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1 Disability Employment Services – Disability Management Service Tender

2 Overview of Presentation Rationale for the Tender and business available An overview of DES-DMS Tendering information including: Selection Criteria, Tendering requirements and Probity RFT Information sessions Useful Resource Links Opportunity for Questions

3 Indicative purchasing timeline Indicative DateEvent Tuesday 27 May 2014Release of Industry Information Paper Wednesday 28 May and Friday 30 May 2014Public webinars on Industry Information Paper Tuesday 1 July 2014Release of Request for Tender on AusTender Early to mid-July 2014 Request for Tender Information Sessions and Webinars (actual dates, locations and format to be advertised at 2pm, Monday 4 August, 2014Tender Closing Time Mid to late November 2014Announcement of Tender Outcomes 2 March 2015Deed Commencement Date 4 March 2018Completion Date of Deeds

4 What is happening for DES-DMS? Current Deed expires 30 June 2015 DES-DMS business delivered by CRS available for tender approximately 47 per cent of DES-DMS business business available in 97 of the 110 ESAs across Australia New contracts 2 March 2015 – 4 March 2018 DSS intends to offer contract extension for all other providers delivering DES-DMS until 4 March 2018 Performance review and business reallocation process

5 Overview of DES Assists job seekers with disability, injury or a health condition to find work Introduced on 1 March 2010 Two uncapped demand-driven programmes: DES-DMS - Assists job seekers with disability who require assistance to find sustainable employment, but who are not expected to need long-term support in the workplace, and DES- Employment Support Service (DES-ESS) - Assists job seekers with permanent disabilities who require assistance to find a job and who require long- term ongoing support in the workplace to maintain sustainable employment

6 Job seeker gateway and eligibility to DES-DMS DES-DMS eligibility is generally determined by: Employment Services Assessment (ESAt) or Job Capacity Assessment (JCA) Job seekers can enter DES-DMS by: Referral from Centrelink/DHS Directly registering with a DES provider Job in Jeopardy that assists at-risk workers

7 Services delivered to DES-DMS job seekers An individually tailored pathway to employment Development of an Employment Pathway Plan (EPP) Build linkages with employers and local labour market Develop connections with other service providers Up to 24 months of employment assistance available for job seekers

8 Service fees & outcome payments Service Fees paid until the participant is placed into employment or full-time education Job Placement Fees are payable when participants are placed in a job Outcome payments are paid for a sustainable employment or education outcome Flexible Ongoing Support payments are paid on a ‘Fee-for-Service’ basis for each instance of support

9 DES-DMS Fees per participant Service FeesPayment First 13 weeks service fee$1595 Second 13 weeks service fee$1595 Third and subsequent 13 week service fees$715 Job Placement FeesPayment Job placement$770 Outcome Fees Payment 13 week Full Outcome$ week Full Outcome$ week Pathway Outcome$ weeks Pathway Outcome$1450 Ongoing Support Fees Payment Flexible Ongoing Support$440 per instance Job In Jeopardy PaymentsPayment First 13 weeks Service Fee $1320 Second 13 Weeks Service Fee $ week Outcome Fee$2860

10 Characteristics of DES-DMS participants DES–DMS Caseload of approximately as at 31 March 2014

11 Characteristics of DES-DMS participants

12 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse23 per cent Homeless 6 per cent Ex Offender 7 per cent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 4 per cent

13 Certification with the National Standards for Disability Services All DES providers must be certified against the National Standards for Disability Services within 12 months of the Deed commencement date DES Deed commences 2 March 2015 DES providers must maintain their certification in order to receive DES funding in accordance with the Disability Services Act 1986

14 Proposed Selection Criteria Criterion 1 – Strategies for the delivery of DES-DMS – Management and governance arrangements (30% weighting, limit of characters) Criterion 2 – Past performance (40% weighting, limit of characters per ESA) Criterion 3 – Local strategies and employer engagement (30% weighting, limit of characters per ESA) Specialist Services Criterion (pass/fail weighting, limit of 5000 characters per ESA)

15 Tendering Requirements The RFT will be released on AusTender All Tenderers must lodge their tender on AusTender only Late Tender lodgments will not be accepted AusTender: AustenderAustender

16 Probity Promote open and fair competition External Probity Adviser to be appointed Probity Plan Integrity in evaluation and selection processes Objective and consistent assessment of all tenders Defensible process and outcomes

17 Contact with Ministers Business as usual for portfolio Ministers during the tender When meeting with stakeholders, Ministers can only provide publically released information about the tender

18 Contact with DSS and the Department of Employment Business as usual for DSS during the tender Tenderers can contact Department of Employment’s Employment Services Purchasing Hotline in relation to the tender Departmental staff will not engage with Tenderers in a manner that could be perceived as influencing the tender process Communication processes

19 Information sessions and webinars RFT Information sessions early to mid-July 2014 The RFT contains information about submitting your tender More information DES-DMS Tender

20 Useful information Current DES-DMS Deed DES DEED Labour Market Information Portal Labour Market Portal Map of the ESAs with business ESA MAP

21 Indicative purchasing timeline Indicative DateEvent Tuesday 27 May 2014Release of Industry Information Paper Wednesday 28 May and Friday 30 May 2014Public webinars on Industry Information Paper Tuesday 1 July 2014Release of Request for Tender on AusTender Early to mid-July 2014 Request for Tender Information Sessions and Webinars (actual dates, locations and format to be advertised at 2pm, Monday 4 August, 2014Tender Closing Time Mid to late November 2014Announcement of Tender Outcomes 2 March 2015Deed Commencement Date 4 March 2018Completion Date of Deeds

22 Questions?

23 Thank you


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