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Your Blueprint for Masterful Procurement Planning

Procurement Plans in the public sector seem to come in all shapes and sizes. From 200-page Procurement Strategy documents, to one-page executive summaries or hastily thrown together rush jobs, it’s hard to navigate the areas that most need your focus when planning a procurement process.

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How to get great suppliers in a stretched market

“I got no tender responses! Now what?”  More and more clients are finding nobody wants to bid for their projects. It’s too easy to just put this down to suppliers being busy. But smart procurement professionals are finding ways to attract the best, (and the busiest) contractors to their projects. Here are four proven ways […]

The 4th edition of the NZ Government Procurement Rules

The 4th Edition of the Government Procurement Rules came into effect on the 1st October 2019. This was the most significant change in NZ procurement since the Rules of Sourcing came into effect in October 2013. In line with the current government’s ideology, the amended rules are aimed to create leverage through procurement, to improve wellbeing for […]

Tender Evaluation Red Flags: Is 70:30 PQM wasting your procurement budget?

It may be a shock to find out that the traditional default tender evaluation method used by many organisations delivers the worst of all worlds. But a careful analysis of how it works reveals that Price Quality Method with 70:30 weightings is time-consuming, expensive for clients, expensive for suppliers, and almost always delivers the same […]

What Evaluation Method Should I Use?

A checklist for practitioners The range of evaluation methods available for you to use is fairly broad, and not all methods are well known. Here is a quick and dirty summary of the main evaluation methods that are available, together with some guidelines on when and how to use them. Direct Appointment: Used frequently in […]

Procurement in the 21st Century

So you’re new to procurement and tendering? Or maybe, you’re just keen to see the latest developments in procurement best practice. This article gives you a snapshot of what to expect, and how to make life easier for everyone through solid preparation on your procurement process. Put simply, procurement is the process of acquiring goods […]