This framework provides effective management of the contracts for significant services that are critical to agencies business objectives.
Agencies are not required to submit significant service contract (SSC) reports for the 1 October 2022 reporting round.
Significant service contracts are the important contracts that your agency manages.
These contracts are for goods and/or services:
The framework is designed to provide confidence to government and the public that important services are being effectively delivered to New Zealand. The framework includes standardised management, oversight and accountability of agencies’ significant services contracts.
Each agency has access to its individual dashboard through the built-in-the-reporting-template analytics which allows one-stop-shop visualisation of the contract status.
The framework is linked to, and directly supports the State Services Commission’s Leadership Success Profile specifically for System Leadership: Stewardship – of people, functions, organisations and systems.
The significant service contract framework guides effective management of the contracts for significant services that are critical to agencies' business objectives.
The significant service contract dashboard provides a consolidated system view on information provided.
The information represents the agencies view from their business context of the most critical contracts and/or pose significant risk in the event of failure.
We are interested in hearing your feedback on the dashboard, please email us.
Agencies mandated by the Rules must submit their significant service contracts on a six-monthly basis by 1st March and 1st October.
This guidance provides additional information and supports an agency to complete the significant service contract reporting tool.
Agencies use this tool to report on their significant service contracts on a six monthly basis.