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Disability Medical Assessment Services
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Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
Services Australia requires a Service Provider to facilitate a national network of Government-contracted Doctors to provide Disability Medical Assessment (DMA) services for Disability Support Pension (DSP) customers.
The DSP provides financial support to people who have a physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that limits their ability to work, or who are permanently blind.
To be considered for the DSP, a customer may be required to undergo a DMA as part of a claim or review process. A DMA is an assessment conducted by a Government-contracted Doctor for the purposes of determining medical qualification for DSP.
A DMA is not an assessment of work capacity but an assessment of the medical conditions of the customer, and their functional impact, which form the basis of medical eligibility to receive DSP.
As part of the DMA, a GCD will review the medical evidence provided by a customer in support of their DSP claim or review to verify whether the evidence demonstrates:
(a) the disability or medical condition/s is fully diagnosed, treated and stabilised, and
(b) the functional impact that arises due to the condition/s.
A GCD is not responsible for making the decision to grant or continue a customer’s DSP payment. This is the responsibility of Services Australia.
An industry briefing will be held on 1 December 2020 via teleconference.
Tenderers must pre-register their attendance at the industry briefing with the Contact Officer via Tender.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2:00pm (local time in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) on 30 November 2020.
Tenderers are required to provide a signed Deed of Confidentiality to the Contact Officer prior to being issued with dial in details for the industry briefing. Attendance at the industry briefing will be at the Tenderer’s own cost. Attendance at the industry briefing is not compulsory.
(a) To comply with the Black Economy Procurement-connected policy the Tenderer either:
(i) holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record by the Closing Time of this RFT for the following that apply; or
(ii) has a Statement of Tax Receipt demonstrating that a Statement of Tax Record has been requested from the Australian Taxation Office by the Closing Time of this RFT and holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record no later than four Business Days from the Closing Time of this RFT, for each of the following:
(A) if the Tenderer is a company, the Tenderer company;
(B) if the Tenderer is a trustee, the relevant trust;
(C) if the Tenderer is a partnership, the partnership and each partner that is directly involved in the delivery of the Services; or
(D) if the Tenderer is a subsidiary of a consolidated group, or a Multiple Entry Consolidated (MEC) group for income tax and/or GST for taxation purposes, the income tax group head and/or GST group representative; and
(b) if the Tenderer proposes to use subcontractors in the delivery of the Requirement, the Tenderer holds a Valid and Satisfactory Statement of Tax Record for any first tier subcontractor that it proposes, as part of its Tender, to engage to deliver the Requirement with an estimated value of over $4 million (GST inclusive)
The term of the contractual arrangement with the preferred Tenderer will be for an initial period of three (3) years with an option to extend for two (2) further terms of up to one (1) year each, exercisable at the absolute discretion of Services Australia.