Like other government agencies, Inland Revenue considers social, environmental, cultural and economic outcomes when we're sourcing goods and services.
Our key considerations around these broader outcomes when we go to market include:
- increasing New Zealand business access to government contract opportunities, including supplier diversity
- supporting quality employment outcomes for potentially disadvantaged groups
- helping to improve conditions for New Zealand workers
- reduction of carbon emissions.
This year, we've improved our systems and processes to help better identify Māori businesses. We're now tracking contract awards to suppliers who have self-selected as a 'Māori business'. We also track our timeliness in paying invoices to domestic suppliers.
Inland Revenue has incorporated living wage requirements in our contracts for cleaning and security services. We continue to engage with select suppliers on initiatives that will deliver better outcomes.
Indicators of best public value from our buying
- 0.8% of our contracts (based on purchase orders issued) were awarded to Māori businesses to December 2021. Our target is 5%.
- 96% of domestic invoices were paid within 10 working days this year. Up from 95% in 2020-21 and 84% in 2019-20. Our target is 95%.