Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre Project

Business Case Development: Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Stakeholders, service providers, ex-service organisations (ESOs) and interested parties, this request for expressions of interest (EOI) seeks to obtain further information and commitments to support the development of a business case to establish and operate a proposed Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre (NVWC).

We are seeking pledges of support and indications of likely involvement from government (Commonwealth, State and local), non-government and community organisations, ESOs, and private practice and commercial contributors to services for veterans, access to which will be facilitated through the NVWC.

Please read the information below and refer to the Key Documents section of this page for how to submit an EOI response.

 

Information Required for the Business Case

The business case will describe how the NVWC and the services coordinated and provided through it will respond to the needs and priorities of local veterans and their families.

In order to meet service profile objectives, we need to demonstrate that the NVWC will engage and help facilitate access to services and support for veterans in all elements of the DVA wellbeing ‘wheel’, as outlined in the following diagram. EOI respondents are requested to indicate which element or elements of wellbeing your involvement will contribute to. For comprehensive information on EOI requirements, please refer to the Key Documents section below.

 

DVA wellbeing wheel diagram

Source: DVA VWC Program

EOI Responses

For the Nowra VWC to be successfully established and operated, we request all organisations and agencies that can contribute and wish to be involved or be connected in some way, respond to this EOI. Supporting the wellbeing of our veterans and their families requires a coordinated and collaborative community approach. No matter how large or small your organisation, we look forward to your offers of commitment and likely contributions.

A Response Template (Attachment B below) has been developed to assist organisations wishing to respond to this EOI. The structure of the response template includes the following areas:

  1. Respondent Details – Provide an overview of your organisation;
  2. Service Profile – Provide an understanding of the services you currently provide now and going forward;
  3. Priorities – Provide an understanding of your organisations ability to contribute to the priorities outlined in Attachment A – Nowra VWC Essential and Desirable Criteria; and
  4. Budget – Provide an understanding of potential income, operating costs and capital costs.

 

Contact and Submission Information

Responses to this EOI are requested to be provided by 22 May 2020. Extensions may be considered if an organisation’s capacity to respond is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

EOI responses are requested to be emailed to the NVWC Project: NowraVWCProject@rslnsw.org.au .

Hard copy responses (Attachment B below), and additional information not suitable for electronic transmission, can be mailed to: NVWC Project, PO Box 369, Nowra NSW, 2541.

Further information about the NVWC Project and background Reports can be found at www.nowrarslsb.org.au/nowra-veterans-wellbeing-centre/

For enquiries contact:

 

Key Documents

Nowra Veterans Wellbeing Centre Project – Business Case Development: Expressions of Interest (EOI)
Please refer to this document for comprehensive information on the project, as well as the information required in an EOI.

Combined attachments:
Attachment A – Nowra VWC Essential and Desirable Criteria, and
Attachment B – Response Template (electronic Excel version)

Combined attachments:
Attachment A – Nowra VWC Essential and Desirable Criteria, and
Attachment B – Response Template (Written PDF version)

Access documents and find more information at www.nowrarslsb.org.au/nowra-veterans-wellbeing-centre/