Doing Business with DSS
The following information is provided to assist organisations who want to do business with DSS or maintain their funding relationship with DSS.
Information about policies relevant to DSS grant recipients can be found on the Information for Grant Recipients page.
The following DSS Policy Statements are to assist organisations to meet the funding requirements when doing business with the department.
- Conflict of Interest Policy for Employees and Contractors - provides advice to organisations funded under DSS programs, who believe that a DSS employee they have dealings with, may not be acting impartially due to a real or perceived conflict of interest;
- Preventing Fraud In DSS - outlines the Department’s Fraud Control Policy Statement which funded organisations must familiarise themselves with; and
- Vulnerable Persons, Police Checks and Criminal Offences - details what funded organisations need to know in relation to these issues.
- Cybersafety - DSS policy on cybersafety for publicly funded grant recipients and their clients.
DSS advertises all tenders for public business opportunities on the Australian Government's procurement information system, AusTender.
Settlement and Multicultural Affairs
Responsibility for settlement and multicultural affairs recently moved to the Department of Social Services. Content on the website of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be progressively published on this website.
Social Policy Research and Evaluation Panel (SPREP)
The Social Policy Research and Evaluation Panel (SPREP) is a whole-of-government procurement panel established and managed by the Department.
Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII): The million dollar challenge for SMEs – applications now open
DSS is working with challenge partners and SMEs to find innovative solutions to policy and service delivery challenges.
Information on the million dollar challenge for SME's can be found on the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII): The million dollar challenge for SMEs – applications now open page.