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Procurement policy and guidelines

This is where you will find information and documents for Tauranga City Council's procurement policy and guidelines.

As a council, the choices we make when procuring goods and services can significantly impact our communities and the quality of life we have in Tauranga.

Through our procurement processes, we want to achieve value for money for ratepayers while supporting broader social, economic, cultural and environmental outcomes for our City.

Relationships matter. We want to connect with suppliers who encourage fair competition, foster innovation and share our goals.

The following principles underpin our approach to procurement:

  • Achieve public value
  • Be sustainable
  • Work together
  • Act in a fair and transparent manner

Broader outcomes

Social benefits

Social benefits

When we promote and facilitate procurement opportunities that lead to a healthy, safe and connected community.

Economic benefits

Economic benefits

When we support ethical economic prosperity through employment, upskilling and innovative supply-chain initiatives that encourage a resilient workforce and reduced inequalities.

Environmental benefits

Environmental benefits

When we support initiatives and innovations that protect and enhance our community's natural environment and enable the reduction of carbon emissions and waste.

Cultural benefits

Cultural benefits

When we encourage initiatives that embrace cultural diversity, inclusivity of all people and revitalisation of our indigenous heritage through Mātauranga Māori (knowledge).


Supplier information

Contract opportunities

New contract opportunities that are out in the market with the Council can be viewed on the New Zealand Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS).

Visit the GETS website

Supplier Panels

A Supplier Panel is a group of pre-approved suppliers that councils can use for procurement of goods and services.

Below are the current supplier panels that Tauranga City Council has established.

Contract # Name Open/Closed Expires
TC88/22 Legal Panel Closed December 2025
TC114/20 Reserves Panel Closed 30 January 2026
TC171/22 Low-Cost Low-Risk Panel (transport construction) Closed 17 April 2026
TC111/24 New Digital Services Consultancy Panel Coming Soon TBC
TC48/23 Detailed Design Services for Water Supply and Wastewater Network Closed July 2026
TC163/23 Stormwater Planning, Modelling and Design Professional Services Closed 18 December 2028
TC49/23 City Waters Construction Services Closed July 2028

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) manage several All of Government (AoG) supplier panels, spanning a number of areas and disciplines, which we have access to.

Procurement drop-in sessions

Throughout the year, we hold procurement drop-in sessions to give interested businesses a chance to meet our procurement team and find out more about working with Council. It’s a chance to connect, talk about fresh ideas and innovations, and discover more about the market.

The sessions are held four times a year, to align with the seasons: Spring (Nov/Dec), Summer (Feb/Mar), Autumn (Apr/May) and Winter (Jul/Aug).

Helpful documents

Procurement policy 

This guides how we conduct procurement activities.

Tauranga City Council Procurement Policy (332mb pdf)

Procurement strategy

This procurement strategy for Tauranga City's Transport Activity for all Waka Kotahi funded transport projects, is our overarching framework for Council procurement processes. This strategy is updated on 3-5 yearly intervals.

Tauranga City Council Procurement Strategy (4.2mb pdf)

Want to discuss further

Email the Procurement team at Procurement.tcc@tauranga.govt.nz

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