Are your tender evaluators fully trained in Government Procurement Rules and requirements?
Are they confident and knowledgeable in leading-edge tendering protocols which minimise the chance of legal challenges?
If you want to avoid the risks of high profile legal challenges or embarrassing audit reports; or make sure your tendering processes will survive the ‘bright light’ test, then our team at NZ Procurement & Probity Services can help.
Recent court decisions have shown that tendering is a specialised field – not every lawyer or ‘big box’ consultant can guarantee familiarity with what’s OK and what’s not OK in the context of procurement.
Effective probity reviews require:
- Thorough understanding of effective and impartial procurement processes and scoring systems
- Knowing how alternative tenders, formal and informal communications and clarifications should be handled
- Detailed checks for compliance with applicable Government Procurement Rules
- Effective strategies for dealing with Conflicts of Interest
An effective probity auditor needs to be an expert in the legal and ethical issues faced by procurement planners and tender evaluation teams in New Zealand today.
The Probity Auditing process we have developed at NZ Procurement & Probity Services covers everything required by NZ Government; and has been developed with reference to all the recent legal cases involving tendering.
But – here’s the surprise – because our people have specialised training and tools for audits, and because we’re not charging at the levels of ‘big box’ consultants or lawyers, pricing for our services is surprisingly reasonable.
What’s more, in the process of those tender probity audits, your procurement staff will learn practices that reduce legal risks as well as speeding up evaluations and providing more robust, objective and defensible solutions.
Need quick advice? It may be Free!
Or, if you have an isolated dilemma with a probity issue in relation to tendering, give us a quick call and we’ll probably be able to help (if it’s an issue we can advise on quickly over the phone, there’s probably no charge – we’re just happy to help).