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, 1005 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

Construction consultancy services

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 panel.

Construction consultancy services on the NZ Government Procurement website(external link)

The All-of-Government (AoG) construction consultancy services (CCS) panel gives us access to a panel that is specifically set up for the consultancy services we need for our construction projects.

If you aren’t already on the AoG CCS panel as a provider, joining is easy and allows you to offer your services to a wide range of government agencies.

You can find out more about joining the AoG panel on the New Zealand Government Procurement website.

Construction consultancy services information for providers(external link)

Professional services directory

From September, the Ministry will use its specialised sub-panel of the AoG panel called the Professional Services Directory. The Professional Services Directory will initially cover master planning, lead design and quantity surveying services. Over time we will add further consultancy services, including Project Management.

All suppliers on the Professional Services Directory are required to also be a members of the AoG Construction Consultancy Services Panel and, until the Professional Services Directory is fully operational, we will use the AoG panel for sourcing relevant services in the first instance.

If you would like to know more about joining the Professional Service Directory email:

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 schools who are looking for project management services. This panel is currently closed for new suppliers. If you have any questions email:

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

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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