Tenders

Brisbane South PHN undertakes an annual Needs Assessment and ongoing engagement to identify health care priorities for the region.

Once priorities are identified, we develop solutions in partnership with stakeholders and identify opportunities to engage local service providers. At this point, we will call for tenders then appoint and commission the most suitable service provider.

All of the activities involved in the tender process are undertaken in accordance with our Commissioning Principles.

Our service providers

We work with numerous health care providers in our region to deliver a broad range of services to health practices and the community.

To ensure services are delivered in accordance with industry standards and best practice principles, we require various and appropriate certifications and compliance statements from all providers before they are commissioned.

Our commissioning principles

  • Understand the needs of the community by engaging and consulting with consumer, carer and provider representatives, peak bodies, community organisations and other funders.
  • Engage potential service providers well in advance of commissioning new services.
  • Focus on outcomes rather than service models or types of interventions.
  • Adopt a whole-of-system approach to meeting health needs and delivering improved health outcomes.
  • Understand the fullest practical range of providers, including the contribution they could make to delivering outcomes and addressing market failure and gaps.
  • Co-design solutions and engage with stakeholders, including consumer representatives, peak bodies, community organisations, potential providers and other funders, to develop outcome-focused solutions.
  • Consider investing in the capacity of providers and consumers, particularly in relation to hard-to-reach groups.
  • Ensure procurement and contracting processes are transparent and fair, facilitating the involvement of the broadest range of suppliers, including alternative arrangements such as consortia building where appropriate.
  • Manage through relationships and work in partnership, building connections at multiple levels of partner organisations and facilitate links between stakeholders.
  • Develop environments high in trust through collaborative governance, shared decision-making and collective performance management.
  • Ensure efficiency and value for money.
  • Monitor and evaluate through regular performance reports and consumer, community and provider feedback and independent evaluation.

Tenders

Perinatal mental health challenges are common, with anxiety and/or depression affecting up to one in five mothers and one in 10 partners, fathers and extended families. There is currently a service delivery gap for non-clinical/low intensity perinatal mental health services in Brisbane south. Additionally, the need to improve perinatal mental health responses has been highlighted in the Brisbane South PHN Needs Assessment, Reconciliation Action Plan, Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) Action Plan and at the Brisbane South PHN Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol and Other Drug Sub-Regional Governance Groups.

Brisbane South PHN seeks to commission non-clinical/low intensity access to mental health peer support interventions for parents who are experiencing, or are at-risk of, perinatal depression and/or anxiety, and their infants, during the perinatal period across Brisbane south. This perinatal mental health response will include a focus on peer workforce development.

In July 2019, Brisbane South PHN established a regional service model across three sub-regions: Brisbane (Princess Alexandra Hospital catchment), Logan/Beaudesert (Logan Hospital catchment) and Redlands (Redland Hospital catchments). Providers may apply to deliver in any/all sub-regions based on their place-based strategy, current service footprint and capacity.

Funding for non-clinical/low intensity perinatal mental health supports is to 30 June 2022. Funding also includes some provision for establishment and assumes commencement March 2021.

To apply for this EOI, please register your organisation with TenderLink so that you will have the opportunity to access the relevant EOI documentation and respond if appropriate.  You can access Brisbane South PHN’s site by clicking here.

You may then register your organisation through the ‘Registration’ tab at the top of that page.

Applications close Friday 18 December 2020 at 3 pm AEST.

Brisbane South PHN is developing a Healthy Ageing Hubs Pilot to allow community organisations to respond to community needs by enhancing access to age-relevant health information, in settings that are culturally and age-appropriate; leading to an increase in health literacy and access to services for older persons in the Brisbane south region.

Healthy ageing hubs will be piloted in settings that older people regularly access in their communities, as older people commonly access information about ageing, dying and grief via community groups/organisations and community members (friends, families, neighbours etc.). Community organisations and centres are well placed to link people to health and aged-care services and provide a safe and supportive environment where information, challenges and advice can be shared. Community champions will be supported with appropriate training to ensure that they can effectively support ongoing connection between the community and services such as general practices and My Aged Care.

Brisbane South PHN is seeking to partner with up to five community organisations to design, deliver and evaluate a Healthy Ageing Hub within their community organisation.

This is a 6-month pilot project that aims to test the project concept, capture learnings and demonstrate effectiveness (with a view for future funding once effectiveness has been established).

To apply for this EOI, please register your organisation with TenderLink so that you will have the opportunity to access the relevant EOI documentation and respond if appropriate.  You can access Brisbane South PHN’s site by clicking here.

You may then register your organisation through the ‘Registration’ tab at the top of that page.

Applications close Friday 18 December 2020 at 3 pm AEST.

This free online course includes a short series of webinars and practical tools to provide Practice Managers and others within a practice with the foundation skills and knowledge to write effective tenders and submissions on behalf of your medical practice. This course aims to provide a structure to help people identify what the commissioning body is really looking for, and be ‘tender ready’. For more information and to enrol click here.

Find out more

You can contact us to find out more about current tenders, our tender assessment process or our commissioning process.

Contracts team
Phone: 07 3864 7555
Email: contracts@bsphn.org.au

To keep up to date with our current tenders, visit Tenderlink.

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