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NSW Department of Communities and Justice / Carers Investment Program - FACS.17.143

RFT ID FACS.17.143
RFT Type Expression of Interest for Specific Contracts
Published 28-Aug-2017
Closes 29-Sep-2017 2:00pm
Category (based on UNSPSC)
93140000 - Community and social services
Agency Department of Communities and Justice

Contact Person
Helen McFarlane
Phone: 02 8753 9339

Tender Details

The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is providing $5.6m over three years for projects that will improve the well-being of carers. FACS will fund projects that best align with the five focus areas identified in the NSW Carers Strategy and will consider applications from a wide range of organisations.

The Program is a redesign of the former Carers Grants.

Since 2007, the Carers Grants funded the same set of services. These have provided valuable support to carers. However, changes in the policy and service environment indicate that it is timely to reconsider how to get best value for carers from this resource. These developments include:

  • the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • the NSW Carers Strategy 2014-19
  • the NSW Carers (Recognition) Act 2010 (amended 2016)
  • the Australian Government’s aged care reform as set out in  the Aged Care Roadmap
  • the Australian Government’s Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services, currently under development
  • the NSW Government Commissioning and Contestability policy which is driving customer-centric reform and exploring ways to create better service outcomes.



NSW Regions: Far North Coast, Mid North Coast, New England, Central Coast, Hunter, Cumberland/Prospect, Nepean, Northern Sydney, Inner West, South East Sydney, South West Sydney, Central West, Orana/Far West, Riverina/Murray, Illawarra, Southern Highlands

RFT Type

Expression of Interest for Specific Contracts - An invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) for pre-registration of prospective tenderers for a specific work or service. Applicants are initially evaluated against published selection criteria, and those who best meet the required criteria are invited to Tender (as tender type Pre-Qualified/Invited).

This tender opportunity is not expected to lead to the award of a contract, or the award details will be advertised elsewhere. Please telephone or email the contact officer for details

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