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Supplier expectations: Government procurement rules

From 1 October 2019, public sector agencies will leverage procurement to achieve economic, cultural, environmental and social outcomes. Our supplier guide covers what Government suppliers need to know to put themselves in the best position to win Government contracts, including:

  • key objectives of public value and what it means for suppliers
  • the changes to expect from agencies over the coming months
  • the Government Procurement Charter, what it is and what it means for suppliers
  • the Supplier Code of Conduct and the minimum requirements for supplying to Government
  • priority contract areas
  • next steps for suppliers and what they should be doing.

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Government sourcing objective: public value

  • The Government would like to contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealanders by using public sector expenditure to target public value and promote inclusivity, transparency and sustainability
  • The changes include new rules targeting public value though considerations about the cultural, social, environmental and economic outcomes that can be achieved
  • The Government has created a Procurement Charter and a Supplier Code of Conduct to outline expectations of agencies, suppliers and in its supply chains
  • The new rules come into effect on 1 October 2019. Agencies are expected to build the Principles, Charter and Supplier Code into sourcing

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