As part of the North Coast Primary Health Network’s commissioning role, requests for tenders, proposals or expressions of interest will be periodically released for the delivery of primary health care programs or services.
North Coast Primary Health Network aims to improve health outcomes by commissioning health services and project procurement opportunities to address local needs guided by community, clinical and stakeholder input. Registering with Tenderlink will ensure you are notified as soon as an opportunity is advertised.
Requests for funding which occurs outside the NCPHN formal commissioning approaches to market are known as unsolicited proposals.
NCPHN encourages proposals for innovative service delivery solutions, where the proposal is uniquely placed to provide a value-for-money solution.
Proposals must be consistent with the NCPHN Strategic Plan and Needs Assessment , align to the Australian Government Department of Health’s PHN Grant Program Guidelines and Performance Framework and offer unique attributes that justify departing from a competitive tender process.
If a proposal can readily be delivered by competitors then it will not be sufficient to be considered as an unsolicited proposal. Workforce skills are not unique unless they are able to demonstrate that those workforce skills could not be procured or developed elsewhere in the market.
Proposals can be submitted at any time but will only be reviewed and assessed twice a year as part of our planning process (February and November). Any allocations will depend on availability of funding in the financial year, commissioning priorities and available capacity. All funding provided is dependent on continued funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
Proposals should be submitted using this online form.
You will be notified after a preliminary assessment has been made of the proposal and NCPHN may contact you again to determine if your proposal is still current before considering as part of the planning process (November and February).