WorkCover is establishing a new return to work (RTW) services panel via an open tender process. The tender is now open, and can be accessed on the Queensland Government QTenders website.
All necessary information, including timeframes and the selection criteria, can be found on the QTenders website.
The tender closes at 2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday 6 September 2019.
The new RTW services panel will be in place by late February 2020. A tender process is a fair and transparent way of giving all existing and any new suppliers an opportunity to apply for a position on the panel. No panel positions are carried over, and all suppliers must reapply if they wish to continue providing services for WorkCover. Current panel members should treat this application as if it was the first time applying; that is, provide succinct yet detailed responses and do not rely on current panel member status. There will be no guaranteed positions and no preferential treatment for current panel members.
A tender requires significant time and effort, so it is recommended suppliers give themselves the greatest opportunity by starting their submission early and allowing plenty of time to review the offer and upload via the QTender website. If this is your first tender submission, there is useful guidance on the Queensland Government website found here that may assist. If you were unsuccessful in the last tender, consider the feedback you received and incorporate your learnings in this submission.
The Queensland Government QTenders website is a separate system to any system supported by WorkCover, and any WorkCover usernames or logins will not work. If you have not already done so, you must register as a new user on the QTender website prior to accessing the tender documents. Please go here to register as a new user.
If you receive a ‘Sign in failed: Username or password incorrect’ error message – please retrieve your QTenders password.
If known, enter your Username, alternatively enter the registered email address, complete the ‘I’m not a Robot’ check and select the ‘Generate Reset Password Link’ button.
An email will be sent to your registered address containing prompts on how to continue.
Be sure to double check the ‘Username’ details stated in the email, your username is not necessarily your email address.