Event 28 August: 4th Edition of the Government Procurement Rules – What do they mean for NZ business?

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NZRise and ITP members are invited to join us on Wednesday 28th August from 4.30pm.   Many of you would have heard about the 4th Edition of the Government Procurement Rules. NZRise has been engaging heavily with MBIE on these. While NZRise feels that more could be done, it welcomes the changes that have been […]

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 […]

NZ Government promotes a Trojan Horse that will eliminate competition

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NZRise holds the view that the procurement process MBIE and DIA followed to establish a Common Capability for all-of-government Human Resource (HR) systems is fundamentally flawed. We are further concerned the only option presented to agencies is a single supplier – SAP. NZRise strongly promote transparency in government procurement. To this end we propose a […]