Buying advice for common categories

Find a list of the goods and services for which specific buying advice can be accessed.

Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Staff responsible for buying in schools
  • Boards

Buying goods and services under collaborative contracts

When buying common goods and services for your school, you have the option to join collaborative contracts.

Collaborative contracts explained

Joining a collaborative contract can save your school both money and time, while also reducing risk.

There are 2 types of collaborative contracts often joined by schools:

  • all-of-government contracts
  • syndicated contracts.

We recommend following the advice on the pages linked to below.

All-of-government contracts

Workplace and classroom furniture

Banking services

Electricity supply

IT hardware

Buying motor vehicles

Renting motor vehicles

Office supplies

Print technology and associated services

Reticulated gas

Syndicated contracts

Syndicated cleaning services

Goods and services with no collaborative option

Cleaning services

Risk management scheme (insurance programme)

Directly resourced bus services

ICT network upgrade services


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