Procuring services


The initial step towards procuring services involves clearly defining the scope and nature of the services to be provided and identifying opportunities for co-design of services. 

Co-design is a process of engaging with those who will be affected by a decision about health service provision or an intervention, including community and service providers, and involving them in the decision making process. It is a way of working that focuses on listening and understanding to the experience and skills of those who use, provide or are potential service users to inform and shape health service improvement.

Co-design can be defined as:

"designing and delivering services and systems in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, their families and their community.1"


Commissioning Mental Health Services - A Practical Guide to Co-Design August 2016 An example of Co-design in Mental Health: Commissioning Mental Health Services - A Practical Guide to Co-Design (August 2016)


All Central and Eastern Sydney PHN tenders will be managed through our eProcurement portal on Tenderlink.

To use this system and access tender documents you must first be a registered supplier. There is no charge to register and download documents. To register visit our eProcurement portal and click the registration button. During the registration process you will be asked to provide contact details including an email address that will be used to notify your organisation of available tenders.

If you have any technical problems using the portal, contact Tenderlink support.

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