Community Services Bulletin

Select articles from the Community Services Bulletin Issue 87/August 2020.

Partnership Policy Contract Audit

The Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy contract audit is now complete of all Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy contracts awarded since 2011. You can access the up-to-date data on all service agreements through Tenders WA.

Procurement Workshops

The next face-to-face workshop, Tendering for Community Services, is being held in September. It has been specifically developed to assist not-for-profit service providers understand and engage in community services procurement processes.

Keep an eye on the community services training webpage to register for upcoming sessions or to complete one of our growing range of online workshops.

Delivering Community Services in Partnership

Developed to enhance collaboration between the not-for-profit community services sector and government agencies, the DCSP Working Group consists of executive level (or higher) representatives from the public and not-for-profit sectors. The group meets quarterly and provides strategic oversight to DCSP procurement processes to ensure the intent of the Policy is applied during contract formation.

The co-chairs of the Working Group are:

  • Lara Connor – General Manager, Community Services Procurement Policy, Department of Finance.
  • John Bouffler – Executive Director, Community Employers WA.

You can now approach your peak body representative with any issues about DCSP procurement processes, and they will alert the DCSP Working Group. For further information about the Working Group, contact Lara Connor.