Quality employment outcomes
Explains the circumstances where agencies must consider how they can create quality employment opportunities.
Rule 18A comes into effect from 1 October 2021.
When procuring goods, services or works, agencies must:
- Consider how they can create quality employment opportunities, particularly for displaced workers and groups with traditionally high rates of unemployment or low labour force participation (specifically women, Māori, Pacific peoples, disabled people and youth).
- Have regard to guidance published by MBIE on how to create quality employment opportunities through government procurement activity.
- Conduct sufficient monitoring of government contracts to ensure that commitments relating to employment opportunities made in contracts are delivered and reported on.