Do I need to reapply – we are already on the RTW services panel?
Yes, you must reapply.
WorkCover conduct tenders every 3-5 years to appoint a panel of suppliers to provide RTW services. The current panel were appointed in February 2015 and the current term will expire in February 2020.
No panel positions are carried over, and all suppliers must reapply each time a tender is conducted if they wish to continue providing RTW 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 not rely on current panel member status.
A tender process is a fair and transparent way of allowing all existing, and any new suppliers, an opportunity to apply for a position on WorkCover’s panel. In past tenders, not all applicants have been appointed as the number of offers have exceeded our requirements.