|RFx ID :||21877028|
|Tender Name :||Immigration Health Medical Assessor Procurement|
|Reference # :||00011441|
|Open Date :||Friday, 1 November 2019 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 21 November 2019 2:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Quotations (RFQ)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Immigration New Zealand (INZ) requires that migrants comply with relevant health requirements for their visa process. All visa applicants are required to go through medical exams and submit the result via E-Medical/HIS system. If any abnormality is noted, then their medical exam is required to be reviewed by a medical assessor to determine if their health would meet INZ’s instructions as having acceptable health standards.
Currently approximately 50,000 Immigration Medical Exams (IME) per annum require medical assessment. Assessing IMEs is a complex and specialized task, therefore has been outsourced to doctors to provide professional advice. These assessments provide health based opinions for Immigration Officers to determine the outcome of Visa applications.
Over the last five years this task was completed by up to 14 contracted Medical Assessors (MA). Each MA is a New Zealand registered medical practitioner.
The contracts for the current MAs are due to expire on 31 December 2019 but the need for MAs is still ongoing.
The key objective for this procurement is to ensure that INZ is receiving this service from 01 Jan 2020 to meet the ongoing demand for MAs.