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New Government model contract templates released

27 February 2020

MBIE has released updated government model contract templates. The 3rd edition templates may now be used for all contracts and must be used for all new contracts from 1 June 2020.

The templates are for lower value, low risk contracts.

The release follows consultation in 2019. MBIE says it received 34 submissions from a mix of suppliers and government agencies.

The Government Procurement Rules must be followed if the procurement is worth over $100,000 (or $9 million for new construction works) and the organisation is from a a government department, New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Defence Force, or most Crown entities. All other government agencies are encouraged to follow the Rules.

Last updated on the 27th February 2020