As part of the MPHN commissioning role, Tenders, or Requests for Proposals, or Expression of Interest documents will be released periodically for the delivery of primary health care programs or services.
Details for each tender, including instructions and method of lodgement, can be accessed through MPHN’s Tenderlink e-Procurement portal. If you register with our e-Procurement portal you will automatically be notified whenever a relevant tender opportunity is released by MPHN
Please click on this link to access the portal: https://www.tenderlink.com/mphn/
Murrumbidgee Suicide Prevention Program
The Way Back Support Service (The Way Back) is being trialled by beyondblue in several sites across Australia, to fill a current gap in reducing suicide and suicidal behaviour. It is a new suicide prevention model developed to save the lives of one of the population groups most at‐risk of suicide: people who have attempted suicide or those at risk of suicide and lacking support. The highest risk period to die by suicide is in the first three months after an attempt, and in particular the first day, week, and month after discharge from hospital.
Dedicated workers (Support Coordinators) help a person stay safe and connect with existing health and community services during a period of high risk and vulnerability. People are motivated to stay safe, to access treatment, and to learn skills to avoid another suicide attempt.
Murrumbidgee PHN is seeking to identify up to four agencies to host The Way Back Support Coordinators. At least one Support Coordinator will be based in each of the four MPHN sectors.
The deadline for submissions is 3pm on 31 March 2017.
Program Development: General Practitioners with a Special Interest in Mental Health
MPHN wishes to commission a consortium to develop and test a Program for General Practitioners with a Special Interest (GPwSI) in Mental Health. The core components of the Program are as follows:
- GPwSI Mental Health Competency Based Framework
- GPwSI Mental Health Training Package
- GPwSI Mental Health Guidelines
- GPwSI Mental Health Small Scale Test in Murrumbidgee
Consortia wishing to submit a proposal in response to this Request For Proposals (RFP) should ensure that their membership includes:
- at least one General Practice professional body;
- at least one tertiary education provider with a presence and/or activities inside the geographical footprint of Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network; and
- at least one training body.
A lead agency should be identified for each consortium submitting a proposal. MPHN will enter into a contract with the lead agency of the successful consortium.
The deadline for submissions has been extended to 3pm on 3rd March.
Recently concluded RFP Processes:
MPHN has contracted the following providers to fulfil the Lead Agency roles for our headspace centres:
Lead Agency for headspace Griffith – Centacare
Lead Agency for headspace Wagga Wagga – Relationships Australia
MPHN has contracted Marathon Health to provide the following services:
- Psychological Services for Hard to Reach Groups
- Integrated Care Coordination
- Integrated Team Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples accessing general practice care through mainstream general practices
(Via a separate process, MPHN has contracted the consortium of local Aboriginal Medical Services to provide Integrated Team Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples accessing general practice care through Aboriginal Medical Services.)
MPHN has contracted Livebetter Services (previously called CareWest) to develop the Murrumbidgee Weight Management and Lifestyle Program.