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Principles and rules

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:

  • five Principles of Government Procurement
  • Government Rules of Sourcing
  • other good practice guidance.

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.

Check whether the Rules are mandatory for your agency

Guide to procurement

The Principles

The Principles are our overarching values. They apply to all government procurement and provide the foundations of good procurement practice. The five principles are:

  • Plan and manage for great results.
  • Be fair to all suppliers.
  • Get the right supplier.
  • Get the best deal for everyone.
  • Play by the rules.

Principles of Government Procurement

The Rules

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.

Government Rules of Sourcing