Menu
NZTA recruits partners for software support panels, with a twist

NZTA recruits partners for software support panels, with a twist

The government's expressed aim to achieve "broader outcomes" is embraced in the tenders

NZTA is in-market for software support partners.

NZTA is in-market for software support partners.

Credit: 9478621 Brett Critchley - Dreamstime.com

The New Zealand Transport Agency is going to market for software support partners in two new panels and looking for "broader outcomes" in support of government policy.

Its application support and related  services panel covers both support as well as development and enhancement.

"The NZTA is on a path of change," a request for proposal said. "The NZTA is not abandoning our incumbent methodologies but we do recognise that we do need to embrace new principles and emerging methodologies, to grow and improve our commitment to deliver what is best for the NZTA and New Zealanders." 

The NZTA said it was refining its technology principles to enable new and improved outcomes, attributes, processes and delivery.

A key part of that was a strong focus on Agile methodology and DevOps.

NZTA is also leading work supporting the government's drive to achieve broader social and economic outcomes through procurement.

"The government, through its 'broader outcomes' has publicly signaled that procurement can and should be used to support wider social, economic, environmental and cultural outcomes that go beyond the immediate purchase of goods, services and works," the tender states.

"We see this panel as an opportunity to increase access to government procurement contracts for New Zealand businesses, with particular focus on those less able to access opportunities and those working in priority sectors (such as ICT, Māori and Pasifika businesses and businesses in the regions)."

Overseas vendors were not excluded, it added.

NZTA's Microsoft products and solutions support panel panel will be populated with partners who can delver support us across one or more Microsoft categories.

These include cloud and cloud infrastructure, security, data and AI, Dynamics, modern desktop, collaboration, integration and gaming.

It will also pursue broader outcomes.

The government agreed on 23 October 2018 to a set of four priority outcomes for agencies to leverage from their procurement activities and identified specific contracts or sectors for initial focus.

The four outcomes were access for NZ businesses, construction sector skills and training, employment standards and health and safety and reducing emissions and waste.




Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags procurementapplication supportNZTAMicrosoft supportbroader outcomes

Events

Why experience is the new battleground for partners

Join us for an exclusive webinar, in association with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and learn about the latest industry insights and how technology services continue to evolve to deliver differentiated value, and how partners can be successful in 2021 and beyond.

Featured

Slideshows

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Hundreds of leaders from the New Zealand IT industry gathered at the Hilton in Auckland on 17 November to celebrate the finest female talent in the Kiwi channel and recognise the winners of the Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) 2020.

The Kiwi channel gathers for the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards

The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together for the annual Reseller News Women in ICT Awards event at the Hilton in Auckland, during which hundreds of guests celebrated 13 outstanding individuals who won awards, chosen from more than 50 finalists representing over 30 organisations.

Leading female front runners honoured at the 2020 Reseller News Women in ICT Awards
Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments