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All-of-Government External Legal Services - Generation Three


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 28347554
Tender Name : All-of-Government External Legal Services - Generation Three
Reference # : ELSRFP-GEN3
Open Date : Thursday, 26 October 2023 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Wednesday, 22 November 2023 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : New Zealand Government Procurement and Property
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : All of Government  [?]
Categories :
  • 80120000 - Legal services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Oscar Lloyd
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

New Zealand Government Procurement is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to give respondents the opportunity to join the new All-of-Government (AoG) External Legal Services (ELS) provider panel. The RFP will close on 22 November 2023.

This generation of our AoG ELS panel aims to shift the focus away from a single, intensive RFP process. Instead, it focuses on performance and effectiveness during service delivery. We want to make it easier for respondents by reducing the administrative effort required to respond to this RFP, compared to previous generations of this contract.

We are seeking a way for all parties to demonstrate greater transparency during the contract’s life, while we use data to make things easier for everyone in the longer term. For example, the overview of provider performance will allow agencies to make more informed purchasing decisions. The spend of taxpayer dollars, underpinned by solid performance data, will also help NZGP contract management. Providers that achieve a solid performance rating during the contract’s life may not need to respond to future RFPs but be invited to join any subsequent ELS panel.

The following areas of law are in scope of the new contract:
• Banking and finance
• Corporate and commercial
• Employment
• Environment and resource management
• Property
• Health and safety
• Public
• Litigation
• Other (health/medical, immigration)