Notice of approaching tender (forward procurement notice only):
WorkCover conducted an open tender (open to all suitably qualified suppliers) for Return to Work (RTW) Services in September 2014 to transition from the pre-qualification process, to a contracted panel arrangement. This reduced the number of suppliers under management and allowed WorkCover to be more efficient in monitoring supplier performance. The current term of WorkCover’s RTW Services panel will expire in February 2020 and there are no options to extend.
There is an ongoing need for RTW Services, so WorkCover will be establishing a new panel and aim to have this in place by late January 2020. This will be done with an open tender process advertised on the QTenders website. A tender process is a fair and transparent way of allowing all existing, and any new Suppliers, an opportunity to apply for a position on the panel. No panel positions are carried over, and all Suppliers must reapply if they wish to continue providing services for WorkCover. Current panel members should treat this application as if it was the first time applying; that is, provide succinct yet detailed responses and do not rely on current panel member status. There will be no guaranteed positions and no preferential treatment for current panel members.
WorkCover will be conducting the tender via the QTender website, with a target release date of 2 August 2019. In past tenders, not all applicants have been appointed as the number of offers have exceeded our requirements. The final number of panel members will be based on a demand analysis for the category of services required and for each location. Only the top scoring suppliers in each category/location will be appointed.
Suppliers interested in applying for the new panel are strongly encouraged to start planning for this and also register with the QTenders website. Suppliers should also set up appropriate alerts for tenders that match their business focus. Please click here to access the supplier registration page for QTenders. Suppliers will need to complete the registration process before they will be able to download the tender documents (please note, the tender documents will not be available until August 2019).
WorkCover do not keep a list of interested parties, so please do not rely on WorkCover to notify you when the tender has been released. Suppliers are encouraged to set up alerts in QTenders, and monitor WorkCover's website news page for further updates. WorkCover will also notify relevant industry associations with key messages to be passed on to their members.
Application details and a description of our requirements will be published with the tender in August. In the meantime, please direct any tender related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.