The Brisbane Region of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services hosted an information forum for organisations contracted to provide human services for the department on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 at Kedron-Wavell Services Club.  Over one hundred and fifty people attended from approximately ninety eight service providers across Child Safety, Community Services, Community Care and Disability Services. 

The focus was on sharing key messages and practicalities about procurement and contract management reforms being progressed by the department with funded organisations. There were also two specific presentations on Queensland’s move to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

Video footage and PowerPoints of the presentations, where available, can be found on this page.

Strategic Overview

Tammy Myles

Regional Director, Disability and Community Services, Brisbane Region

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One Government Contract Management Framework    

Samantha Mathers

Project Manager, Procurement Centre of Excellence, Department of Housing and Public Works

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Procurement – From Grants to Outsourced Service Delivery  

Bernie Elder

Chief Procurement Officer, Funding and Procurement Services

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Streamlined Legislation – Community Services Act 2007    

Matthew Simpson

Principal Policy Officer, Sector Policy and Intergovernmental Relations and Legislation

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Streamlined Service Agreements    

Silvia Piazza

Principal Program Officer, Procurement and Contract Management Reform

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Investment Specifications    

Carolyn Hughes

Principal Program Officer, Investment Management 

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Q&A Panel Discussion

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National Disability Insurance Agency     

Fiona Anderson

Assistant Director, Engagement and Implementation, National  Disability Insurance Agency 

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National Disability Services    

Shelley Birrell

Sector Development Officer, National Disability Services 

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