Why suppliers join Marketplace
What types of businesses can join Marketplace
One of the guiding principles of Marketplace is that it is open to any and all businesses that meet the entry criteria for each Marketplace channel.
Helping smaller businesses
The online application process provides smaller businesses with a good opportunity to offer their services and products directly to the government agencies that require them.
Local or international
All suppliers of services and products have to meet the same eligibility criteria, regardless if they are a New Zealand business or if they are internationally owned or based.
No existing contracts needed
You don’t need an existing contract with government to offer services or products through Marketplace.
All suppliers go through the application process to join Marketplace, whether they have worked for government before or not.
Competing for business
The aim of Marketplace is to make it easier for you to offer your services and products to the government agencies. Agencies will still have to follow their secondary procurement processes.
You must be aware that becoming a supplier on Marketplace does not create any minimum purchasing or volume commitment by any Eligible and or Purchasing Agency.
Criteria for application
Before you start the application process to become a supplier on Marketplace, you need to ensure that your business meets all the application criteria.