Expressions of Interests and Tenders

North Western Melbourne PHN uses Tenderlink as its portal for all Expression of Interest, Request for Quote and Request for Tender applications. 

All communications and enquiries must only be directed in writing via our Tenderlink Portal and the email address specified below:

Website: https://www.tenderlink.com/mpcn/
Email: tenders@nwmphn.org.au

Current opportunities

Expressions of Interest: Shingles vaccination reminders – A pilot program for general practice

Would you like to improve your recall and reminder system for the uptake of the shingles vaccine in your practice?

We’re giving practices the opportunity to trial GoShare Plus, an innovative health promotion tool.

Background

The Shingles vaccine, Zostavax, is available free of charge on the National Immunisation Program (NIP) for patients in Australia aged 70-79 years. 50 per cent of patients in this age group haven’t received the shingles vaccine.

Aims

This pilot program will provide general practices an efficient recall and reminder system that sends preventative health resources by SMS to help increase the uptake of the shingles vaccine, Zostavax by eligible patients.

What will your practice receive?

  • Access to GoShare Plus, an integrated recall and reminder system within CAT4, to generate a list of unvaccinated patients
  • Functionality to send eligible patients an SMS with an embedded link to an information video, fact sheet and website
  • Ongoing support from Healthily including online training and resources
  • GoShare Plus license and the Shingles Pilot content bundle (valued at $129 – single campaign), and SMS credits for all eligible patients @0.25c per credit (2 credits are used per Shingles pilot SMS message)

What are the benefits for your practice?

  • Enhance practice systems by utilising an efficient recall and reminder system.
  • Improve the health literacy of patients
  • Increase the uptake of the shingles vaccination for patients aged 70-79 years.
  • Improve patient outcomes by reduce the risk of shingles amongst your patient population.
  • Promote and maintain a culture of quality learning in your practice.
  • Enhance patient-centred strategies in your practice.

How to apply

Download the application form for more information and to apply. Applications close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, 4 March 2020.

  Application form (.docx, 587 KB)

 

Tender open – mental illness in residential aged care facilities: Western Region

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is seeking to commission a provider to deliver mental health services to residents of residential aged care facilities in the Western Melbourne Region (Melbourne, Brimbank, Melton, Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Moorabool, Hobsons Bay Local Government Areas). 

Providers would deliver services to residents of residential aged care facilities who are experiencing mild to moderate mental illness, and  also deliver training and capacity building activities for residential care facility staff to increase their understanding of mental illness in older people and to enable them to deliver effective supports to residents who are experiencing mental illness.

How to apply

NWMPHN uses Tenderlink as its portal for all tender responses and enquiries. Tender documents can be obtained after registering though Tenderlink.

Visit Tenderlink and click the ‘registration’ tab to create an account if you do not already have one. Once registered, click ‘all current tenders’ to apply.

All communications and enquiries must only be directed in writing through our Tenderlink portal or by email to tenders@nwmphn.org.au

Tenders close at 5:00pm AEDT on Friday, 6th March 2020 and submissions must be fully received by this time. 

 

Tender open – mental illness in residential aged care facilities: Northern Region

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) is seeking to commission a provider to deliver mental health services to residents of residential aged care facilities in the Northern Melbourne Region (Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Yarra, Moonee Ponds and Macedon Ranges Local Government Areas). 

Providers would deliver services to residents of residential aged care facilities who are experiencing mild to moderate mental illness, and  also deliver training and capacity building activities for residential care facility staff to increase their understanding of mental illness in older people and to enable them to deliver effective supports to residents who are experiencing mental illness.

How to apply

NWMPHN uses Tenderlink as its portal for all tender responses and enquiries. Tender documents can be obtained after registering though Tenderlink.

Visit Tenderlink and click the ‘registration’ tab to create an account if you do not already have one. Once registered, click ‘all current tenders’ to apply.

All communications and enquiries must only be directed in writing through our Tenderlink portal or by email to tenders@nwmphn.org.au

Tenders close at 5:00pm AEDT on Friday, 6th March 2020 and submissions must be fully received by this time. 

 

Expressions of Interest open: Reducing alcohol-related harm in general practice (The REACH Project)

Would you like to be better supported to discuss alcohol intake with your patients?

