Protected Vehicle – Medium Procurement – Release of Cabinet documents
This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s June 2020 decision to approve the acquisition of 43 Thales Bushmaster NZ5.5 Procurement Vehicle – Mediums.
the Cabinet minute of decision: Protected Vehicle – Medium Procurement [GOV-20-MIN-0020]
the Cabinet paper: Protected Vehicle – Medium Procurement [GOV-20-SUB-0020]
Certain information has been withheld from the documents in accordance with the following provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. Where information is withheld this is indicated in the documents.
In addition, the business case for this project is withheld in full in accordance with the following provisions of the Act. Recognising the public interest in information on the investment decision, the Cabinet paper provides a summary of the key information that formed the basis of Cabinet’s decision to invest this funding.
Certain information is withheld, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice:
the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)]
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protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied the information [section 9(2)(b)(ii)]
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enable a Minister of the Crown or any department or organisation holding the information to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations [section 9(2)(j)].
Where information is withheld pursuant to section 9(2), it is not considered that the public interest in this information outweighs the need to protect it.
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