Yikes! Will Government pull the plug on NZQA Procurement Training next year?

No more money

One of the most valuable initiatives implemented by the current Government was to fully fund NZQA Level 6 practical procurement training from July 2020, via the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund. After all, what better investment is there, than practical training on how to make more efficient use of public money? … but right now, […]

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 […]

Congratulations to recent NZQA Procurement Graduates!

We’re delighted to congratulate our recent graduates NZQA Level 6 Procurement Qualification!  They’ve spent on average around 14 months working alongside their NZQA-Qualified Procurement Tutor and Assessor. The programme uses their workplace procurement activity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in today’s leading-edge procurement practices. Congratulations to: Darryl Wong, KiwiRail Jinnie Lock, Hastings DC […]

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 […]

Tender Evaluation Tips and Tricks

So you’re new to tender evaluation? Need to learn about what’s involved, but don’t know where to start? This article gives you a snapshot of what to expect, and how to make life easier for everyone through some simple preparation. Many Council tenders follow the NZTA Procurement model – a proven and well-defined method for […]