March 2016

New Zealand Best Practice P3 Procurement Report - Lessons from Canada

The New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development led a delegation to Canada to investigate how infrastructure is planned, funded and delivered. They found that Canada's specialized government P3 agencies provide a single interface for the market, arrange financing and structure overall procurement seeking to achieve the best possible result. Their report noted that "The Canadian model is simple, clear and delivering high performance public infrastructure."

"An opportunity exists to take the Canadian model and combine it with New Zealand’s existing commitment to achieving wider public outcomes from infrastructure delivery. A centralised and expert procurement agency could generate better outcomes from public infrastructure investment at less cost and should be investigated by the Government."