Ministry of Health New Zealand was praised for its 'interesting and innovative' approach
Ministry of Health New Zealand was praised for its 'interesting and innovative' approach

Māori health project triumphs in CIPS Australia & NZ Awards 2021

21 October 2021

The New Zealand government’s project to address disparities in the health status of Māori people has claimed overall victory in the CIPS Australia & New Zealand Excellence in Procurement Awards 2021.

The New Kaupapa Māori Primary (Community) Mental Health and Addiction Services Procurement project, run by the Ministry of Health, won Public Procurement Project of the Year, as well as being named Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value Through Procurement.

The project was recognised for its fresh approach to sourcing services where traditional procurement methods had failed to meet the needs of Māori, by expanding access to mental health and addiction services and developing new services to better meet needs.

It was praised for meeting the challenge of delivering an innovative kaupapa Māori-centric procurement process, but still complying with all government requirements.

The ministry combined tikanga Māori (Māori protocols, language and rituals), sound procurement practices, and key elements including korero (discussion) and Wānanga (oral proposals).

As a result, 11,000 Māori will now receive traditional Māori wellbeing services delivered by Māori providers.

Judges said: “This is an amazing project, utilising an interesting and innovative approach based on the need and demographic. Very refreshing.”

Winners in full:

Overall winner

Ministry of Health New Zealand – New Kaupapa Māori Primary (Community) Mental Health and Addiction Services Procurement project

 

Best Collaborative Teamwork Project

Coles Group – Coles Non-Trade Source to Pay Transformation

 

Sustainable Procurement Project of the Year

Woolworths Group – Sustainable Bakery Packaging

 

Most Improved Procurement Process

Macquarie University – ProcureRight Framework Development and Introduction

 

Best Initiative to Deliver Social Value Through Procurement

Ministry of Health New Zealand – New Kaupapa Māori Primary (Community) Mental Health and Addiction Services Procurement

 

Commitment to People Development

Augment Resources – Commercial Analyst Program

 

Best Use of Digital Technology

TAFE NSW – Launch the new TAFE NSW Checkout

 

Best Example of Supply Chain Resilience in a Crisis

Coles Group – Coles Group Covid-19 Response Non-Trade

 

Commitment to Increasing Supplier Diversity

Tagai Management Consultants – In the Black Indigenous business resilience program

 

Procurement Consultancy Project of the Year

Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group – Large, complex and highly successful implementation in Transport for NSW

 

Best Approach to Risk Mitigation

Air New Zealand – Project Rongoā

 

Procurement Team of the Year - Large Organisation

Coles Group

 

Young Talent

Jacinta Taliauli, senior procurement adviser, Ministry for Pacific Peoples

 

Leader of the Year

Jodi Huebert, general manager, contracts and procurement, INPEX (Pacific National at the time of entry)

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