New Zealand: New Zealand to launch digital marketplace for government procurement

31 July 2018: The New Zealand government will next month launch an online procurement marketplace, attempting to give the smaller players access to more jobs and provide a more transparent approach to how contracts are awarded. "We know that traditional procurement models are really no longer fit for purpose in many ways in the context of the increasing pace of technological change," New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs deputy chief executive of service and system transformation Tim Occleshaw said.