Login with RealMe

To access the Procurement online service, you need a RealMe login. If you've used a RealMe login somewhere else, you can use it here too. If you don't already have a username and password, just select Login and choose to create one.

What's RealMe?

To log in to this service you need a RealMe login.

This service uses RealMe login to secure and protect your personal information.

RealMe login is a service from the New Zealand government that includes a single login, letting you use one username and password to access a wide range of services online.

Find out more at www.realme.govt.nz.

Choosing to co-locate

Multiple government agencies sharing a workplace can benefit the agencies involved, their customers, and the government's strategic property goals.

What is a co-location?

A co-location is when two or more agencies share the same tenancy.

Sharing space allows your agency to:

  • be located with other agencies, functions or sector partners you need to collaborate with
  • provide common customers with a more integrated way to access government services
  • recruit employees in areas where your agency may not have a physical presence
  • provide more attractive, higher quality work environments to your employees – this can be a big benefit for smaller agencies, who can’t normally justify providing a wide range of workspaces or amenities
  • have another agency use surplus space in an existing tenancy.

Benefits of co-location

Co-locations can meet both agency or sector needs and the government’s property portfolio goals.

Sharing space with other agencies:

  • can be an effective way to create functional hubs that help people work together to achieve collective goals
  • allows for locating better or lower-cost spaces when your agency only requires a small footprint
  • is an opportunity to explore changes to the way you interact with, and provide services to, your customers.

Flexibility and adaptability

Co-location enables agencies to:

  • use common ICT and security infrastructure
  • consolidate accommodation facilities
  • use common furniture solutions.

Value for money and effectiveness

Co-location enables agencies to:

  • leverage the scale of government to negotiate a better workplace outcome, not necessarily just lower rents or better commercial terms
  • centralise property-related procurement costs by using All-of-Government contracts and a centralised process
  • minimise the number of buildings government agencies occupy
  • minimise duplication of major facilities, like reception areas, public-facing meeting rooms and ICT infrastructure
  • leverage off other agencies with more capability – like ICT, property and security resources.

Raising workplace quality and safety

Co-location enables:

  • smaller agencies to provide higher quality environments to their employees
  • a more consistent approach to security
  • common health, safety and security practices for buildings
  • agencies with less mature security and health and safety practices to be exposed to agencies with higher capability.

Is co-location right for your agency?

To work out whether a co-location could work for your agency, you need to figure out what workplace outcome you want to achieve.

Your starting point should be your agency’s property plan, which outlines how your property portfolio and workplace set-up supports your organisation's objectives. It should also identify possible co-locating opportunities.

Property planning

When defining the intended workplace outcome, consider:

  • what improvements could be made to how your organisation works and delivers services
  • who you need to be close to
  • location factors
  • security considerations.

What's involved

A co-location is a partnership. Your agency will need to be open to creating a solution that meets all the participating agencies' needs.

Senior leadership will need to be involved throughout the life of the co-location to provide strategic direction.

If your agency is taking on the role of lead agency, you will be responsible for:

  • the financial and operational risk associated with managing property
  • providing a safe and secure physical environment for all occupants.

Deciding who to co-locate with

Before confirming the decision to co-locate, agencies should assess their compatibility to make sure co-location will be a good fit for all parties.

Assessing co-location partner compatibility

Joining an existing co-location

How we can help

We can help you find other agencies looking for accommodation in the same areas.

We consider co-locating compatible agencies as part of any project we lead.

Contact us

What's next?

If you've decided a co-location could be the right fit for your agency and identified who you might partner with, your next step is an assessment workshop.

Assessing co-location partner compatibility