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Wednesday 14  December

Childhood Immunisation - RFP open for $240k grant funding

Proposals are invited from General Practices and other parties who have a deep clinical understanding of childhood immunisation to improve childhood immunisation rates within ‘hotspots’ across the SEMPHN catchment.

Childhood immunisation in this proposal refers to children in the following age ranges who are not fully immunised:

  • 12 to less than 15 months old
  • 24 to less than 27 months old
  • 60 to less than 63 months old.

SEMPHN has defined childhood immunisation ‘hotspots’ as areas which have a lower rate of immunisation or a higher number of children who are not fully immunised. In the SEMPHN catchment these areas are Casey, Dandenong, Port Phillip and Stonnington.

Proposals from interested applicants must outline an activity or range of activities that: 

  • focus on a number of SEMPHN’s hotspot areas (whether across regions, or the entire SEMPHN catchment) and
  • are provider-based interventions such as education for health providers, recalls, reminder systems and catch ups.

The regular review of childhood immunisation data, in collaboration with SEMPHN, will also be an important part of this project.

A total funding pool of $240,000 (GST exclusive) is available to deliver these services across one or more providers.

Interested applicants must be ready to deliver activities from Monday, 3 April 2017 until 30 June 2018.

RFP timeframe

RFP opens 14 December 2016
Closing date for requests for further information
2pm, 23 January 2017
Closing date for proposal submission  3pm, 30 January 2017
Evaluation of proposals 6 February 2017
Interviews with shortlisted applicants 9 February 2017
All proposals advised on outcome 17 February 2017
Contract commencement 3 April 2017
Contract completion 30 June 2018

These key dates are provided as a guide only, and while SEMPHN will endeavour to meet these timelines, we reserve the right to alter the timetable, where needed. Any changes to this timetable will be communicated via Tenderlink.

If you’re interested in applying or want to know more, please register your interest on SEMPHN's Tenderlink page.

Once you register, you’ll receive information about the tender as it’s released.  All submissions and enquiries must be made via SEMPHN's Tenderlink page.

If you need technical support for Tenderlink, email support@tenderlink.com.au or phone 1800 233 533.

Chronic disease and acute conditions

Funding opportunities in the areas of chronic disease and acute conditions will now be released in early 2017.

For information as it's released, register your interest via the Tenders, Grants, Quotes and EOIs button on the homepage of SEMPHN's website.

More information will also be communicated via this newsletter (SEMaphore) and the commissioning section of the SEMPHN website.

Mental health lead site funding: low intensity services

Tenders are invited for low intensity mental health services, with a total funding pool of $500,000 available.

The services to be delivered are a pilot of the following peer-based community support initiatives in the South Eastern Melbourne PHN catchment:

  • A telephone and email based helpline
  • Peer training, education and support
  • Peer online forum
  • Website portal and digital resources

Tenders close 22 December 2016.

If you’re interested in applying or want to know more, please register your interest on SEMPHN's Tenderlink page.

Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program - grant funding

Can your practice work with other health care providers to improve care for people once they complete cancer treatment?

The DHHS‘s Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program: Phase II, has opened a 2017 Type 1 Capacity Building Grants funding round.

There is up to $100,000 available for successful applicants for projects that re-design services, develop new models of care and develop new resources.

Grant closes 2pm on 14 February 2017.

More information