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Foundation Partner for National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration (Australia)

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Application Deadline: 06/03/2022
About Opportunity

The Department of Social Services is seeking to engage a suitably qualified and experienced provider to undertake foundational work, in the role of a ‘Foundation Partner’, to deliver functions to inform the establishment of a National Centre for Place-Based Collaboration (‘Nexus Centre’).

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be eligible you must:
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • be registered for the purposes of GST
    • be a permanent resident of Australia
    • have an account with an Australian financial institution
  • and be one of the following entity types, a/an:
    • company incorporated in Australia
    • company incorporated by guarantee
    • incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
    • incorporated association
    • partnership
    • joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation
    • not-for-profit organisation
    • individual
    • Australian local government body
    • Australian state or territory government body
    • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

Application Procedure

1. Nexus Centre design
The Foundation Partner is required to explore, through stakeholder engagement, research and design, the conceptual framework, guiding principles, scope and functions of the Nexus Centre; the extent of stakeholder support and investment required; and translate these findings into a detailed proposal for a Nexus Centre to be established as an ongoing entity.

This work will involve building partnerships with key leaders across relevant sectors, communities and government, broad consultation with a diverse range of stakeholders, including those representing First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, people with disability, people of diverse gender and sex, and older and younger Australians.

The Foundation Partner will need to build consensus for and design a fully operational Nexus Centre based on the objectives and outcomes outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and develop arrangements for the transition to a longer-term funding base and governance structure to ensure the Centre’s longevity beyond 30 June 2024.
2. Foundational infrastructure
The Foundation Partner may deliver an initial range of community supports to communities engaged with existing place-based initiatives, including but not limited to Stronger Places, Stronger People, Communities for Children Facilitating Partners and other Commonwealth government-funded programs.

This work may include developing data sharing arrangements, strategic investment and shared decision-making frameworks; building an evidence base, tools and resources; trialling new ways of learning and improving data and other capability within communities; and facilitating information exchange between communities and governments on place-based ways of working.

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