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Capacity Tracker Consultancy Support

Tender: GPHN-964038 – Capacity Tracker Consultancy Support

Gippsland PHN sought support from a consultant to assist with the implementation of the Capacity Tracker initiative across the Gippsland region, working with General Practice, Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) and Community Pharmacy. 

Proposals were requested from suitably experienced and qualified organisations to assist Gippsland PHN in enhancing the implementation, promoting uptake and conducting a robust evaluation of the Capacity Tracker initiative in Gippsland. 

Gippsland PHN’s total budget for this procurement, including all related expenditure, is $240,000.00 (ex. GST).

The consultancy contract is required to be completed by 31 December 2021.

Funding Program: Department of Health – Operational / Flexible
Type of Market Approach: Public Tender
Successful Tenderer: Larter Consulting
Service Delivery Location: All (Latrobe, Baw Baw, Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Wellington, East Gippsland)
End of Contract Period: 31 December 2021

Social Prescribing Evaluation

Tender GPHN-938493 – Social Prescribing Evaluation

Suitably qualified and experienced organisations were invited to lodge a proposal to evaluate a digitally enabled social prescribing project currently being delivered in Gippsland.

The successful tenderer will be required to conduct a thorough evaluation of the digitally enabled social prescribing project in Gippsland and ensure the evaluation is cost effective and provides value for money to Gippsland PHN.

The successful tenderer will work with both Gippsland PHN and the social prescribing software provider to:

  • Gain ethics approval;
  • Refine and progress the existing evaluation logic (Attachment One) into an evaluation framework and develop an evaluation plan;
  • Identify and develop appropriate data collection methods, tools and resources;
  • Implement the evaluation methodology; and
  • Complete interim and final reports.
Funding Program HealthPathways / Digital Health
Type of Market Approach Limited Procurement
Name and ACN/ABN of the successful tenderer 12 377 614 012:  Monash University
Start of Contract Period 20 December 2020
End of Contract Period 5 April 2022
(if any) options to extend the contract period N/A
Service Delivery Location All


Type of approach to market: Urgent Limited Procurement (address emergency health need) The Australian Government recognises that the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated social and economic impacts have severely affected the mental health of individuals and communities in Victoria, requiring a systemic and localised response. In response, the Government provided funding to establish 15 new mental health hubs, of which two are funded for Gippsland. W
ithout impacting the requirements for value for money and probity, Gippsland PHN has exempted the commissioning of HeadtoHelp services from certain aspects of its standard procurement practices in order to provide for a rapid response to the declared state of emergency. The primary aim of these hubs is to provide vulnerable people in the community who have suffered with either new, or an exacerbation of an existing, mental health issue due to the pressures relating to the COVID pandemic access to specialised and targeted services in the immediate term. The Hubs establishment was subject to Commonwealth government emergency procurement conditions in the context of Victoria’s declared State of Emergency. The six Victorian Primary Health Networks were provided guidance to support the selection of sites.The Department of Health provided the following guidance to Primary Health Networks to assist with the selection of site location(s):Population size of LGA, including distribution across age groups
Existing investments and services
Local capacity and ability to rapidly establish services
Respiratory clinic activity and outcomes
Covid Safe
Safety and Quality, and
Identified gaps in mental health service delivery.
Name of Funding Program: Gippsland HeadtoHelp Hubs Project (Primary Mental Health Care)
Name and ACN/ABN of the successful tenderer: 65925539408: The Trustee for Warragul Specialist Centre Trust

40293341343: The Trustee for Inglis Medical Centre Service Trust

Start of Contract Period: 14 September 2020
End of Contract Period: 31 December 2020
(if any) options to extend the contract period: One option To extend by 9 months to 30 September 2021
Service Delivery Location: BawBaw
Other: NA
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