Tenders open and updates on sexual violence service development

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The Ministry of Social Development has opened two new tenders for sexual violence services. The tenders are listed on GETS, the Government Electronic Tenders Service, along with MSD's responses to questions.

The first tender is for specialist sexual harm crisis support services for victim/survivors in areas where there are limited or no services available. Funding is available for three years. MSD will accept proposals from existing specialist sexual harm services or new providers that can deliver services in the geographic areas identified as having limited or no service. The tender is open on GETS until 12pm on 11 August 2017.

The second tender is for a Kaupapa Māori Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) Services 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. The pilot would run from 1 November 2017 to 30 June 2019. According to the MSD Sexual violence services development update "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." MSD will accept proposals from collectives/consortiums. Under the terms of the Pilot, the Provider may deliver services in collaboration with iwi organisations or other Māori providers. The tender is open on GETS until 12pm on 28 August 2017.

Other updates

MSD has also published a July update on the development of sexual violence services, which provides information about:

  • Sexual Harm Crisis Support Services
  • National Sexual Violence Helpline
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour Services
  • Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

More information

Read or subscribe to MSD Sexual Violence Service updates on the MSD website.

See more information about the Development of specialist sexual violence services on the MSD website.