DHSChild and Youth Mental Health Service Redesign Demonstration Projects
The name and telephone number of an officer or employee of the service provider capable of clarifying technical and commercial aspects of the submission must be provided.
Withdrawal from process
DHS may withdraw from the submissions process described in this document for any reason, prior to signing any agreement with any service provider for the delivery of the services described in this document.
Lowest cost submission
In the case of fixed price submissions, the lowest cost submission, or any submission, will not necessarily be accepted.
DHS may elect to negotiate with short-listed service providers after the nominated closing date for submissions.
DHS may accept submissions in relation to part of the scope of activity described in this brief, or appoint one, more than one or no service provider on the basis of the submissions received.
Conflicts of interest
Service providers must declare to DHS any matter or issue which is, or may be perceived to be, or may lead to a conflict of interest regarding their submission or participation in the provision of the services described. Where applicable, service providers must also describe a strategy designed to avoid any conflict of interest.
Ownership of submissions
All submissions and any accompanying documents become the property of DHS.
Ownership of information
Ownership of all information, reports or data provided by DHS to service providers resides in the State of Victoria. The service provider shall not, without written approval of the Secretary to DHS, use the information or reports other than in the development of the submission or the performance of the assignment. This information, in whatever form provided by DHS or converted by the service provider, must be destroyed in a secure fashion following advice of the outcome of the submission process or at completion of the assignment.
Presumption to full disclosure
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