Parliamentary Counsel Office

Legislation Services Panel

We have an existing legal services panel that was established in 2016. The purpose of the panel is to provide additional legislative drafting and related support services to assist the Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) in managing peak work flows. The panel is due to expire on 30 November 2022.

This is a standing invitation for applications from individuals who are interested in becoming Suppliers.

The legislation services panel sits alongside the AoG External Legal Services panel and is led by Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The key difference is the legislation services panel will have named individuals who provide specialised legislative drafting, design and related services to PCO and participating agencies. The named suppliers will not necessarily be on the AoG contract.

The key objective of this procurement is to establish a new panel under an open syndicated contract (and PCO reserve the right to add suppliers during the life of the contract) to support PCO and other agencies needing legislative drafting and related support services.

The panel will also help build capability in drafting secondary legislation not drafted by the PCO as participating agencies will be able to use suppliers to assist them in drafting and developing secondary legislation. This panel will also increase access for suppliers to Government legal, policy and legislative design work.

The panel will be called upon to undertake the work as and when necessary. Suppliers of the panel may select 1 or more areas for which they are interested in providing those services.

The panel supports PCO’s wider objective under the Legislation Act 2019 of promoting high-quality legislation that is easy to find, use, and understand and, to that end, to exercise stewardship of New Zealand's legislation as a whole.

Certain areas of legal work, not related to legislation services are not within scope of this panel, including litigation, mediation and arbitration work.

Department/Business Unit: Parliamentary Counsel Office

Status Open
Closing 3 Nov 2025 5:00 PM NZDT
Reference 26987755
Notice Type Request for Proposals (RFP)
Regions New Zealand
Customer Reference 26239399
Contact Details Kerry O'Rourke
333 1000
Published 3 Mar 2023 10:00 AM NZDT

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