Consultancy Contracts 2007-08

Consultancy services let during 2007-2008, of $10,000 (GST inclusive) or more are listed in the table below and also available to download.

Consultancy Contracts 2007-08
Division Consultant Name Description Contract Price inc. GST Selection Process (1) Justification
AusIndustry
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $14,205 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $17,377 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $19,579 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Barwon Investment Partners Pty Ltd Due diligence services for Innovation Investment Fund Program Round Three Tranche Two $241,689 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Clayton Utz Legal advice $18,165 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Coffey Mining Pty Ltd Expert advice on the s39L assessment Research & Development Tax Concession claim $16,143 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  DLA Phillips Fox Legal advice $14,309 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  DLA Phillips Fox Legal advice $26,411 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Hudson Global Resources (Aust) Pty Ltd Engagement of a specialist recruitment agency for a Commercialising Emerging Technologies program in South Australia

 

$27,214 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $10,173 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $19,495 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $23,294 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $23,943 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $32,909 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $41,369 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  PricewaterhouseCoopers Reviewing legislation to ensure the new Standard Operating Procedure for Administered accruals developed by AusIndustry $11,000 Open Tender Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Protiviti Pty Ltd Undertake an Efficiency Review of the Commercialising Emerging Technologies Program $76,725 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd To undertake a review of AusIndustry's segregation of duties within its programs and IT systems $61,000 Panel Skills currently unavailable within agency
Corporate
  Australian Forensic Services Pty Ltd For the provision of fraud investigation support services $20,000 Panel Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $10,400 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $15,512 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $25,661 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $39,102 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Ernst & Young (Canberra) Forensic IT Assistance in relation to Fraud Investigation $20,000 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  GJ Wall & Associates Cost benefit analysis $13,200 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  HBA Consulting Advice on employment matters including comparing conditions $40,600 Direct Sourcing Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Ideas Connect Pty Ltd Provision of report services for the review of Questacon in 2008 $36,850 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  KPMG (M Andrew and G Wilson trading as KPMG) Review of areas that process, collect and manage the collection of public monies $47,520 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  KPMG (M Andrew and G Wilson trading as KPMG) Undertake an internal audit of the Department's finance system $57,000 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  KPMG Canberra Technical advice in relation to accounting $10,000 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  KPMG Canberra Audit of Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme $49,500 Panel Independent assessment is considered desirable
  Minter Ellison Lawyers Legal advice $26,797 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Oliver Winder Pty Ltd Engagement of contractor as an independent member of the Department's Audit Committee $39,820 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  PricewaterhouseCoopers Assess the design and implementation of application controls in Aurion $37,500 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter & Turnbull Pty Ltd To provide fraud investigative services relating to a current fraud investigation $10,500 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter & Turnbull Pty Ltd For the provision of general audit services relating to current internal audit activities $15,000 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter & Turnbull Pty Ltd Provision of internal audit services to assist in the development of a Certificate of Compliance Guidance Pack for distribution to accounting staff across all of the Department's Divisions $15,139 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter & Turnbull Pty Ltd For the purposes of assessing the Fraud Unit, its arrangements and activities against a diagnostic $36,127 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd Fraud awareness training $25,000 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd To develop a framework of rolling fraud risk assessment and control planning across the Department $30,000 Panel Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd Fraud investigation services in relation to current fraud investigation $40,500 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd Fraud risk assessment $50,000 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
e-Business
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $22,420 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Dimension Data Australia Pty Ltd Conduct a vulnerability assessment $33,924 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Inside Story Knowledge Management Pty Ltd (2) Undertake a VANguard stakeholder and target markets study $114,412 Open Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  Interaction Consulting Group Develop and deliver Information and Communication Technology Graduate Training 2008 $27,050 Direct Sourcing Skills currently unavailable within agency
  KPMG Canberra Develop VANguard Off-site Redundancy Proposal $100,375 Panel Skills currently unavailable within agency
  The Performance Technologies Group Pty Ltd Conduct a review of the information architecture of business.gov.au $39,864 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
Enterprise Connect
  Chipman James & Company (2) Provision of the preparation of a business development market report focussing on the Australian private wealth management market $33,000 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Haystac Public Affairs (2) Undertake market research for Australian Industry Productivity Centres marketing and communications strategy $64,450 Select Tender Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Innovation Dynamics Pty Ltd For the provision of quarterly reports on alliances between Australian biotechnology and medical device firms and foreign companies $30,400 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  The Nous Group Pty Ltd The provision of services to design and deliver a 12 month program in Client Services Training $193,330 Open Tender Specialist expertise not available within the department
  Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd For the provision of a detailed project viability assessment of proposals to be received under Round One of the Geelong Investment and Innovation Fund $272,250 Open Tender Skills currently unavailable within agency
Industry and Small Business Policy
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $13,772 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Ernst & Young (Canberra) ABN Business Names Registration Project $226,448 Open Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  ThinkPlace Pty Ltd as trustee for the ThinkPlace Trust

