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

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.

Energy Services Panel

Expires October 2017 - Open Panel

Renewable energy is one of two flagship priorities for the aid programme. There is a particular focus on the Pacific, where introducing clean and affordable energy technologies is a high priority. We also focus on renewable energy in targeted countries in Asia, including Afghanistan. 

Services available under the panel include:

  • energy policy, strategy and development programme design
  • technical, economic and financial analysis for the energy sector
  • power sector planning and analysis
  • rural electrification
  • demand-side management (DSM)
  • design of power distribution
  • supply-side efficiencies and network management
  • photovoltaic systems
  • geothermal energy, wind energy, bioenergy, hydro
  • commercial, investment and procurement services
  • cross-cutting issues, including gender equality, human rights and the environment
  • human resource strategic planning
  • small scale project implementation of physical works in the energy sector.

Energy Services panel members

Adam Smith International



Lawless Geo-Consulting Ltd

Arktech Pty Ltd

Lovell and Associates Ltd

Auckland Uniservices

Middle Earth Geoscience

Aurecon Group

Mike Allen



Castalia Limited

Neoleaf Global Limited

CAT Projects

Infratec Renewables

Cole and Dias Ltd


Concept Consulting Group Limited

P2P Energy Services

Contact Energy Limited

Parsons Brinckerhoff

David Wright Limited


East Harbour Energy Ltd

Reid Technology Ltd

Elemental Group

Resource Development Ltd

Environmental Management Services Ltd

Sapere Research Group

Fuel Technology

Social Performance

Garrad Hassan Pacific Pty

Solar City

Geoff Brown and Associates Ltd

Tan Pham


Thorndon Cook

Global Sustainable Energy Solutions

Wedgewood White Limited

GNS Science International Ltd

William Thorp

IT Power


Engineering and Related Services Panel

Expires June 2019 – Open Panel

The Engineering and Related Services Panel is comprised of multi-disciplinary and specialty service providers and supports the International Development Group in a variety of sector priorities.

Services available under the panel include:

  • Transport
  • Water Supply
  • Waste Water
  • Storm Water
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Urban development Infrastructure
  • Design of Electrical Generation and Reticulation
  • International Disaster and Emergency Response
  • Property Services
  • Geotechnical Services
  • Asset Management
  • Project Management
  • Information and Communications Technology

Engineering and Related Services panel members

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

Tourism Services Panel 

Expires March 2018 - Open Panel

Tourism development is one of 12 core priorities for the aid programme. The Tourism Services Panel offers expertise in a range of areas:

  • tourism strategy and sector coordination
  • strategic tourism business planning
  • niche tourism market experience
  • quality accommodation and activities
  • conservation and environment management
  • tourism industry training
  • market awareness and destination marketing
  • linking supply of local goods and services to the tourism sector
  • private sector tourism development.

Tourism Services panel members

Dain Simpson Oliver Bennett
ForwardHQ Ltd Quality Tourism Development Limited
Horwath HTL Sustainable Travel International
Les Clark Consulting TRC Tourism Ltd
Matthias Schellhorn TRIP Consultants


Agriculture Services Panel

Expires May 2018 - Open Panel

Agriculture is important for economic growth as well as individual livelihoods in most developing countries. New Zealand is internationally recognised as a leader in agriculture, especially in pasture-based livestock and horticulture industries. Central to New Zealand’s success is a market-led approach based on the development of integrated value chains, or adding value from the farm gate to plate. We focus on growing productivity through technological innovation, quality agricultural education, and targeted research.

New Zealand has developed first class biosecurity and food safety systems that protect our agricultural industries from external pest threats. This enables us to gain and maintain access to markets with even the most demanding requirements. Finally, the agricultural industry is well organised and with a high degree of effective collaboration between various organisations, including across the public and private spheres.

Agriculture Services panel members

Adam Smith International Ltd Massey University
Agriculture Services Limited MWH New Zealand Ltd
ANZDEC Limited PGG Wrightson
Avivet Ltd Prime Consulting International Ltd & Nimmo-Bell &Company Ltd (Consortium)
Baker & Associates Prosmart Agriculture Ltd
Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd Quality Consultants New Zealand "QCONZ"
DAI Limited & AgFirst (consortium) SPS Biosecurity Ltd
Dairy Link Limited Stephen Lee
David Wright Limited Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
Epi-interactive Ltd The Agribusiness Group NZ Limited 
John Campbell The AgriChain Centre Limited
Lincoln University The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited


Activity Design Support Services Panel

Expires August 2018 | Open Panel

MFAT uses this panel to either assist with or deliver the design process - including writing business cases and designing and appraising new development projects.

Activity Design Support Services panel members

Bruce Trangmar Marion Quinn
Cathy Deane Myra Harrison
Colleen Butcher-Gollach Peter Bonniface
David Swete Kelly Philippe Brewster
Donna Leigh Holden Susan Majid
Fiona Kotvojs Sylvia Meakin
Kirsty Burnett Warwick Thomson

We are in the process of renewing the existing panel members for an additional two year term.
This process also involves introducing new approved personnel under the current arrangements.
If the required expertise and capacity is not found, MFAT will then open up the panel to the market.