Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy

Policy:
Improving outcomes for Western Australians by building partnerships between stakeholders to plan and deliver sustainable community services.

The Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy (2018) will:

  • break down the barriers between Public Authorities and the not-for-profit community services sector by promoting productive relationships based on Partnership Principles and Behaviours
  • provide direction in the approach to the procurement of Community Services. This includes the requirement for sound planning, genuine stakeholder engagement, co-design and relationship-based service agreement management
  • promote flexibility, innovation and community responsiveness to better meet community, cultural and individual needs
  • clarify when a targeted approach to procuring Community Services is appropriate and when an open tender is more appropriate
  • streamline procurement processes, reducing ‘red tape’, complexities and inconsistencies, and standardising terminology to clarify the dialogue between all parties
  • ensure that Public Authorities contract with the not-for-profit community services sector in a manner that supports sustainable and effective service delivery and recognises the importance of ongoing organisational viability

Published

1 October 2018

Contact

Funding and Contracting Services
Telephone:
61 8 6551 1515

Document collections

Page reviewed 2 September 2019