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This section contains information to help district health board and Ministry of Health contract managers and administrators when they work with Sector Operations to set up agreements.

Sector Operations is part of the Ministry of Health’s DHB Performance, Support and Infrastructure business unit. The Purchasing Team within Sector Operations is responsible for administering non-departmental expenditure health agreements and associated payment processes.

The linked page provides guidance on agreement processes and includes the forms which need to be used when submitting agreement requests.


The Ministry of Health can contract for services with DHBs through direct contracts or Crown Funding Agreement (CFA) variations. For information on when to use which type of agreement and on the CFA variation process, see Crown Funding Agreement variations pages.


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