The Acquisition activities section of the website covers details about current projects, tenders, related procurement and industry involvement policies and associated organisations.
Current Acquisition projects
The Ministry is currently in the process of updating all Acquisition project information pages.
Further Acquisition project information can be found in the following websites:
- Royal New Zealand Navy website (www.navy.mil.nz)
- New Zealand Army website (www.army.mil.nz)
- Royal New Zealand Air Force website (www.airforce.mil.nz)
Major Projects Reports
Major Projects Reports have been produced since 2010 with the intention to provide transparency and assurance about the way Ministry of Defence managed major defence equipment purchasing projects are being progressed. Further details are provided on the Major Projects Reports page.
Impending Acquisition projects
The status of impending Ministry of Defence Acquisition projects is set out on the following page:
Current tenders and requests
Any new tenders will be advertised on the Ministry of Defence website and can be downloaded from the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) which is managed on behalf of the New Zealand Government by the Economic Development Group within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). This is a free Internet based tendering system used by all government departments and a wide range of other agencies. Potential primes and local industry interested in Defence opportunities are encouraged to register on the Government Electronic Tender Service website.
- View the Government Electronic Tender Service (GETS) website
- View the Economic Development website
- View the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) website
The Ministry's Acquisition Division is proud to hold AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and is committed to providing best practise quality management to assure continual compliance to Quality Standard requirements.
Industry involvement policies
Principles and policy relating to industry involvement in defence purchasing will be in accordance with overall government procurement policy.
Australia/New Zealand defence suppliers
The Australian Department of Defence maintains a database of companies that are interested in supplying goods and services to Defence, or may wish to participate as subcontractors to Defence contracts.
The New Zealand Defence Industry Advisory Council (NZDIAC)
The NZDIAC acts as conduit between the Minister and industry on defence matters; provides national and international defence industry advice to the Minister; and encourages strategic relationships between Defence and industry.
The Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry
The Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry were established by the New Zealand Defence Industry Advisory Council (NZDIAC) in 1998 to highlight and reward the contribution made by industry to Defence. The annual presentation of the awards takes place at the awards dinner, which concludes the NZDIA Defence Industry Forum in Auckland.
Nominations for the 2016 Awards close 4 August 2016.