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NSW Department of Communities and Justice / Independent Assessors Mainstream Tender – Advance Notice - DCJ2023004_AN

Proposed ID DCJ2023004_AN
Notice Publish Date 25-Jan-2023
Expected End Date 5-Apr-2023
Covered Procurement Yes
Category (based on UNSPSC)
93140000 - Community and social services
Agency NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Contact Person
Statewide Contracts team
Phone: 9

Proposed Tender Details

This notice is issued to announce the intentions of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to undertake an open tender for Independent Assessors later this year.

Through this procurement process, DCJ is seeking to refresh the Panel of Independent Assessors.

Successful applicants will be included on the Panel of Independent Assessors and can be engaged by the Department to undertake a range of permanency assessments and assessment-related activities, in connection with permanency planning for children and young people in out-of-home care.


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

Additional Details / Instructions

It is anticipated that the tender will be advertised through the NSW eTendering portal in April 2023.

New as well as existing providers can participate in the open tender.

Existing Independent Assessors on the Panel will need to participate in this tender if they wish to be considered for inclusion on the Panel after their current Independent Assessors' contract expires.

Aboriginal Independent Assessors are encouraged to apply through a separate targeted tender: Aboriginal Independent Assessors tender - DCJ2023001.

We recommend to potential Independent Assessors to register on the website to receive notifications of upcoming tenders.

More specific information will be provided once the tender launches.

Please monitor the eTendering portal in the Current Tender List section for the publication of this proposed open tender named Independent Assessors Mainstream Tender.

Covered Procurement Details

  • The Procurement (Enforceable Procurement Provisions) Direction 2019 applies to this procurement
  • A government agency may conduct negotiations with suppliers regarding the procurement

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