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Senate Government contracts 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013

Senate Order on Government Contracts

On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an order requiring each Minister to table a letter of advice that a list of contracts, in respect of each agency administered by that Minister, has been placed on the Internet, with access to the list through the agency's home page. The letter was to be tabled no later than the 10th day of the spring and autumn sitting each year.

The order was amended on 26 June 2003, changing the tabling date of the letter to not later than 2 calendar months after the last day of the financial and calendar year, and defining “previous 12 months” as meaning the period of 12 months ending on either 31 December or 30 June in any year;

The amended order requires that the list of contracts include details of:

  • each contract entered into by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner which has not been fully performed or which has been entered into the previous 12 months, and which provides for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more.
  • The contractor, the amount of the consideration, the subject matter of each such contract, the commencement date of the contract, the duration of the contract, the relevant reporting period and the twelve-month period relating to the contract listings;
  • whether each such contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions, or whether there are any other requirements of confidentiality, and a statement of reasons for confidentiality; and
  • an estimate of the current cost of complying with this order and a statement of the method used to make the estimate.
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner — Senate order on departmental & agency contracts listing for period 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
Contractor Subject Amount (inc GST) Start date Term Contract provisions requiring confidentiality Reasons for confidentiality
Minter Ellison Services P/L Lease of OAIC Canberra premises $440,640.00 24/9/2010 2 yrs No N/A
Beethoven Computer Services P/L Additional module builds and associated licences for the OAIC's existing case management system $354,387.00 1/7/2011 2 yrs No N/A
Australian Human Rights Commission Provision of corporate services to OAIC $3,379,000.00 1/11/2010 4 yrs No N/A
Energetica P/L The provision of expert services to design, install, develop, support, and to migrate content from the existing OAIC websites into a web content management system $125,630 6/7/2012 4 yrs No N/A
Department of Finance and Deregulation Internet-Based Network Connection Service (IBNCS) - Services Fee $126,188.64 23/8/2012 1 yr No N/A
Icognition P/L Implementation of an Electronic Records Management system $122,448.84 11/6/2012 1 yr No N/A
Attorney Generals Department Lease of premises - Level 3, 4 National Circuit, Barton, Canberra $5,006,594.95 20/8/2012 15 yrs No N/A

Estimated current cost of compliance: $250

Statement of the method used to make the estimate

Based on staff hours used in compiling, verifying and posting the information.