Consultancy contracts over $10,000

This table shows details of consultancy contracts over $10 000 (including GST) let during 2009-10.

Consultant name Description Contract price, inc. GST ($) Selection process Justification
Agricultural Productivity
Animal Health & Welfare Systems Coordination of materials for discussion at the Jurisdictional Animal Welfare Standards workshop 25000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Ernst & Young Audit services - FarmReady initiative 59519 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
Frontier Economics Pty Ltd Rural Research and Development international drivers study 56100 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
LECG Provision of Food Chain Resilience Study 49280 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Mark Harrison Consultancy to undertake a Regulation Impact Statement 39600 Direct Skills currently unavailable within agency
Oakton Services Pty Ltd Develop funding and cost recovery proposals for a new national regulatory framework for agvet chemicals and prepare a Cost Recovery Impact Statement 117450 Select Need for independent research or assessment
Protiviti Pty Ltd Identify improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 49934 Select Need for independent research or assessment
Protiviti Pty Ltd Consultancy to undertake a Regulation Impact Statement 13613 Direct Skills currently unavailable within agency
Roger Noel Rose Develop proposal for a single national framework to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agvet chemicals regulation for consideration by Primary Industries Ministerial Council 128260 Select Need for independent research or assessment
Strategen Environmental Consultants Pty Ltd Engaged to assist consultation and drafting of the Honey Bee Industry and Pollination Services Continuity Strategy 75319 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Tanner James Management Consultants Pty Ltd Review and simplication of the national implementation plan and the development, monitoring and evaluation framework with performance measures for the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy 68475 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   682550    
Australian Bureau of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Analytics Group Pty Ltd Undertake a cost analysis and allocation review of ABARE Farm Survey Collections 26300 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Australian National University Indonesian Natural Resource Management framework study phase 2 70000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Bull and Bear Special Assignments Pty Ltd Organisational review 40000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   136300    
Biosecurity Services Group Animal
Centre for International Economics Consultation on and finalisation of the regulation impact statement for the proposed Australian biofouling management policy 83125 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
South Australian Research and Development Institute Develop chemical discharge standards to ensure environmental protection following ballast water or biofouling treatment processes 78651 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Australian Animal Health Council Limited Testing and evaluation services - Reference laboratories 79500 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Australian Animal Health Council Ltd Update of AUSVETPLAN Manuals 50160 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Charles Sturt University Beef and beef products import risk analysis expert panel member 46200 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Clear Horizon Consulting Pty Ltd Assist with improving the program logic and produce a program logic model for Australia Indonesia Partnership for Emerging Infectious Diseases Animal Health program 36400 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Revision of AQUAVETPLAN disease strategy manual: white spot disease 10706 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Support for the development and implementation of the National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions 145000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
CSIRO Livestock Industries Australian Animal Health Laboratory Conduct of efficacy trials on avian influenza vaccines 66000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
CSIRO Livestock Industries Australian Animal Health Laboratory Consultancy agreement for Hendra virus vaccine efficacy trial in horses 300000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
DigsFish Services Pty Ltd Revision of AQUAVETPLAN disease strategy manual: viral haemorrhagic septicaemia 18563 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
DigsFish Services Pty Ltd A detailed review and improvement of data within DAFF's Australian Aquatic Animal Pathogen and Disease Database 33000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Dr Kevin Doyle Beef and beef products import risk analysis expert panel member 35000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Earlybird Marketing and Events Pty Ltd Event management - Government-Poultry Industry Biosecurity forum 34166 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Earlybird Marketing and Events Pty Ltd Stakeholder workshop management - Australian animal health scanning network 33100 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Ernst & Young Examine the accuracy & appropriateness of import fees charged as part of the permit application/assessment process 24900 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Haystac Public Affairs Pty Ltd Communications services to support consultation on the Australian biofouling management policy 65632 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Australia Pty Ltd Redraft of the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council Code of Practice for Antifouling and In-water Hull Cleaning and Maintenance (1997) 140800 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Neil Tweddle Technical expert for beef import risk analyses 12000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
OceanWatch Australia Limited Delivery of marine pests communication strategy for commercial fishing vessels through SeaNet Extension Officers 70459 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Patricia Margaret Ellis Participate as a member of the expert panel for the import risk analysis of horses 26400 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Peoplebank Australia Pty Ltd Development of the National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions for Ballast water 132000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Peoplebank Australia Pty Ltd Development of the National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions for Ballast water 18700 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Professional Public Relations Pty Ltd Communication services for the production of 'National Biofouling Guidelines for the aquaculture industry' 12650 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Professional Public Relations Pty Ltd Editing, design and layout services 38462 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Reuben Rose Consulting Pty Limited Facilitation services - Poultry Industry Biosecurity forum 11550 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
