Social Services (Procurement) Category Council

The SSCC oversees and directs activities in relation to social services spend and activities across the category and common processes for member agencies within the category, it will agree and govern spend for the social services profile and endorse related category plans.

Lead agency: Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors 

1. Category council member agencies 

  • Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (DCDSS)
  • Department of Child Safety Youth and Women (DCSYW)
  • Queensland Health (QH)
  • Department of Youth Justice (DYJ)
  • Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) 

2. Meeting dates

The category council meets on a monthly basis.  The last proposed meeting for 2020 is scheduled for:

  • 24 November 2020

Meetings may occur outside or these dates as necessary.

3. Decision making authority

The SSCC relies on the cooperation and agreement of member agencies, and does not have authority to make decisions that commit or direct the use of agency resources.

Decisions that require the direction and commitment of resources are referred to member agencies for authorisation.

4. Request a presentation to the category council

The SSCC welcomes requests from organisations and individuals to make presentations to the Council (the SSCC). You may arrange to present on a topic within the scope of the SSCC by emailing cdssprocurement@communities.qld.gov.au

Presentations should be less than 20 minutes, including question time.

5. Industry reference group/approach

The SSCC is considering the most appropriate strategy to engage with industry. 

6. More information

Email: cdssprocurement@communities.qld.gov.au