Information on this page is for Preschools that have been invited to apply for a Start Strong Capital Grant.

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To assist Invitation to Apply (ITA) Applicants to develop their proposal for their ITA application, the Department of Education has engaged Community Connections Solutions Australia (CCSA) to provide a Qualified Construction Consultancy Service to ITA Applicants. The Department has issued Terms of Use to ITA applicants separately. CCSA will provide services directly and through our subcontractor partners, ThomsonAdsett and QS1.

CCSA will be engaged by the ITA Applicant but funded by the Department for a maximum of 17 hours. ITA Applicants may decide to engage CCSA directly for more than the maximum number of hours described above or outside the scope of work described in below at the ITA Applicant’s cost. Where additional supported is requested CCSA can provide this to ITA applicants under a separate scope of works.

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The Qualified Construction Consultancy Service scope of work includes:

Specified ITA Application components: Review and provide feedback on:

  • Forecast number of licensed preschool places
  • Project budget/costings
  • Project schedule/timeline

Optional ITA Application components: Where there are hours available, review and feedback on:

  • Building/floor plans
  • Risks and mitigations

The Qualified Construction Consultancy Service scope of work cannot include any work other than the work described above and will not be funded by the Department. For example, and without limitation, it excludes producing or preparing concept plans, floor plans or drawings.

ITA Applicants should read and fully understand the terms and conditions under which the service is offered that has been provided separately by the Department.