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Procurement

We advertise contracts for external suppliers on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) website.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s preference is to use Government collaborative contracts, our own internal panel arrangements, and existing supply contracts where we can. In some cases, use of Government collaborative contracts is mandated.

Our approach

Our procurement policy, guides and processes follow the Government Procurement Rules, and we work to the five principles of government procurement:

  • Plan and manage for great results
  • Be fair to all suppliers
  • Get the right supplier
  • Get the best deal for everyone
  • Play by the rules

HUD conducts their procurement activity to avhieve the best public value whilst meeting expectations of the Goverment Procurement Charter.

Health and safety

The Government has an objective to reduce the rate of fatalities and serious injuries in the workplace by at lease 25 per cent by 2020. One of the ways the Government is achieving this is through the Health and Safety at Work Act that came into effect on 4 April 2016. Questions about how this affects your current contract with HUD or how it may impact your ability to work with HUD can be directed to procurement@hud.govt.nz

What’s important in the HUD tender process

Our tender documents detail how your offer will be assessed. Focus your response according to the weighting given to each assessment criterion. Read all the conditions of tender to ensure that your response is fully compliant, otherwise your offer may be rejected.

Avoid repeating sections of the Terms of Reference verbatim. Evaluation panels look for proposals that demonstrate strong understanding of an assignment and its constraints, such as operational, logistical, financial and possible political issues.

Focus CV information on the skills and experience required for that project. Don’t make claims that cannot be substantiated. Consider networking with other suppliers and consultants who do business with HUD. You may get valuable development experience working as a sub-contractor to a company that has ongoing projects, including members of our supplier panels.

Target the contracts where you can clearly evidence that you have relevant and effective skills and experience. Ensure you fully research the project location and demonstrate how you will address any specific issues and challenges.

Contact us

HUD provides debriefings to unsuccessful tenderers – make full use of the information provided to improve your future bids.

For all feedback or queries about procurement and commercial activities at HUD: procurement@hud.govt.nz

Published: January 7, 2020

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