Praise for DIA’s new expenditure transparency

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NZRise members have been happily praising the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) for their recent publication of suppliers and expenditure by NZ Owned and Internationally owned companies. The praise for DIA on our message board included comments like: “Good to see the variety of businesses used.” “The publication of spend is a big step forward, […]

The new Government Procurement Rules will NOT lead to more “wins” for Kiwi software businesses

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The opportunities for Kiwi software businesses have been deteriorating rapidly as DIA’s “all of Government” arrangements with multinationals begin to bite.  This was described in our Trojan Horse posting in April, and opportunities have been further reduced by the just-signed Cloud agreement offered through SAP Australia. Minister Parker reinforced the NZ Government position of “supporting […]

NZRise welcomes new Co-Chair Breccan McLeod-Lundy

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  NZRise welcomes new Co-Chair, Breccan McLeod-Lundy following the Annual General Meeting on June 11, 2019.   Breccan McLeod-Lundy is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ackama, a software development company with offices in Wellington, Auckland and Melbourne. Mr McLeod-Lundy joins fellow Co-Chair Victoria MacLennan in the role, following the resignation of Don Christie […]

Lightning Talks to MP's on digital technology topics

Call for improved Transparency in Government Procurement

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The recent NZRise submission into the Consultation on proposed Government Procurement Rules 4th Edition held a strong theme of seeking Transparency at all levels of the procurement process. We have taken these recommendations one step further and proposed an initial set of transparency improvements MBIE could introduce. The following reporting should be asked of every […]