Annual procurement plans explained
Potential government opportunities are contained in agencies’ Annual Procurement Plans (APP). An APP is an annual forecast of expected procurements. The purpose of publishing APPs is to increase suppliers’ advance notice of possible contracts .
All forecast procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The information contained in an APP is for planning purposes only. It does not represent a pre-solicitation or an invitation for bids. It is not a commitment by the Government to purchase the described goods and services.
Public service agencies, New Zealand Police and New Zealand Defence Force are required to submit APPs on 1 July each year. Other State Services agencies are encouraged to do so. APPs are updated at least every six months. This provides a rolling list of forecast procurements.
For a list of Public service and State services agencies please refer to the Guide to State Services from the State Services website.
For more information: Quick-Guide: Annual Procurement Plans [188 KB PDF]