Tenders & Grants
All Western NSW Primary Health Network (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)
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Current Tenders, Grants & EOIs
Strengthening Medicare – General Practice (GP) Grants Program
The Australian Government is investing $220 million in grants, over two years from 2022-23 to 2023-24, through the Strengthening Medicare – GP Grants Program (the Program), to support general practices and eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).
What is the purpose of the Program?
To provide funding to general practices and eligible ACCHOs to make improvements to their practices to expand patient access and support safe, and accessible, quality primary care.
Who is eligible to apply for grants under the Program?
- General practices (see definition here); and
- ACCHOs that deliver general practice services and are not owned or operated by a state, territory or local government agency or body.
What can the grants be used for?
A single one-off grant will be available to each participating general practice and eligible ACCHOs to invest in innovation, training, equipment, and minor capital works in any one or more of the three investment streams below:
- enhancing digital health capability – to fast-track the benefits of a more connected healthcare system in readiness to meet future standards;
- upgrading infection prevention and control arrangements – to support the safe, face to face assessment of patients with symptoms of potentially infectious respiratory diseases (e.g. COVID, influenza);
- maintaining or achieving accreditation against the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Standards for General Practice (5th Edition), under the General Practice Accreditation Scheme – to promote quality and safety in general practice.
The Program provides the flexibility for general practices and eligible ACCHOs to fund activities within the three investment streams to best address their needs.
How can general practices and eligible ACCHOs participate?
The Program is being implemented in partnership with Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), who will administer and manage the Program in relation to general practices and ACCHOs, respectively.
PHNs and NACCHO will be sending correspondence (including a grant agreement form) directly to general practices and eligible ACCHOs, inviting their participation in the Program. Most general practices and eligible ACCHOs should be notified by the end of April.
The correspondence to be sent by PHNs and NACCHO will advise each practice and ACCHO of the grant amount applicable to them: either $25,000, $35,000, or $50,000.
Organisations wishing to participate will need to complete the grant agreement form and send back to their PHN (for general practices) or NACCHO (for ACCHOs).
Grant applications close:
15 June 2023
Telehealth Support Grant - Enhancing virtual consultation capability in Residential Aged Care Facilities
The WNSW PHN RACF Telehealth Support Grant project will enhance existing virtual consultation capabilities in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) by enabling residents to access remote clinical examinations by health professionals. This initiative is one of several projects being funded by the Australian Government as part of a comprehensive response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission.
A one-time telehealth grant of approximately $10k (ex GST) per RACF will be made available with funds issued from July 1st, 2023. RACFs will be able to choose telehealth packages/solutions with recommendations provided to assist them in acquiring equipment before December 31st, 2023. Items procured must meet the criteria of enhancing virtual consultations. RACFs will be responsible for all orders and deliveries with the vendor/distributor.
Telehealth grants (ex GST) may be spent on purchasing:
- Improving Internet Connectivity / Wi-Fi for clinical consultations
- Telehealth setup for a designated clinical consultation room
- Mobile telehealth setup-able to be moved to residents as needed
- Advanced mobile telehealth setup + clinical diagnostic devices
- Remote clinical monitoring / telehealth diagnostic add-on devices
- Digital health software e.g., secure messaging service software
- Other items meeting criteria for enhancing virtual consultation capabilities
RACFs and including Multi-Purpose Service RACFs who meet all eligibility requirements, criteria, terms, and conditions, are welcome to apply. Refer to the guidelines for all eligibility requirements, criteria, terms, and conditions.
How to apply
To submit an expression of interest, you must be registered in our e-Procurement Portal, Tenderlink. Register on Tenderlink from 4th May to 14th May.
Applications open on 15th May 2023.
Upcoming Tenders, Grants & EOIs
There are no upcoming tenders, grants or EOIs. Please check back regularly to stay up to date with our current tenders, grants and EOIs.
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.