Reseller News touts an extension of the MCSSA for another three years... This single agreement has been highlighted before as being one of the biggest impediments to the ideals of the NZ Govt Procurement rules. Many Government agencies seem to treat it as an AoG agreement, which it isn't, and therefore bypass many of the procurement rules and guidelines that are in place to assist NZ businesses. In addition to that there are only 6 eligible license providers that can take advantage of the discounts putting every other potential supplier at a disadvantage.
Way to go NZ Govt. I'm sure you mean well but continuing this unhealthy reliance on overseas IT suppliers is doing nothing to address the NZ skills shortage or drive the innovation you purport to want.