Current Tenders

Tenders and Expressions of Interest

We use Tenderlink as our portal for Request for Quote (RFQ)
and Request for Tender (RFT) applications.

Most Expressions of Interest (EOI) for general practices and other primary care providers
are managed by our Primary Health Care Improvement team. Please refer to
‘Current opportunities’ below for more information on each EOI.

Communications and enquiries for RFTs and RFQs must be directed in writing only
through the Tenderlink portal or by email to tenders@nwmphn.org.au

 Learn more about our commissioning process.

 

Current opportunities

  • Expressions of interest: Palliative Care Access to Core Medicines project focus group

    The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is seeking aged care and palliative care providers, GPs, nurses and pharmacists to participate in a focus group to establish and validate a localised Core Medicines List for palliative care 

    How to apply

    For more information and to apply, please download and complete the application form below and email to adeline.tan@psa.org.au

     Application form (.docx)

    Applications close at 5:00pm AEDT on Friday, 12 March 2021.

    Please note: this EOI is being managed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, not NWMPHN. Therefore, all enquires and applications should be directed to adeline.tan@psa.org.au

  • Expressions of interest: General practices to join new phase of our Pharmacists in General Practice project

    The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) in partnership with North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is seeking six general practices in our region to take part in a new phase of our Pharmacists in General Practice project.

    Benefits for your practice

    Participating practices will benefit from:

    • access to an experienced pharmacist tailored to your practice’s needs
    • increased time for GP consultations (pharmacists employed 16 hours per week may relieve four hours of GP time per week)
    • more integrated patient care
    • a pharmacist who can support activities that enhance MBS billing
    • a pharmacist who can respond to complex medicine enquires and provide education to practice staff and patients. This could include advice regarding interactions between medicines, or providing information to patients about COVID-19 vaccination.

    How to apply

    For more information and to apply, please download and complete the application form below and email to greer.clifford@psa.org.au

     Application form (.docx)

    Applications close at 4:00pm AEDT on Monday, 1 March 2021.

    Please note: this EOI is being managed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, not NWMPHN. Therefore, all enquires and applications should be directed to greer.clifford@psa.org.au (not via Tenderlink).

  • Expressions of interest: Access to Train IT Medical learning modules

    Would you like to increase staff confidence to use your clinical software, improve data quality and uptake of digital health initiatives in your practice?

    View flyer.

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is offering practices* access to data quality and digital health modules in Train IT Medical’s online learning management system (LMS). Train IT Medical is run by experienced practice manager Katrina Otto.

    The modules aim to increase the capacity and confidence of general practice teams to effectively use their clinical software to:

    • improve data quality
    • increase quality improvement activities
    • encourage the uptake and use of digital health initiatives for providers and patients.

    Practice teams will be given access to four online learning modules that must be completed by December 2021. The four modules are:

    1. Essential clinical data using Best Practice or MedicalDirector
    2. Database cleansing using Best Practice or MedicalDirector
    3. Quality Improvement and PIP QI including Pen and Best Practice or MedicalDirector
    4. Digital Health and My Health Record using Best Practice or MedicalDirector

    Practices will be required to complete four documented Plan Do Study Act cycles throughout the licence period to enable and sustain change within practice, and will need to participate in evaluation and review activities. Practices will receive support throughout the project from their NWMPHN relationship manager.

    *Training is only available at this stage for practices with MedicalDirector and Best Practice software.

    Benefits for your practice

    • Self-paced training on how to get the most out of your practice software including improving data quality, using software to support quality improvement and increase the use of My Health Record.
    • Support to undertake quality improvement activities.
    • Improved data quality for your practice.
    • Opportunities to share, network and connect with other practices through discussion board section of the LMS.
    • Completion of all project activities will contribute to requirements for the PIP QI Incentive.

    How to apply

    For more information and to apply, please download and complete the application form below and email to education@nwmphn.org.au

     Application form (.docx)

    Applications close at 5:00pm AEDT on Friday, 5 March 2021.

    Please direct all queries to:

    Jen Francis
    Workforce Development Program Officer, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
    Phone: (03) 9347 1188
    Email: education@nwmphn.org.au

  • Expressions of interest: Maximising cancer screening participation – QI opportunity for general practice

    Flyer for cancer screening quality improvement activity.
    View flyer.

