New Zealand: Improving public procurement capability will deliver value

27 Feb 2018: Recent surveys have found strong support for improved procurement capability in New Zealand at both supplier and client levels.  Feedback from companies bidding for major contracts in New Zealand identified a number of shortfalls in current procurement practice. These include unreasonable deadlines, too much emphasis on price, misaligned questions, incorrect information in Request for Tender documents, and multiple changes to information provided to bidders – sometimes just days before submission deadlines.