Supplier panels

Learn about the Ministry’s established supplier panels which are designed to make the tender process faster and easier.

Level of compliance Main audience Other

Required

  • School Boards
  • Project Managers
  • Construction Suppliers
  • Capital Works Delivery Managers
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • School Representative
  • Project Control Group

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

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.

Current Directory of Construction Suppliers [XLSX, 46 KB]

Construction Directory Information for Suppliers [PDF, 282 KB]

Joining the Construction Directory

If you would like to know more about joining the Construction Directory, email construction.directory@education.govt.nz.

Professional Services Directory

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.

Professional Services Directory - MPLD Suppliers [XLSX, 51 KB]

Professional Services Directory - QS Suppliers [XLSX, 46 KB]

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.

All-of-Government Construction consultancy services panel

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.

NZ Government Procurement - Construction consultancy services information for providers(external link)

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.procurement@education.govt.nz 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.

NZ Government Procurement - Construction consultancy services information for providers(external link)

10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) Consultants Panel

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.

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.

Tendering for bundles for 10YPP consultants

If you have any questions about this panel email TPHM.Commercial@education.govt.nz.

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.

For information on how to engage Project Managers through this panel, see Project manager engagement for school property projects.

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.

Offsite Manufactured Building (OMB) Panel

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.

Information, Communication and Telecommunications (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.

Joining the Professional Services Directory

ICT contractors must follow the process to apply and register with the Ministry's Approved ICT Contractors List [XLSX, 120 KB]. For more information, see Applying to be an ICT cabling contractor, or a wireless integrator.

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

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