Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally



Appendix 12

Consultancy services

Table 32. CONSULTANCY SERVICES CONTRACTS LET DURING 2010–11 OF $10 000 OR MORE (GST INCLUSIVE)

Consultant name Description Contract
price ($)
Selection
process(1)
Justification(2)
Analytics Group Pty Ltd economic and financial evaluation 56 771 Direct Sourcing C
Analytics Group Pty Ltd review of departmental cost recovery models 25 520 Direct Sourcing C
Applied Economics Pty Ltd economic analysis and forecasting 44 440 Direct Sourcing A
Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasting and statistical analysis 242 001 Direct Sourcing B
Centre For Public Management Pty Ltd legal consultancy 16 592 Direct Sourcing B
Convergent Consulting Pty Ltd undertook a
technical review
196 816 Direct Sourcing B
Microsoft Pty Ltd information technology consultancy 32 450 Direct Sourcing B
Pario Solutions Group Pty Ltd security and personal safety consultancy 17 160 Open Tender B
PricewaterhouseCoopers audit services 18 480 Open Tender C
Rudds Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd architectural engineering consultancy 42 680 Direct Sourcing B
Signet Group International Pty Ltd market research services 19 635 Open Tender C
The Strategic Directions Group Pty Ltd information technology consultancy 58 916 Select Tender B
Total   771 461    

(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 prequalified 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 pre-determined length of time, usually at a pre-arranged 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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