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All of Government External Legal Services Return to Market


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 18698151
Tender Name : All of Government External Legal Services Return to Market
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 26 May 2017 3:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 28 June 2017 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : All of Government  [?]
Categories :
  • 80120000 - Legal services
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Tom O'Sullivan
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

In December 2011 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), through its predecessor the Ministry of Economic Development, implemented an All-of-Government (AoG) solution for the supply of External Legal Services. This original solution was for a period of two years with two rights of renewal of two years each. Both rights of renewal have been exercised and this solution will expire in December 2017. MBIE intends to have a new solution for the supply of External Legal Services to Eligible Agencies in place by December 2017

The key objectives of this RFP process are as follows:
 -to deliver a commercial proposition to Eligible Agencies that is an improvement on the current solution and maximises the likelihood of Eligible Agency participation
 -to deliver increased value for money through commercial innovation
 -to further reduce Provider and Eligible Agency costs of engagement through agreed terms, centralised account management, and more effective and efficient approaches to market, including secondary selection processes
 -to positively influence Participating Agencies’ purchasing decisions in relation to External Legal Services by providing access to value for money criteria such as high quality, performance, commercial innovation and pricing
 -to provide opportunities to leverage common areas of need across Eligible Agencies through enhanced supply models which will further increase the overall value for money in the purchase of External Legal Services.

All responses to this RFP must be received electronically through the TenderLink ( electronic tendering system. Responses will not be accepted through any other channel. Submit your Proposal electronically through Tenderlink by 2.00 pm on Wednesday 28th June 2017.
A briefing session will be held in Wellington on 8 June 2017 - please refer to the RFP for details concerning times and location, and how to register.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded to

  • AJ Park Law Limited
  • Adina Halpern Solicitors
  • Anderson Lloyd
  • Anthony Harper
  • Baldwins Intellectual Property
  • Bell Gully
  • Brookfields Lawyers
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Claro
  • Duncan Cotterill Lawyers
  • Dundas Street Ltd
  • Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law
  • Ellis Gould Lawyers
  • Greenwood Roche
  • Hudson Gavin Martin
  • Interwoven Law
  • Kensington Swan
  • Lane Neave
  • Luke Cunningham & Clere
  • Maberly & Co
  • Mayne Wetherell
  • McBride Davenport James
  • Meredith Connell
  • MinterEllisonRuddWatts
  • Russell McVeagh
  • SBM Legal
  • Simmonds Stewart Limited
  • Simpson Grierson
  • Vida Law
  • Wilson Harle

Further Award Information:

New AoG External Legal Services contract launched

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is pleased to announce that contracts have been awarded to 31 Providers for the supply of All-of-Government (AoG) External Legal Services. This contract offers a comprehensive range of benefits for the most common types of New Zealand Government’s legal needs:

• Banking & Finance
• Corporate & Commercial
• Employment
• Environment & Resource Management
• Health & Safety (new)
• Litigation
• Property & Construction
• Public
• Other

The new contract replaces the current External Legal Services contract which expired on 22 December 2017. The new contract commenced on 23 December 2017 with an initial term of 3 years and 9 months.

Visit for more information on the AoG External Legal Services contract.

Award Date : Thursday, 25 January 2018 2:38 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)