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Senate Government contracts 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which:

  1. Have not been fully performed as at 30/6/15, or
  2. Have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30/6/15.

The contracts that are listed below contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract.

The reasons for including such clauses include:

  1. Acknowledgement that the parties are subject to certain legislative obligations and restrictions, including any relevant secrecy provisions under Commonwealth legislation.
  2. Protection of Commonwealth material and personal information.

Procurement contracts are available through the Senate Order Report located on the AusTender Homepage (

Contractor Subject matter Amount of consider­ation Start date Antici­pated end date Whether contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confiden­tiality of any of its provisions (Y/N) Whether contract contains other require­ments of confiden­tiality (Y/N) Reason(s)
Department of Health Regulatory Privacy Oversight Functions for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system & the Healthcare Identifiers Service $2,258,000  30/6/2014 30/6/2015  N N N/A
Department of Human Services Provide advice and assistance in relation to the interpre­tation and management of personal information privacy obligations $220,000  1/7/2014 30/6/2015  N N N/A
Australian Customs & Border Protection Service Conduct assessments relating to Passenger Name Record data and the provision of advice on privacy issues $240,000  03/07/2014 30/6/2016  N N N/A
ACT Government Department of Justice and Community Safety Provision of Privacy services $171,003  1/7/2014 30/6/2017  N N N/A
Centrelink Statutory data matching  $372,976  1/7/2014 Ongoing  N N N/A
Department of Education and Training Independent privacy regulator of the Student Identifier Scheme $732,000 30/03/2015 30/06/2015 N N N/A

Estimated cost of complying with this Order: $800

Basis of method used to estimate the cost: Based on staff hours used in compiling, verifying and posting the information.