Learn about the Ministry’s established supplier panels which are designed to make the tender process faster and easier.
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To make the procurement process faster and easier for schools and delivery teams, and the tender process less tedious for suppliers, the Ministry has established panels of pre-approved suppliers for some of its commonly requested works/ services.
Check out the list of the Ministry’s established supplier panels below to find out how to use these panels for your school property projects.
Information on how suppliers can register to each of these panels is also available.
- Construction Directory
- Professional Services Directory
- All-of-Government Construction Consultancy Services panel
- 10YPP Consultants Panel
- Project Management Panel
- Offsite Manufactured Building (OMB) Panel
- ICT Contractors Panel
- Further information
The Construction Directory is a national panel of suppliers for the delivery of Capital Works construction projects over $500,000. This directory is exclusively for Ministry-led projects, tendered by region, value band, project type and delivery method. All Ministry-led projects will be tendered to Construction Directory suppliers in the first instance.
Joining the Construction Directory
If you would like to know more about joining the Construction Directory, email email@example.com.
The Ministry has a specialised sub-panel of the AoG CCS Panel called the Professional Services Directory, which is only available for Ministry-led projects.
The Professional Services Directory currently covers Quantity Surveying services and Master Planning & Lead Design services. Over time we will add further consultancy services, including Project Management.
Joining the Professional Services Directory
Suppliers need to be a member of the AoG CCS panel before they can join the Professional Services Directory.
The Professional Services Directory is refreshed to encourage new suppliers to join and existing suppliers to amend their appointment. The Ministry will endeavour to release an open Notice of Intent on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) prior to any refresh.
If you would like to know more about joining the Professional Services Directory, email TPHM.Commercial@education.govt.nz.
The Ministry of Education is one of over 130 government agencies that are required by the Government Procurement Rules to use the All-of-Government construction consultancy services (AoG CCS) panel.
The AoG CCS gives us access to a panel that is specifically set up for the consultancy services we need for our construction projects.
For school-led projects, schools can use the AoG CCS if they are signed up to access it. Contact TPHM.firstname.lastname@example.org to know more.
For Ministry-led projects, we may use the AoG CCS for services other than Lead Design and Quantity Surveying.
Joining the AoG CCS Panel
Registering in the AoG CCS Panel allows you to offer your services to a wide range of government agencies.
For more information on joining the panel, see the New Zealand Government Procurement website.
The 10YPP Consultants Panel is a list of consultants who are responsible for preparing 10-year property plans for schools. For more information about the 10YPP process and consultant engagement, see Preparing a 10YPP.
Tendering for 10YPP bundles
Each year, the Ministry tenders small bundles of three to eight schools whose 10YPP is due and offer those bundles by closed tender to 10YPP consultants in the panel.
If you have any questions about this panel email TPHM.Commercial@education.govt.nz.
The Project Management Panel is a national panel of suppliers covering regions and value bands for major and minor projects. The panel is available for use by schools who are looking for project management services.
For information on how to engage Project Managers through this panel, see Project manager engagement for school property projects.
This panel is currently closed for new suppliers.
If you have any questions, email TPHM.Commercial@education.govt.nz.
Consultation on new project manager panel
The Ministry is consulting on a single, mandatory Project and Programme Management Panel for school and Ministry-led projects and programmes to replace all existing panels.
We are seeking opportunities to improve procurement of project managers to better provide consistent quality, value for money and broader outcomes.
We welcome your feedback. To find out more, visit the consultation on Project and Programme Management Panel.(external link)
Consultation closes on 29 May 2023.
The OMB Panel is a list of suppliers that are pre-approved by the Ministry of Education to help us build and deliver quality learning spaces utilising an offsite manufacturing methodology.
OMBs are built for flexibility, so in addition to classrooms can be designed for teaching, staff and student support spaces.
Read more about OMB here.
Joining the OMB Panel
If you would like to know more about joining the OMB Panel, email TPHM.Commercial@education.govt.nz.
The ICT Contractors Panel is a list of ICT Contractors approved by the Ministry of Education to work on the following school projects:
- installing structured cabling
- supplying structured cabling product
- integrating wireless services.
Joining the Professional Services Directory
ICT contractors must follow the process to apply and register with the Ministry's Approved ICT Contractors List [XLSX, 124 KB]. For more information, see Applying to be an ICT cabling contractor, or a wireless integrator.
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