Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

NZ Medical Treatment Scheme

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) invites submission of responses from suitably qualified and experienced organisations (including consortia) to implement and manage the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (MTS) to strengthen and provide specialist health services in targeted countries in the Pacific.

MFAT is seeking to procure the Services of a suitably qualified and experienced supplier to manage a new phase of the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme, when the current supplier’s delivery of the MTS concludes on 30 June 2022. As necessary, MFAT will provide bridging/interim support to the current supplier to ensure handover and uninterrupted service provision.

The new phase of the New Zealand Medical Treatment Scheme (the Activity) will be for five years, commencing from July 2022, and funded by MFAT up to a total value of NZD $22.8M. The Activity aims to assist Pacific Island countries to provide their citizens with access to specialised secondary and tertiary medical and surgical treatment in order to strengthen health systems and to improve health outcomes. The Activity will be implemented in six countries; Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa, and is comprised of three components:

1. an overseas referral scheme (ORS) which includes eligible patients travelling to New Zealand for medical treatment not available in their country;

2. visiting medical health specialists (VMS) who travel to the six countries set out above to undertake medical and surgical procedures and to mentor local medical and surgical specialists and staff (including, currently, by remote means); and

3. strengthening in-country health system capacity (SCC) through training and infrastructure development in-country.

Please see the attached Request for Proposal document (and the attachments) for further information. A supplier briefing will to be held on Thursday 2 June to discuss this programme of work.

Department/Business Unit: Crown Funding

Status Open
Closing 1 Jul 2022 1:00 PM NZST
Reference 25827326
Notice Type Request for Proposals (RFP)
Regions International
Customer Reference ACT-0102788
Contact Details Harry Birkett
027 845 2928
Published 20 May 2022 5:00 PM NZST

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