Guide to using the Industry List

The Families and Children Activity (FaC) Industry List service helps to connect FaC service providers with research, practice and evaluation experts who are members of the FaC Industry List.

After the project between the FaC service provider and the FaC Industry List member has been completed, CFCA will work with both parties to help share what you learnt with the broader sector.

Together, we will help to create an increasingly robust, evidence-based and effective service system for children and families. 

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Step 1

A service provider contacts CFCA and works with them to scope and refine their requirements in relation to program planning, program implementation or program evaluation and/or outcomes measurement. Together we will write up a Request for Services, which is a description of the help required.


Step 2

CFCA will identify suitable Industry List members to undertake the work and will send a Request for Quote to shortlisted members. Service providers and Industry List members will be matched on the basis of the location, required expertise and any other special requirements identified by the service provider.

Step 3

Industry List members who receive a Request for Quote will review the requirements and determine if they wish to submit a quote. If so, the Industry List member prepares a response to the quote request and provides it to CFCA.

Step 4

CFCA will review the quotes and pass them on to the requesting service provider. The service provider will make the decision on which (if any) Industry List member they will work with.

Step 5

The service provider notifies CFCA of their decision and makes contact with the Industry List member directly to formalise the arrangements and enter into a Contract for Services. CFCA will notify the unsuccessful Industry List members.


Step 6

Once a service provider and their preferred Industry List member have entered into a Contract, the Industry List member will lodge a Project Plan with CFCA. The purpose of the project plan is to describe what has been agreed with the service provider and what they both intend to achieve from the project. The service provider and Industry List member work together to complete the project.


Step 7

At the conclusion of the project, the Industry List member will report back to CFCA on how the project went in relation to the outcomes they originally agreed to with the service provider.

Step 8

CFCA will work with Industry List members and service providers to disseminate the results of their work and help build the knowledge base for the sector.

CFCA will manage the workflow of the Industry List using an online database. You must be registered to access this database. Registered users will be able to view their profile information and project history, and will receive email alerts as their project progresses.

FaC Activity service providers will be automatically registered when they make a Request for Services.

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