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is partnering with Cancer Council Victoria, VCS Foundation and the Victorian Department of Health to offer practices in our catchment an opportunity to participate in a fully supported quality improvement activity.

    Practices will build skills and implement activities that aim to increase cancer screening participation rates in their practice in response to declining rates during COVID-19. This project will focus on general practices proactively contacting patients to encourage screening participation for bowel, cervical and liver cancer.

    Benefits for your practice

    • An incentive payment of $10,000 (+GST) for participating practices that complete the program.
    • Access to GoShare and 200 SMS credits for selected screening programs.
    • RACGP CPD points.
    • Facilitated learning workshops with Cancer Council Victoria, VCS Foundation and other subject matter experts.
    • Dedicated support from a NWMPHN project officer.
    • Opportunities to share, network and connect with other practices involved in the project.
    • Participation in this facilitated quality improvement project will contribute to meeting the requirements for the Practice Incentives Program Quality Improvement Incentive

    How to apply

    For more information and to apply, please download the application form (.docx).

    Please submit completed application forms to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

    Application forms are due at COB on Friday, 5 March 2021. Preference will be given to practices in areas that have low cancer screening participation rates.

    Please direct all queries to:

    Marie Hunt
    Project Officer, Primary Health Care Improvement
    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
    Phone: (03) 9347 1188
    Email: marie.hunt@nwmphn.org.au

  • Expressions of interest: Alcohol and other drugs subject matter expert (for GPs and pharmacists)

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network is looking for a GP and a pharmacist to join a subject matter expert reference group to help guide the recommissioning process of our AOD program.

    • We are looking for people who are outcomes-focused and passionate about finding solutions to complex issues.
    • Expressions of Interest are open to people currently working in general practice or pharmacy, within or outside of the NWMPHN catchment.
    • This is a short-term opportunity requiring attendance at a maximum of four 2-hour workshops in March and April 2021.
    • Members will be remunerated for their attendance at workshops.

    How to apply

    For more information and to apply please download the application form (.docx).

    Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, 26 February 2020.

    Please direct queries and submit completed application forms to:

    Monique Parker
    Program Officer, Alcohol and Other Drugs
    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
    P: 03 9347 1188
    E: monique.parker@nwmphn.org.au

  • Expressions of interest: Palliative care education for general practice

    Opportunity for general practices to improve the quality of life of patients with life-limiting illnesses.

    View flyer (.pdf).

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network has partnered with the North and West Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium to offer general practices the opportunity to connect with local community based palliative care providers.

    Practices can request a visit from a community palliative care team member to provide information, education, and support, and help improve understanding and access to community palliative care services.

    Visits can be virtual or in person as COVID-19 guidelines permit. Visits will be arranged by our liaison officer at a time that suits the practice.

    Apply now and help enhance the palliative care journey for patients in our region.

  • Expressions of interest: Family Violence QI Project

    View flyer (.pdf).

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is partnering with Professor Kelsey Hegarty from the University of Melbourne Safer Families Centre to offer practices an opportunity to participate in a fully supported five-month quality improvement activity.

    The approach is to build and sustain greater internal capacity within primary care providers to respond to the high prevalence of family violence-related presentations in primary care. The project team will deliver a comprehensive, practice-based education program tailored to overcome challenges affecting your capacity to respond to family violence.

    This opportunity is open to the whole NWMPHN catchment; the initial phase will start with practices in the northern suburbs. Rolling recruitment will occur with the first wave of practices beginning the project at their preferred time between November and December 2020. Project waves will continue to commence throughout 2021.

    What’s involved?

    • Support throughout the project from the NWMPHN project lead and a family violence support worker from a local service.
    • Three in-practice education sessions delivered by clinical GPs from the Safer Families Centre and a family violence support worker from Northern Specialist Family Violence Services.
    • Two virtual workshops with other participating practices to provide an understanding of quality improvement methodology, and to support sustainability of practice improvements.
    • Secondary consult/mentoring support from the Safer Families Centre’s family violence support worker.
    • Monthly visits from the NWMPHN project lead to support your practice’s selected quality improvement activities.

