craig stevenson
Former CEO

Craig Stevenson

New Plymouth District Council

Like many, NPDC relied on the Lowest Price Conforming model when tendering. But it knew something was broken.  

Trialling a Different Approach

The Council had a vision to become a supply chain leader, where its role was to coach, mentor, lead and inspire its contractors.

In 2019 it implemented a new approach to procurement when tendering for its annual maintenance contract – doing things very differently.

Six months into the new contract it began to see major benefits.


Watch: Supply chain leadership in practice (2020)

Supply chain leadership in practice (2020) PDF • 945 KB

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“We’re trying to develop a culture where our staff are not just good at planning and execution but are prepared to challenge the status quo, be a bit curious, push the boundaries and do some innovative stuff.”