Accident Compensation Corporation

Vocational Medical Services (VMS) Contract

The current contract for Vocational Medical Services (VMS) expires on the 30 June 2024. We will have a new service start on the 1st July 2024. The application to hold the new Vocational Medical Services Contract will open at the end of February 2024. Until this date, the service will be closed for new applications.

VMS Contract is comprised of:

• Three medical assessment services: Vocational Rehabilitation Review (VRR) service; Initial Medical Assessment (IMA) service; and the Vocational Independence Medical Assessment (VIMA) service.
• One advisory service: Vocational Medical Assistance (VMA) service.

New and incumbent Suppliers are encouraged to apply for this contract.
To work on this contract, you need to be a Medical Practitioner registered with the New Zealand Medical Council with a current Annual Practicing Certificate that includes Vocational Registration in either:

• General Practice: completed vocational training through The Royal NZ College of GPs and awarded the Fellowship of the RNZCGP (FRNZCGP) and hold either a Diploma in Industrial Health (DIH) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (PG Dip Occ Med) or equivalent.

• Occupational Medicine.

• Rehabilitation Medicine: completed vocational training through Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) and awarded the Fellowship of the AFRM (FAFRM).

Next Steps

Over the next three months ACC will be updating this notice with further information. If you are interested in this Contract, please subscribe to this Notice to ensure you receive all updates immediately.
In the interim, you can access the latest Operational Guidelines through this link (vms-og.pdf (, which provides you with the purpose of the service and some of the more technical aspects and requirements.
For further details, please refer to the current VMS Contract via this link (VMS.SS.2023 ( This document outlines how ACC would engage in a contract with you.

Please note that both, the Operational Guidelines and the Service Schedule, are undergoing minor updates, resulting in minor changes for the 2024 versions.

Status Closed
Closed 29 Feb 2024 5:00 PM NZDT
Reference 28645266
Notice Type Notice of Information (NOI)
Regions Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Chatham Islands, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, Otago, Southland, Taranaki, Tasman, Waikato, Wellington, West Coast
Customer Reference VMS - 2024
Contact Details All questions should be received via GETS
Published 19 Dec 2023 9:00 AM NZDT

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