Queensland Law Society

Commonwealth Ombudsman seeks facilitators

From 1 December 2016, the jurisdiction of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman (OCO) has been expanded to include an independent process to resolve reports of serious abuse in Defence. One of the available actions the OCO can take to respond to individual reports of abuse is to facilitate restorative engagement conferences, similar to those run by the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce.

On Monday 28 November, the OCO released an approach to market (ATM) on AusTender, seeking suitably qualified and experienced facilitators to conduct restorative engagement conferences as a panel arrangement. The tender closes at 4pm AEDT on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

Practitioners with experience in mediation, family dispute resolution, restorative practice, conciliation, group facilitation or similar processes may be interested in this tender. The tender, ATM 2016/55 can be viewed following the ATM identification number and link below.

ATM 2016/55, can be viewed at ombudsman.gov.au.

Please direct any questions to procurement@ombudsman.gov.au.