Through its procurement processes, the Transport Agency seeks to ensure the capture of value which benefit New Zealanders. Procurement for goods, services and projects is predominantly conducted competitively through tendering in order to achieve a value for money outcome in a transparent manner. This business as usual procurement approach is aligned to the Transport Agency’s strategic planning priorities and drives efficient and timely delivery.

The Transport Agency’s unsolicited proposals process does not replace or circumvent any due process of the Government or of the Transport Agency. All Proposals will be subject to the requisite legislative, regulatory and policy requirements afforded to all other development within the Agency. The Agency will apply processes within the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and other related Acts, Regulations and legislation to promote standardisation and consistency in capital project planning and delivery.

Nor does the unsolicited proposals process provide an alternative to the Government Procurement Rules of Sourcing, third edition 2015 or any other related Acts, Regulations or legislation that may apply. The Transport Agency is required to undertake competitive open tender procurement procedures, with very limited exceptions, while also needing to comply with common law principles of fairness and transparency in procurement.