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Auckland Council

Our procurement principles

Ā mātou mātāpono ā-whiwhinga

Our procurement principles support our shared vision to create better value for money for Aucklanders.

Work together

We are committed to making our size work by group sourcing procurement with council-controlled organisations (CCOs), and doing more with less while creating better value for ratepayers.

Value te Ao Māori

It is important that our processes:

  • support and consider our Maori Responsiveness Framework (Te Toa Takitini) in all procurement activity
  • are aligned with The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) in both spirit and form.

Be sustainable

During our procurement processes, we consider opportunities for positive social, community, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes to benefit current and future generations.

Act fairly

We and CCOs will ensure the procurement of all goods, works, and services is ethical and transparent.

All staff and suppliers are expected to conduct themselves with the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and personal integrity.

It is critical that our staff and suppliers adhere to these standards, all applicable laws, and avoid all perceptions of conflict of interest and impropriety.

Deliver the best value for every dollar

We will use resources effectively, economically, and without waste, with due regard for the total costs and benefits of a procurement arrangement.

The principle of best value for every dollar does not necessarily mean selecting the lowest price response, but the best possible outcome for the total cost of ownership (or whole-of-life cost).

We encourage and maintain a diverse and competitive marketplace.

For more, see procurement strategy and policy.