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Office for Ageing Well, SA Health
Deadline: noon on Tuesday 21 May 2019 (extended)
Contact for further information: If you have any questions or would like to meet with Office for Ageing Well prior to submitting Your Quote, please contact Kathy Williams P: (08) 8204 2423 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office for Ageing Well invites you to submit a quote (Your Quote) to design a two year evaluation framework and implement an evaluation of the first year of operations of the Adult Safeguarding Unit in South Australia. The project will be conducted over 1 year (with the possibility of the successful supplier also undertaking the 2nd year evaluation) and will identify recommended actions to safeguard the rights of vulnerable adults, through improving the operations of the Adult Safeguarding Unit.

The expected contract start date is 1 June 2019 and will conclude with the delivery of a final report including recommendations to the Office for Ageing Well by 30 September 2020.

The funding allocated for this project is up to the value of $70,000 exclusive of GST.

The project will be outcomes-focused and will include the following key elements:

  • Developing a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted evaluation framework and methodology, to inform two annual evaluations that engage a broad range of stakeholders including service users of the Adult Safeguarding Unit, family members, carers and other individuals.
  • Conducting a quality improvement evaluation of the first year of operation of the Adult Safeguarding Unit.
  • Provision of a report to the Office for Ageing Well containing findings, actions and recommendations for quality improvement

To assist you in the preparation of Your Quote, please find attached a Request for Quote, including a Response Form and proposed Contract, and the Project Brief (Specifications).

If you would like to submit a Quote, please complete the attached Response Form and return to Kathy Williams, Principal Policy Officer, Ageing Policy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date of 12.00 noon Monday 20 May 2019.

Your quote must be submitted using the Response Form by the specified closing date and must remain valid and open for acceptance for the Quote Validity period specified. If your quote is accepted, Supply will be in accordance with the proposed contract. 

*** Update to closing date for Adult Safeguarding Unit tender invitation and response to questions received

Due to requests for extension the closing date for the and time for the request for quote for the Adult Safeguarding Unit Evaluation is now

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019 12.00 noon (ACST)

Responses to questions received:

Are there any specific requirements regarding the evaluation methodology?

The methodology is not specified however Office for Ageing Well values innovation; methodologies that are flexible and multi-modal will be highly regarded.

As outlined in the Adult Safeguarding Unit Evaluation Project Brief (specifications) a role of the supplier (see 4.) is to develop a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted evaluation framework and methodology to inform two annual evaluations that engage a broad range of stakeholders including service users of the Unit, service providers that interface with the Unit, family members, carers and other individuals.

What size is the Adult Safeguarding Unit?

There will be five staff members with social work and investigative skills, based in Adelaide providing a state-wide service.

How will the Adult Safeguarding Unit collect data?

Data will be collected electronically using the ‘Salesforce’ data base with capability to manage data relevant to the Adult Safeguarding Unit operations, safeguarding supports, follow up and investigations and generate relevant reports.

Can additional information be attached to the completed Request for Quote form?

Yes