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Expression of interest process

Purpose of the EOI

To implement an NDIS that gives people with disability greater choice and control over the services they receive, the disability sector needs to expand. This will enable more organisations to provide a diverse range of services.

In December 2015 the Government announced that it would begin identifying which organisations are best placed to provide disability services currently provided by the state government.

The EOI process was designed to test whether the strict conditions the Government has set for the future of disability services can be met and to measure the interest and ability of the non-government sector to deliver services.

EOI fact sheets

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Interested parties were invited to submit an expression of interest on their capacity to meet our strict standards and deliver the following services:

  • Supported Independent Living (SIL): involves the provision of support in a group home or residential unit for people with disability.  
  • Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA): currently known in Victoria as Facility Based Respite (FBR), this involves the short-term placement of a person in a supported respite service.
  • Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS): these are delivered as allied health and specialist early childhood education services to young children with a permanent disability or developmental delay.
  • Behaviour Intervention Services (BIS): highly specialised, episodic services delivered to individuals with disability displaying behaviours of concern.

We encouraged a diverse range of providers focused on delivering quality outcomes for people with disability to participate in the process.

Evaluation criteria

Providers seeking to demonstrate their interest and ability to deliver services were asked to pass a strict threshold assessment.

Potential providers needed to demonstrate to the Government’s satisfaction that they would be able to deliver services under the NDIS, be currently financially viable, have a strong safety record and employ disability workers on fair terms.

They also needed to meet the following strict conditions:

  • providers have established that they have the capacity and expertise to deliver quality services
  • strong and enduring safeguards are in place to protect people with disability
  • the right services are in place for people with disability
  • staff will be supported, including transfer on fair terms of employment

Evaluation criteria fact sheet

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