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new government procurement policy with a focus on Māori businesses


RFx ID : 24260724
Tender Name : new government procurement policy with a focus on Māori businesses
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Open Date : Tuesday, 4 May 2021 10:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Tuesday, 1 June 2021 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Notice of Information (Advance Notice) (NOI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC)
  • 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 : Commercial Adviser
+64 4 439 8000
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On 3 December 2020, following Cabinet agreement, the Government announced a new progressive procurement policy with a focus on Māori businesses. This policy requires all government agencies that are subject to the Government Procurement Rules (the Rules) to set and report against a target that at least 5% of the total number of their annual procurement contracts are awarded to Māori businesses.

For the purposes of this procurement policy, a Māori business is defined as either a Māori authority as classified by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) or one that has at least 50% Māori ownership.

This policy is intended to increase the diversity of suppliers engaged by government agencies and to provide more opportunities for Māori businesses to tender for government contracts.

The Ministry is seeking information from Māori and Pasifika Businesses who supply to MFAT currently and those that wish to in the future, to self-identify with necessary detail to inform our baseline. We are collecting this information via GETS and also via The Ministry intends on storing this information for our records to inform our baseline and report against the cabinet target.

You can find out if you are eligible to be classified as a Maori Business by IRD by looking at Section YA 1 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (Financial institution special purpose vehicles ( defines a Māori Authority as ‘a person who has made an election under section HF11 (Choosing to become Maori authority)’. Section HF 2 states who is eligible to be a Māori authority.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Māori Business classification through IRD: Yes/No

Māori Business by 50% ownership: Yes/No

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