We’re looking for general practices to test a new package of resources to increase brief interventions for alcohol use in general practice across Victoria. We will focus on ensuring the approach is most effective and acceptable for low-income patients.

Your practice will receive

  • Support and resources to assist in the identification and management of patients with problematic alcohol use including;
    • Waiting room survey based on Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity (SNAP) guidelines and readiness to change
    • Clinical information guides focusing on empathy, motivational interviewing and the role for nurses in managing alcohol use
    • Podcasts with GPs with AOD expertise on how to ask patients about alcohol and how to apply brief interventions.
    • Supporting pamphlets and posters
  • Practices will receive progress reports at 3-month intervals (bar graphs and charts of % of alcohol status recorded)

Benefits of your practice participating

  • Improve practice systems for identifying and managing patients with problematic alcohol use
  • Improve patient outcomes by offering individualised advice to reduce health risks.
  • Promote and maintain a culture of quality learning in your practice.
  • Enhance patient-centred strategies in your practice
  • Access to a variety of supporting material
  • Enable the development of better methods and clinical resources for managing problematic alcohol use in general practice

For more information including eligibility criteria and to apply download the application form below.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday, 21 February 2020.

  Application form (.docx, 815 KB)
  About the REACH Project – fact sheet (.pdf, 3 MB)

 

Expressions of Interest: Eliminate hepatitis C in general practice

Would your practice like to join the global fight to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030?

Liver cancer is the fastest growing cause of death from cancer in Australia, with the main cause being hepatitis C. New hepatitis C drugs became available on the PBS in March 2016 that are simple, safe, oral medications taken for 12 weeks that almost always leads to total cure.

We need more general practices to lead the way.

We are offering 10 practices an opportunity to participate in a supported, whole of practice, six-month Intensive Quality Improvement (IQI) activity. The aim of the activity is to increase the capacity and confidence of general practice to screen, treat and manage patients with hepatitis C.

What will your practice receive?

  • RACGP-accredited CPD activity (previously 40 Category 1 points)
  • Facilitated learning workshops with subject matter experts
  • Project lead person to provide in-practice quality improvement support
  • Practice support toolkit
  • Opportunity to share, network and connect with other practices involved in the project
  • Develop relationships with integrated hepatitis C nurses who can provide ongoing guidance and support
  • Monthly PEN data reports
  • Structured QI activity to contribute to PIP QI requirements

Download the form below for more information and to apply.

  Application form (.docx, 2 MB)

Applications close at 5:00pm AEDT on Friday, 21 February 2020.

 

Tender open: Chronic pain management

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network is seeking to commission a provider to deliver a multidisciplinary self-management approach for individuals who suffer from chronic pain to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and enable them to self-manage their chronic pain.

There are two tenders available:

  1. Northern Melbourne Region (Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Yarra, Melbourne, Moonee Ponds, Macedon Ranges)
  2. Western Melbourne Region (Brimbank, Melton, Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Moorabool, Hobsons Bay)

Minutes from industry briefing

An industry briefing was held on 20 January 2020. Minutes from this session are now available to download (.pdf, 204 KB).

How to apply

NWMPHN uses Tenderlink as its portal for all tender responses and enquiries. Tender documents can be obtained after registering though Tenderlink.

Visit Tenderlink and click the ‘registration’ tab to create an account if you do not already have one. Once registered, click ‘all current tenders’ to apply.

All communications and enquiries must only be directed in writing through our Tenderlink portal or by email to tenders@nwmphn.org.au

Tenders close at 5:00pm AEDT on Wednesday, 19 February 2020.

 

Expressions of interest: Doctors in Secondary Schools (Footscray High School)

Advertising flyer for the Doctors in Secondary Schools programApplications are now open for practices to join the Doctors in Secondary Schools program at Footscray High School (formerly Footscray City College).

Adolescents need accessible, sensitive health care. This is a unique opportunity to provide care to young people in need, engage in your local community and build trust with the next generation of patients for your practice.

Download the form below to apply.

 Application form (.docx, 686 KB)

 What is Doctors in Secondary Schools?

 Doctors in Secondary Schools from the GP Perspective