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DHSChild and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects

The submission must however indicate the role of consortium members and how consortia organisations will relate to each other in planning and delivering the projects and implementing reforms.  

Form and application of agreement

Since the fund holder for the two successful consortia needs to be one of the participating clinical public mental health services, there will already be an existing Service Agreement between the auspicing health service and the DHS. Formal confirmation of funding and expectations for the demonstration project will therefore be by means of a variation to the existing service agreement.


Service providers must have the capacity to accept electronic funds transfer as a facility for payments.  A payment schedule will be negotiated with the successful service provider. DHS will make payments according to the satisfactory delivery of outputs and achievement of key stages.

The successful service providers may be required to authorise the Department to issue a Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTI) in respect of any part of the services provided.

Statement of departures

Service providers must state in their submissions that they have not proposed any changes (“departures”) from the specification (Part B) of this document and the conditions of the standard DHS service agreement (Attachment I) or, where they are proposing departures from these sections, they should submit details with their submission.

By making a submission in response to this document, service providers are deemed to have accepted these conditions.

Lodgement of submissions

The submission must be enclosed in a sealed envelope and clearly addressed as follows:

CONFIDENTIAL Submission: Child and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects

Mr Paul Smith


Operations Branch

Mental Health and Drugs Division

Department of Human Services

Level 17, 50 Lonsdale Street


Closing Date and Time: 4:30pm (AEST) on 17 October 2008

and must arrive at the above address by 4:30pm (AEST) on 17 October 2008.

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