Procurement Articles

Ethical procurement practices urgently needed

14 March 2019

Julie Haggie

CEO, TINZ

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) recently provided two submissions on the MBIE Procurement Rules 4th Edition, and a proposed Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

Expert submission team

TINZ actively participates in submissions and advocacy because we strongly support civil society engagement in the setting of public policy.

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Submission: Consultation on proposed Government Procurement Rules 4th Edition

7 March 2019

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TINZ Submission to MBIE  to inform decision-making regarding the proposed Government Procurement Rules 4thEdition and other related government policy.

Consultation on proposed Government Procurement Rules 4th Edition

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Submission: Government Procurement Guidelines, Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

19 February 2019

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Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submission on Government Procurement Guidelines, Code of Conduct for Suppliers which fits closely with TINZ objectives of transparency, integrity and accountability.
In preparing this submission TINZ formed a team from its Board and selected Members with Delegated Authority (MDA) who have experience in this topic.

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Procurement focus at Leaders Integrity Forum

14 July 2018

Tod Cooper

Tod Cooper

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Procurement

Procurement – not your average crowd generating topic.  However, with recent high profile fraud and corruption cases across both public and private sectors, annual central government spend on goods and services in the order of $42 billion, it was no surprise there wasn’t a spare seat in the house at the Public Sector ‘Leaders Integrity Forum’

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Modern Slavery – Part 2

30 April 2018

by Tod Cooper

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for

Procurement, Whistleblowing

This is the second in a series of articles to build awareness on modern slavery, particularly in New Zealand. Part 1 is here.

Our politicians and law makers need to accelerate the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act to establish clearer compliance expectations,

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Modern Slavery

4 April 2018

by Tod Cooper

Member with delegated authority for

Procurement, Whistleblowing

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on how we can address modern slavery, in particular in our supply chain, both individually and within organisations. The term relates to exploitation of people, in particular throughout supply chains that provide us with the products and services (imported and local) we benefit from. 

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Procurement professionals: costs out! Corruption in? – What are our responsibilities?

2 October 2017

Tod Cooper

Joanne Toon

Tod Cooper is the New Zealand Chair for The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). CIPS will be a regular contributor to Transparency Times. This article is co-authored by Tod and Wellington Vice Chair Joanne Toon. It discusses the broad range of issues a procurement professional needs to consider in operating in an ethical manner.

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Preventing corruption in procurement

28 May 2017

Janine McGruddy, CEO TINZ

Fresh off the heels of the latest budget it is always a good time to think about how that money will be spent—no, not the extra $10 per year in your pocket, but the approximately $30 billion to $40 billion on goods and services, including infrastructure, spent by the New Zealand Central Government on procurement each year.

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Message from the CEO

20 April 2017

Janine McGruddy
TINZ Chief Executive Officer

by Janine McGruddy

TINZ Chief Executive Officer

Kia ora TINZanites!

I recently was invited to give a couple of procurement focussed presentations to Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia (CIPSA) events. I first spoke at the CIPSA New Zealand Conference 2017 and the following week at a breakfast meeting of their Wellington branch.

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Fiona Tregonning Bell Gully

Acceptable bounds for gifts and hospitality for public officials

8 March 2017

The following table is © Bell Gully and reproduced with permission. It was produced by former TINZ Director and current Bell Gully Senior Associate Fiona Tregonning who works with organisations in managing corruption risks. The full article is here: New Zealand public sector on top – but fight against corruption real.

Findings by Judge Sally Fitzgerald in the Auckland Transport case of R vs Borlase &

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