Online contracting for DCYA funding programmes

Online contracting for DCYA funding programmes

Processing of contracts Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) childcare funding programmes for 2017 - 2018 will begin in the afternoon of Friday 26th May.


The process this year is similar to that of last year where each service must certify a PAU, service details and organisation details and must activate a contract for the programme in which they wish to participate.  


For 2017 - 2018 service providers must complete the following three steps before the contracts can be activated:


Ø  PAU Certification

Ø  Organisation details certification

Ø  Service details certification


The ‘how to guide for online recertification and recontracting and how to video are available on the PIP Portal. 


A PAU ‘frequently asked questions’ guide for service providers is also available.


All services currently in contract with a DCYA childcare funding programme will be set up with a CCSP contract on PIP for 2017 - 2018.  

The CCSP contract must be activated if you wish to participate in any of the following schemes:

-          CCS Plus

-          CCS Resettlement, relocation and transition and,

-          CCS Universal


If you are a new service provider and wish to participate in the DCYA childcare funding programmes you must contact Westmeath County Childcare Committee for an application form for the programme you wish to participate in.