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Transparency and Integrity

New Zealand will continue and intensify efforts to develop procurement capability, including initiatives that safeguard integrity in the procurement process.

Country: New Zealand

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: October 2018

Classification:

Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: Not New | Ambitious: Not Ambitious

Notes:

October 2018 update: New Zealand is also reviewing its policy framework and guidance to strengthen the government’s expectations for ethical behaviour and for suppliers not to engage in any form of corruption. Economic Development who under the previous government regarded procurement as a low priority. Recent events, such as the Auckland Transport Case, has brought procurement practice into focus.

June 2018 update: Government tenders are advertised online. New Zealand has also established a Procurement Capability Index, which is a tool designed to assist government agencies to self-assess procurement performance against a wide range of measures, including governance, accountability and good procurement practice measures. From mid to late 2017, all agencies covered by the Government Rules of Sourcing will be required to complete the Procurement Capability Index. New Zealand Government Procurement will report the findings to Ministers. TINZ does not consider that the monitoring of procurement implementation is strong enough and is working to raise this and find ways of improving it.

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