This policy will guide the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) in small scale direct dealing with not-for-profit registered Tier 1 and Tier 2 Community Housing Providers (CHPs).
- involve land
- have a project threshold value of up to $5 million, and
- contribute to a positive net financial outcome for Government.
Submission and assessment process
How to submit an application
The Policy for Small Scale Direct Dealing with Community Housing Providers (Policy) allows registered Tier 1 and Tier 2 CHPs to submit a small scale direct dealing proposal (Proposal) to LAHC for assessment.
1. Pre-submission discussions
CHPs can contact LAHC to organise a pre-submission discussion to explore whether the proposal is likely to meet the criteria for direct dealing under the Policy.
2. Submit a Proposal
To submit a proposal under the Policy, CHPs should complete and submit a Proposal Form via the LAHC website. The form is to include:
- the proposal value,
- title, executive summary and details of the proposal,
- brief description of the CHP’s capability and capacity to deliver the proposal,
- brief description of how the proposal presents value for money for LAHC, and
- brief description of how risk is mitigated in the proposal.
3. Stage 1 Assessment and notification of outcome
LAHC will consider the proposal and determine whether the justification and eligibility criteria have been met. LAHC will notify the CHP of the outcome.
Where a proposal passes the Stage 1 Assessment, LAHC will enter into negotiations with the CHP to negotiate the terms of the proposal.
5. Stage 2 Assessment and notification of outcome
Once the negotiated proposal is finalised, LAHC will undertake a Stage 2 Assessment in accordance with the Policy and will notify the CHP of the outcome.
6. Approvals and contract award
Where a proposal passes the Stage 2 Assessment, LAHC and the CHP will arrange for their respective internal approvals and sign the relevant contract. LAHC will publish details of successful proposals on the LAHC website.