. If you have forgotten your Self-Assess credentials, email the Self-Assess team or use the “forgotten password” link on the Self-Assess login page.
We have a spreadsheet based PCI self-assessment tool that may be better suited to smaller agencies. We can provide this on request, but note this version has limited analytics. If you aren’t sure which tool is right for you, or you would like a copy of the spreadsheet based tool, email the Procurement team.
Step-by-step guide for the procurement lead function in the Procurement Capability Index (PCI) Self-Assess online portal.
Quick guide for the approval function in the Procurement Capability Index (PCI) Self-Assess online portal.
Question and evidence guide for the Procurement Capability Index (PCI).
Use this tool to complete your PCI self-assessment.
The Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) is a three-yearly assessment of investment intensive agencies performance managing investments and assets that are critical to the delivery of New Zealand government initiatives. More on the Investor Confidence Rating process can be found on the Treasury website.
Your ability to procure service critical goods and services, manage suppliers and providers and work with markets and sectors is an essential part of good investment and asset management. The PCI is included as a component of the ICR assessment with a weighting of 5% of the total score.