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Appendix 3 - Consultancy services

POLICY ON SELECTION AND ENGAGEMENT OF CONSULTANTS

The ABS policy on selection and engagement of consultants is consistent with ABS Chief Executive Instructions and the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. The ABS selects and engages consultants in a way that provides value for money.

TOTAL CONSULTANCIES LET IN 2005–06

During 2005–06, 24 consultants were engaged to carry out projects or to provide professional and technical advice that could not be provided by staff of the ABS.

Thirteen consultancies had been let in previous years with a total expenditure of $296,029 during 2005–06. The total expenditure of the 24 new consultancies during 2005–06 is $645,831.

Table A3.1 shows total expenditure on all consultancies, covering both payments made on new contracts let in 2005–06 and payments made on contracts let in previous years. The larger consultancy contracts (those to the value of $10,000 or more) are detailed in Table A3.2 along with brief notes on the procurement method used.

TABLE A3.1: CONSULTANCY SERVICES CONTRACTS ENGAGED BY THE ABS

Consultancies (number)
Expenditure ($ including GST)

2002–03
53
1,477,651
2003–04
63
958,269
2004–05
24
825,069
2005–06
37
941,861



TABLE A3.2: CONSULTANCY SERVICES CONTRACTS LET IN 2005–06 TO THE VALUE OF $10,000 OR MORE

Vendor Name
Amount ($ including GST)
Justification and Type of tender

Information technology
Access Online Pty Ltd
42,273
2 (a)
Agreon Pty Ltd
43,151
2 (a)
Altis Consulting Pty Ltd
12,320
1 (d)
Avanade Australia Pty Ltd
50,000
1 (a)
Cybertrust Australia Pty Ltd
32,000
2 (a)
Object Consulting Pty Ltd
50,585
2 (a)
Red Rock Consulting Pty Ltd
120,000
1 (a)
SAS Institute of Australia Pty Ltd
50,000
1 (a)
Stratsec.Net Pty Ltd
72,914
1 (a)
Stratsec.Net Pty Ltd
22,220
2 (a,d)
Dimension Data Pty Ltd
25,651
2 (d)
Other
Pacific Privacy Pty Ltd
28,600
1 (a)
GHD Pty Ltd
22,375
1 (a)
Australian Business Case
38,500
1 (a,c)
Publishing
Communication Research Institute of Australia
22,000
1 (a)


Key
Justification for recourse to consultancy arrangements:
(a) Need for specialised skills.
(b) Need for access to the latest technology and experience in its application.
(c) Lack of available in-house resources.
(d) Need for an independent study.

Type of Tender:
(1) Direct negotiation
(2) Request for quotation
(3) Restricted tender

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