Find contract documents for disability support service funded by Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People.

Streamlined Contract Framework

The following documents are for services that have moved to the Streamlined Contract Framework.

This section will be updated with further service specifications as we work through the transition to the new framework.

Outcome Agreement

The Outcome Agreement is the new Agreement replacing the previous Residential and Non-Residential DSS contracts.

Tier One Service Specification

The Tier One Service Specifications outline the requirements common to all disability support services funded by the Ministry under the Streamlined Contract Framework.

Tier Two Service Specifications

Tier Two Service Specifications outline the service specific requirements for disability support services funded by the Ministry under the Streamlined Contract Framework.

Tier Two Aural Rehabilitation Services

Tier Two Choice in Community Living Services

Tier Two Community Day Services

Tier Two Community Residential Services within Aged Care Facilities for Younger People with Lifelong Disabilities

Tier Two Community Residential Support Services

Tier Two Contract Board/Foster Care

Tier Two Facility Based Respite Services 

Tier Two Flexible Disability Support Services

Tier Two Home and Community Support Services

Tier Two Regional Intellectual Disability Supported Accommodation Services (RIDSAS)

For more information go to the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 on Ministry of Health. external URL

Tier Two Wheeled Mobility and Postural Management (Seating) Assessment Services

Tier Three Service Specifications

Tier Two Service Specifications outline the service specific requirements for disability support services funded by the Ministry under the Streamlined Contract Framework. Tier Three Service Specifications should be read along with the related Tier Two Service Specification.

Tier Three Community Residential Support Services for Children and Young People

This Service Specification should be read along with the Tier Two Community Residential Support Service Specification. 

Tier Three Facility Based Respite Services – 16 years or Younger

National Contracts and Service Specifications

The Ministry has three types of contracts that it uses with organisations that provide disability support services. 

The contracts are:

Residential and non-residential contracts are being phased out with the introduction of the Streamlined Contracts Framework.

National service specifications

The national service specifications that the Ministry has are shown below.

There are also a number of regional service specifications in use.

Assessment and service delivery for people with intellectual disability who have high and complex needs

For more information go to the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003 on Ministry of Health. external URL

Behaviour Support Services

Child Development Services

Disability Information and Advisory Services (DIAS)

Environmental Support Services (ESS)

Children’s Spectacles Subsidy
Cochlear Implant Services

Equipment and Modification Services (EMS)

Service specification
Service schedules

Individualised Funding (IF)

Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) services

Rest home and private hospital services (for adults generally aged under 65 years)

Supported Living Services