We provide comprehensive expert support for procurement professionals, including:
- On-tap expert procurement advice and support
- Tender document development (RFTs, Response forms, Procurement Plans, Evaluation Plans, Evaluation Reports)
- Practical Procurement Training and NZQA qualification*
- Qualified Tender Evaluators
- Probity auditing
*The well-known two-day Clever Buying™ workshop covers Procurement Planning, RFx Development, Tender Processing and Evaluation, and application of Government Rules of Sourcing. The course leads into the NZQA Level 6 Procurement Certificate (valid for NZTA Qualified Tender Evaluator) – the only practical NZQA procurement qualification specifically designed for government procurement professionals, in all sectors.
It started with the first ‘talking telegraph’ trial in 1877 which led to the formation of the New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department in 1881. What followed was 130 years of communications evolution that saw telephones in nearly every home, the privatisation of the network and birth of Telecom in 1987, and the arrival of the internet and mobile phone technology.
Now optical fibre ushers in a new era. Chorus was formed in March 2008 as a Telecom business unit operating at arm’s length from the rest of the organisation, to give all service providers access to the local fixed line network.
In December 2011, Chorus reached a major milestone, formally becoming a separate entity and listing on the New Zealand stock exchange.
Today, as New Zealand’s largest telecommunications infrastructure company, Chorus continues its long heritage of building and looking after the country’s fixed line telecommunications network for present and future generations.