The Victorian Government has released an expression of interest to identify providers that it could transfer some DHHS run services to. Victoria is focusing this first EOI on Independent Living (SIL); Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STAA)/Respite: Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS); and Behavioural Intervention Services (BIS). Organisations interested in applying for the Victorian EOI have until 29 June to submit their EOI.
This is a small scale experiment for Victoria, which has traditionally been reluctant to hand over state-run services to non-government providers. Victoria’s EOI follows on from the wholesale outsourcing of all NSW Government operated services that has been occurring over the past few months.
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