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Social Services (Procurement) Category Council

The role of the Social Services (Procurement) Category Council (SSPCC) is to facilitate consultation and the exchange of information in relation to strategic procurement activities of its member agencies.

Lead agency: Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (as at 30 April 2018).

1. Category council member agencies 

  • Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
  • Department of Child Safety Youth and Women
  • Queensland Health
  • Department of Housing and Public Works

2. Meeting dates

Meeting dates to be confirmed.

3. Decision making authority

The SSPCC 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 SSPCC welcomes requests from organisations and individuals to make presentations to Council. You can arrange to presentat on a topic within the scope of Council by emailing StrategicProcurement@Communities.qld.gov.au

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

5. Industry reference group/approach

The SSPCC utilises existing industry reference groups of its member agencies to consult on the procurement of Social Services for Queenslanders, and the implementation of Queensland Procurement Policy requirements.

Community Services Partnership Forum

The Community Services Partnership Forum provides a platform for members to work together on issues relevant to the department, to the industry and to the individuals, families and communities that both seek to support.

The forum is also a mechanism for connection and information flow: the department connects to the people and organisations represented; and industry members give voice to the people and organisations they represent.

Responsible agency: Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Members

  • Acting Assistant Director-General, Community Services, Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Chair)
  • Capricorn Community Development Association
  • Coalition of Community Boards
  • Community Services Industry Alliance
  • Council on the Ageing Queensland
  • Department of Social Services, Australian Government
  • Ending Violence Against Women Queensland
  • Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland
  • Health and Community Services Workforce Council
  • Local Government Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak
  • Queensland AIDS Council
  • Queensland Council of Social Service
  • Queensland Families and Communities Association Inc
  • Volunteering Qld
  • Union representation currently being confirmed

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 07 March 2018

Disability Services Partnership Forum: Industry Engagement Approach

The Disability Services Partnership Forum provides an important and valuable connection between the department and Queensland’s disability sector.

The forum is central to ensuring that Queensland continues to have a viable disability sector until full transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from July 2019.

Responsible agency: Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Members

  • Executive Director, Disability Services Commissioning, Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Chair)
  • BlueCare
  • Carers Queensland
  • Ingham Parents Support Group
  • Multicap
  • National Disability Services Queensland
  • National Disability Services State Committee
  • Ozcare
  • Qld Voice for Mental Health
  • Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
  • Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy Inc
  • Queensland Alliance for Mental Health
  • Queensland Disability Advisory Council
  • Queenslanders with Disability Network
  • Synapse
  • Union representation currently being confirmed

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 7 March 2018
  • 25 May 2018
  • 9 August 2018
  • 8 November 2018

Child and Family Reform Stakeholder Advisory Group

The Child and Family Reform Stakeholder Group operates as an advisory body to involve the non-government sector and content experts in the development, implementation and monitoring of policy and programs relating to the child and family reforms. This includes advice on the design and development of collaborative, outcome focused actions and workable, innovative solutions in line with the reform agenda.

The Child and Family Reform Stakeholder Advisory Group forms part of the governance arrangements for implementing the child and family reforms. Membership of this group is designed to promote strong collaborative partnerships.

Responsible agency: Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Membership

  • Director-General, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (Chair)
  • Bravehearts
  • CREATE Foundation
  • Domestic Violence Action Centre
  • Foster Care Queensland
  • Griffith University, School of Human Services and Social Work
  • Immigrant Women’s Support Service
  • Micah Projects
  • PeakCare Queensland
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak
  • Queensland Council of Social Service
  • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
  • University of Southern Queensland, School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Union representation currently being confirmed

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 23 May 2018
  • 29 August 2018
  • 19 November 2018

6. More information

Email: StrategicProcurement@Communities.qld.gov.au