18 March 2024

An EOI is now open for the commissioning of an eligible organisation to deliver an after-hours GP service for residents of the Wollondilly Shire Council to receive prompt GP care in the sociable and unsociable after-hours periods that aligns with the after-hours practice incentive payment (PIP).



South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) does not currently commission a service accessible to the entire Wollondilly LGA. Short term funding will be used to run a pilot program for 12 months. Thus, SWSPHN aims to commission a service provider to deliver an after-hours GP service for residents of the Wollondilly Shire Council.


Procurement overview

SWSPHN is seeking to commission an eligible organisation to establish and deliver an after-hours GP service for residents of the Wollondilly Shire Council. The organisation will deliver medical treatment and advice when a regular GP is not available, ensuring that the Wollondilly community has access to suitable healthcare at all times of the day or night and hospital emergency rooms are left for emergencies. After-hours care can be provided via face-to-face or telehealth consultation; either at home or in a clinic depending on the provider.

The supplier will work in accordance with the after-hours Practice Incentive Payment (PIP) guideline including:

  • the ability to develop formal arrangements to provide after-hours support to the practice.
  • the provision of a care summary back to the patient’s regular GP.

For the Practice Incentives Program (PIP), the complete after-hours period is:

  • outside 8am to 6pm weekdays
  • outside 8am to 12pm on Saturdays, and;
  • all day on Sundays and public holidays

The complete after-hours period is further broken into:

  • a sociable after-hours period – 6pm to 11pm weeknights, and;
  • an unsociable after-hours period – 11pm through to 8am weekdays, hours outside of 8am and 12pm Saturdays, and all-day Sundays and public holidays.
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Procurement timeline

Action Date
EOI Open Monday, 18 March 2024
Last queries date Monday, 8 April 2024
EOI Closing Date Friday, 12 April 2024
Evaluation Period 29 April – 10 May 2024
Successful Applicant Notified Thursday, 16 May 2024
Negotiate and Finalise Contract 17 May 2024 – 31 May 2024
Unsuccessful Applicants Notified Monday, 1 July 2024
Contract Commencement Monday, 1 July 2024


Submissions accepted via Tenderlink

This expression of interest is on SWSPHN’s Tender Portal – Tenderlink: www.tenderlink.com/swsphn

Interested parties are encouraged 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




Enquiries regarding this notification can be directed to Commissioning Manager, Domenic Zappia at Domenic.Zappia@swsphn.com.au