Defence has released a Request for Tender for a suite of health services related to the delivery of health care on bases in the Australian Defence Force.
The provision of high quality health services to Defence personnel remains a priority for the Government and this procurement activity is an important step in ensuring that this is the case.
The aim of the Tender is to streamline primary healthcare and optimise current services using industry based innovation and technology.
The Tender will enable Defence to provide seamless health care from the point of injury to recovery for ADF personnel through procurement of services such as on-base health services, a health care hotline, imaging and radiology services, pathology and off-base health services.
The contract will also support the Defence strategic reform program through optimising current health services, improved clinical governance and efficiency in the delivery of health care using best practice guidelines.
This contract will assist Defence to realise synergies within Defence Health, and will align with Defences strategic vision to ensure seamless health care from the point of injury to recovery.
At the completion of this process, Defence will have a fully integrated team of health-care providers who will manage and deliver health care to all ADF personnel across the country.
It will build on the already excellent health care provided to members of the Australian Defence Force, and assist in the professionalisation of uniformed medical professionals.
The Request for Tender was issued on 25 August 2011 as contracts expire in 2012. A copy of the Request for Tender can be found at:
Minister Snowdon’s office: 02 6277 7820
Defence Media: 02 6127 1999