Supplier panels

The Ministry has established a range of supplier panels to make the tender process faster and easier, and to reward high performing suppliers with more opportunities.

Construction Directory

The Construction Directory is a national panel of suppliers by region, value band, project type and delivery method for construction projects over $500,000 (capital works). This directory is available for use by Ministry led projects only. All projects will be tendered to Directory suppliers in the first instance.

Current Construction Directory suppliers [XLSX, 41 KB]

Construction Directory Information for Suppliers [PDF, 282 KB]

Joining the Construction Directory

The Ministry intends to refresh the Directory on at least an annual basis. If you are interested in applying to the panel please email for further information.

Construction project pipeline

A forward pipeline of capital works projects is available for suppliers to view and prepare for upcoming tender opportunities.

Ministry’s Capital Works forward pipeline [PDF, 309 KB]

Christchurch Schools Rebuild (CSR) projects

CSR projects are excluded from the Construction Directory, as these will continue to be delivered through established construction panels. For more information see:

Christchurch Schools Rebuild procurement page

Project Management Panel

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 both schools and Ministry led projects.

Information we provide schools on how Project Managers are engaged through the Panel

Joining the panel

This panel is currently closed. If you have any questions email:

10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) Consultants Panel

The 10YPP Consultants Panel is a list of trained 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

The Ministry is looking to transition the contractual relationship of 10YPP Consultants from schools to the Ministry. For more information see:

Ministry Engaged 10YPP Consultants

Becoming a 10YPP Consultant

To become a 10YPP Consultant, you must complete a number of mandatory Ministry training courses. For more information see Engaging a 10YPP Consultant.

This panel is currently closed to new suppliers. The Ministry will be using the first of its rights of renewal to extend the current panel agreement for a further two years to 28 February 2021. If you have any questions email:


ICT Contractors Panel

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.

Becoming an approved ICT Contractor

Applying to be an ICT cabling contractor, or a wireless integrator

Current tenders

Open tenders for school property projects are advertised on the Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS). The purpose of the site is to promote open, fair competition for New Zealand Government contract opportunities.

Visit the GETS website for current education project tenders and our Notices of Intent:

Current tenders on GETS(external link)

GETS Notice of Intent - Capital Works Programme Update, September 2018 [PDF, 264 KB]

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