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Department of Veterans' Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation

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Department of Veterans' Affairs
85100000 - Comprehensive health services
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30-Jun-2021 12:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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 The Commonwealth, as represented by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Repatriation Commission and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (collectively referred to as DVA) currently have Community Nursing Services Agreements expiring on 30 June 2016.

The aim of DVA’s Community Nursing Program is to enhance the independence and health outcomes of an entitled person by avoiding early admission to hospital and/or residential care by providing access to community nursing services to meet an entitled person’s assed clinical and/or personal care needs.  These community nursing services are delivered by a skills mix of registered nurses, enrolled nurses and nursing support staff. 

DVA is inviting suitably qualified organisations to provide community nursing services to the veteran community. 

The Invitation documents provided on AusTender comprise:

           Community Nursing Terms and Conditions;

           Notes for Community Nursing Providers;

           Community Nursing Schedule of Fees; and the

           Community Nursing Pro Forma on Administrative Information.

 The new Community Nursing Services Agreement (the Agreement) will simplify and streamline the process for Providers. 

 The new Agreement features:

           No competition – all qualified Providers can participate;

           An overall objective of maximising the numbers of participating Providers, to achieve wide service access for entitled persons;

           Red tape reduction - Providers are no longer required to commit expert resources to prepare and submit substantial tender documentation.  The new Agreement requires Providers to only submit a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions for Provision of Community Nursing Services and completed copy of the Community Nursing Pro Forma on Administrative Information to DVA; and

           Increased flexibility and an open opportunity to contract with DVA - Providers can enter, exit or re-enter a contract with DVA at any time, without prejudice.

 The CNS16 checklist sets out the key steps for organisations wishing to accept the new Agreement being offered.

 For more information about the Invitation, please watch the video at:

 Interested organisations should note that any queries of clarifications questions should only be directed through the single-point of contact email address:

Please note: In order to have an agreement in place from 1 July 2016 your response should be received by 29 April 2016.  You may submit a response at any time, however it cannot be guaranteed that it will be processed by 1 July 2016.



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