Secure Messaging Proof of Concept Projects Request for Tender

The Australian Digital Health Agency invites industry providers delivering secure messaging, clinical information system/applications suppliers and end users to collaborate with the Agency on national implementation projects. The projects will prove the concept and demonstrate a working model for three key use cases to progress the adoption of secure messaging capabilities across the health sector in Australia.

Suppliers and partners will need to establish and work within a consortium to deliver secure messaging capabilities across different healthcare settings.

The Agency has prioritised secure messaging as a core foundational capability required to enable interoperability between two or more messaging suppliers and seamless, secure, and confidential information sharing across all health care providers and consumers.

The Agency anticipates its total investment through these Request for Tenders to be less than $1m. We hope to see consortia outlining in-kind contributions alongside Agency investment to achieve outcomes that align to the strategic priorities of industry participants and quality improvement goals of healthcare organisations.

Tender Process

Registration is required to receive amendments and clarifications during the tender process.

Registration to be lodged by emailing eoi_securemessaging@digitalhealth.gov.au by Friday 24 February, 5PM AEDT with the following details:

  • Contact name
  • Organisation name
  • Business address
  • Email address
  • Contact phone number

Any queries should be emailed to eoi_securemessaging@digitalhealth.gov.au.

Documentation for Request for Tender (RFT)

Request for Tender documentation can be downloaded below:

PDF Format

Download: Request for Tender Secure Messaging Proof of Concept (PDF, 915.57 kB)

Download: Schedule 4 - Draft Contract (PDF, 872.21 kB)

Word Format

Download: Request for Tender Secure Messaging Proof of Concept (Word, 177.72 kB)

Download: Schedule 4 - Draft Contract (Word, 142.95 kB)

Invitation to industry briefings

An industry briefing was held on Monday 6 February, 11:30am – 12:30pm AEDT

In addition, a second run of the industry briefing was held on Thursday 9 February, 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT for those who are unable to attend the first session.

The RFT responses close Friday 10 March 2017, 5PM AEDT.

Supporting Material

Download: Presentation - Secure Messaging Proof of Concept RFT Market Briefing Feb 2017 (PDF, 850.15 kB)

Download: Questions And Answers - Secure Messaging Proof of Concept RFT0231 - 3 Mar 2017 (PDF, 273.87 kB)

Download: Questions And Answers - Secure Messaging Proof of Concept RFT0231 - 3 Mar 2017 (Word, 102.57 kB)

Download: Amendments - Secure Messaging Proof of Concept RFT0231 - 13 Feb 2017 (PDF, 173.27 kB)