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Tapping the government kitty

Paul McBeth
Fri, 04 Feb 2022

Tapping the government kitty
Government suppliers are facing a big change in the way they do business. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Paul McBeth
Fri, 04 Feb 2022
It didn't come with any fanfare, but a cabinet paper outlining Stuart Nash’s vision for government procurement is sure to set the cat among the pigeons.The government has already shifted the dial on the $51.5 billion annual spend, moving it away from chasing the cheapest option to a setting where the goal achieves value for the nation by supporting policy goals, such as accelerating decarbonisation or getting more people into work.The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the lead agency on setting the state sector...

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