After nearly 11 years leading New Zealand’s Government procurement and property reforms, John Ivil is moving on from his role as General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement and Property (NZGPP) at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
Government Property Group
We support managing and coordinating government office accommodation needs by working collaboratively with agencies.
Our role includes property advice, and setting standards and guidelines for 61 Crown agencies. We work with agencies on office space and public interface property requirements, excluding operational sites with a specific purpose, such as hospitals, schools and residential property.
We are responsible for delivering the Government Office Accommodation Programme, and Government expectations for property by refocusing the way we organise, coordinate and connect government services through smarter property planning.
Through these functions, Government Property Group, part of the New Zealand Government Procurement and Property branch at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, helps deliver the property Functional Leader responsibilities for Government.
What we do
The Government Property Group planning and advisory team collaborates with agencies on:
- property portfolio planning and advisory services
- workplace design and change management advisory services
- supporting agency’s property planning
- reviewing and approving lease requests in alignment with the Government Office Accommodation Programme
- property brokerage
The Government Property Group project delivery team is focused on:
- planning, managing and delivering co-located property projects within the Government Office Accommodation Programme
- assisting and collaborating with agencies when they are leading property projects.
Our functions include:
- approving government property acquisitions and disposals (whether leased or owned)
- developing national property strategies, principles, standards, tools and processes
- whole-of-government procurement of property-related goods and services
- approving agencies’ property plans
- maintaining the online property management system – the Government Property Portal.
Government national property strategy and principles - March 2013 [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Provides a high-level framework for a co-ordinated planning approach across government.
News and Updates
New general manager for New Zealand Government Procurement and Property
Upcoming consultation on extending the Rules to state and public sector agencies
The government’s response to COVID-19 has highlighted an opportunity to improve the standards and consistency of government procurement practice and accelerate the delivery of broader social, cultural, economic and environmental outcomes.
We’re on the move!
From Monday 7 September New Zealand Government Procurement and Property will be based in Pastoral House at 25 The Terrace, Wellington.
Considering engaging contractors and consultants
COVID-19 continues to have a significant impact on the New Zealand labour market, including the contingent workforce that many public and state service agencies engage to support their work.
COVID-19 property update – for agencies
Here is the latest property-related information for government agencies.