Procurement information for suppliers, contractors and consultants
As a low-cost provider of essential services, we work closely with suppliers and contractors to offer best value.
The way we procure will vary depending on the value, complexity and risks involved, and we tailor our approach to suit each activity.
In all procurement activities we will:
Be open and transparent.
Use well-planned, smart processes.
Encourage innovation and collaboration.
Say what we do and do what we say.
Get sustainable value outcomes.
We are committed to ensuring that our procurement is sustainable, and where possible that the impact is positive for future generations. We consider the following outcomes:
Economic: Value-for-money over the whole of life, rather than just the initial cost.
Environmental: Minimising impacts over the whole of life of goods, services or works. Avoiding unnecessary consumption, managing demand and minimising waste.
Social: Our suppliers’ social responsibility practices, including compliance with legislative obligations to employees.
Cultural: Our obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and our relationships with local iwi.
View the procurement framework (PDF)
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If you have any questions or want to learn more about our procurement process, please email us: Supplychain@water.co.nz