Information for suppliers

Find out about New Zealand's school property portfolio, before your organisation responds to a Ministry Request for Proposal, Request for Tender, Request for Quote, or Registration of Interest.


New Zealand’s school property portfolio is a significant Crown asset. The Ministry of Education is responsible for managing the $23.5 billion property estate of New Zealand’s approximately 2,300 state schools.

In 2016/17, we are investing around $750 million in school property, consisting of:

  • $240 million for maintaining and modernising existing school property
  • $290 million for improving school property
  • $220 million for expanding the school property estate

Funding for maintaining and modernising school property is provided directly to state schools’ boards of trustees to spend. To guide the effective use of this funding, each school prepares a 10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) which is updated and agreed with the Ministry every five years. 10YPP funding is used for:

  • replacing building components (e.g. roofing)
  • replacing plant and equipment (e.g. boilers)
  • minor weathertightness repairs
  • general maintenance (e.g. building cleaning and painting)
  • modifications to create flexible learning spaces.

Funding for redevelopment and expansion of the school estate is managed directly by the Ministry’s Education Infrastructure Service Capital Works teams:

  • Capital Works North (Auckland and Northland)
  • Capital Works Central South (central and lower North Island and South Island).

Capital Works funding is used for:

  • roll growth
  • new schools
  • redevelopments
  • building improvements
  • addressing weathertightness issues
  • earthquake strengthening
  • special needs modifications
  • the Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme


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