Councils partnering for value and service

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Working together with the full support and involvement of council staff, BOPLASS provides benefit to councils and their stakeholders through improved levels of service, reduced costs, improved efficiencies and/or increased value through innovation.

This is achieved primarily through:

  • Joint Procurement: Being the collective procurement of services or products by two or more councils from an external provider regardless of whether the service is paid for through BOPLASS or individually by participating councils.
  • Shared Services: Being the participation of two or more councils in the provision of a common service which may be jointly or severally hosted.







Welcome to BOPLASS

BOPLASS Ltd is a company owned by nine councils - Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Rotorua Lakes Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Kawerau District Council, Tauranga City Council, Ōpōtiki District Council, Whakatāne District Council, Taupō District Council and Gisborne District Council.

The company has been established to promote shared services between local authorities in the Bay of Plenty/Gisborne Regions and elsewhere.

Partnering regions

BOPLASS welcomes the recently appointed Chief Executive of Western Bay of Plenty District Council, John Holyoake.


A collective agreement on behalf of the BOPLASS councils has been established to provide access to the full range of catalogues covering all AS/NZS standards. Standards NZ is used by all BOPLASS councils for a variety of compliance purposes. The ease of access through the BOPLASS portal and a single annual fee will enable better utilisation of standards across all councils.


BOPLASS councils have jointly participated in a tender for orthophotography with aerial capture to be undertaken during the summer of 2020-21. AAM NZ Ltd have been awarded the contract.

This has been a very successful tender outcome for the councils and the collective contract is providing substantial savings and efficiencies for all participants.
(BOPLASS LiDAR capture is also being undertaken during an overlapping period by Aerial Surveys Ltd who were appointed through a BOPLASS/LINZ/PGF


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