Information for suppliers of goods and services
This information is for existing and potential providers who supply goods and services to the Ministry of Education.
- How we buy things
- Purchase orders and invoicing
- Our terms of purchase
- Health and safety
- Useful resources
- Providing learning resources to schools
- School property procurement
- Contact us
- More information
Find out more about how we buy goods and services and key things the we take into account when deciding how to buy goods and services:
We apply the principles of government procurement and the government’s standards of good practice to all procurement activity.
The principles of government procurement are:
- 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.
More information on these principles can be found on the NZ Government Procurement website.
New contract opportunities
We advertise our current provider opportunities (open tenders) on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS).
You can register with GETS to see the latest government tenders. Once you are registered on GETS as a supplier (provider of goods and/or services) you can view detailed information, access documents and receive notifications of relevant opportunities. There is no cost to register or use GETS.
Each year we publish an annual procurement plan on the NZ Government Procurement website. The annual procurement plan is a forecast of expected procurements that can provide advanced notice of potential contract opportunities.
Annual procurement plans are completed at a point in time and are subject to revision and cancellation at any time.
Getting paid accurately and on time is important. To avoid delays follow the purchase orders and invoicing guidelines.
The Ministry of Education has standard terms and conditions we use when there is no other contract in place.
The standard terms and conditions can be downloaded and read from the link below.
Standard terms of purchase [PDF, 181 KB] (last updated 2 June 2016)
If you have any problems downloading or accessing this document, please contact TPHM.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our health and safety standards
When working with us you will need to follow our health and safety standards.
We all play a part in protecting the health and safety of ourselves and others in the workplace.
If you are providing goods and services to us, we require you to follow our health and safety standards. Your contract may have additional health and safety requirements that must also be implemented.
Health and safety resources
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 – NZ Legislation(external link)
- Health and safety – WorkSafe(external link)
- Health and safety basics for your business – Business.govt.nz(external link)
- Health and safety management for Ministry vehicle and property related activities
If you have any problems accessing these links please contact email@example.com.
Information about working with the Ministry and wider government.
- School property procurement framework
- How to supply to government – NZ Government Procurement(external link)
- Government procurement rules – NZ Government Procurement(external link)
If you have any problems accessing these links, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities to produce Ministry-funded learning resources or to be a part of supplier panels to produce these resources are advertised on the Government Electronic Tender service GETS.
The Ministry is not able to endorse learning products other than those procured and contracted through this tendering process.
Individual New Zealand schools and Communities of Learning are able to make independent choices about which additional learning resources they purchase to support their students’ education. Suppliers are able to approach schools directly to promote their learning resources. A full list of schools is available on the Education Counts website.
The Ministry’s Education Gazette magazine is distributed to all schools and resource suppliers can advertise their learning resources in this publication. Advertising rates and booking information can be found on the Education Gazette website.
When producing educational resources, it is important to ensure that they are high quality and effective. The information sheet below includes 8 principles to help providers design effective resources.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Our information for property suppliers page covers:
- New Zealand's school property portfolio
- how funding works
- project management and procurement processes.
If you have a question about school property procurement email:
PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140
DX Number: SR51201
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