At its simplest, commissioning means planning and buying services to meet the health needs of local populations.
It involves understanding local priority issues and buying appropriate services to address those issues in the most effective and efficient way.
Primary Health Tasmania is funded by the Australian Government to commission services designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians across a range of priority areas.
Our commissioning model
Primary Health Tasmania’s commissioning model involves four phases in a cyclical process:
Assessing needs – understanding what local communities need and working out the local priorities we can address based on this information
Designing solutions – working with others to identify the most efficient and effective ways we can address the identified priorities
Implementing solutions – procuring quality health services and initiatives and proactively working with providers to monitor performance and progress
Evaluating outcomes – assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of services and initiatives to inform priorities for future investment in successive commissioning cycles.
Primary Health Tasmania’s commissioning is focused on ensuring outcomes for local communities and populations – not just delivering activity.
Service providers can keep up-to-date with our latest tenders by registering on our eTender portal.
We use this portal to advertise new tenders, requests for quotes and expressions of interest; distribute tender documents; respond to questions about tenders; receive tender applications; and evaluate and select bids.