Suppliers, tenders and grants
Beyond Blue procurement policy requires that all suppliers, including grant recipients, are formally engaged prior to the commencement of work. Although many of our supply arrangements are governed by specific supply agreements negotiated with the relevant suppliers, you can review our general conditions for the supply of goods and general conditions for the provision of services.
From time to time, and in line with its procurement policies, Beyond Blue may conduct tenders for the supply of goods and/or services.
Requests for tenders
Open tenders may be advertised in the tenders pages of national newspapers, with documentation available for download.
Invitations to participate in a select tender will be sent via email to the nominated contact of registered suppliers.
If you have any questions regarding any Beyond Blue tender, please email our tenders team.
Request for Proposal –The Way Back Support Service Evaluate (re-issue)
Beyond Blue is inviting suitably qualified and experienced Service Providers to submit a conduct an evaluation of The Way Back Support Service. A RFP for this Project was issued in August 2019 and withdrawn in November 2019 due to a change of evaluation scope. This RFP document is a re-issue of that document and reflects the updated scope.
Service Providers are required to submit a proposal response which demonstrates an understanding of The Way Back, and outlines a pragmatic, feasible and high-quality methodology with sufficient flexibility for fulfilling the evaluation purpose and meeting the evaluation objectives.
The Service Provider must have previous experience in undertaking complex multi-modal and multi-sector evaluations of programs being scaled, preferably at the national level. The Service Provider should have experience in evaluation in suicide prevention or mental health fields, or have gained this experience as part of a team.
RFP timeline and closing date extended
We appreciate this is a challenging time as individuals and workplaces set up alternative practices and come to terms with the changing climate we are living in. As such, we have altered The Way Back Support Service Evaluation RFP timeline, notably the revised closing date from Friday, 3 April to
5pm AEST Friday, 17 April 2020. Please refer to page 2 of the attached RFP for full date changes (updated timeline is the only change to the document).
Interviews with shortlisted service providers will now be conducted as video conferences rather than in person.
Please rest assured Beyond Blue will take a flexible and collaborative approach with the delivery of the Project these evolving circumstances, including how evaluation activities are carried out.
Download the Request for Proposal documentation
What is the Beyond Blue Reconciliation Action Plan?
Beyond Blue launched its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2020 in March 2018. The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is our plan of concrete actions that will guide us as we continue to deliver inclusive and culturally appropriate services that reflect the lives and experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will help to create a culturally safe organisation and support mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
Why is Reconciliation important?
With estimations that socio-economic status contributes 30 to 50 per cent of the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, one of the ways that Beyond Blue supports the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is through supporting economic and employment opportunities.
Where can I find more information?
Information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing can be found on the Beyond Blue website.
Further examples of the kinds of actions that support reconciliation and wellbeing:
What does Beyond Blue require?
As we do with information on how the Service Provider promotes mental health in the workplace (referring to www.headsup.org.au for more information), within the Request for Proposal Beyond Blue now asks Service Providers to provide information on how they support (or intend to support) reconciliation and/or the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
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