MSD: Request For Proposals for Emergency Housing Places

The Government has set aside $41.1 million over the next four years for emergency housing and grants. This will provide 3,000 emergency housing places per annum (around 750 beds) around the country. This will be an important source of funding for providers who are able to secure contracts (click here to view the budget announcement).

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is now seeking proposals from providers currently delivering or intending to deliver Emergency Housing Accommodation. The aim of this service is to provide short-term accommodation for individuals and households who have an urgent need for accommodation. Funding provided through this RFP is for the operational costs associated with the delivery of Emergency Housing accommodation. 

This RFP includes a fast-track option (which closes on 22 June 2016) for Government-funded providers of existing emergency housing places or existing emergency housing providers that hold MSD Level 2 Approval. Please note that the fast track process has early close dates for both the questions and the submission of proposals.

The closing date for RFPs is 13 July 2016.

For more information, visit the GETS portal here, or contact Hiku Edwards at