Commissioning


Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN is a commissioning organisation, which means we do not directly deliver any primary health services. Instead, we contract the most appropriate providers to deliver health services to patients within the community, using Commonwealth funding.

How it works

Commissioning involves an ongoing process of planning and purchasing of services to meet the identified health needs of local populations. Commissioning enables us to use our limited funding to improve health outcomes in our communities.

The PHN undertakes its commissioning activity in accordance with our Commissioning Framework.

Services are based on health needs

The PHN reviews the health needs of our region and identifies priority areas, then seeks the best provider to deliver those services in the most effective way. Commissioning may involve purchasing a service that is already on offer, or working with organisations or communities to design a new one.

How to submit a tender

The PHN releases tenders, requests for proposal, and expressions of interest for the delivery of primary health care programs or services. These opportunities are listed on Tenderlink.  Register for free to be automatically notified when opportunities are released.

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