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Family Day Care and Respite Care Market Engagement
Issued By Department for Education
Request for Information
Tender State
Open
Tender Code
EDU046131
Category
Infant or child daycare services

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Description 

The Department for Education (the department) is the sole provider of Family Day Care (FDC) in South Australia, administering one of the largest FDC networks in Australia. FDC offers personalised and affordable education and care to children from birth to 12 years in safe and nurturing home environments by qualified self-employed educators.  The department also operates a Respite Care Program (RCP) which is formal short term or temporary care designed to provide a break for parents and carers of children with disability who require a high level of ongoing care.

In September 2019, the department commenced a market engagement process to explore whether there is a better way to support the small businesses offering FDC and RCP. The department is seeking to understand the capability and capacity of the market to deliver the FDC and RCP currently provided by the department in South Australia, which may involve a transfer to a suitably qualified non-government provider.

The department therefore invites interested parties to attend an Industry Briefing on Wednesday 30 October 2019, 11:00am to 12.30pm.

Any decision on the future FDC and RCP will be influenced by the findings from the market engagement process including the industry briefing. No decision has been made by the Government regarding the future delivery of FDC and RCP in South Australia

Organisations wishing to attend the industry briefing are requested to download and execute the Confidentiality Deed Poll . Organisations must register their interest by executing the Confidentiality Deed Poll and email it along with the organisation name, representative details and contact details to education.fdcrcpmarketengagement@sa.gov.au  by 16:00 on 28 October 2019.

Only registered attendees will be admitted to the session.There is a limit of 2 attendees per organisation.

Attendance at the industry briefing session is not mandatory and is not a prerequisite for participation in any future processes.

Interested parties who are unable to attend the industry briefing session, and would like to request the industry briefing materials  (post the industry briefing session), must submit the executed Confidentiality Deed Poll by email along with the organisation name, representative details and contact details to education.fdcrcpmarketengagement@sa.gov.au  by 17:00 on 11 November 2019. Requests will be assessed with regard to the Eligibility Warranty in the Confidentiality Deed Poll.

PLEASE NOTE: WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CONFIDENTIALITY DEED POLL ALL DOCUMENTS PASSWORD PROTECTED 

To access these documents you will need to print, sign and send the Confidentiality Deed Poll to education.fdcrcpmarketengagement@sa.gov.au for access to the relevant documents.

Specification Documents 

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  • Family Day Care Market Engagement Confidentiality Deed Poll 1710  
    • Version 1 (17/10/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Family Day Care Market Engagement Request for Information FINAL 3110  
    • Version 1 (31/10/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Family day Care Market Engagement Terms of Participation FINAL 3110  
    • Version 1 (31/10/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Family Day Care Market Engagement Industry Briefing Presentation FINAL 3110  
    • Version 1 (31/10/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Family Day Care Market Engagement Industry Consultation Paper FINAL 3110  
    • Version 1 (31/10/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • FDC QA Responses final  
    • Version 1 (08/11/2019)
    • Available by Download
  • Family Day Care Market Engagement QA Responses final -Amendment to Q8  
    • Version 1 (12/11/2019)
    • Available by Download

Responses 

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Tender closes at 5:00 PM Adelaide time 13 November 2019
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Briefings 

South Australian Department for Education Family Day Care and Respite Care Industry Briefing
A briefing session will be held at PricewaterhouseCoopers Level 11, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 5000 on 11:00 AM Adelaide time 30 October 2019.
Notes: Organisations wishing to attend the industry briefing are requested to download and execute the Confidentiality Deed Poll from SA Tenders website. Organisations must register their interest by executing the Confidentiality Deed Poll and email it along with the organisation name, representative details and contact details to education.fdcrcpmarketengagement@sa.gov.au by 16:00 on 28 October 2019. Only registered attendees will be admitted to the session. There is a limit of 2 attendees per organisation.

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