Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) undertakes Procurement in a range of different ways, from the simple procurement of goods and services that meets WNSW PHN essential business requirements through to the complex procurement of goods, services and supplies, particularly in relation to the commissioning of services.
WNSW PHN aims to ensure procurement is undertaken in accordance with best practice, quality principles, complying with financial delegations, all contractual, legislative and regulatory requirements and maximising value for money.
WNSW PHN Procurement abides by the following principles:
- Open and Effective Competition, actively encouraging competition in an endeavour to achieve the best outcome/value per dollar spent, giving fair and reasonable opportunity and consideration to all prospective suppliers, including those operating in the WNSW PHN region, wishing to engage in business with WNSW PHN.
- Value for Money, using public funds to ensure the best performance and return is achieved by using prudent evaluation methods, due consideration to the ‘whole of life costings’ and selection criteria.
- Ethical Behaviour and Fair Dealings through impartiality, advancing the interests of WNSW PHN, ensuring all potential Suppliers are treated fairly and consistently and maintain a high level of professionalism, confidentiality and objectivity ensuring there is no conflict of interest.
- Accountability and Transparency, with careful record-keeping, maintained at all stages of projects, particularly when important decisions are made.
- Sustainable Services, resourced with appropriately qualified clinicians, provided to the target communities regularly, effectively, at a cost that is affordable and funded and provides maximum value for money.
- Evidence-Based Decisions, to procure goods and services based on validated and reliable population health data and in accordance with identified needs.
All WNSW PHN tenders are managed on our e-Procurement Portal, Tenderlink. To use this system and access tender documents you must first be a registered supplier. There is no charge to register and download documents. To register visit our e-procurement portal on Tenderlink and click the registration button. During the registration process, you will be requested to provide contact details, including an email address, that will be used to notify your organisation of available tenders.
If you have any technical problems using the portal, contact Tenderlink support on:
T: 1800 233 533 (business hours)
E: email@example.com (24 hours a day 7 days a week)
TENDERLINK - WNSW PHN
Aboriginal Wellbeing Collaboratives
This Request for Proposal (RFP) has been developed by the Western New South Wales Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) as part of the commissioning process to select and engage a suitable organisation to support eleven Aboriginal-led community-based suicide prevention networks across the region. The work will include assisting individual networks to plan and undertake initiatives in their local community as well as supporting the networks to form collaboratives in the Western and Far West Local Health Districts. The project is being undertaken as part of Aboriginal Suicide Prevention activities funded by the federal government.
The RFP document provides contextual and technical information for organisations interested in submitting a proposal to undertake the project. It firstly provides background information about PHN's, Aboriginal Suicide Prevention, Collaboratives and conceptualisations of Social and Emotional Wellbeing. It then describes the aims and objectives of the proposed project and the roles and responsibilities that the successful organisation would have. The RFP concludes with information about the indicative funding amount, process for submitting proposals, assessment criteria and timeline.
This tender will be open from Friday 26 March 2021 and responses must be lodged electronically via TenderLink using the Request for Proposal Response Application Document by 5.00 pm EDST on Friday 16 April 2021. Tender documents are available free-of-charge by accessing the WNSW PHN TenderLink portal using the link below. https://portal.tenderlink.com/wnswphn/login?ReturnUrl=%2Fwnswphn%2F
Access the Request For Proposal Invitation and information here
COVID-19 In Reach Services for Older Australians
The WNSW PHN is seeking Requests for Proposals from eligible and suitably experienced Service Providers to deliver innovative models of service delivery to older people across the Western and Far Western regions of NSW that may be impacted by COVID-19.
This Initiative is part of the Australian Government’s mental health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is informed by the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan (the Plan) released in May 2020.
Access the Request for proposal Invitation here
Mental Health Nurse Program
WNSWPHN is seeking expressions of interest from General Practices in Regional NSW to upskill Nurses in General Practices with specialist mental health qualifications and/or support nurses who meet the eligibility requirements for credentialing with the Australian College of mental health nurses to become credentialed.
WNSW PHN will support successful general practices for a period of 2 years to recruit and employ suitably qualified nurses. At the cessation of funding, it is expected that the General Practices will have developed a business plan to ensure the ongoing/sustainable employment of the mental health nurse. General Practices will support suitably qualified nurses to work towards specialist mental health qualifications which would enable the nurse to become Credentialed with the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.
General Practices will also support the nurse to access regular supervision sessions financially and physically.
Download the MHNP Expression of Interest information here
Aboriginal Community Well-being Grants Program
Access the Aboriginal Community Well-being Grants Program here
No Tenders are currently planned for the immediate future.
Please check back frequently to see upcoming planned Tenders.