Request for Proposals - Provision of Out of Home Care Services – Special Care Packages

As part of the ongoing reform to Out of Home Care in Tasmania, Children and Youth Services, Department of Health and Human Services are developing a Register of Preferred Providers to deliver Special Care Packages for children with extra-ordinary needs.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is currently open inviting suitably qualified and experienced organisations to express their interest in providing specialised care and/or services for children with extreme needs who require a specific support package. Each Special Care Package is developed to meet an individual child's needs, including therapeutic, medical, disability or similar supports and may or may not include an accommodation component.

Successful organisations will be included on the Register which will be used by Children and Youth Services when a Special Care Package is required.

Closing: 2pm, Friday 19 June 2015

Documents and Enquiries: The Request for Proposal Guidelines, and other key Out of Home Care reform information,  can be downloaded from the DHHS website at:

Enquiries about this Request for Proposal should be directed to Colleen Moran-Ford on (03) 6166 3534 or between 9:00am – 5:00pm Tasmanian Time, Monday to Friday during the open period.


A register of those interested in receiving updated information about this Request for Proposal during the open period has been established. Please email if you would like to be included on this list.