Procurement includes all the processes involved in acquiring and managing goods and services from a supplier.

The basics

Public organisations use many different kinds of goods and services. Procurement is the process that public organisations use to acquire and manage these goods and services. It's important that New Zealanders get the best possible outcomes from public spending on these goods and services.

Questions for public organisations to consider

We encourage all public organisations to consider whether they understand their obligations and responsibilities at each stage of the procurement life cycle and that the processes they follow in procurement enable them to be held to account.