Priority Primary Care Centre Tender

Priority Primary Care Centre Tender

25 October, 2022

Tender release date: Monday 24 October 2022

Market Briefing: Tuesday 25 October 2022 (Watch now)

Tender closing: 2pm on 16th November 2022

Services planned to start: December 2022

Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) in EMPHN

The Victorian Government is funding 25 Priority Primary Care Centres (PPCCs) across the state. Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are commissioning these clinics in their respective regions. The clinics will ease pressure on nearby hospital emergency departments. They will provide GP-led care for urgent but non-life-threatening conditions such as mild infections, fractures and burns. They will also offer pathology and imaging services and will be open 7 days a week for up to 16 hours a day. Patients of all ages will be able to access care with or without a Medicare card, at no cost to the patient.

Tender documentation and notification

Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network has opened a Request for Quotation (RFQ) process for eligible providers wishing to establish and operate PPCCs in its region from December. The tender has been published on EMPHN’s eProcure online portal. To register, click here.

PPCC Market Briefing

State Government is funding Primary Health Networks across Victoria to commission PPCCs. The Victorian PHNs have worked collaboratively to develop consistent contract documents and a common tender response document. A market briefing was delivered collaboratively by all participating PHNs, online, on Tuesday 25 October.

The market briefing is an opportunity to learn more about the program, the commissioning and contracting process, to build an understanding of PHNs probity obligations and learn about the next steps following the tender closing period on 16th November 2022 at 2pm.

Watch the Market Briefing online now.

View Market Briefing presentation.

PPCC - EOI - Frequently asked questions.

Enquiries: All tender enquiries should be directed via email at

Please note that 5 of the 25 clinics have already been commissioned by PHNs following an advance notice process earlier this year. You can find details of EMPHN’s PPCCs here.