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CSQ contracts the services of RTOs on an annual basis to deliver the contracted programs outlined in our Training Plan. The procurement of RTO services is managed through a competitive purchasing strategy, based on an annual invitation-to-offer process via an online tendering facility.
RTOs wanting to receive invitations to tender for CSQ funded programs must first make an application to be approved as a CSQ Registered Training Supplier (RTS).
RTO Information Sessions 2022/23 Procurement Process
In preparation for CSQ’s 2022/23 Procurement Process, CSQ is pleased to invite RTOs to attend an information session detailing key requirements and milestones in the process.
The Procurement Process
CSQ contracts the services of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and other service providers on an annual basis, to deliver the contracted programs outlined in our Annual Training Plan.
The procurement of services is based on a competitive purchasing strategy and is conducted as an annual Request for Tender process via an online tendering facility.
RTOs and service providers wanting to receive invitations to tender for CSQ funded programs must first submit an application to be approved as a CSQ Registered Training Supplier (RTS).
Service providers other than RTOs may be identified by CSQ at other times throughout the year and invited to apply for RTS status.
STEP 1 – Registration
To become a CSQ RTS, the service provider must proceed as follows:
- Register with CSQ’s eProcure portal provider, TenderSearch, to establish an account. For step-by-step instructions please refer to our helpful guide.
- Once registered, you will be provided with a username and password to access CSQ’s eProcure portal.
- You will then be required to complete and submit the online RTS application form. Instructions on how to complete your RTS application form are available once you have logged in to the TenderSearch system.
- New Applications for RTS status can only be made between 1 October and 30 June each year.
When approved, the service provider will be granted RTS status and will be added to the CSQ RTS database for a period up to 30 June 2024.
Registration to access the CSQ eProcure portal is free. There are no application fees or annual registration fees directly associated with obtaining CSQ Registered Training Supplier status.
STEP 2 – Tender process
Service providers that hold CSQ RTS status will receive the annual invitation to tender for the provision of services for a range of future CSQ funded training programs, outlined in our ATP, as and when they are released.
Should a specific industry need be identified by CSQ, targeted procurement may take place at other times throughout the year. Only service providers that hold CSQ RTS status will receive invitations to tender for these specific services.
For further information, please contact the Contract Management Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registered Training Supplier (RTS) status is achieved when service providers are assessed against predetermined criteria, with those providers who satisfy the registration criteria being placed on the CSQ Registered Training Supplier Register (RTSR).
- Registered Training Suppliers will receive an invitation to tender for the provision of training and other funding opportunities, when it is released by CSQ.
- CSQ makes no guarantees that RTS who are invited to submit a tender will receive a contract with CSQ.
- CSQ reserves the right to revoke RTS status at any time, for the following reasons:
- not maintaining the mandatory requirements to for achieving RTS status, and/or
- non-compliance with the terms and conditions associated with CSQ funding contracts, and/or
- failure to lodge a funding application for two (2) consecutive funding rounds.
- RTOs and other service providers who obtain RTS status will not have to provide CSQ with financial, legal, insurance and general information for up to three (3) years following the registration date (subject to that information remaining current and accurate from the time the RTS status is granted).
- This streamlines the information required to be submitted in response to invitations to tender and provides CSQ with a register of pre-qualified suppliers, including details on the regions where they can deliver training.
- Application for RTS status is open to all RTOs.
- have an active RTO registration status (as indicated on www.training.gov.au)
- be able to deliver training and assessment services to the building and construction industry in Queensland.
- Other service provided may be identified by CSQ and invited to become an RTS. Service providers will be identified based on their:
- links to the Queensland building and construction industry
- capacity to offer specialised services to the industry
- reputation, reach and experience delivering services to the industry.
- If assistance is required with the eProcure portal, service providers should refer in the first instance to the help FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the portal.
- For further assistance relating to the system, contact the eProcure portal provider, TenderSearch, directly on 1800 377 628.
- All questions relating to the RTS application are to be made online through CSQ eProcure portal.
- Registered Training Supplier (RTS) status will only be granted upon receipt, evaluation and approval of an application.
- Following the initial evaluation and approval, the suppliers’ RTS status is subject to ongoing review. Suppliers can engage with CSQ at any time during the three (3) year period up to 30 June 2024.
- Applications for RTS can only be made between 1 October and 30 June each year.
- Applicants will be notified in writing electronically of CSQ’s decision regarding their application.
- Applicants will be notified in writing electronically of the reasons why their application was not approved.
- Where the RTS application is not approved, applicants are unable to make another application until the reasons for the non-approval have been rectified. Once rectified, applicants can re-apply by completing and submitting another online RTS application form.
- Where the reasons for the non-approval are such that rectification is not possible, applicants will not be able to re-apply and will be notified accordingly.
- Prior to the end of each RTS status period, CSQ will conduct a review of the RTS to determine if they will be renewed for a further period.
- CSQ may request the RTS to submit an RTS status application again via the CSQ eProcure system.
- Service providers holding RTS status who have not made an application for funding for the past two (2) years will have their RTS status revoked and will need to reapply for RTS if they wish to make future funding applications.
- Renewal of RTS status for a further period will be dependent on performance, compliance with the terms and conditions associated with CSQ funding contracts, and by continuing to meet the mandatory requirements to achieve RTS.
- Suppliers will be notified electronically by CSQ of the outcome of the review of their RTS status prior to 30 June.
Ready For Work kits
Ready For Works kits are supplied by CSQ to providers delivering CSQ Pre-Apprenticeship programs such as Trade Start, Trade Ready and other approved programs.
Ready for Work kits include basic personal protective equipment (PPE) for participants.