The procurement processes in DCP are undertaken in accordance with the State Procurement Board policies and guidelines.

The State Procurement Board has different processes and policy requirements for procurement based on value:

See the list of open procurements and upcoming events.

Recognition for Supplier Diversity

CIPS Australasia supply management awards 2020 - Winner

Award category: Supplier Diversity

Initiatives that have unlocked innovation and strategic business results, as well as opening up opportunities for organisations that are diverse in size, ownership or mission.

DCP is proud and grateful to have won the ‘Supplier Diversity’ award at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia Awards.

The award recognises our efforts to increase and expand our investment in Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, as part of our commitment to provide services for Aboriginal children and young people that are culturally safe and responsive.

Through the introduction of a dedicated Aboriginal Procurement Policy and innovative procurement methodologies, we have achieved greater engagement, spend and collaboration with Aboriginal businesses, who provide critical care and services to the state’s most vulnerable people.

Thank you to our Aboriginal service providers for working with us to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people in care – we couldn’t do this without you.  We look forward to building on this achievement in the future.

South Australian Not-for-Profit Funding Rules and Guidelines

The state government has introduced the South Australian Not-for-Profit Funding Rules and Guidelines (SANFRAG) along with new funded services agreement templates.

Compliance is mandatory for all government agencies.

More information about the policy is available in the Department for Premier and Cabinet Circular 044.

The new funded service agreement templates are available on the State Procurement Board's website.

The Standard Not-for-Profit Funded Services Agreement Template is suitable for all low to medium risk, non-complex government procurement of services from the NFP sector, where up-front block funding is provided to NFP organisations.

Where payment is based on a fee for service and is paid in arrears, the Standard Goods and Services Agreement template can be used, as appropriate.

Refer to the State Procurement Board's User Guide for additional details.

The standardised agreement templates developed in consultation with the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector will be introduced as part of DCP's 2019/2020 Procurement Program. All existing contracts are to be transitioned to the Standard Not-for-Profit (NFP) Funded Service Agreement or Standard Goods and Services Agreement.

To assist service providers understand the use of the standard agreement templates in a DCP setting, example contracts have been included below for download.

The example agreements are to serve as a comparative guide only, and may not be reflective of the type of agreement available to the service type examples shown.

Tier 1 Key Performance Indicators as described in the Performance Measurement Specification (PDF, 1006.0 KB) have also been included in the example agreements to illustrate how these would apply to specific service and agreement types.

For more information on transitioning to the new standard agreement template, refer to Sector Briefing 1 materials or contact


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