The Gender Panel supports the development of gender expertise across the Australian government by providing a range of services to promote the integration of gender equality into policy, programs and research.
It is a panel of gender experts that has been established to make gender expertise available across all Commonwealth Government departments and agencies. The Panel is managed by the Office for Women within the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
The Gender Panel was established following an open tender process (Tender No. FaHCSIA/09/RFT662), undertaken in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (CPGs). The Panel will operate until 31 December 2013.
Any Australian Government agency may contract with Panel members for the services covered by the panel. There are more than 42 panel members in total. They are organisations or individuals able to apply gender expertise to Australian Government policies, programs and administrative processes, through a broad range of activities including research, evaluation, training, provision of policy advice and the development of educational materials.
Panel members have been engaged under Deeds of Standing Offer. The Deeds contain the terms and conditions under which the service provider agrees to provide the services specified, when required. The property or services which can be procured from the panel are specified in the panel arrangement. The panel cannot be used to purchase property or services that fall outside the scope of the arrangement.
For further information and advice about the using the Gender Panel please contact the Office for Women at: email@example.com or contact 02 6146 1801.
Please note that the Office for Women is not able to provide recommendations on gender panel members.