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Government model RFx templates

The second edition government model RFx templates are now available for use.

An automated version of these templates is currently under development and will be available for use later this year (2021).

Refreshed government model RFx templates are now available for use

Conflict of interest templates

Refer to the managing conflicts of interest and confidentiality section of our website for information on when these templates need to be used.

Managing conflicts of interest and confidentiality

Procurement plan templates

Refer to the writing a procurement plan section of our website to understand how to use these templates better.

Writing a procurement plan

The procurement plan outlines the entire procurement process, from your sourcing plan to your contract term and exit strategy. Check if your agency has their own procurement plan templates before using one of these.

Government model RFx templates

RFx is a generic acronym used to cover an assortment of tender types, such as Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP). Government model RFx templates are standardised templates intended to cover the majority of tenders that a government agency undertakes. They support good procurement practice across government and make it easy for suppliers to work with the agencies.

We recommend that you check first with your internal procurement or legal team before using these documents.

Refer to the sourcing your suppliers section of the website on what else you should do at this stage of the procurement process.

Sourcing your suppliers

For designated contracts, agencies must carry out due diligence to make sure suppliers are meeting good employment standards.

Things agencies and suppliers should consider when filling out these templates:

  • Broader outcomes
  • Health and safety
  • Employment conditions

The Government Procurement Rules can help you understand this process better.

Government Procurement Rules

Advance notice

The advance notice is for procurements that are in their final stage of approval and will go ahead. It gives suppliers an early indication of a procurement opportunity and should be published before posting a notice of procurement (ROI, RFQ, RFP) on GETS.

Use an advance notice when suppliers need to prepare for a procurement due to:

  • the requirements being complex
  • there is an opportunity for suppliers to collaborate
  • suppliers need time to explore sub-contractors in the supply chain
  • there is an opportunity for innovation and new ideas.

It does not replace a future procurement opportunity (FPO).

Future procurement opportunities

Request for Information (RFI)

A Request for Information (RFI) helps you identify the number and type of suppliers who are active in the area of interest. It is a formal request to the market for information about the type of goods or services currently available for a possible procurement. This is a market research tool only and it must not be used to select or shortlist suppliers.

Agencies need to fill out some sections of the Request for Information (RFI) Response Form template with information that help suppliers understand needs and requirements. Suppliers must then complete the other sections.

Registration of Interest (ROI)

A Registration of Interest (ROI) is often used when you anticipate a large number of responses to a procurement tender. It is a formal request asking potential suppliers to register their interest in an opportunity to supply specific goods, services or works. This is the first step in a multi-step procurement process.

Agencies should provide suppliers with the Registration of Interest (ROI) Response Form to respond to an ROI. The information will help you decide whether or not they are appropriate for the job. Only respondents who are shortlisted after the ROI has closed, will be invited to continue in the procurement process.

An ROI is followed by a Request for Proposal (RFP) allowing shortlisted suppliers to respond.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a formal request asking suppliers to propose how their goods or services or works can achieve a specific outcome, and includes their prices. An agency may be open to innovative ways of achieving any requested outcome/s. Use the Request for Proposal (RFP) template to help you outline the requirements and desired outcomes of the procurement.

Agencies must provide suppliers with the Request for Proposal (RFP) Response Form template to obtain the required information.

Request for Quotes (RFQ)

A Request for Quotes (RFQ) is usually used when you know what you want to purchase and cost is the most important factor. It is a formal request asking potential suppliers to quote prices for ‘stock standard’ or ‘off-the-shelf’ goods or services or works. It is aimed at low to medium-value/risk.

You should use a Request for Quotes Lite (RFQ-L) when your procurement purchase is for very low value contracts and can easily be signed-off in an email. For example, when you are only buying a one-off item that fits within your manager’s budget.

Agencies should provide suppliers with the Request for Quotes (RFQ) Response Form or the Request for Quotes Lite (RFQ-L) Response Form templates to obtain the required information.

Response form optional extras

Optional extras are additional information that you can include in a Response Form template when submitting a bid. This should be used sparingly but you can ask suppliers to provide additional information if there are specific details about a business or operational need that should be included.

Evaluation, negotiation and due diligence templates

Refer to the source your suppliers section of our website for more information on how and when you can use these templates.

Source your suppliers

Government model contract templates

Government model contracts have been designed as the default government contract and are aimed purchasing low-value, low-risk common goods and services.

It is up to your agency to determine what constitutes low-value, low-risk common goods and services. This definition is subjective and will depend on the size of your agency and the scale and complexity of your procurement function.

Form 1 templates - Crown

The Form 1 templates have been developed for use by agencies that contract in the name of the Crown (e.g. Her Majesty the Queen, in right of New Zealand, acting by and through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).

Form 2 templates - non Crown

The Form 2 templates have been developed for use by any other buyer that does not contract in the name of the Crown.

Variation and GMC-lite templates

Social service contract templates and tools

Refer to the social services procurement section of our website for more information on how and when you can use these templates and tools.

Social services procurement

Construction procurement tools

Refer to the construction procurement section of our website for the companion guides to the tools below.

Construction procurement