Welcome to New Zealand Government Procurement

New Zealand Government Procurement is a branch within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). We are here to guide behavioural and system change.

While we live and breathe procurement, our branch is here to both lead and support those doing the mahi in the procurement system – government agencies, and the suppliers and providers they work with.

Each year, government agencies spend approximately $51.5 billion, around 14% GDP, on a wide range of goods and services. New Zealand Government Procurement doesn’t ’do’ the spending. 

We are less of a procurement shop than a shop filled with data, systems, communications, contract and project management people who love procurement. And yes, we have some procurement specialists!

Our Vision

We have a vision for New Zealand’s government procurement to be fair, transparent, inclusive, and efficient. It will deliver more value and respond to changing government priorities.

We are passionate about what the system is already delivering – outcomes that are wider than the delivery of a contract for goods and services. We love to see contracts that build in targets in to reduce emissions, support workers and businesses, or reduce waste or strengthen relationships with iwi. Our ambition is to keep delivering more and for even greater procurement delivery.

We have a breadth of interesting, exciting and challenging work that affects wider social, economic, cultural and environmental outcomes. Looking at how government can reduce carbon emissions, setting the direction for management of large, strategic government suppliers or influencing system wide change across commercial categories is all in a day’s work.

Government procurement is a relatively big player in some markets – in others not at all.  Where we do have influence, we can use the lever of government-wide procurement to make transformational – and generational changes.  We welcome people who are like us and look to this horizon!

What do we do?

We set the policy direction, strategy and framework for procurement in the New Zealand public sector.

We make procurement easier through systems and frameworks that support quality decision-making, including the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS).

We help build procurement capability within agencies through training and development, and other tools and resources.

We support government agencies with advice and expertise.

We set up and manage All-of-Government contracts for goods and services, from stationery to Hybrid and Electric vehicles.

We are working towards an innovative e-procurement ecosystem that makes it easier for government and suppliers to do business; and where information, tools and business opportunities are accessible, timely and targeted.

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Our Teams

Advisory and Business Services

Provide procurement advice to agencies, support our AoG work programme and engage with suppliers to government.

Branch operations

Supports the branch operating and governance mechanisms through programme coordination and admin support.

Collaborative Procurement

Ensure AoG panels and other collaborative contracts deliver the best public value for New Zealand.

Procurement Capability and Systems

Oversee the development of procurement system tools, people capabilities and workforce capacity.

Strategy, Policy and Governance

Lead policy development and monitor the delivery of outcomes against those policies and strategy. Point of contact for Procurement System leadership.

System Improvement and Engagement 

Engage with the procurement system to drive cultural and behavioural change and lead continuous improvement and innovation initiatives.


Learn more about working at MBIE and our culture and values.


Procurement Jobs

Are you up for the challenge? Join our New Zealand Government Procurement Branch in MBIE today.

Click here or search below to view our current vacancies.

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Title Job Type Job Category Location
Manager Discovery and Service Design
Manager Discovery and Service Design Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011
Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011
Manager Change Implementation
Manager Change Implementation Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011
Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011
Manager Agency Collaboration
Manager Agency Collaboration Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011
Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011
Supplier Relationship Manager AOG
Supplier Relationship Manager AOG Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011
Permanent - Full time Procurement Wellington, NZ, 6011