Tell us about your experience regarding New Zealand Government Procurement

This is an opportunity for NZHIT members to provide direct feedback on their experiences in dealing with government entities during procurement processes.

The results of a survey conducted of members in late 2018 clearly indicated high levels of dissatisfaction in this regard. Hence, NZHIT encourages you to complete the 2019 Business Survey and we will also be providing a response on behalf of our member network (based on the results of the 2018 NZHIT member survey).


The 2019 Business Survey is now open! We’d like to hear from you about your experiences regarding New Zealand Government Procurement.

Each year approximately $41 billion is spent on a wide range of goods and services from third party suppliers like yourself. Our aim is to ensure that government delivers value for all New Zealanders while supporting the delivery of better public services through its procurement activity. Working effectively with business is crucial to achieving this goal.
We are seeking feedback from organisations that supply government on how the procurement of goods and services is undertaken across government, including procurement by any government department, ministry, crown entity, district health board, tertiary education institution or local authority, not just the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.
Your feedback is critical in helping us focus our efforts to improve government procurement practice. In regards to last year’s business survey, officials established a set of initiatives to address some of the most common feedback issues from the survey.

One common theme last year was how crucial the procurement capability of individual procurement professionals is to the overall experience businesses have with government procurement. As such, the online Procurement Capability Index (PCI) tool was implemented in August 2018, for agencies to assess their capability and steer improvements. A Social Services Procurement Training Strategy was also recently developed and will, over the next 3 years, provide training in contract management for staff engaging with social service providers.
You can read about the results from last year’s survey here:

The survey is anonymous and responses are combined for reporting. It is now open and will close on Tuesday 14th May 2019. The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete and you can respond to this survey on your computer, phone, or tablet. We will publish a report outlining the findings of the survey later this year.
If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]

Reference # :Open Date :Sunday, 7 April 2019 11:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)

Close Date :Tuesday, 14 May 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)

Tender Type :Notice of Information (Advance Notice)

(NOI)Tender Coverage :All of Government

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