Request for Proposal: Adelaide PHN's Primary Mental Health Care Services 2023-2025

Adelaide PHN is pleased to announce the recommissioning of primary mental health care services (PMHCS) for 2023-2025, following the deferment earlier this year. 

Adelaide PHN is inviting proposals from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to deliver PMHCS within the Adelaide metropolitan region for the period 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2025.  Both South Australian based and non-South Australian based not-for-profit and private organisations are eligible to apply. This invitation is not open to government entities. 

The services covered in this Request for Proposal (RFP) include: 

  • Mental health service hub in the southern regions of Adelaide 
  • Mental health service hub in the western regions of Adelaide 
  • Specialist mental health services for LGBTIQA+ populations for the whole Adelaide PHN region 
  • Specialist family and child focused mental health services in the north 
  • Specialist mental health services for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations for the whole Adelaide PHN region 

This RFP excludes: 

  • Mental health service hub in the north as Adelaide PHN anticipates a separate commissioning process aligning with a Head to Health Centre and state-based services planned for this region  
  • headspace and associated Integrated Practice Units 
  • Mental health in residential aged care facilities programs 
  • Psychosocial support programs 
  • Indigenous specific programs 
  • Community based suicide prevention programs

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to commence delivery of the services from 1 July 2023, with establishment prior to this. 

The tender documentation is now available on Tenderlink. The RFP closes at 12.00pm ACST on Monday 19 September 2022. 


A tender briefing will be held remotely for all registered applicants on Tuesday 16 August 2022 at 2.00pm ACST. Further details can be found in the Tender documentation.

08 August 2022