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MSD: Sexual Violence Service Development Update

July 20, 2017 at 2:54 PM



Open Competitive Tender for Kaupapa Māori Harmful Sexual Behaviour Services Pilot

He nui te mahi tūkino tāngata i Aotearoa nei. Me mahi ngātahi te hapori whānui kia whai hurahi hei karo atu te tukino. Ki ta Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora, mā te whakarongo, mā te mahi ngātahi te tukino e oti!

I orea te tuatara ka patu ki waho
A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions

The Ministry of Social Development (Ministry) is running an open competitive tender to procure the delivery of a kaupapa Māori Pilot service to address harmful sexual behaviour (the Pilot).

The Pilot will be a voluntary (non-mandated) service for adult clients and their whānau who have not been directed to attend a harmful sexual behaviour service by the court. It will run from 1 November 2017 to 30 June 2019.

The purpose of the Pilot is to deliver HSB services in accordance with a kaupapa Māori framework. Services delivered under the Pilot will address HSB using a combination of professional sexual violence knowledge and key Māori cultural values.

At a high level, the Ministry expects that through the Pilot, individuals who have engaged in HSB and their whānau support network:

  • have their needs met through mana-enhancing kaupapa Māori therapeutic services that are effective, holistic and responsive
  • are supported to become strong and resilient, and able to identify their own ways to restore and sustain safety and wellbeing/mauri ora
  • are supported to achieve lasting, positive change through the support of whānau and the wider community
  • can demonstrate a reduction in risk factors for future HSB offending/re-offending and increased safe behaviour (for primary client only).

The tender was released on Government Electronic Tenders Service website (GETS) on Tuesday 18 July.

Proposals are welcomed from collectives/consortiums with the capacity, capability and experience to deliver the Pilot as required. Under the terms of the Pilot, the Provider may deliver services in collaboration with iwi organisations or other Māori providers.

More detailed information regarding the service requirements and how to submit a proposal are provided through the tender documentation on GETS.

The tender is open on GETS until 12pm on 28 August 2017.

We encourage interested organisations to register with GETS in order to access the tender documentation and receive updates. When registering, please use the code 93000000. For help with registration, contact GETS at or call 0508 GETS HELP (0508 438 743) or +64 4 901 3188.

Go to the GETS website

Category: Government