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Defence Childcare Program (DCCP)
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The Australian Department of Defence (Defence), through the Defence Childcare Program (DCCP) provides childcare services to assist mobile families, or Australian Defence Force members where the local community is unable to meet the demand. On average military families are moved by Defence to a new locality approximately every two to two and half years additionally the family’s childcare requirements will alter throughout this posting period.
In an effort to overcome the difficulties Defence families may face in accessing childcare, Defence has, over a number of years, developed DCCP which offers childcare options in various locations around Australia. Defence provides access to childcare through the provision of a range of services such as; long day-care, outside school hours care and, individual case management services.
Defence childcare centres are employer-sponsored and consist of seventeen long day-care and three outside school hours care centres located across a national footprint which assists in meeting the needs of Defence families.
The Contractor will operate and manage all Defence Childcare Centres, Defence Outside School Hours Care facilities, and Individual Case Management services.
An industry briefing will be conducted at Brindabella Room, 8 Thesiger Court, Deakin ACT 2610 commencing at 10 am local time in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.
Representatives of prospective tenderers at the briefing will be limited to 2 personnel. Nominations to attend the briefing are to be forwarded in writing to the Contact Officer by 3 pm local time in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Thursday, 22 March 2018.
In accordance with the following conditions of tender clauses:
Clause 3.4 Preparation and Transmission of Classified Tenders; and
Clause 3.5 Defence Security Requirements.
Clause 4.4 Essential Requirements.
(4.4.2) Written attestation confirming tenderers capacity and capability to provide the Services at a National Level, specifically demonstrating:
- commercial capacity to operate all child care centres identified within the national footprint (Australia wide)
- national organisation structure identifying capacity to operate all child care centres identified within the national footprint (Australia wide)
(4.4.3) Current Licence to operate and deliver childcare services in accordance with applicable Federal, State or Territory licensing requirements, and law and regulations.
Initial term of 3 years