Biosecurity partnership wins procurement award

Boffa Miskell and Land Information NZ received the Best Supplier Relationship Management Award at the CIPS Australasia Supply Management Awards 2015.

The award recognises the strategic partnership between Land Information NZ (LINZ) and Boffa Miskell, which was acknowledged by the judges for ‘breaking the mould’ in traditional procurement relationships.

Our CEO Kerry Gupwell and Planning Partner Ken Gimblett accepted the award alongside LINZ representatives at the gala evening held in Melbourne.

In 2014, Boffa Miskell and LINZ signed a partnership agreement which signified a new strategic partnership between the two organisations. Boffa Miskell had already been contracted to carry out biosecurity control work for LINZ for over 5 years and the new partnership model promotes greater innovation, collaboration and higher performance for biosecurity management services. A partnership board and an innovation fund sees both organisations contribute to exploring new technologies and systems in the management of biosecurity throughout New Zealand. The use of ‘Manu the drone’ in work on controlling wilding trees is the first result from this innovation fund.

Our work involves significant project management of operations to enable LINZ to align its work with Regional Pest Management Strategies and other statutory documents. Our services under the partnership include securing resource consents, carrying out annual consultation with stakeholders, developing annual control work programs, reviewing statutory documents and preparing submissions on behalf of LINZ.

For further information please contact Ken Gimblett

30 September 2015