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Consultancy contracts let during 2002-03 to the value of $10,000 or more

Government purchasing policy requires that agencies publish open business opportunities, and gazette all contracts and standing offers with a value of $2,000 or more, in the Commonwealth Purchasing and Disposals Gazette. Details can be accessed at <www.contracts.gov.au>.

The following tables list only those consultancies engaged for $10,000 or more.

In these tables, unless otherwise indicated, the reason for engaging the consultancy service was a requirement for specialist expertise not available within the department.

The symbols PT, ST and DE stand for public tender, selective tender and direct engagement respectively. The symbol AMR means the consultancy also appears in Appendix 3 - Advertising and Market Research.

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Table 14    Policy advice and coordination and support services for government operations

Consultant

Nature and purpose of consultancy
Contract price
Selection process and remarks
OUTPUT GROUP 2: Social Policy Group
Output 2.1 Social Policy
Open Mind Research Group To undertake qualitative research into work and family issues
$110,000
ST
Output 2.2 Women’s Policy
Women’s Health Australia - University of Newcastle To provide a report and presentation on the analysis of survey data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
$170,672
DE - sole provider
Solution 6 IS Pty Ltd To design, build and test the women’s internet portal
$250,880
PT
Access Online Pty Ltd T/A Access Training Centre To provide accessibility and usability testing for the women’s data warehouse
$19,810
ST
Dr Wendy Gunthorpe As the first of four fellowship recipients, engaged to analyse ABS time use data from a gender perspective
$55,000
PT
Minter Ellison Consulting To undertake an independent review of Partnerships Against Domestic Violence (PADV)
$30,510
ST
NATSEM To undertake a study of effective marginal tax rates potentially affecting work and family
$25,850
DE - sole provider
Elliott and Shanahan Research Pty Ltd To develop and implement research activities relating to the National Initiative to Combat Sexual Assault
$267,850
ST
Reamont Pty Ltd To undertake a number of media based and online projects to gain an understanding of sexual assault issues for young women and men
$1,424,500
DE - specialist knowledge
VIBE Australia Pty Ltd To undertake a number of media based and online projects to gain an understanding of sexual assault issues for young indigenous women and men
$425,480
DE - specialist knowledge
Roar Creative To design, print and deliver the Focus on Women publication
$21,000
ST
Australian Institute of Family Studies To establish an Australian centre for the study of sexual assault
$1,318,020
DE - sole provider
Space-Time Research Pty Ltd To provide ongoing maintenance and development of the women’s data warehouse
$50,000
DE - extension of existing contract
Green Words and Images Pty Ltd To design and print Australian WomenSpeak 2003 conference publications
$21,526
ST
Spherion Technology Solutions Pty Ltd To provide ongoing maintenance and training for the AppointWomen database
$12,000
DE - specialist knowledge - creator of the database
Lorraine Wheeler and Associates To provide training and mentoring activities for national secretariats
$34,595
ST
WESNET (Women’s Services Network Inc) To provide accommodation and outreach options for women affected by domestic violence
$131,989
PT
Roar Creative To design and print a publication titled Women in Trade
$16,575
PT
Office Productivity Centre Pty Ltd To redevelop the PADV website
$11,242
DE - department’s contractor for website services
Swell Graphic Design Group To produce a capacity building information kit for non-government organisations
$23,800
PT
Office Productivity Centre Pty Ltd To develop a customised front-end web interface for the AppointWomen database
$13,563
DE - department’s contractor for website services
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare To provide health data for the women’s data warehouse
$65,793
DE - exclusive custodians of the data
Australian Federal Police As the second of four fellowship recipients, engaged to analyse ABS time use data from a gender perspective
$55,000
PT
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) To provide ABS data and services for the Women in Australia 2003 edition
$41,540
DE - sole provider of the data and services
Swell Design Group To develop and design the branding of promotional material for the women’s internet portal
$48,000
PT
Quay Connection To provide public relations services for the Breaking Point National Business Conference and related events
$33,286
ST
Fastrack Pty Ltd To provide enhancements to the AppointWomen database to allow online registration
$17,248
DE - specialist knowledge - creator of the database
Kandream Digital Studios To provide concept and design services for the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage in Australia publications
$55,812
PT
Roar Creative To provide design and layout concepts for two research monographs
$31,803
PT
OUTPUT GROUP 4: Government and Corporate Group
Output 4.2 Machinery of Government
Effective People To provide professional services related to the selection of recipients of the Centenary Medal $10,321 DE - previously undertook similar work for the department
Office Productivity Centre Pty Ltd To produce a CD‑ROM for software management of the nominations for Australian honours $24,500 DE - previously undertook similar work for the department
Morrison and Wall To produce a promotional CD‑ROM on the Australian Honours Network $18,595 DE - previously undertook similar work for the department
Worthington Di Marzio See details in Appendix 3 - Advertising and Market Research $444,447 ST AMR
Cultural Partners See details in Appendix 3 - Advertising and Market Research $1,512,653 ST AMR
Brown Melhuish Fishlock Pty Ltd See details in Appendix 3 - Advertising and Market Research $1,981,229 ST AMR
Output 4.3 Government Communications
Phillips Fox Lawyers To provide probity audit services for the master media agency tender process
$22,600
ST
Conference Coordinators Pty Ltd To provide services related to the organisation of seminars/forums
$20,000
ST
Output 4.4 Support to Official Establishments
Mary Durack Interior Designs To prepare interior designs for the refurbishment of reception rooms
$30,000
DE - recognised and prominent expertise in the area (a)(b)
Output 4.6 Ceremonial and Hospitality
Naidu Consulting Services To provide consultancy services for the provision of government gifts for official presentation, and to provide evaluation support
$16,550
DE - previously undertook closely related work for the department

(a) This contract included an hourly rate for the duration of the project; the figure given is the estimated total project cost.

(b) This contract was signed by the consultant on 20 June 2002, was received in the department on 24 June 2002, and was inadvertently not listed in Appendix 4 of the 2001-02 annual report. All expenditure was incurred in 2002-03.

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Table 15   Support services to the department
Consultant
Nature and purpose of consultancy
Contract price
Selection process and remarks
Corporate Services
Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd To develop the department’s Environment Management Plan
$14,219
DE - recognised and prominent relevant expertise in this area and a detailed knowledge of the building and the department
Acumen Alliance To provide advice on new models for the delivery of information technology (IT) and telecommunication services
$48,798
DE - recognised and prominent expertise and experience in the area
Acumen Alliance To provide advice in the evaluation of the request for registration of interest process for the provision of IT and telecommunication services
$40,000
DE - recognised and prominent expertise and experience in the area
Australia Street Company To undertake a strategic review of library services
$36,520
ST
Dimension Data To develop a technology plan, including system documentation
$79,540
ST
CMG IT Services To conduct an audit of the department’s IT security arrangements and documentation
$75,600
ST
CMG IT Services To review and update the department’s IT security threat and risk assessment and IT security policy
$49,280
DE - engagement utilising earlier tender process that included ongoing assistance

 

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