School property procurement framework
This directory page provides links and information to many topics, responsibilities and other relating to a school’s property procurement framework.
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Further reading on these topics is required as they involve mandatory action. Procurement covers all aspects of acquiring and delivering goods, services and works. For school property procurement, school boards must apply the school property procurement framework.
The purpose of the school property procurement process is to support schools and the project managers they engage to manage school property projects. Property-related procurement falls into two categories: construction works and consultancy services.
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These are also known as 'construction works'
These are also called 'consultancy services'
The Ministry offers training to project managers and 10YPP Consultants wanting to work with schools through a variety of training courses, online learning and consultant briefings.
Schools may need to procure goods or services quickly in order to respond to an emergency or urgent situation, without going through the full procurement process.
All conflicts of interests must be managed during a school property procurement to ensure there is no perceived or actual bias in favour of a supplier, staff member or consultant involved in the procurement.
Insurance for school property projects includes contract works insurance, professional indemnity insurance for consultants, public liability insurance for contractors and cover for school buildings that might be damaged during the project work.
Schools must use these contracts without any amendments to the special provisions.
Find further information on when and how to apply for Procurement exemptions.
Rebuilding 115 schools in Christchurch is a unique opportunity that needs a unique procurement strategy to deliver the best outcome. The Ministry’s procurement strategy is reducing tendering time and helping to complete projects on time and within budget.
For Infrastructure suppliers, there is a directed directory that covers: school property planning, project management, design standards, ICT infrastructure and school transport.
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