The government's ICT strategy and supporting work programme includes a focus on streamlining common ICT procurement processes.
Streamlining procurement processes for ICT products and services that are used across many agencies (ICT common capabilities) has been a priority for the GCDO for the past few years.
The existing all-of-government contracts and frameworks:
- simplify agency procurement and security assurance processes for everything from web development to software purchases, telecommunications and identity services
- reduce the costs and the time involved in procurement processes for agencies.
Having a common set of procurement agreements allows agencies to:
- simplify their procurement and security assurance processes, allowing focus on value and citizen engagement
- benefit from the market treating ‘Government as a client of one’ which gives the market the potential scale to invest in new delivery models
- engage with the market to co-design and co-deliver innovative digital solutions
- reduce duplicate system investment and enable agencies to access fit for purpose ICT capabilities
- move from varying levels of standards to a shared set of standards so information and services can be shared and reused more easily and efficiently.
ICT products and services
The Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO) is responsible for ICT functional leadership. The government strategy and supporting work programme includes a focus on streamlining common ICT procurement processes.
All-of-government procurement advice
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), is responsible for procurement functional leadership and provides broader advice and guidance about all-of-government procurement.
All-of-government ICT procurement
Commercial Strategy and Delivery (Department of Internal Affairs)
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment