Bupa bunts Medibank out of $billion Defence contract

In June 2012, Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) was awarded a four-year contract, worth $1.3 billion –   extended for two years in 2016.

FILE PHOTOBlood-pressure check on an ADF member. 

The contract called for the delivery of a range of primary and specialist health services at both on-base health facilities and through a comprehensive network of off-base service providers.

Now a new player is set to take over that contract, following a ‘rigorous procurement process’.

Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne today announced that Bupa Health Services Pty Ltd was awarded the ADF Health Services Contract, signed yesterday, for the provision of health services to Defence members.

“Delivering health services to more than 80,000 ADF members and reservists is a complex and important undertaking and, after a rigorous procurement process, Bupa demonstrated it is able to deliver Defence’s requirements,” Minister Pyne said.

“Under the new contract, ADF members will continue to receive the full scope of health services they currently receive.

“Defence remains committed to maintaining continuity of care in delivering high quality health services for ADF members.”

Minister Pyne said Defence thanked Medibank Health Solutions for the service it provided to ADF members under the existing contract – which will be handed over to Bupa on 1 July 2019

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