The University of New England Develop National Livestock Disease model 68903 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Thinking Futures Assist the department to progress the development of an Australian animal health scanning network, through professional fore sighting advice 115280 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
University of Sydney Analytical services - Potential emergency animal disease outbreaks 30000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
University of Tasmania Redraft of the National Biofouling Management Guidelines for the Aquaculture Industry 18196 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
University of Tasmania Delivery of a biofouling risk assessment that characterises species level risks across vessel categories 126405 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   1961907    
Biosecurity Services Group Food
Australian Livestock Exporters' Council Project Management of Reform Agenda for the Live Animal Export Ministerial Taskforce 84348 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Australian Meat Industry Council Consultancy services for the Meat Ministerial Taskforce 77000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Compuware Asia-Pacific P/L Initial discovery phase to scope Proof of Concept for an audit management solution for export programs and Biosecurity Services Group 51480 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Dairy Australia Limited Business Process Mapping for Export Dairy Certification System Phase 1 30000 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
Dairy Australia Limited Business process mapping for Export Dairy Certification System Phase 2 30000 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
Ernst & Young Undertake a financial review of Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service charges for the Meat Export program 109450 Select Need for independent research or assessment
Ernst & Young Provide an independent financial evaluation and review of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services fees in the Horticulture Export Program 70400 Open Need for independent research or assessment
Ernst & Young Provide services for the Horticulture Supply Chain Cost reduction project 195000 Open Need for independent research or assessment
Ernst & Young Provide services for the Seafood Supply Chain Cost Reduction Project 195000 Open Need for independent research or assessment
Ernst & Young Financial review of AQIS charges for Meat Export Program 18150 Select Need for independent research or assessment
GP McMullen Consulting Project Management of Reform work plan for the Grain Ministerial Taskforce 80000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Hunter Quality Solutions To provide consultancy services for the Review of Inspection Models Project for the Grain Ministerial Taskforce 64800 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Hunter Quality Solutions Provide Consultancy Services for the Legislation Review Project under the reform work plan for the Grain Ministerial Taskforce 78000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
NCS International Pty Ltd Assessment audit and certification of the National Residue Survey quality management system 20000 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Seafood Services Australia Project Management of Reform work plan for the Fish Ministerial Taskforce 99000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
W J Murray Consultancy Services Grain consultancy services - review, liaison and market access services to the National Residue Survey Grains program 38000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   1240628    
Biosecurity Services Group Plant
Century Software Pty Ltd Technical support services for the development of BioSIRT capability for fruit fly and multiple plant pest surveillance 22000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
DEEDI Provision of images and datasheets of Australian Thripinae uploaded to PaDIL 24200 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Department of Resources A review of current Sterile Insect Technique practices in Australia 44000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Hunter Quality Solutions Pty Ltd Prepare material to support the future arrangements for Post Entry Plant Quarantine facilities 40000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Kalang Consultancy Services Pty Ltd Development of a national manual of phytosanitary measures equivalent to current uses of dimethoate and/or fenthion 79750 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Kalang Consultancy Services Pty Ltd Undertake a review of the exotic fruit fly and gypsy moth trapping program 71500 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Kalang Consultancy Services Pty Ltd An extension of the national manual of phytosanitary measures equivalent to current uses of dimethoate and/or fenthion 57750 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Margaret William Plant Health Services Plant Health technical support for the Sensitive data service 40000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Museums Board of Victoria Implementation of validation parameters for the Pests and Diseases Image Library 75000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Museums Board of Victoria Initial Scoping study for insitu image capture for Pests and Diseases Image Library 25000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Museums Board of Victoria Collation of information into Fruit Fly data sheets 30000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Philp Horticultural Innovations Participate on the Import Risk Analysis expert panel for the importation of fresh apple fruit from China and the United States of America and examine and review relevant scientific issues 13500 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Plant Health Australia Limited Development of Plant Health Methods and National Plant Surveillance Reporting Tool 66000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Plant Health Australia Ltd Development of template for Online Contingency Plans 44000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Prof David Guest Participate on the Import Risk Analysis expert panel for the importation of fresh apple fruit from China and the United States of America and examine and review relevant scientific issues 14250 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Prof J A G Irwin Participate on the Import Risk Analysis expert panel for the importation of fresh apple fruit from China and the United States of America and examine and review relevant scientific issues 15500 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   662450    
