New Zealand has a mature infrastructure management sector that prides itself on procurement practice innovation. However, the various infrastructure groups are not all at the same level of development, and Treasury often signals opportunities for improvement in the procurement area, in particular for the water sector.
For the Building Innovation Partnership (BIP) programme to effectively contribute to the further development of procurement, it is important to understand the key questions and
industry issues to address. To this effect, BIP commissioned research to investigate the current state of procurement practices in the three waters sector in New Zealand.