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Social Benefit Bonds Trial - Social Benefit Bonds Trial- RFP 1101934

RFT ID Social Benefit Bonds Trial- RFP 1101934
RFT Type Request for Proposals
Published 30-Sep-2011
Closes 24-Nov-2011 9:30am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Agency NSW Treasury - Human Services Branch

Contact Person
Social Benefit Bonds Team
Phone: 02 9228-3869

Tender Details

A Social Benefit Bond (SBB, sometimes known as a Social Impact Bond) is a new financial instrument that pays a return to private investors based on the achievement of agreed social outcomes. 
Under a SBB, an investor provides upfront funds to a partner (not-for profit organisation (NFP) or intermediary) to provide services.
Part of the Government savings are used to repay this investment and provide a reward payment commensurate with the outcomes achieved.

The trial will explore the capacity for Social Benefit Bonds to: 

·  Increase funding for prevention and early intervention programs in a sustainable manner

·  Catalyse the development of the social finance sector

·  Harness the innovation capacity of both investors and service providers

·  Improve the evidence base for, and focus on measuring the impact of, social services.


NSW Regions: Central West, Far West, Hunter, Illawarra, Mid North Coast, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Northern, North Western, Richmond Tweed, South Eastern, Sydney
States and Territories: ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

RFT Type

Request for Proposals - An invitation for expressions of interest / seeking preliminary proposals. In many cases these may be used as a basis for shortlisting tenderers, along with other criteria such as expertise and experience. Prospective tenderers are initially evaluated for their proposal against the relevant selection criteria. A number of those who best meet the criteria are invited to tender. For complex or some other types of procurement, where the product or service outcomes are highly dependent on the content of the proposals received from Tenderers, the outcome may be negotiated.

Additional Details / Instructions


An information briefing will be held at Level 41, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney on 11 October 2011 at 2pm - 4pm.

Please note that attendance is limited to three people per organisation. Parties interested in attending the briefing are required to register the names of the people who will be representing their organisation to 

 48 hours notice is required for any changes in attendees. 

First time visitors to this web site will need to self-register on this web site to download documents and lodge responses.

After you have self-registered click on the LODGE A RESPONSE link at the bottom of the page and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Microsoft Word 2003 (or more recent) or equivalent.
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The tenderer is responsible for the provision and installation of the necessary software.

Any amendments (including addenda and changes to tender period) will be made available on that web site, and a notification email will be sent to the system user email address of those that have accessed the web site and obtained the documents.

Address for Lodgement

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