Primary Health Networks tenders open

An Invitation to Apply and Program Guidelines were quietly uploaded to the Department of Health website’s Tenders & Grants section on Saturday.

They can be obtained by signing into the website and providing contact details. Those stakeholders who had already expressed interest in the process were informed by email.

Stakeholders have just under two months to tender, with a cut-off date for questions one week before the 27 January deadline.

The specific criteria for selecting operators are:
• Appropriateness of business model, corporate structure and governance (weighting 20%)
• Demonstrated capacity for GP and stakeholder engagement and healthcare system improvement in the PHN (weighting 40%)
• Demonstrated capacity to undertake population health planning and purchasing/commissioning (weighting 20%)
• Service