What new suppliers need to know
To join Marketplace, suppliers must complete the online application form. When an application is approved, the Marketplace Team will email the supplier’s contact to request a completed Service Listing for each approved service or product, as well as any relevant supporting documents.
Before applying to Marketplace, check your business’ ability to meet the minimum requirements by reviewing the:
- Collaborative Marketplace Agreement — both the General Terms and Channel Terms relevant to your application
- criteria your business needs to meet to qualify for Marketplace
- application form fields, so you can prepare all the information you will need.
Review the criteria relevant to the services you want to apply for.
- Criteria for Consultancy and Professional Services
- Criteria for Managed Services
- Criteria for Public Cloud Services
- Criteria for Enterprise Software
In your online application you will need to confirm that you have read and agreed to these terms to apply.
Filling in the application form
Suppliers have 30 days to complete the online application form.
Note: Once you complete Step 2 — entering authorised personnel details — your progress will automatically save to allow you to leave and return to complete the form at any time. You will receive an email with a link to your application. Check your spam folder if the email does not appear.
Apply separately for each catalogue
Suppliers can apply to offer more than one service under a catalogue, but must complete a new application for each catalogue they want to supply under.
Suppliers do not have to wait for their first application to be processed before applying for another catalogue.
For example, a supplier can apply to list Digital Experience Services and Content Services on the same day by submitting 2 separate applications, 1 per catalogue.
Each application is treated as an independent supplier submission. Applications that reference previous applications will not be progressed.
Submitting an application
When you have filled in all the fields correctly, submit the form online for the Marketplace Team’s consideration.
You cannot change the application form once it is submitted, as the completed form has entered the primary procurement process.
Assessing your application
When the Marketplace Team receives your application, they will:
- perform a pre-assessment to check your applications is complete
- assess your application — they may approve the application, request further information or decline the application
- advise the outcome by emailing the supplier's administrator, and explain details of the next steps.
The current lead agencies are:
- New Zealand Government Procurement and Property (NZGPP), through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, which is the functional lead for government procurement and property, including Construction Consultancy Services
- the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO), through the Department of Internal Affairs, who is the functional lead for ICT procurement, including public cloud services.
- where the matter cannot be defined as associated with a Channel, Catalogue or Service, the Lead Agency is the Department of Internal Affairs.
To offer additional services on Marketplace, suppliers must complete a new application.