Are you a procurement professional? Got some challenging issues to solve?

Covid-19 Update

We are all living through challenging times at the moment. Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 risk and now lockdown, we had to postpone the Auckland course (1-2 April). We will reschedule it for later this year, so please continue to register your interest for the future.

Given the uncertainties of the situation - it is a strong possibility that our course in May will also be postponed. We will keep everyone up to date for anyone who registers for this before then.

We continue to operate business from home and we know many of you are too, so please get in touch if you're looking for help in procurement processes, developing tender documents, or are interested in future training. Or even if you'd just like to find out more about what we do.

We are currently considering offering some procurement training via videoconference. If you are interested in this option, please call us on  021 722 005 or email Caroline.Boot@cleverbuying.com.

Stay safe, keep well and be kind.


We’re your expert one-stop-shop for practical support, training and independent advice on all aspects of procurement.

Here’s how we can help:

  1. Manage / support your procurement processes and lead tender evaluations
  2. Train your people in best practice procurement – find out more here about the Clever Buying course.
  3. Assess tender evaluators studying for the NZQA Level Six Diploma and NZTA Qualified Evaluator Certificate delivered through Connexis ITO*
  4. Review and update your procedures and your manuals
  5. Develop RFx documents that deliver the right answers, cost-effectively
  6. Work with your team to develop customised procurement tools and templates
  7. Check your organisation’s compliance with NZTA and NZ Government Rules of Sourcing
  8. Povide qualified probity auditing and legal advice – comprehensive, knowledgeable service at competitive costs.

We’re internationally recognised leaders in best practice procurement.

Our clients routinely report major savings in their procurement processes, along with tighter, more defensible tendering decisions.

Got a procurement issue? Contact us for help.

* The NZQA Qualification is currently delivered through Connexis ITO. Students must have a training agreement with Connexis in order to get qualified.


 "Best course I have been on for years. Totally relevant and practical, came out buzzing with ideas to improve our RFTs and evaluation processes."

-NZTA Tender Evaluator

"I have found this course very useful in many aspects. Even though I have had many years of experience in procurement, I found the course has helped me a lot in terms of obtaining the industrial knowledge, improving the practical skills, and applying the right techniques to the right jobs.

The course is well-designed and structured thus it is really easy to be picked up by the project or procurement managers who may have different levels of understanding of the rules, guidelines, and procedures and so on. In addition, the way you deliver the course is very professional and memorable, but most importantly it has lots of fun stuff that makes the learning enjoyable and interesting."

- JOHN JIANG BArch, MBA (With Distinction)

"Just wanted to say that you were a hit yesterday, thank you. The team are raving about you today! I just sent an e-mail out thanking them for their participation etc. and WOW, all have said the course was excellent and learning heaps and relevant for their requirements!"

- Auckland Transport