All our buying activities are made within the framework of

  • The Government Procurement Rules and Principles
  • Kāinga Ora’s Policy and Practice Guidance

What we do

The Procurement Group is a centre of commercial expertise. We are responsible for the coordination and oversight of the sourcing strategy, selection, contracting and supplier management for goods, services and works including construction for the agency.

How we work

Our preference is to use existing supply arrangements (contracts and panels) before we approach the market with new tender opportunities. New opportunities to provide goods, services or refurbishment works over $100,000 and new construction works over $10 million will be advertised on the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS). This free service is provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

If you are interested in doing business with us you can register by visiting gets.govt.nz

We also use Tenderlink, one of the largest electronic procurement systems in the Southern Hemisphere. View current opportunities on Tenderlink.

Existing sourcing arrangements

Kāinga Ora has established a number of supply panels to provide goods, services and works. These panels are either open (for which we accept applications at any time) or closed.

Our contractors’ safety is very important to us, so we have worked with our Health & Safety business partners to make H&S Pre-qualification a requirement for all suppliers who want to provide construction services to us. Suppliers must have H&S Pre-qualification before they supply construction services to our agency.

Read our existing sourcing arrangements.

Future procurement opportunities

We are responding to the strong demand for public housing by ramping up our build programme and redeveloping existing properties. We are investing around $2.6 billion in external spend, giving suppliers opportunities to secure work and help us achieve our goal of providing homes and communities for our country’s most vulnerable people. Kāinga Ora is a reliable client which is committed to paying suppliers on time.

We send an Annual Procurement Plan (APP) to MBIE, which is a yearly forecast of our expected procurements. The APP is included in the consolidated list of anticipated New Zealand Government procurements.

Download the consolidated list of anticipated NZ Government procurement

Note: Forecast procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information is for planning purposes only. It does not represent a pre-solicitation or an invitation for bids, and is not a commitment by us to purchase the described goods and services.

Interested in doing business with us? Take a look at current opportunities which are on Tenderlink or by visiting the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS)

Purchase order terms and conditions

If there is no specific contract for the goods and services ordered on a purchase order, Kāinga Ora’s general terms and conditions will apply.

Suppliers will be deemed to have accepted these general terms and conditions when supplying any good / service to us.

Download Kāinga Ora's general terms and conditions

Suppliers Engagement guide

New Zealand Government Procurement

MBIE establishes standards of good practice for the procurement of goods, services and works by the New Zealand Public Sector. Kāinga Ora applies these standards to our procurement activity.

MBIE has a guide that is part of a Government initiative to help suppliers better engage with Government and support good procurement practice.

How to supply to Government - the guide

The guide:

  • provides an overview of the Government market
  • describes the rules and processes that Government agencies follow to buy goods and services
  • outlines where to look for Government opportunities
  • provides tips on preparing and submitting a tender, to help you improve your chances of being chosen to provide goods or services to the Government
  • explains the common jargon used in the tender process.

For more information read the Government Procurement website – information for suppliers.

Supplier feedback and complaints

We manage supplier feedback and complaints in line with MBIE’s Guide to Supplier Feedback and Complaints.

If you have any concerns or feedback about a particular procurement process, email ProcurementComplaints@kaingaora.govt.nz and we will confirm receipt of your communication within 48 hours.

MBIE also offers a confidential supplier feedback service.

The process for making a formal complaint is set out in the Guide to Supplier Feedback and Complaints.

Contact us

If you change your bank account information, address, company name or any other information previously provided, email us at procurement@kaingaora.govt.nz so our Procurement Operations team can make the necessary changes.

All queries about current tender opportunities must be sent according to the details in the particular tender.

For any general questions or feedback contact our Procurement Team at procurement@kaingaora.govt.nz.

Housing New Zealand has changed

On 1 October 2019, Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities came into being. Kāinga Ora is formed from Housing New Zealand, our subsidiary HLC and Kiwibuild, which all cease to exist. All supplier agreements with Housing New Zealand have transitioned into Kāinga Ora. Any agreements entered into from 1 October onwards will be with Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities.

Page updated: 24 October 2019