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FAQs

Advance Procurement Notice

  • What is the TIS Program?
    The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program is managed and funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Aged Care’s Preventive Health and Communicable Disease Section (Indigenous Health). The program aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by reducing the prevalence of tobacco and recreational e-cigarette use (vaping) through population health promotion activities.
  • What is the National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking?
    The National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS) was established to provide tailored support to organisations funded under the national Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program. The NBPU TIS is a consortium led by Ninti One Ltd and includes the Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet based at Edith Cowan University.
  • What are the National Reach and Priority Projects?
    A component of the TIS program involves Ninti administering funding for the National Reach and Priority Projects (NRPP), which are time-limited projects to support the achievement of the key aims to expand the reach of smoke-free/vape-free programs, increase focus on prevention activities and reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among the three priority groups of remote communities, Indigenous young people and Indigenous pregnant women, their families and women of childbearing age.
  • When will the Request for Quotation (RFQ) for NRPP be released?
    The RFQ is now available here.
  • What information will take precedence?
    Information in the RFQ will take precedence over information in this FAQ. For avoidance of doubt, any information in this FAQ is for advance notification, and cannot be relied upon when responding to the RFQ or eventual contracting.
  • Will the NRPP be delivered as contracts or grants?
    The NRPP will be administered as commercial contracts between Ninti and the supplier. They are not grants. Suppliers will be contracted via commercial contracts, with payments upon achievement of performance milestones.
  • Who is funding these projects?
    The NRPP falls under Tackling Indigenous Smoking, a national Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHAC) program. First Nations-owned business Ninti One Limited is tasked with running a procurement process and the subsequent management of individual NRPP projects, overseen by DoHAC.
  • Who are the target populations for the NRPP?
    The NRPP is focused on achieving better health outcomes for Indigenous people in the following five areas only: · two thematic areas of (1) expanding the reach of the TIS program, to increases exposure of First Nations peoples to smoke-free and vape-free messaging and/or activities, particularly across one or more IREGs with <80% TIS coverage – see below for list of regions), and/or (2) increasing the focus on preventative population health activities, to support the development, promotion and/or implementation of smoking- and vaping prevention resources and/or activities across multiple IREGs, and/or · three priority groups (3) young Indigenous people (youth) across all IREGs, to support and improve First Nations youths understanding of the harms of vaping and smoking, to prevent and reduce uptake across multiple IREGs/communities, and/or (4) communities in remote and very remote Australia as defined by the ABS, to increase exposure of First Nations people to smoke-free and vape-free messaging and/or activities, particularly in IREGs with Indigenous smoking rates >44% – see below for list of regions) and/or (5) Indigenous pregnant women, their families and women of childbearing age – to increasing their exposure to smoke-free and vape-free messaging and/or activities, particularly in IREGs with Indigenous smoking during pregnancy rates >44% – see below for list of regions).
  • Which regions will be prioritised for funding?
  • How will the funds be allocated?
    The DoHAC has commissioned Ninti to run a procurement process via a Request for Quotation (RFQ) process. Ninti will contract suppliers by using the most up-to-date procurement guides and rules of the Commonwealth government. This means that Ninti will use the Department of Finance (DOF)’s Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs), the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs), and other DOF tools such as the Australian Government Contract Management Guide.
  • Is the funding for large or small projects?
    Larger projects are preferred, as opposed to a range of numerous small projects.
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