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Disability Employment Services – Disability Management Service 2015-18 Tender

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

Indicative purchasing timeline

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 ESAsacross 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

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

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

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

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

DES-DMS Fees per participant

Characteristics of DES-DMS participants

DES–DMS Caseload of approximately 75 100 as at 31 March 2014

Characteristics of DES-DMS participants

Characteristics of DES-DMS participants

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse23 per cent

Homeless 6 per cent

Ex Offender 7 per cent

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 4 per cent

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

Proposed Selection Criteria

Criterion 1 – Strategies for the delivery of DES-DMS

– Management and governance arrangements

(30% weighting, limit of 25 000 characters)

Criterion 2 – Past performance

(40% weighting, limit of 15 000 characters per ESA)

Criterion 3 – Local strategies and employer engagement

(30% weighting, limit of 25 000 characters per ESA)

Specialist Services Criterion

(pass/fail weighting, limit of 5000 characters per ESA)

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: Austender


  • 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

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

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

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

Useful information

  • Current DES-DMS Deed


  • Labour Market Information Portal

    Labour Market Portal

  • Map of the ESAs with business


Indicative purchasing timeline


  • [email protected]

Thank you

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