The Delivering Community Services in Partnership (DCSP) Policy has been jointly developed by the public and not-for-profit sectors to build and support a more mature funding and contracting relationship between the sectors by:
The DCSP Policy replaces the Funding and Purchasing Community Services Policy (2002) and is effective from 1 July 2011. The Policy has been endorsed by Cabinet and applies to all Public Authorities that provide funding for, or purchase community services from, not-for-profit organisations.
Adoption of procurement practices that are consistent with the DCSP Policy have been mandated by Government through a Premier’s Circular [PDF] (opens in new window).
The Funding and Contracting Services (FaCS) unit provides guidance and support to both the public and not-for-profit sectors on the implementation of the DCSP Policy and the associated funding and contracting reforms.
A key aspect of the DCSP Policy, and the ongoing funding and contracting reforms, is the mandatory application of the Western Australian Government Indexation Policy for the Non-Government Human Services Sector (Indexation Policy) for service agreements for the provision of community services by Not-for-profit organisations.
Indexation contributes to maintaining stability within the Not-for-profit sector, while at the same time enhancing continuity of service provision, autonomy and capacity. Certainty in growth funding provides a sound basis for professional decision-making and management of services.
A copy of the recently revised Indexation Policy, the Fact Sheet and the Frequently Asked Questions documents are listed below.
Indexation Policy for the Non-Government Human Services Sector
Indexation Policy Facts Sheet
Indexation Policy Frequently Asked Questions
An implementation manual and supporting documents for not-for-profit organisations using the National Standard Chart of Accounts (SCOA) has been released by the State Government.
A telephone helpline and email support has been established to support not-for-profit organisations wanting to implement the SCOA.
Phone support is available from 9am to 5pm (EST).
Phone: 1800 628 749Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public authorities seeking more information should contact their Treasury Analyst.
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