Beyond Blue's procurement practices are designed to test markets, encourage competition and ensure that all expenditure provides quality, service and value for money.

Whether through a request for quotation, an open or select tender, or through the establishment of provider panels for specialist or specific supply categories, Beyond Blue aims to provide equal supplier access and consideration in its procurement opportunities.

Within the below sections we aim to provide all the information that a supplier may need to know to work with Beyond Blue as well as contact details for further enquiries.

As part of Beyond Blue’s commitment to our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2020, as of 2018, Beyond Blue is a proud member of Supply Nation, Australia’s leading database of verified Indigenous businesses.


Supplier governance

Beyond Blue's Contracts and Procurement Team manages and delivers all requirements for the procurement of goods and/or services, the engagement of suppliers and the development and management of contractual arrangements.

This includes the management of tenders, quotations, negotiations and contract performance analysis for the supply of goods and/or services as well as all research activities.

A key objective for this team is to provide commercial services to Beyond Blue and contribute to improving value for money, efficiency and minimising risk.

Beyond Blue is committed to conducting all procurement and contract management activities in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner and expects that suppliers appointed to provide goods or services share this commitment.

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.  

Current tenders

There are no tenders currently.

Submitting a tender 

Although requirements for submitting a tender will differ, as a minimum, each tender will require an electronic copy of the response to be lodged by email to our tenders team. You can also contact our tenders team if you have any questions regarding the requirements for submitting a tender to Beyond Blue.

Review our general conditions for the supply of goods and general conditions for the provision of services.

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 First Nations 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[1], one of the ways that Beyond Blue supports the wellbeing of First Nations Peoples is through supporting economic and employment opportunities.

Where can I find more information? 

Information about First Nations Peoples 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 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 First Nations Peoples and communities.

Please direct questions to

Existing suppliers and grant recipients

Contract management


All communication with regards to contractual matters should be directed to the Beyond Blue Liaison Officer nominated within the relevant contract, or email our contracts team.

Progress and Final Reports

All reports should be submitted electronically (in both Microsoft Word and PDF format) to the Beyond Blue Liaison Officer nominated within the relevant contract or funding agreement.


Where suppliers are required to provide Progress and/or Final Reports to Beyond Blue, the requirements for reports will be set out in the relevant contract or as agreed between the parties. 

Research Final Reports

Final Reports must be submitted in the 1:3:25 Format developed by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. 

Beyond Blue also requires that Final Reports be accompanied by a Communications Report. The Communications Report should provide a plain English (non-technical) summary of the project's key findings and practical outcomes, which is suitable for use by Beyond Blue as part of its media and communications activities promoting Beyond Blue-funded research.

The Communications Report should be between one and three pages in length and ideally include graphical representations of project data (such as graphs, charts, tables or maps) that may be relevant or useful for dissemination to the general public in promoting the research.

Financial Statement and Statement of Compliance

Where required under a contract or funding agreement, a Financial Statement must be provided to Beyond Blue with each progress report. The Financial Statement must specify the manner in which, and the purposes for which, funds provided by Beyond Blue were expended.

In addition, and as required under a contract or funding agreement, a Statement of Compliance must be provided to Beyond Blue on submission of the Final Report.

Detailed information with regards to both the Financial Statement and Statement of Compliance can be obtained upon request from Beyond Blue's contracts team.

Invoicing and payment

Beyond Blue recognises the importance of paying suppliers on time. To enable the correct and prompt payment of your organisation's invoices, please note the following requirements:

Essential information for an invoice

A valid Tax Invoice must be submitted to Beyond Blue for the supply of goods and/or services and must include the following details:

  • the name of the Beyond Blue contact in relation to the order
  • the purchase order or contract number
  • a description of goods and/or services provided OR relevant milestone payment.

An invoice that is submitted without the above details may be returned to the supplier unprocessed.

Beyond Blue's preferred method of payment is EFT. Please ensure that you have provided your bank details to us to enable prompt payment. 

Address details for submitting an invoice

Invoices should be addressed to Beyond Blue at:

Accounts Payable
GPO Box 1883
Melbourne VIC 3001

Alternatively, invoices can be emailed to our accounts department.