Kia ora koutou,

The government recently announced a new, progressive procurement policy with a focus on Māori businesses. All government agencies are now required to have at least 5 percent of their total number of annual procurement contracts awarded to Māori businesses.

This new policy seeks to ensure government agencies increase the diversity of their suppliers and provide more opportunities for Māori businesses to tender for government contracts.

Under the policy, a Māori business is defined as a Māori authority as classified by the IRDor one that has at least 50 percent Māori ownership.

As a result of the change, MFAT is seeking information from Māori and Pasifika businesses that supply to MFAT currently and those that wish to in the future, to self-identify with the necessary details to inform their baseline and to allow them to report against the cabinet target. You can contact them via GETS or via commercial@mfat.govt.nz. 

Ngā mihi,

Chris Karamea Insley.