In December 2020, Cabinet approved the progressive procurement policy aimed at increasing the diversity of Government suppliers.
Progressive procurement policy main features:
The definition of a Māori business is a Māori authority (as classified by the Inland Revenue Department) or a minimum 50% Māori ownership.
A target of 5 percent of the total number of buyer (mandated government agencies) procurement contracts are awarded to Māori businesses.
Supporting sustainable, long term behavioural change of government agencies and businesses procurement practices.