Having an endorsed Road Transport Activity Procurement Strategy for all subsidised land transport activities is a requirement of the Waka Kotahi Procurement Manual. It is planned to create strategies which obtain best value for money which is a requirement of the Land Transport Management Act.
The Waka Kotahi Procurement Manual in turn requires all road controlling authorities to maintain a Strategy which is endorsed by Waka Kotahi. This Strategy is intended to fulfil these requirements and Council has, for consistency, included all non-subsidised land transport activity procurement within this Strategy.
The Strategy sets out the objectives around value for money, and methods for procurement to support fair competition and encourage competitive markets to best achieve these objectives, for both the taxpayer and the ratepayers of the Otorohanga District.