|RFx ID :||18532360|
|Tender Name :||Registration of Interest - Support Funds Management|
|Reference # :||MSD.2017.SFM.001|
|Open Date :||Friday, 31 March 2017 11:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 28 April 2017 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
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|Tender Type :||Registration of Interest (ROI)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Ministry of Social Development’s (the Ministry) Support Funds (the Funds) provide grants and subsidies to meet additional cost incurred by disabled people and people with a health condition in open employment, self-employment and work-related training. The Ministry is seeking to appoint a provider for the administration and management of the Funds.
This is an opportunity to manage approximately $4.1million in funding on behalf of the Ministry to assist people who are willing to undertake part or full-time employment but face barriers to gaining and retaining employment because of a disability or a health condition.
There are two categories of Funds –
Job Support - makes individualised funding available to purchase employment support services and provide wage subsidies for people with disabilities or a health condition to work in open employment while receiving appropriate rates of pay for the job, or to assist people in self-employment. Employment supports include such things as:
• specialist equipment;
• access to a New Zealand Sign Language interpreter;
• job coaches.
Training Support – assists people to meet the additional disability costs when participating in work related training, work experience or education and includes such things as:
• Facilitate participation in training or education;
• increase the level of participation in training or education;
• complement existing vocational training programmes available.
It is expected that post-training or employment placement follow-up will occur for all participants in receipt of assistance at 3 and 12 months intervals.
The expected volumes of participants accessing the Funds are:
Job Support - funds approximately 2,500 first time, new or continuing applicants per year.
Training Support – funds approximately 500 first time, new or continuing applicants per year.