All of Government solution to construction consultancy services announced
Attention all construction service providers!
New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP) has announced that it will launch an All of Government (AoG) solution for construction consultancy services, intended to make it easier for government agencies to procure. The AoG solution will cover key service categories and approximately 90-100 sub-service disciplines. The service categories are as follows:
- Architecture and Design
- Civil / Structural / Geotechnical Engineering
- Building Services / Mechanical / Hydraulic / Electrical Engineering
- Fire Engineering
- Transport Engineering
- Environmental Services
- Project Management
- Quantity Surveying
- Supplementary Services
- Common Disciplines (for example, regulatory advice, technical writing, project governance advice and contract administration. These Disciplines can apply to all Services and can be selected for each Service when joining the AoG panel)
The AoG solution will set up a new channel within the Department of Internal Affairs digital Marketplace for consultancy and professional services. The Marketplace (already in existence) is an online market that makes it easier for government to buy and suppliers to sell services. The new Marketplace channel will allow government agencies to search, compare, and filter available services within the Marketplace. Through this exercise, agencies will be able to select suppliers to engage with directly or through a secondary procurement process. See www.marketplace.govt.nz.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will appoint a construction consultancy panel of suppliers comprised of suppliers from the above services. MBIE will pilot the AoG solution for the construction consultancy panel. Following the pilot, NZGP will complete the supplier on-boarding requirement and open the construction consultancy channel for suppliers to join the AoG panel.
In case this may be of interest to you, we recommend registering with GETS (www.gets.govt.nz) and keeping an eye out for further announcements in relation to this initiative.