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Invitation to apply for ACC’s Vocational Medical Services


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RFx ID : 14028443
Tender Name : Invitation to apply for ACC’s Vocational Medical Services
Reference # :
Open Date : Wednesday, 15 July 2015 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 30 June 2017 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit :
Tender Type : Notice of Information (NOI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Fano Siu-Magele
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :


ACC works to reduce the overall incidence and impact of injury in New Zealand, through delivery of injury prevention, rehabilitation and compensation services.

From 1 July 2015, ACC will be opening the VMS contract to new entrants, to ensure ACC can access a range of high-quality service providers to deliver expert medical advice for our clients.

VMS includes three medical assessment services and one advisory service. These are the Vocational Medical Assistance (VMA) service, Vocational Medical Review (VMR) service, Initial Medical Assessment (IMA) service and Vocational Independence Medical Assessment (VIMA) service.

To be a supplier or a service provider under the ACC Vocational Medical Services contract, you must be a registered Medical Practitioner with vocational registration in either: General practice; Occupational medicine or Rehabilitation medicine. Evidence of a Postgraduate qualification in Occupational Medicine, industrial health, or equivalent will need to be provided at the time of submitting your response to ACC.

Application process

The open application process for the VMS has been classified into three streams for new and previous applicants. Each stream outlines a set of instructions required based on the applicant’s circumstances. More information is detailed in the Applicant Guidance document.

How to Apply?

a. All applicants are required to submit your application via the ARCUS Supplier Information Management System (SIM) hosted by Trade Interchange.
b. Applications will be made through a safe and secure online system using your computer’s Web browser. No special software is required.
c. To access the SIM website, register through the link below:
d. Each applicant will then receive an individual email providing a website link, separate login details and password to access the online system.
e. All applications must be completed, compliant and submitted via SIM provided by Trade Interchange.

Action: Timeframe
Applications Open: Open until further notice
Assessment of Applications: Applications will be assessed and on-boarded as we receive them
Successful Applicants Notified: August 2015 onwards