Request for tender now open: expanded funding for Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology for older Australians

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Press Release: 24 February 2021

The Australian Government is committing funding of up to $10 million in 2020-21 and $10 million in 2021-22 to provide high quality, value for money and equitable access to Goods, Equipment and Assistive Technology (GEAT) for older Australians.

The department is supporting this commitment through an open request for tender (RFT) that establishes a panel of one or more providers/agents. Panel members will have national capability and capacity to source, supply, install, and maintain GEAT to older Australians through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

This tender will enable the department to trial an alternative funding approach to current GEAT grant arrangements. It will source providers or agents to administer and provide GEAT across Australia, ensuring equitable access to meet the changing needs of CHSP clients.

Current GEAT providers who wish to tender should note that, if successful, their existing GEAT grant funding will be retained. The funds for this tender are separate to the CHSP grant agreement.

Tenders must be lodged by 2:00pm (AEDT) Tuesday, 16 March 2021.

For more information about this RFT, visit the Austender website.

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