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Business Consultant for Disability Employment Services (DES) program

Apply before 6PM (AEDT) on: Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Australian Capital Territory,New South Wales,Northern Territory,Queensland,South Australia,Tasmania,Victoria,Western Australia,Offsite


Agency / Department

The Department of Social Services

Experience Level


Employment Type


Expected Rate (inc. Super)

$100 per hour***

Overview and Responsibilities

The successful specialist consultancy firm will have the capacity and capability to support the program design of, and develop a sound business case for, a new disability employment model to replace the existing Disability Employment Services program (DES) from 1 July 2023. In designing the new model, a key consideration will be alignment with the New Employment Service Model (NESM), which the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) is implementing with effect from 1 July 2022. The Department of Social Services has defined the capabilities required as: -Strategic business advice and program design -ICT Business analysis -ICT Business case development -Data analytics

Essential Criteria

1. Demonstrated ability, experience and understanding at an organisational level and by Specified Personnel relating to the employment landscape in Australia, i.e. government funded programs for employment, including disability employment. •Understanding of the required services and relevant issues(s), context and policies. •Clear understanding of the requirements of the RFQ.
2. Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of First and Second Pass ICT Business Cases for the Commonwealth Government. •Organisational ability, experience and track record of effectively and successfully managing and delivering projects of similar size, scope and complexity.
3. Whole of life costs to be incurred by the department. The supplier must provide a comprehensive breakdown of all costs associated with their proposal, including GST inclusive figures. This should include assumptions used to develop the funding envelope for each deliverable plus a Time / Materials costing for Specified Personnel.
4. Technical skills and knowledge to deliver required services. •Individual proposed project team members’ demonstrated knowledge, experience and qualifications in relation to methodology and requirements of RFQ. •Methodology demonstrates ability to provide services in a manner that is technically sound, rigorous, practical, ethical and appropriate to the cohort/subject matter.
5. Demonstrated capacity to deliver the required services. •Resourcing to be allocated as part of the services, including backup staff. •Suitability of proposed methodology in meeting the requirements of the RFQ within the given timeframe, including contingencies. •Reports of nominated referees on the supplier’s experience, competence and capability.
6. All information relating to this project will be subject to the security classification and handling provisions as established by Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. The supplier must agree to access information on departmental platforms and not remove, transport or transfer information relating to this project to other platforms.
7. All personnel who will have access to project information and deliverables must hold a current baseline security clearance at the time of engagement and be prepared to obtain a current Police History Check.

Desired Criteria

Security Clearance

Baseline Security Clearance before commencing

Contract Extensions

6 months, at the discretion of the departmant

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