Commissioning and tenders
Australia's 31 primary health networks (PHNs) work under a commissioning model, which seeks to drive improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of primary health care services. Through commissioning, priorities and decisions in funding are informed by regional planning and regional input; investing for population health outcomes, improved service coordination, system integration and value for money.
Population health-based commissioning shifts the focus from purchasing services and funding them on the basis of usage, to the design of models of patient care that deliver improved health outcomes with a mix of interventions from a range of providers.
For further information on Murray PHN's Strategic Plan, Needs Assessment or Activity Work Plans click here
How to register for tenders
Murray PHN has centralised all tenders for health services through the web-based TenderSearch portal tendersearch.com.au/murrayphn
All health service providers interested in responding to Murray PHN tenders are encouraged to register with TenderSearch. Registration is free and ensures that you will be notified when relevant tenders are released and receive any updated information during the tender process: only registered users will be able to download tender documents and respond to tender opportunities through TenderSearch.
When registering, ensure you click the 'classification link' appropriate to the types of health services you are interested in providing.
If you experience any difficulties with this process, contact TenderSearch t: 1800 836 337.
2018 primary mental health commissioning documents
Click here to access the Primary Mental Health Program Guidelines - Updated 21 February 2018