Explains what is considered a business day.
- An agency must calculate time periods in clear business days.
- A business day is a day when New Zealand government agencies and suppliers are normally open.
- Business days exclude Saturdays and Sundays, New Zealand (national) public holidays and all days between Boxing Day and the day after New Year’s Day.
- A clear business day is a full day from 9am to 5pm. The day a Notice of Procurement is submitted for publication on GETS is not a clear business day. The time starts on the next business day at 9am.
Clear business day
- A Notice of Procurement is published on GETS at 11am on Friday, 1 July. If the Notice is accepted for listing by MBIE, the time period for submissions begins at 9am on Monday, 4 July.
- Suppliers have 20 clear business days to respond. This means the deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday, 29 July.
- If the agency wants the responses at 12 noon and not at the end of a business day, the deadline will be 12 noon Monday, 1 August.
New Zealand national public holidays
- New Year’s Day and the day after New Year’s Day (1 & 2 January or the following Monday and Tuesday if they fall on a weekend)
- Waitangi Day (6 February) or the following Monday if it falls on a weekend
- Good Friday, Easter Monday (dates vary)
- ANZAC Day (25 April) or the following Monday if it falls on a weekend
- Queen’s Birthday (the first Monday in June)
- Labour Day (the fourth Monday in October)
- Christmas Day and Boxing Day (25 & 26 December) or the following Monday and Tuesday if they fall on a weekend.