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NSW Department of Communities and Justice / Advanced Notice for Short-Term Emergency Placements (STEP) - DCJ.21.12.AN

RFT Type Notice
Published 18-Aug-2021
Closes 13-Sep-2021 11:00am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
95122103 - Childrens home
Agency Department of Communities and Justice

Contact Person
Jagadish Gorrepati
Phone: 0297162105

Tender Details

This is an opportunity to register for a forthcoming opportunity.

Short-Term Emergency Placements (STEP) is a Department of Communities and Justice initiative to contract accredited residential care providers in a panel deed arrangement to deliver individualised residential emergency placements for children and young people in statutory out-of-home care with high and complex needs.

Short-Term Emergency Placements (STEP) model was designed to meet placement needs for children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) with high and complex needs who cannot be immediately supported in kinship/relative care, foster care, or other accredited residential care placement. STEP arrangements provide on-demand placements delivered in suitable accommodation in locations that can be established flexibly to meet the child or young person’s needs. 



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
States and Territories: ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

RFT Type

Notice - A notice published on this website that relates to procurement or other relevant matters. It does not normally require any formal response. This is not a tender.

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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Conditions for Participation

Agencies will need to meet eligibility criteria in order to participate in the tender. The eligibility requirement is that agencies are accredited to deliver statutory out-of-home care (residential) for children and young people. To participate, please e-mail: to register your interest. A Deed of Confidentiality will be sent to all registered participates for signing. 

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Multi Agency Access Type

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