 

High level business modelling services for the ABN Business Names Registration Project $97,436 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
Innovation
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $21,488 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Blake Dawson Legal advice $41,651 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Bridge8 Ltd To develop and produce a curriculum for Nanotechnology Science Teachers $74,020 Direct Sourcing Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Cathy Prescott For the engagement of contractor as a member of the Panel of Scientific Experts for the second scheduled Review of the Australian Stem Cell Centre $15,000 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  Chant Link and Associates Pty Ltd Market research on universities perceptions of the Corporate Research Centre Programme and report $28,777 Direct Sourcing Specialist expertise not available within the department
  Deloitte Insight Economics Development of impact projection guidelines for Cooperative Research Centres applicants $27,500 Direct Sourcing Specialist expertise not available within the department
  Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Global Opportunities Program Medical Devices Sectoral Champion $79,700 Direct Sourcing Specialist expertise not available within the department
  Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Conduct formal evaluation of the Pharmaceuticals Partnerships Program $183,680 Open Tender-Panel Need for independent research or assessment
  Edith Cowan University Evaluation of the Gene Technology Information Service $16,928 Direct Sourcing Specialist expertise not available within the department
  Graham J MacDonald Engagement of a chair person of the Panel of Scientific Experts for the review of the Australian Stem Cell Centre $24,750 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  Growing Your Knowledge Pty Ltd Review of the Australian Stem Cell Centre $324,410 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  Jari Kuusisto trading as European Touch Ltd Innovation in the Services Sector Research Project - Module 1 $67,342 Direct Sourcing Skills currently unavailable within agency
  John W Funder Engagement of a member of the Steering Committee for the second scheduled Review of the Australian Stem Cell Centre $35,200 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  Market Attitude Research Services (2) Undertake the 2008 Public Attitude Survey on Community Attitudes towards Nanotechnology $57,475 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Pattinson Consulting To provide advice and assistance in the concluding stages of the National Biotechnology Survey $49,985 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Svend Peter Klinken trading as Klinken SP Engagement of a member of the Steering Committee for the second scheduled Review of the Australian Stem Cell Centre $15,000 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  ViciBio Pty Ltd For the provision of services as a Global Opportunities Program Biotech/Pharmaceuticals Sectoral Champion $48,400 Direct Sourcing Skills currently unavailable within agency
Manufacturing
  Access Economics Contract to provide analysis, forecast and report based on the number of LPG conversions likely to occur over the life to the LPG vehicle Scheme $23,620 Select Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  Access Macquarie Ltd Research into economic benefits of improved wind-loading design of buildings in tropical cyclone-prone regions of Australia

 

$27,500 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  Allen Consulting Group (Canberra) Consultancy services to the Business Regulation and Competition Working Group $72,000 Select Tender Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice $14,102 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  George Wilkenfeld & Associates Pty Ltd Study into the technical options for specifying the performance of water heaters $49,123 Open Tender Skills currently unavailable within agency
  J D Holmes Pty Ltd trading as JDH Consulting

 

