Government Procurement Rule 60 - Geospatial Information & Services

Richard Murcott made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: Richard Murcott

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

The proper management and use of geospatial data (location information) is critical across the economy; it is significant in determining high productivity methods to more efficiently resolve increasingly complex challenges. Everything happens (or will) 'somewhere'.

But procurement Rule 60 (3rd Ed) is in the process of being 'retired' (scheduled to be replaced by another Rule 60 on a completely different subject).

A Cabinet directive underpinned Rule 60 (3rd Ed) whereby a key intent was to introduce & encourage the adoption of formal standards (national & international) that will contribute over time to considerably improve the management and use of geospatial data, and contribute toward data infrastructure, and have entities collaborate, including with other significant holders of location-based information, including local government, Crown agents, academia and the private sector.

Please provide a copy of the 2010 Cabinet directive that underpinned Rule 60 (3rd ed).

Please provide a copy of any documentation that updated that Cabinet directive, or in any way signaled to Cabinet any reasons to change Rule 60 (3rd Ed). If Cabinet was not formally briefed, why not?

Please provide copies of any consultation (and communications), of any type/form, on the decision to retire procurement Rule 60, and in relation to any significant holders of location-based information situated in any local government, Crown agent, academia entity or the private sector.

Was Standards NZ (SNZ) consulted? Standards are valuable assets when used with planned procurements. Please provide all documentation related to consultation with this key stakeholder

Was the Government Chief Data Steward consulted regarding the procurement Rule for geospatial information? Please provide documentation from this consultation and the reasons for their decisions?

Was the Government Chief Digital Officer consulted? Please provide documentation from this consultation on geospatial information and services (Rule 60)?

Yours faithfully,

Richard Murcott

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From: Rachel Kirby
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Ref: 1920-0281

 

Dear Richard,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 15^th Augest 2019 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“Please provide a copy of the 2010 Cabinet directive that underpinned Rule
60 (3rd ed).

 

Please provide a copy of any documentation that updated that Cabinet
directive, or in any way signaled to Cabinet any reasons to change Rule 60
(3rd Ed). If Cabinet was not formally briefed, why not?

 

Please provide copies of any consultation (and communications), of any
type/form, on the decision to retire procurement Rule 60, and in relation
to any significant holders of location-based information situated in any
local government, Crown agent, academia entity or the private sector.

 

Was Standards NZ (SNZ) consulted? Standards are valuable assets when used
with planned procurements. Please provide all documentation related to
consultation with this key stakeholder

 

Was the Government Chief Data Steward consulted regarding the procurement
Rule for geospatial information? Please provide documentation from this
consultation and the reasons for their decisions?

 

Was the Government Chief Digital Officer consulted? Please provide
documentation from this consultation on geospatial information and
services (Rule 60)?”

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [1][MBIE request email] or
using the contact details below.

 

 

Nâku noa, nâ,

 

 

Katie Wellington

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

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From: Emma Drysdale
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear Mr Murcott –

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your request under the Official
Information Act 1982.

 

Kind regards,

 

Emma Drysdale

TEAM LEADER MINISTERIAL WRITING

 

Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services

Corporate, Governance and Information

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From: Richard Murcott

Dear Emma Drysdale,

You advise that you are extending the timeframe by 10 working days on making a decision on my request for information (for information that was previously openly accessible for the public, but which has since gone 'off-line').

Accordingly, I object to the unnecessary delay.

As a minimum, at least some of the information requested should be able to be released to partially fulfill this OIA request. If not, then please be specific as to why not?

Some of the information requested, such as Cabinet directives, were previously available on the MBIE procurement website (directly supporting Rule 60).

Questions arising:
Does the Ministry still have access to the resources requested?
If not, why not?

Please release without further delay, the Cabinet directives; that would be a partial response in good faith toward fulfilling this OIA request.

Yours sincerely,
Richard Murcott

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From: Ministerial Support

Dear Richard

Thank you for your official information request transferred to LINZ on Thursday, 12 September 2019.

We will provide a response to your request as soon as possible, and no later than Thursday, 10 October 2019, which is 20 working days after LINZ received your request.

Regards,

Christopher Fletcher
Advisor | Ministerial Support & Official Correspondence
Policy and Overseas Investment

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Wellington Office, Level 7, Radio New Zealand House, 155 The Terrace
PO Box 5501, Wellington 6145, New Zealand | T 04 460 0110
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