Labour on right track with procurement policy

Press Release – Steel Construction New Zealand Labour on right track with procurement policy says steel industry Steel Construction New Zealand, the representative body for the countrys structural steel industry, has welcomed the Labour Partys government procurement policy announced today, …Labour on right track with procurement policy says steel industry Steel Construction New Zealand, the representative body for the country’s structural steel industry, has welcomed the Labour Party’s government procurement policy announced today, but says the key to its success will be in ensuring public sector agencies apply the policy when tendering contracts. Steel Construction New Zealand Manager Alistair Fussell says Labour is on the right track. “The structural steel industry will support any policy that benefits our industry and the economy as a whole, especially if it helps improve productivity and competitiveness, and creates more skilled jobs. We’re looking forward to seeing more detail, but it certainly seems Labour is adding more substance to the current framework, and that’s a very positive move.” Mr Fussell says the existing procurement framework, particularly the five Principles of Government Procurement, are not producing the desired outcomes. “For example the fourth Principle regarding balanced decision making is supposed to ensure agencies seek the best value for money over the lifetime of the goods or services, and make balanced decisions by considering the social, environmental and economic effects of the deal. “But there’s...

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