ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Position statement: Commissioning and Procurement

Publication date: 
April 2021

In this ACTCOSS position statement, ACTCOSS outlines its views on commissioning and procurement, based on the collective expectations and expertise of the ACT community sector.

The position paper includes:

  • A suggested definition of commissioning in the ACT context
  • A broad outline of key steps for an authentic commissioning process
  • What commissioning is not
  • An appendix of 'Next steps' listing urgent requests to the ACT Government, including a clear process and timeline for engagement with the ACT community sector to ensure that we are properly informed and consulted, and other urgent queries about the status of existing contracts and services and the current status of the needs assessment process.