Supplier panels

A panel is a list of pre-approved suppliers that offer services required by the New Zealand Aid programme. There are four supplier panels that support international development.

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Supplier Panels are the preferred method for sourcing suppliers.

How to get on panel

Panels are established through an open competitive tender process advertised on GETS. Each panel has agreed terms and conditions. Some panels are ‘open’, meaning the number of suppliers on them may be increased from time to time to meet evolving needs (usually no more than once a year).

Opportunities to supply the aid programme may also be available to you through existing panel members who can be found in the lists below.

AOG Panels

Some of the AOG Panels which we are currently signed up to include:

Panel name

Expiry date

AoG Advertising and Design Services (ADS)

23 June 2021

AoG Consultancy Services (CS)


AoG External Legal Services (ELS)

22 September 2021

AoG External Recruitment Services (AOG ERS)

19 September 2021

AoG IT Hardware (ITH)

23 September 2021

AoG Motor Vehicles (MV)

30 June 2023

AoG Travel Management Services (TMS)

25 June 2024

MSD Video and Filming Production Services (VFPS)

1 April 2020

MSD Employee Health Management Services (EHMS)

22 August 2024

For more information regarding this panels, refer to the Contracts(external link) page of the New Zealand Government Procurement(external link) website, which provides detailed information about each of the panels.

MFAT specialist panels

The Ministry has set up six specialist panels focussed around providing goods and services that are required to support successful delivery of the New Zealand Aid Program's outcomes.

These Panels include:

MFAT Panels


MFAT Conference Event Management Services (CEMS)

24 December 2021

MFAT Energy and Related Services (ES)

27 March 2022

MFAT Language Pre-Qualified supplier listing


MFAT Crown Research Institutes Panel (CRI) 

(Various Dates)   2020-2024

MFAT Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL)

~ Mid 2022

MFAT Architectural Design and Related Services (ADRS)

31 December 2023

MFAT will provide post information on GETS(external link) about the renewal of panels in the lead-up to the expiry dates. All invitations for panel refreshes (where new members have the opportunity to submit proposals to join the panel) will be operated through the Government Electronic Tender Service(external link). Prospective suppliers should also be mindful that MFAT may develop new Panels from time to time, and any notifications / opportunities to join will also be advertised via GETS(external link).

Energy Services Panel

Adam Smith International Global Sustainable Energy Solutions PTY Limited
AECOME New Zealand Limited Infratec Limited
Auckland Uniservices Limited IT Power (Australia) Pty Limited
Castalia Limited Jacobs New Zealand Limited
Concept Consulting Group Limited JRG Energy Consultants Limited
Contact Energy Lmited Mitchell Daysh Limited
David Wright Limited Nicole Baker Consulting
Deloitte Limited Opus International Consultants Ltd
DETA Consulting Limited Plan to Profit Limited
East Harbour Energy Limited PowerSmart NZ Limited
Ekistica SMEC International PTY LTD
Elemental Power and Renewables Limited Stantec New Zealand
Energy Solution Providers Limited WINTEC Limited
FCG ANZDEC Limited WorleyParsons New Zealand Limited
GHD Limited  

Engineering and Related Services panel members

AECOM Jacobs
Beca Manteena
Calibre Stantec
Cardno Network Strategies
GHD Waugh Infrastructure

Monitoring Evaluation Research Learning Panel (MERL)

Expires  May–September 2022 — Open Panel

MFAT has established a Monitoring Evaluation Research Learning (MERL) Services Panel (the Panel).  Through a diverse range of consultancy and advisory services in areas that span New Zealand’s humanitarian, development and diplomatic engagement, this Panel will strengthen our decision-making and policy development,  contribute to our learning,  and help meet our transparency and accountability requirements. 

There are currently 82 providers on the MERL Panel.  Providers include both organisations and individuals, based here in New Zealand, the Pacific and elsewhere in the world.  Providers also have a range of experience across our key thematic areas and sectors, along with specialist expertise in such things as gender, human rights and inclusive development. This reflects the diverse nature of the work we do and that it varies considerably in purpose, nature, scope, scale and value, from smaller pieces of work that require a quick turnaround to meet real-time business driven needs through to more complex and comprehensive strategic evaluations and research work. 

The scope of services is across the following eight service categories of services:

  1. Strategic evaluation
  2. Strategic monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  3. Activity evaluation (project-level)
  4. Activity monitoring and evaluation frameworks
  5. Data specialists
  6. Monitoring, evaluation and results management support and training
  7. Organisational learning and knowledge products and services
  8. Applied research and/or other analytical work. 
A.C. Nielsen Malatest International
Adam Smith International Martin Jenkins & Associates
Allen & Clarke Massey University
Analytic Matters Metis Analytics
Asia Pacific International Development Miehlbradt Consulting
Auckland UniServices Mike Sansom
Auckland University of Technology Miranda Cahn
Australia NZ School of Government Moana Research
Bell Kelly Beaumont Team Architects Monica Wabuke
Bruce Chapman Nicholson Consulting
Buddhi Consultancy NZIER
Cardno Emerging Markets Overseas Development Institute 
Clear Horizon Consulting Oxford Policy Management
Coffey International Development Palladium International
Cole and Dias Partnership Brokers Association
Conflict Management Consulting Pasifika Medical Association
Creative Evaluation Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop
DevDas Plan Inc Development Partners
Donna Leigh Holden Consulting RDSM Consultancy NZ
Education Review Office Right Partnerships
Edward Boydell Sapere Research Group
Evaluation Associates Savvy Vanuatu (Rob MacAlister)
FH Designs Solomon Leonard
GHD Solution Seekers
Global Jigsaw - Health & Development Solutions Stacey Tennant Consultancy 
Helen Bradford Standard of Proof
IMC Worldwide Stantec New Zealand
Impact Advantage Strategic Development Group
Institute for Sustainable Futures Sustineo
International Health and Development Consulting Terence Wood
IOD Parc Universalia Management Group
IPE Triple Line University of Canterbury
ITAD University of Melbourne
Janzoon University of New South Wales
Kaha Education University of Otago
Kate Lee-Gleisner University of Queensland
Keith Leonard Victoria Link
Kineo Warwick Thomson
KSI Consulting Whitelum Group


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