We are committed to a competitive, ethical, and transparent approach to commissioning.

To support this objective, we have implemented an online procurement portal to advise potential suppliers of upcoming opportunities and provide them with a secure way to make electronic submissions. 

Interested providers are invited to go to Tenderlink and register at no cost.

Once registered, you will receive email notification when new opportunities are announced, be able to download documentation relating to tender opportunities, access an online Q & A forum, and securely submit your proposal. You will also find details of our current call for expressions of interest.

Please note you will need to register and log in to view tenders. Registration is free.

Expressive Therapies EOI

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitable mental health practitioners or allied health professionals with clinical experience to deliver expressive therapies across the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow, and Penrith regions. Expressive therapies use creative processes and expression as a therapeutic way to improve a person's wellbeing, including their mental health. This type of therapy can help people manage difficult behaviours and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem.

The Expressive Therapy Program which successful applicants propose to deliver must complement existing structured clinical psychological therapy programs in the Nepean Blue Mountains region and can include the following types of therapies:

  • visual arts
  • dance and movement
  • sandplay
  • drama
  • writing
  • expressive therapies that are unique and specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • other alternative therapy such as animal and pet therapy

Applicants may apply to deliver one or two therapy programs with funding up to $50,000 available per program.

Visit the Tenderlink to submit and EOI and to know more. Submissions close on Thursday, 2 May 2024.

Community Led Suicide Prevention 2024 EOI

Through the Targeted Regional Initiatives for Suicide Prevention from the Department of Health and Aged Care, we are funding suitable organisations to deliver community-based activities in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith.

We are inviting organisations to submit an EOI to deliver community-led suicide prevention program targeting populations identified at risk of suicide or suicidal distress in communities that:

  • identify and support distressed or struggling peers or community members
  • offer peer support and mentorship programs for people at risk or impacted by suicide
    and/or their carers and family
  • improve the way people navigate and access services providing care
  • offer support when, where, and how people need it, including online, telephone, videoconference, and face to face
  • encourage connections to life and create hope through action to support community wellbeing, social cohesion, connectedness, and supportive friendship and relationships
  • support individuals and communities to give and receive help and de-stigmatise suicide
  • build inclusive communities able to respond to suicide and suicidal ideation or distress.

The funding amount that is available for the successful provider(s) are in three categories:  

  • Category 1: up to $25,000 for each program
  • Category 2: $25,001 to $50,000 for each program
  • Category 3: over $50,000 for each program

Visit the Tenderlink to submit and EOI or to know more. Submissions close on Monday, 6 May 2024.

Stride Appointed to Deliver The Way Back NSW

Following an open tender process, Stride has been appointed as the commissioned service provider to deliver The Way Back NSW suicide aftercare service in our region. Stride is a not-for-profit organisation delivering programs and services across the mental health care and disability sectors.

The Way Back - Penrith will provide psychosocial support that is trauma informed and delivered by proactive outreach for people following a suicide attempt or who are experiencing a suicidal crisis. Personalised aftercare support will be provided for up to three months by trained support coordinators with a lived/living experience of suicide, under supervision of appropriate mental health professionals. Participants will be supported through increased social connectedness and links to services that suit their individual needs. The Way Back- Penrith will commence from April 2024.