The MBIE/NZRise 2015 workshop on public sector procurement

Thursday, 27 August 2015. 08:00-13:00.
Venue: Te Wharewaka o Poneke, Wellington waterfront (map).

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

  • Shaping Procurement Excellence in government
08:40 5 x 5 min Ignite presentations representing various issues that can be discussed in depth during
the working sessions:

  • The myths of Procurement: Shayne Gray, Acting GM Procurement, MBIE
  • The GCIO View: Chris Webb, ICT Common Capabilities, DIA
  • R9 Accelerator lessons: Andrew Bardsley, GM for Better for Business,MBIE
  • Agile Risk Sharing: Mark Pascall, Director 3months
  • Agile and Digital Transformation: Ben Hayman, Assurity
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
10:10 Morning tea
10:30 Keynote David Prentice – CE, Opus

  • Innovation in Procurement
11:00 Break out 2 – Solutions

  • Table discussions
  • Same topics covered by different groups focussing on solutions
11:50 Report back: from the tables
12:20 End notes John Ivil, General Manager, Government Procurement, MBIE

  • Building the future together
12:40 Wrap and next steps: NZRise
13:00 Close
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