New Zealand government procurement is shaped by our five principles, and supported by the Rules of Sourcing.
The broad framework we've developed to support good practice in all kinds of procurement includes:
You can use the Rules as well as the Principles to help guide the process on any procurement project. All government procurement must follow the Principles and some agencies must follow the Rules for certain projects.
The Principles are our overarching values. They apply to all government procurement and provide the foundations of good procurement practice. The five principles are:
The Government Rules of Sourcing exist to support good market engagement, improve cost efficiencies and help drive better outcomes for agencies, businesses and New Zealand.
Anyone can use the Rules to guide procurement best practice. Some agencies must use the Rules for certain projects.