School property procurement

Find links to information about buying construction works and consultancy services for school property projects.

Level of compliance Main audience Other

Inform

  • Project Managers
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Property Managers
  • Boards
  • Proprietors

Some aspects of the property procurement process are mandatory and must be completed. Further reading is therefore essential.

Property procurement overview

School property procurement involves the contracting of suppliers for construction works and/or consultancy services.

Type of suppliers Examples

Construction/contract works

 

  • Demolition
  • Repairs
  • Facilities maintenance
  • Refurbishment

 

Consultancy/professional services

 

  • Project management
  • Construction design
  • Engineering (structural, fire etc)
  • Quantity surveying

 

See more on Property projects led by schools and the Ministry.

Following the procurement process

Step 1

 

Planning property procurement

 

Also consider conflicts of interest and insurance at this time.

Conflicts of interest
Insurance

 

Step 2

 

Specifying requirements

 

Step 3

 

Approaching the market

 

Step 4

 

Evaluating supplier offers

 

Step 5

 

Awarding a contract

 

Or see the School Property Procurement Quick Reference Guide [PDF, 175 KB]

The above process relates to buying construction works and consultancy services for schools. For guidance on making purchases of other goods and services, see our tailored advice.

Buying goods and services for schools

Additional property procurement guidance

The contracts linked on the pages below must be used in school property procurement.

Contracts for school-led property projects and maintenance

Contracts for Ministry-led property projects

Procurement exemptions can be applied for and if granted, allow schools to not follow standard procurement rules due to exceptional circumstances.

Procurement exemptions

In an emergency situation, special procurement rules can be followed.

Emergency and urgent procurement

Project managers who are engaged to deliver school property projects must complete the School Property Procurement Framework training module.

Property training and events

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