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Appendix 12

Consultancy services

TABLE 29. CONSULTANCY SERVICES CONTRACTS LET DURING 2009–10 OF $10 000 OR MORE

Consultant name Description
Contract price ($)
Selection process (1)
Justification (2)
Alliance Consulting business continuity planning services
44 000
Direct Sourcing
A
Alliance Consulting procurement advice and support services
49 999
Direct Sourcing
A
Alliance Consulting Group Pty Ltd procurement related consultancy services
12 000
Select Tender
C
Alliance Recruitment Pty Ltd security consultancy services
16 123
Direct Sourcing
C
Analytics Group Pty Ltd financial advice—foreign exchange transactions
36 025
Direct Sourcing
B
Analytics Group Pty Ltd IT consultancy services
49 184
Direct Sourcing
B
Analytics Group Pty Ltd independent review of departmental cost recovery models
53 900
Direct Sourcing
B
Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd blast analysis
33 600
Panel
B
Australian Services Roundtable Limited industry workshop services
29 000
Direct Sourcing
B
CB Richard Ellis, Belgrade property divestment consultancy
127 606
Direct Sourcing
B
Cedar Consulting Australia Pty Ltd feasibility study for management information system implementation
342 375
Panel
B
Centre For Public Management Pty Ltd independent review of select departmental processes
30 000
Direct Sourcing
C
Cogent Business Solutions Pty Ltd IT systems change and release workflow management consultancy services
33 400
Select Tender
B
Control Risks Group Pty Ltd independent review of security arrangements
32 339
Select Tender
C
Convergent Consulting Pty Ltd evaluation services
62 645
Select Tender
B
Cousins, Ian Herbert management advisory services
79 450
Direct Sourcing
B
Croftology, London curatorial services
15 433
Direct Sourcing
B
Et Al Architecture Pty Ltd design consultancy
17 500
Open Tender
B
Fayle, Pamela Jean consular services review
40 000
Direct Sourcing
C
Gartner Australasia Pty Ltd IT consultancy services
23 980
Direct Sourcing
C
Gartner Australasia Pty Ltd IT consultancy services
23 980
Direct Sourcing
C
Geoscience Australia seismic monitoring services
645 819
Direct Sourcing
B
GHD Pty Ltd construction support services
58 985
Panel
B
GHD Pty Ltd construction support services
11 300
Panel
B
International Economics Unit Trust economic modelling services
108 600
Select Tender
C
International Trade Strategies Pty Ltd services trade research
39 600
Select Tender
C
JLT Actuaries pension report and actuarial disclosures
24 723
Direct Sourcing
B
Len Early Pty Ltd audit and risk consultancy
18 558
Direct Sourcing
B
Lowy Institute assessment of Thai studies in Australia
14 890
Direct Sourcing
B
Major Training Services Pty Ltd training assessment services
56 760
Direct Sourcing
B
McCarthy, John Philip independent review of consular case management
66 000
Direct Sourcing
C
McGrathNicol Advisory Partnership audit services
26 000
Select Tender
C
Nathan Associates Inc. research services on environmental goods and services markets
40 000
Direct Sourcing
C
Noetic Solutions Pty Ltd review of crisis management systems and processes
64 873
Direct Sourcing
B
Palm Consulting Group Pty Ltd business process mapping services
11 220
Direct Sourcing
B
PricewaterhouseCoopers audit services
18 480
Panel
C
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology IT consultancy services
110 000
Direct Sourcing
B
SRC Solutions Pty Ltd OH&S consultancy services
10 000
Direct Sourcing
B
Tanner James Management Consultants Pty Ltd P3M3 assessment and capability planning services
78 607
Panel
C
The Boston Consulting Group Pty Ltd review of the DFAT IT capability and IT organisation
30 250
Direct Sourcing
C
The Realise Group Pty Ltd quality assessment services
160 000
Open Tender
B
The Trustee for the Stamford Interactive Trust website evaluation services
56 475
Direct Sourcing
C
Thomson Maloney & Partners Pty Ltd property management strategy
85 470
Open Tender
B
University of Melbourne research services relating to intellectual property
49 610
Direct Sourcing
C
UXC Applications Development corporate directory and metadata consultancy services
82 500
Direct Sourcing
B
VSL Australia Pty Ltd blast analysis
19 113
Panel
B
VSL Australia Pty Ltd blast analysis
148 500
Panel
B
VSL Australia Pty Ltd blast analysis
20 625
Panel
B
Total  
3 209 496
 

(1) Explanation of selection process terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (December 2008):
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. Public tenders are generally sought from the Australian Government AusTender internet site.
Select Tender: A procurement procedure in which the procuring agency selects which potential suppliers are invited to submit tenders (this includes tenders submitted through Multi-Use Lists). This procurement process may only be used under certain defined circumstances.
Direct Sourcing: A form of restricted tendering, available only under certain defined circumstances, with a single potential supplier or suppliers being invited to bid because of their unique expertise and/or their special ability to supply the goods and/or services sought.
Panel: An arrangement under which a number of suppliers, initially selected through an open tender process, may each supply property or services to an agency as specified in the panel arrangements. Quotes are sought from suppliers that have pre-qualified on the agency panels to supply to the government. This category includes standing offers and supplier panels where the supply of goods and services may be provided for a predetermined length of time, usually at a prearranged price.

(2) Justification for decision to use consultancy:
A—skills currently unavailable within agency
B—need for specialised or professional skills
C—need for independent research or assessment

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