NZRise and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are holding a half-day session in Wellington on Thursday August 27 to explore how New Zealand’s digital sector can work with the Ministry to enable and encourage procurement policies and practices that support the opportunities and economic benefits that New Zealand owned and operated businesses can provide.
In addition to officials from the MBIE and NZRise members, there will be representatives from the Department of Internal Affairs, Central and Local Government organizations and other digital businesses.
The agenda will be a series of short presentations followed by small group discussions comprising representatives of each of the organizations or groups present and reports back to the larger group. The focus will be on airing concerns and moving to constructive solutions to the ensure that MBIE officials are provided with high quality input to the procurement reform process.
This will be a unique opportunity to engage with officials and your peers around public sector procurement and to have your voice heard. In order to ensure that we have an effective representation at each of the tables, numbers will be limited and reservations essential.
|08:00||Coffee and muffins|
|08:25||Welcome: NZRise Co-Chair|
|08:30||Keynote John Ivil, General Manager, Government Procurement, MBIE
|08:40||5 x 5 min Ignite presentations representing various issues that can be discussed in depth during
the working sessions:
|09:00||Break Out 1 – Barriers and challenges: what’s currently working well and what are the challenges?
Table discussions based on the Ignite presentations.
|09:50||Report back: summaries from each working group table|
|10:30||Keynote David Prentice – CE, Opus
|11:00||Break out 2 – Solutions
|11:50||Report back: from the tables|
|12:20||End notes John Ivil, General Manager, Government Procurement, MBIE
|12:40||Wrap and next steps: NZRise|