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Assessment management services for a trial of a residential aged care funding assessment tool

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Health/19-20/05579
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Department of Health
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85122200 - Individual health screening and assessment services
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2-Sep-2019 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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1-Aug-2019
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ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
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On 10 February 2019 the Australian Government announced a trial of the Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) residential aged care funding needs assessment tool:

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/new-662-million-aged-care-package-support-older-australians  

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/budget/publishing.nsf/Content/budget2019-factsheet70.htm 

During the trial, independent assessors employed by one or more contracted assessment management organisations will use the AN-ACC assessment tool to complete around 5600 Assessments of the functional capacities of residential aged care recipients in a sample of aged care homes. The Department will select the aged care homes participating in the trial. 

Contracted entities will provide Assessment management services for the trial, specifically to:

  • attract, recruit, onboard and retain suitably qualified Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists as assessors during the trial and provide evidence to the Department that each assessor has current unrestricted AHPRA registration
  • liaise with participating aged care homes for the purpose of scheduling Assessment periods and complete the agreed number of Assessments using the AN-ACC assessment tool hosted on an associated iPad application (iPad to be supplied by the Department)
  • develop and operate a clinical support framework for assessors to ensure the quality of Assessments, and
  • provide feedback to the Department throughout the trial as required.

The Department requires around 5600 Assessments to be completed as part of the trial, to be distributed as follows:

  • 4000 Assessments of residents of aged care homes in Modified Monash Model (MM) regions 1-2
  • 1500 Assessments of residents of aged care homes in MM regions 3-5, and
  • 100 Assessments of residents of aged care homes in MM regions 6-7.

Tenderers are invited to submit a Tender to deliver Services for part, parts, or the whole Services:

  • in multiples of 1000 Assessments in MM regions 1-2
  • in multiples of 500 Assessments in MM regions 3-5, and
  • in multiples of 50 Assessments in MM regions 6-7.

Tenderers must also clearly outline any limits on specific geographic areas in which they are willing to provide Services. The Department may, at its sole and absolute discretion, select one or more Tenderers to provide Services in each geographic area. The Department may seek to negotiate with a preferred Tenderer the geographic area (or areas) in which the Tenderer will complete the Assessments.

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An optional industry briefing for potential Tenderers will be held at 2pm (ACT Local Time) on 9 August 2019 in the Sirius Building, 23 Furzer Street, Woden Town Centre, ACT. 

Refer to section 5 of the RFT for more information regarding the industry briefing.

For information about the assessment tool to be trialled, see:

https://agedcare.health.gov.au/reform/resource-utilisation-and-classification-study

For information about the Modified Monash Model, see:

https://www.health.gov.au/health-workforce/health-workforce-classifications/modified-monash-model

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  • The Tenderer must not have had any judicial decisions against it (excluding decisions under appeal) relating to employee entitlements and have not satisfied any resulting order.
  • The Tenderer, its Personnel, and any Subcontractors proposed in the Tender must not, at the Closing Time, be listed as terrorists under section 15 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (Cth).
  • The Tenderer (and any Subcontractor proposed in its Tender) must not be named in the consolidated list referred to in Regulation 40 the Charter of United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008 (Cth).
  • The Tenderer must not be an entity that has been approved to provide residential care, home and/or flexible care under the Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth).
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October 2019 - June 2020 

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AusTender at www.tenders.gov.au in accordance with instructions in the Request documentation.
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