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Open Procurement (NZ0023)



Action Plan: New Zealand Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Open Contracting and Procurement, Open Data

IRM Review

IRM Report: New Zealand Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



Commitment 12: Open procurement
To publish the data on government-awarded contracts that is currently
publicly available on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) as
open data.
It will be easy for people to find and access published GETS information
for contracts awarded by government agencies that are subject to the
Government Rules of Sourcing. This will increase the level of trust the
public has in procurement as it will be possible to analyse what contracts
government agencies are awarding, what the expected spend is and which
businesses have been awarded contracts.
Status quo:
Currently after awarding a contract, government agencies must publish
a Contract Award Notice10 on GETS. This notice details information
about the successful tenderer and the expected spend under the contract.
Anyone can view these award notices, however it is difficult to collate the
data from them due to the format in which they are displayed. Lead Agency: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Timeline: October 2018 – June 2020
Commitment 12 Open procurement
OGP Values Transparency,
Accountability, Technology
and Innovation
Verifiable and measurable milestones to fulfil
the commitment
Start date End date
Design with Stats NZ and the public a more usable
format for this data.
June 2019
Publish the results of the first milestone, for
example information on what format the data will
be released in and if we need to publish supporting
material to help people interpret the data.
July 2019 December
Publish the Contract Award notices online in the
agreed usable format.
June 2020 On-going


  1. Engagement with Parliament

    NZ0012, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Youth Parliament

    NZ0013, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. School Leavers' Toolkit

    NZ0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Making New Zealand’S Secondary Legislation Readily Accessible

    NZ0015, 2018, E-Government

  5. Public Participation in Policy Development

    NZ0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Service Design

    NZ0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Official Information

    NZ0018, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  8. Review of Government Use of Algorithms

    NZ0019, 2018, Science & Technology

  9. Data Practice Transparency

    NZ0020, 2018, Capacity Building

  10. Monitoring Information Management Practice

    NZ0021, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  11. Open Data Government Organizations

    NZ0022, 2018, E-Government

  12. Open Procurement

    NZ0023, 2018, E-Government

  13. Open Budget

    NZ0005, 2016, Capacity Building

  14. Improving Official Information Practices

    NZ0006, 2016, Capacity Building

  15. Improving Open Data Access and Principles

    NZ0007, 2016, Capacity Building

  16. Tracking Progress and Outcomes of Open Government Data Release

    NZ0008, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Ongoing Engagement for OGP

    NZ0009, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Starred commitment Improving Access to Legislation

    NZ0010, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Improving Policy Practices

    NZ0011, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. BPS Result 10 – New Zealanders Can Complete Their Transactions with the Government Easily in a Digital Environment

    NZ0001, 2014, E-Government

  21. ICT Strategy Action 13 – Open by Default: Active Re-use of Information Assets

    NZ0002, 2014, Capacity Building

  22. National Integrity System Assessment

    NZ0003, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  23. The Kia TūTahi Relationship Accord

    NZ0004, 2014, Capacity Building