Commissioning background

Australia's 31 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.

Click here to read Murray PHN's Commissioning Framework, Version 5, January 2020

Current tenders

Psychosocial Recovery Services
This open tender opportunity will help people living with severe mental illness and their carers transition to new psychosocial recovery services (PRS) from January 2022.
Interested and eligible service providers are encouraged to register or login in to TenderSearch to review the relevant documentation and guidelines, and to submit an application before 2pm, Friday 5 November, 2021.

Login or register to apply for tenders

Murray PHN tenders are published on the web-based TenderSearch portal. 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.