Current Tenders

Request for Proposals - Psychiatry Support Line for GPs

Applications close 10 April, 2018 at 5pm 

South Eastern NSW PHN, Northern Sydney PHN, Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN, Murrumbidgee PHN and Western NSW PHN invite suitably qualified and experienced organisations to apply to operate a Psychiatry Support Line for GPs through a single, open Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

The three core objectives for this RFP are as follows:

  • to identify a lead agency for the administration of a telephone support line
  • to develop a sustainable model whereby a pool of psychiatrists provides expert advice to General Practitioners (GPs) which enables them to support mental health consumers, rather than refer them to a specialist
  • to improve the mental health service received by consumers in the primary care setting.

The funding will be to operate an advice service during business hours, accessible to all GPs in the geographical catchment of the co-commissioning group of PHNs. 

An information session will be held via webinar on Tuesday 27 March at 1pm. Please refer to the RFP Guideline for more information.

To access documents about this RFP, first register for Tenderlink here (South Eastern NSW PHN).

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please direct any questions in relation to this RFP to the South Eastern NSW PHN, the lead co-commissioning PHN, via the online forum on the Tenderlink portal. Questions raised from the RFP may be asked via the Tenderlink portal from Tuesday 13 March to Monday 2 April 2018. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Refer to the online manual on the portal under Support/Online Manuals/Making a Submission, or contact TenderLink Customer Support on 1800233533 or by email to 

SUBMISSIONS: Proposals must be lodged electronically via the Tenderlink portal. Submissions must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.