To determine if there is sufficient information and justification to change design wind speeds in cyclonic regions of Australia $36,000 Select Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  KPMG Develop a consultation Regulation Impact Statement for proposed changes to Building Code Australia requirements for construction in bushfire prone areas $81,400 Select Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $41,489 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal advice $43,126 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Simcon Services Pty Ltd Consultancy services to the Joint Strike Fighter Industry Team $57,300 Direct Sourcing Skills currently unavailable within agency
  Syneca Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of a Preliminary Impact Assessment of options for achieving a nationally consistent approach to reducing green house gas emissions and water losses associated with Hot Water Systems in new dwellings $54,000 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Walter & Turnbull Pty Ltd Engage Consultant to undertake an assessment of grant applicants under the pilot round of the Global Opportunities Programme $50,000 Open Tender -Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
National Measurement Institute
  Catalyst Consultancy & Research Analytical Services Customer Satisfaction study $17,600 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  HBA Consulting National Trade Measurement Project - Comparison of States' classification $35,314 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
Questacon
  Graeme O'Neill Consulting Pty Ltd Water World engineering feasibility study $22,000 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  NovumAVI Evaluation of Outreach programs $105,960 Open Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
Science & Research
  Bearcage Media Services Pty Ltd Provide video and related audiovisual services for the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science for the years of 2006, 2007 and 2008 $180,000 Open Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  DLA Phillips Fox Legal advice $12,771 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  DLA Phillips Fox Legal advice $149,218 Panel Need for specialised or professional skills
  Health Inbox Pty Ltd trading as Tatiana Maria Ewing Media consultancy for National Science Week 2007 $22,777 Direct Sourcing Specialist expertise not available within the department
  McGrathNicol and Partners Provide written business and financial advice on up to 16 investment plans for investment in research infrastructure capabilities under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy program $44,000 Open Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  Paper Shuffle Pty Ltd trading as Hansen & Searson Executive Search Executive recruitment services $33,000 Select Tender Need for specialised or professional skills
  Paul C Davis and Associates Pty Ltd trading on behalf of Paul C Davis Family Trust and as Trustee for the Paul C Davis Family Trust Test a method for collating a detailed description of the ICT requirements of National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) capabilities and analysing those requirements against the services offered through the NCRIS Platforms for Collaboration capability $24,607 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Paul C Davis and Associates Pty Ltd trading on behalf of Paul C Davis Family Trust and as Trustee for the Paul C Davis Family Trust Advice and coordination support of the Roadmap Review $69,500 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  RADAR Group Pty Ltd as trustee for RADAR Investor Relations Trust trading as Radar Investor Relations Policy coordination support to facilitate the activities of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Roadmap Review Working Groups $75,000 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills
  Science in Public trading as The Trustee For Science in Public Media consultant for the 2007 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science $20,000 Direct Sourcing Specialist expertise not available within the department
  Science in Public trading as The Trustee For Science in Public To conduct a review of the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science programme $30,000 Direct Sourcing Need for independent research or assessment
  Shac Pty Ltd Media and marketing services for science awareness activities including the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and National Science Week $209,000 Direct Sourcing Need for specialised or professional skills

Notes:

  1. Explanation of selection process terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines - January 2005 (CPGs):
    • Open Tender: A procurement procedure in which a request for tender is published inviting all businesses that satisfy the conditions for participation to submit tenders.
    • Select Tender: A procurement procedure in which the procuring agency selects which potential suppliers are invited to submit tenders. For covered procurements, a select tender process may only be conducted in accordance with certain procedures and circumstances set out in Division 2 of the CPGs.
    • Direct Sourcing: A procurement process, available only under certain defined circumstances, in which an agency may contact a single potential supplier or suppliers of its choice and for which only a limited set of mandatory procurement procedures apply.
    • Panel: A panel may be established by an agency by entering into contracts or deeds of standing offer (panel arrangements) for the provision of identified property or services. A Panel is defined as an arrangement under which a number of suppliers, usually selected through a single procurement process, may each supply property or services to an agency as specified in the panel arrangements.
  2. Contract also reported in the Market Research and Advertising category of the 2007-08 Annual Report.