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.

Joining the Construction Directory

The Ministry will be issuing a Request for Proposal on GETS in February to invite new suppliers to apply to join the Construction Directory. The RFP "Directory of Construction Suppliers for Major Works" closes on 18 March.

Supplier briefings will be held in regional and main centres across the country throughout February to provide more information on the submission requirements. If you are interested in attending a briefing please email Construction.Directory@education.govt.nz for dates and venues, and to confirm your organisation's attendee.

Construction project pipeline

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

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:

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.

Joining the panel

This panel is currently closed. If you have any questions please contact Construction.Professionalservices@education.govt.nz.

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:

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

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, please email construction.professionalservices@education.govt.nz.

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

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:

Further Information

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