Planning your procurement
This section describes the steps required in the planning phase of your procurement.
Rule 15 :
Explains how agencies should undertake the planning of their procurements.
Explains what broader outcomes are, and where agencies must incorporate them.
Increase access for New Zealand businesses
Explains the circumstances where agencies must incorporate priority outcome 1.
Construction skills and training
Explains the circumstances where agencies must incorporate priority outcome 2.
Improving conditions for New Zealand workers
Explains the circumstances where agencies must incorporate priority outcome 3.
Transitioning to a net zero emissions economy and designing waste out of the system
Explains the circumstances where agencies must incorporate priority outcome 4.
Annual procurement plans
Explains what must be included in an agency's Annual Procurement Plan.
Significant procurement plans
Explains when an agency must submit a Significant Procurement Plan.
Preparing to approach the market
Explains how an agency can use third-party agents in their procurement.
Explains when an agency should not purchase procurement advice.
How the Government Procurement Rules should be applied to subcontracting arrangements.
What to consider when setting the delivery date for goods, services, or works.
How to outline technical specifications in a way that doesn't create unnecessary obstacles for suppliers.
Explains how an agency can set pre-conditions for suppliers.
How much time should I give to suppliers to respond?
An agency must allow suppliers sufficient time to respond to a Notice of Procurement.
Minimum time periods
Explains how the minimum time periods for procurement processes should be applied.
Explains the circumstances when an agency can reduce the time period for suppliers to respond.
Explains what is considered a business day.
Fair application of time
Explains the fair application of time to all interested suppliers.
Minimum time periods by process
Explains the minimum time periods that must be applied to different types of procurement processes.