20 June 2024

Fairfield Urgent Care Clinic banner depicting Medicare logo

Eligible general practices are invited to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) to establish a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic with Fairfield Local Government Area.


Procurement overview

South Western Sydney PHN is seeking to commission one existing general practice or community health centre in Fairfield LGA to be set up as a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic. The Fairfield Medicare Urgent Care Clinic will be one of 29 new federally-funded clinics opening across Australia. This builds on the 58 clinics already opened since July last year. In total, 87 Medicare Urgent Care Clinics will be open nationally. The Urgent Care Clinic program aims to ease the pressure on hospitals and give patients more options to see a healthcare professional when they have an urgent but not life-threatening need for care.


Proposal timeline

Action Date
RFP open Thursday, 20 June 2024
Information session Wednesday, 26 June 2024 @ 5pm
Last queries date Monday, 15 July 2024
RFP closing date Monday, 22 July 2024 @ 10am
Evaluation period 23 July – 9 August 2024
Recommendations to SWSPHN board and executive Monday, 29 August 2024
Successful applicant notified and contract negotiations September 2024
Unsuccessful applicants notified October 2024
Service commencement Friday, 1 November 2024


Submissions accepted via Tenderlink

This Request for Proposal is available on SWSPHN’s Tender Portal – Tenderlink: www.tenderlink.com/swsphn

Interested parties will need to register for SWSPHN’s Tender Portal to ensure they:

  • will receive email notifications when new procurement opportunities are published in relevant categories
  • can access the online forum to address any questions about the program and procurement process
  • can download and view procurement documentation electronically and
  • will be able to submit applications through the e-tender box facility


Information session

Attend the information session for potential respondents to receive an overview of the tender process and requirements, and an opportunity to ask questions relating to the tender documentation.

When: Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 5pm
Where: Zoom




Enquiries regarding this notification can be directed to Amy Prince, Director of Planning and Performance care of Melissa McIntyre, melissa.mcintyre@swsphn.com.au