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DELIVERING COMMUNITY SERVICES IN PARTNERSHIP Kylie Towie Director Funding & Contracting Services Unit Government Procurement Department of Finance.

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1 DELIVERING COMMUNITY SERVICES IN PARTNERSHIP Kylie Towie Director Funding & Contracting Services Unit Government Procurement Department of Finance

2 Outcomes from the Presentation An understanding of: –The Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy –The role of the Department of Finance –Expectations of Not-For-Profit Organisations and Government Agencies –Where to from here? Introduction

3 DCSP Policy Background –Economic Audit Committee – Putting the Public First Report (October 2009) –New DSCP Policy – aims to achieve better outcomes for Western Australians through the Funding and Contracting of Community Services. –DCSP Policy applies to all Public Authorities that provide funding for, or purchase Community Services, from not-for-profit community sector organisations. –Effective from 1 July 2011

4 Partnership Forum –Brings together leaders from State Government agencies and the community sector to address issues of mutual concern with a view to improving outcomes for all Western Australians. –Equal number of State Government agency CEOs and Senior Community Sector representatives. –Partnership Forum members appointed by the Premier for a 12 month term. –Further information can be found on the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Partnership Forum website:

5 Delivering Community Services in Partnership Aim of the Policy is to improve outcomes for all Western Australians through a genuine partnership between Public Authorities and the not-for-profit community sector in the funding and contracting of sustainable community services in Western Australia Applies to all Public Authorities that provide funding for, or purchase community services, from not-for-profit community sector organisations

6 Partnership Principles –Collaborative approach to decision-making. –Recognition of value and contribution of both sectors in the design and delivery of Community Services. –Commitment to Sustainability of Community Services. –Empowering citizens in the planning, design and delivery of Community Services. –Focus and drive to deliver demonstrable improvements in outcomes for all Western Australians. –Transparency in decision-making. –Public Authorities and Organisations work together to ensure that funding levels are sufficient for sustainable Community Services. Behaviours

7 Expectations of NFPs and Government Agencies

8 Nature of the Relationship

9 Funding & Contracting Options

10 Reducing the Burden

11 Policy Requirements The Policy requires Public authorities to: –Be open and transparent; –Use standardised documentation; –Focus on outcomes in Service Agreement specifications; –Avoid prescribing inputs; and –Not seek repayment of any surplus by an Organisation.

12 DSCP Policy Summary –Recognise and respect Organisational Sovereignty –Promote community sector sustainability –DCSP Policy is effective from 1 July 2011 –DCSP Policy procurement framework phased in as existing arrangements expire –Standard templates, process and policy must be used by Government agencies for new contracting and funding arrangements

13 The Funding and Contracting Services Unit Role Policy and Reform Templates and Guides Education and Training Direct Agency Support Review

14 Component I and Component II –Budget Factsheets –Refer to your funding agency –Refer to the Department of Treasury –Mike Andrews Assistant Director Department of Treasury

15 How to find help or information? –Peak Bodies –Department of Premier and Cabinet –www.dpc.wa.gov.au/Publications/EconomicAuditReport/Pages/ProcurementReformswww.dpc.wa.gov.au/Publications/EconomicAuditReport/Pages/ProcurementReforms –FaCS (General Information) Glaucia Hyland A/Assistant Director, Special Projects Funding and Contracting Services (FaCS) Unit  Kylie Towie Director, Funding and Contracting Services Mark Bryden Assistant Director, Policy and Education Tim McKimmie A/Assistant Director, Direct Agency Support

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