    Benefits for your practice

    • Incentive payment of $3,000 (+GST) for participating practices that complete the program.
    • RACGP-accredited CPD activity opportunity (previously 40 Category 1 points).
    • Facilitated learning workshops with subject matter experts.
    • Dedicated support from the NWMPHN project lead and a local family violence support worker to help you complete this quality improvement activity.
    • Opportunity to share, network and connect with other practices involved in the project.
    • Participation in this facilitated quality improvement project will help to meet the requirements for the Practice Incentives Program Quality Improvement Incentive.

    How to apply

    Please complete the below application form and email to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

    If successful, our project lead will work with you to determine when your practice would like to start the project.

    Please direct all queries to:

    Irina Basanko
    IQI Project Lead – Family Violence
    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
    Phone: (03) 9347 1188
    Email: Irina.Basanko@nwmphn.org.au

  • Expressions of interest: Opportunity for general practices to become a HALT-Friendly Clinic

    Would you like to support local tradies’ mental health and wellbeing? Apply now to become a HALT-Friendly Clinic.

    Background

    In 2019 Hope Assistance Local Tradies (HALT) launched the HALT-Friendly Clinic program in Victoria. The first of its kind, the program links tradespeople (blue-collar workers), with general practices that have a specific interest in suicide prevention and men’s health. More information is available in the HALT-Friendly Clinics information sheet (.pdf).

    Aims

    HALT is seeking general practices in the North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) region to become HALT-Friendly Clinics to:

    • Show the community that your practice is committed to suicide prevention and improving the mental health of your patients
    • Provide a safe space for tradies to overcome their reluctance to seek mental health support
    • Raise the profile of your general practice by highlighting your connection to community and special interest and expertise in mental health

    Benefits of your practice participating

    • Promote your practice as a HALT-Friendly Clinic and have the potential to increase your patient base
    • Staff training and professional development in men’s health and suicide prevention
    • Support to undertake quality improvement and education activities to enable your practice to become ‘HALT Friendly’
    • Contribute to improving access to health care for a hard-to-reach patient population

    How to apply

    If you are interested in becoming a HALT-Friendly Clinic, please complete the application form below and return by email to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

      Application form (.docx)

  • Expressions of interest: Emergency Response Planning Tool for general practice

    The Emergency Response Planning Tool (ERPT) is a cloud-based tool that assists general practices to better prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of emergencies and pandemics. The ERPT aims to assist practices to continue to provide high-quality clinical care to patients by ensuring they are prepared, well stocked and ready to respond when faced with disease outbreaks like a pandemic.

    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network is providing general practices in our catchment with free access to the ERPT in 2020. An annual subscription for this tool is valued at $330.

    What are the benefits for your practice?

    The tool guides users through a series of planning templates into which critical information about the practice can be entered and saved. The pandemic planning section contains content from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and covers principles that can be used to develop plans for pandemic influenza and for other new, highly transmissible or severe communicable diseases.

    The information is used to create an emergency response plan which is individually tailored to the general practice. Your practice’s custom emergency response plan is then saved and stored in the cloud. It can also be printed as a hard copy resource at any time.

    How to apply

    Download the application form in Word (.docx, 600 KB) or PDF (246 KB) format.

    Return the application form to primarycare@nwmphn.org.au

    Applications are open until further notice.

    For enquiries please contact the Primary Health Care Improvement Team on (03) 9347 1188.

  • Free healthdirect Video Call licences available for GPs until 31 March 2021

    Healthdirect Video Call is an easy-to-use telehealth platform funded by the Commonwealth Government.

    Due to the increased need for telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, Video Call is now available free of charge for all general practices in our catchment until 31 March 2021 (extended from 30 September 2020).

    Healthdirect Video Call allows health care services using telehealth to provide a single, consistent entry point on their website. Patients simply click a link to enter an online waiting room for their appointment. Patients do not need an account, special software or dial-in details, which reduces the need for extra resources or systems to support video consulting.

    To register for a free licence:

    Resources

    For more information contact:

    Madeline Leonard
    Program Support Officer, Workforce Development
    North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
    Phone: 03 9347 1188
    Email: education@nwmphn.org.au