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Professional Services Panel

The Co-Lab Professional Services Panel was established on 1 August 2019 and is in place for five years. This contract reduces time and cost associated with engaging consultants with pre-negotiated fees and a more efficient engagement process.

It covers professional services (not physical works) for a range of council infrastructure and development needs.

The Panel was established following a competitive open tender process in accordance with the Government Procurement Rules. Evaluation of panel members was undertaken by council subject matter experts. Eight councils are currently participating in the panel.

We get lots of requests to join the panel but, having gone out to the market widely, the councils agreed that additions would only be considered if there was a skills or capacity gap on the existing panel. A review is being undertaken in 2022 to identify and fill any gaps.

Participating councils can access the details for each panel member at Contact us on the details below for a login.



Benson Waghorn
Procurement Manager


Lynn Moore
Contract Administrator

Panel membership

The Professional Services Panel includes over 170 providers and covers eight disciplines:

  • Discipline 1 – Building Services
  • Discipline 2 – Three Waters & Waste
  • Discipline 3 – Urban Design
  • Discipline 4 – Hazard Management
  • Discipline 5 – Planning
  • Discipline 6 – Supporting Services
  • Discipline 7 – Roading and Transportation
  • Discipline 8 – Public Transport and Parking


The panel members are:

2E ConsultingKinetic Environmental Consulting
4Sight ConsultingKPMG
AbleyKRJ Consulting
Aerial SurveysLucens Environmental and Planning
AIELuke McCarthy Consulting (LMC)
Anvil Fire ConsultantsMarket Economics 
APV Valuers & Asset ManagementMartin Lynch Consulting
Aqualinc ResearchMitchell Daysh
AR & AssociatesMiyamoto International NZ
ArborlabMorphum Environmental
archifact – architecture & conservation ltdMorrison Low & Associates
ArchimediaMott MacDonald
Arnold and JohnstoneMRCagney
Arrive LimitedNational Consultants
ArupNatural Solutions
Asbestos Surveying SolutionsNature Based Solutions
Asset Management Business Improvement (AMBI)NDM CIVIL
Assetlife AllianceNeo Consulting
AureconNew Zealand Heritage Properties
Awa EnvironmentalOCTA Associates
Babbage ConsultantsOculus Architectural Engineering
BCD GroupOdyssey Energy Solutions
BecaOnFire Consulting
Bespoke Landscape ArchitectsOpteon
Bloxam Burnett and Olliver (BBO)Orbica
Blue Wallace Surveyors P.S. Environmental Services
Blueline ConsultingPattle Delamore Partners
Boffa MiskellPAUA Architects
BPOpeddlethorp architects
Britton ConsultantsPinnacles Civil
brodiehailwoodPisces Consulting
Bryant Environmental SolutionsPlace Group
BTW CompanyPlanning Plus
Calibre GroupPlanning Works
Candor3Planz Consultants
Chartered Building ConsultantsPower Solutions Ltd
Chow:Hill ArchitectsProject Lab NZ
Clarke of WorksRedman Solutions
CMW GeosciencesResilio Studio
Combined Technologies (CTEK)Resolve Group
DCA Architects of TransformationRichard Knott Limited
DHI Water & EnvironmentRider Levett Bucknall (RLB)
Direction Traffic DesignRiley Consultants
Discovery MarineRoadLab
Dual Tech ConsultantsRough Milne Mitchell Landscape Architects (RMM)
Eagle TechnologySian Keith Archaeology
Earth & Environmental ScienceSigma Consultants
eCoastSimmons & Associates Ltd
Ecology New ZealandSLR Consulting
Element PlanningSouthernSkies Environmental
Emission ImpossibleStantec
ENGEOStrateg.Ease Ltd
Enspire ConsultingStreamlined Environmental
Eunomia Research & ConsultingTe Miro Water and McCaffrey Engineering
Feathers PlanningTektus Consultants
Flow Transportation SpecialistsTelferYoung Rotorua
Frequency NZThe Property Group
GDC ConsultantsThe Surveying Company
Geohazard EnvironmentalThe Wastewater Specialists
GHDThomas Consultants
GMD ConsultantsTiaki Engineering Consultants
Golder AssociatesTitus Civil
Gray MatterTonkin + Taylor
Great Lake ConsultingTraffic Engineering and  Management (TEAM)
HAIL EnvironmentalTraffic Planning Consultants (TPC)
Haines PlanningUrbanismplus
Halcyon Project ManagementVeros
Hampton JonesViaStrada
Harrison GriersonW. Gumbley Ltd
HD GeoWainui Environmental
Henderson Civil ConsultantsWarren and Mahoney Architects
Heritage Consultancy ServicesWatershed Engineering
Hill Young CooperWaugh Infrastructure
Holmes ConsultingWhite Associates
Hydraulic Analysis Ltd (HAL)Wildland Consultants
Ignite ArchitectsWizebuy Building Inspections
Infrastructure AssociatesWorley
IsthmusWratt Resource Management Planning
Jewkes Boyd Cost ManagementWT Partnership
JPStylesX Engineering Design
Kāhu EnvironmentalXyst
KGW Engineering