Call for Expressions of Interest for the conduct of the Remote Jobs and Communities Program 2013-2018

2 October 2012

The Australian Government is making major changes to remote employment, participation and community-development services, including Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP).

The new Remote Jobs and Communities Program (RJCP) will provide a simpler, more integrated and flexible approach to services in identified Remote Regions from 1 July 2013.

A call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to conduct RJCP activities was released on 2 October 2012. To access the EOI interested parties must register with AusTender at www.tenders.gov.au. Once registered, the EOI can be downloaded from AusTender.

All organisations interested in conducting the RJCP activities are encouraged to apply, including smaller organisations that may form part of a provider partnership. All applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to work with communities in the regions they apply for, as well as the capacity to deliver services.

From 8 - 19 October 2012, Information Sessions will be conducted in the Remote Regions to discuss the EOI process with potential applicants. In addition, two web conference sessions will be conducted for those interested who cannot attend a face to face session in a Remote Region.

The locations of the information sessions are provided in the list below.

All enquiries about the EOI and to book in to attend an information session or web conference session must be directed to the Employment Services Hotline or mailbox:

DEEWR Employment Services Purchasing Hotline: 1300 733 514 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Canberra time)

Mailbox:  espurchasing@deewr.gov.au

For more information on the EOI, visit www.deewr.gov.au/esprocurement

For more information on the Remote Jobs and Communities Program, including maps of the regions, go to www.deewr.gov.au/rsr

Inquiries on the Remote Jobs and Communities Program can be directed to: Mailbox: remoteservices@deewr.gov.au

Information Session locations

Western Australia

Northern Territory

Leonora

Santa Teresa

Warburton

Papunya

Norseman

Ali Curung

Carnarvon

Mutitjulu

Mullewa

Yuendumu

Meekatharra

Hermannsburg

Christmas Island

Tennant Creek

Port Hedland

Ampilatwatja

Karratha

Alice Springs

Newman

Katherine

Kununurra

Borroloola

Halls Creek

Ngukurr

Beagle Bay

Beswick

Derby

Lajamanu

Fitzroy Crossing

Daly River

Queensland

Wadeye

Nguiu

Bamaga

Angurugu

Thursday Island

Gunbalanya

Cairns

Maningrida

Cooktown

Galiwin'ku

Lockhart River

Milingimbi

Aurukun

Yirrkala

Kowanyama

South Australia

Kuranda

Charleville

Far West Region

Longreach

Flinders and Far North Region

Palm Island

APY Lands

Camooweal

Eyre Region

Cloncurry

New South Wales

Normanton

Doomadgee

Brewarrina

Mornington Island

Bourke

 

Menindee

 

Wilcannia

 

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