Consolidated TPP Text – Annex 15-A – Schedule of New Zealand

Section A: Central Government Entities

Thresholds:

Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall apply to the central government entities listed in this Section where the value of the procurement is estimated, in accordance with Article 15.2 (Scope), to equal or exceed:

Goods

130,000 SDR

Services

130,000 SDR

Construction Services

5,000,000 SDR

List of Entities:

Note to Section A

All agencies subordinate to the above listed central government entities are covered, provided that an agency does not have a separate legal personality.

Section B: Sub-Central Government Entities

None.

Section C: Other Entities

Thresholds:

Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall apply to the other government entities listed in this Section where the value of the procurement is estimated, in accordance with Article 15.2 (Scope), to equal or exceed:

Goods

400,000 SDR

Services

400,000 SDR

Construction Services

5,000,000 SDR

List of Entities:

Notes to Section C

1. For the entities listed in this Section, Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall cover only those entities listed and does not extend to subordinate or subsidiary agencies.

2. New Zealand does not offer coverage for entities listed in this Section to Mexico.

Section D: Goods

Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall apply to all goods procured by the entities listed in Sections A and C of this Schedule, unless otherwise specified in Chapter 15 (Government Procurement), including this Schedule.

Section E: Services

Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall apply to all services procured by the entities listed in Sections A and C of this Schedule unless otherwise specified in Chapter 15 (Government Procurement), except the following:

Section F: Construction Services

Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall apply to all construction services Footnote 3 procured by the entities listed in Sections A and C of this Schedule unless otherwise specified in Chapter 15 (Government Procurement), except for procurement not covered as set out in Section G of this Schedule.

Section G: General Notes

1. Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall not apply to:

2. For greater certainty, Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) shall be interpreted in accordance with the following:

Section H: Threshold Adjustment Formula

1. The thresholds shall be adjusted in every even-numbered year with each adjustment taking effect on January 1, beginning on January 1 of the first even-numbered year after the date of entry into force of this Agreement for New Zealand.

2. Every two years, New Zealand shall calculate and publish the value of the thresholds under this Schedule expressed in New Zealand dollars.  These calculations shall be based on the conversion rates published by the International Monetary Fund in its monthly International Financial Statistics.

3. The conversion rates shall be the average of the daily values of the New Zealand dollar in terms of the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) over the two-year period preceding October 1 of the year before the adjusted thresholds are to take effect.

4. New Zealand shall consult if a major change in its national currency relative to the SDR or to the national currency of another Party were to create a significant problem with regard to the application of Chapter 15 (Government Procurement).

Section I: Procurement Information

The information to be published under this Chapter 15 (Government Procurement) will be published as follows:

New procurement opportunities

Procurement policy and practice

New Zealand legislation

Section J: Transitional Measures

None.

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