Biosecurity Services Group Quarantine Operations
Graeme O'Neill Consulting Pty Ltd Facility standard assessment 25000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
KPMG Conduct Biosecurity Revenue Review 133685 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   158685    
Biosecurity Services Group Regional and Business Services
Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc Review and validate ICON Redevelopment tariff mapping 59200 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Global Mark Pty Ltd International Standards Organisation audits and accreditation services 15000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
KAZ Group Pty Limited Review of content reengineering for the ICON Redevelopment project 54513 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
PricewaterhouseCoopers Strategic Risk Workshop facilitation 11765 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
The Agile Group Pty Ltd Scoping requirements of a BSG Quality Management System 14516 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
The Hegedus Family Trust Business Process Management 75000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Workplace Research Associates Pty Ltd Organisational health check - conduct consultations and produce report 18498 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
Workplace Research Associates Pty Ltd Organisational health check - conduct consultations and produce report 14520 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
Total   263012    
Biosecurity Services Group Strategic Projects
Lachlan Livestock Health and Pest Authority Senior administrator expertise - BioSIRT application 163284 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
NSW Department of Primary Industries National BioSIRT Program - Management of the BioSIRT application including modifications enhancements and maintenance 36300 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Peoplebank Australia Ltd IT services for the National BioSIRT Program 73037 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
SMS Management and Technology Design and development of training materials 22440 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   295061    
Bureau of Rural Sciences
Barry Computer Services Pty Ltd Development of Multi-criteria Analysis Shell for Spatial Decision Support 22000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Groundcover Monitoring for Australia - sampling strategy delivery of fractional cover and algorithm improvement 121000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Forestry Tasmania Work on wood flows for the Bureau of Rural Sciences' regional climate modelling project 12080 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
The University of New England Development of a conceptual framework and indicators; a review of literature; and the application of specialised statistical methods for analysing data 60000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   215080    
Climate Change
Cailum Pty Ltd Undertake a Small Business Impact Statement to inform the Australian Government's Regulation Impact Statement on illegal logging 23600 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Charles Sturt University, Faculty of Science, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences Undertake a client satisfaction and outcomes survey to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of services provided by third party organisations on behalf of the department 30000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Cox Inall Communications Develop an event management kit and event methodology to facilitate the efficient, effective and consistent delivery of information sessions on the 'Pilot of drought reform measures in WA' 34713 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Cox Inall Communications Organise and deliver eight information sessions on the 'Pilot of drought reform measures in WA' 41438 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
CSIRO Assessment of the codes of practice to enable exemption to the Export Control (Unprocessed Wood) Regulations 1996 from the Export Control Act 1982 517000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
James Douglas Phase II Asia-Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building program - provision of specialist advice on grant proposals 24956 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
KPMG Audit of the small business component of the exceptional circumstances relief payment 99864 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
MBAC Consulting Group Pty Ltd Asia-Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building program - grant proposals assessment 56809 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Mr Scott Spencer Independent assessment of New South Wales Regional Forest agreement reviews 36300 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Myoora Investments Pty Ltd Assessment of grant proposals and program advice - Asia-Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building program 54450 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Nous Group Pty Ltd Independent assessment of Victorian Regional Forest agreement reviews 77000 Select Need for independent research or assessment
Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia Organise and facilitate information sessions on the Pilot of drought reform measures in WA in the geographic regions (within the drought pilot region) covered by their membership 68410 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Sheridan Coakes Consulting Pty Ltd Provide a social impact assessment to determine the social impacts of illegal logging for preparation of illegal logging policy 27677 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Sylva Systems Pty Ltd Develop options asset valuation system - Papua New Guinea plantation forest resources 31680 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
WalterTurnbull To examine the appropriateness of the current financial assessment model and template to objectively assess an applicant's financial position for the CCAP and TIS program and make recommendations for improvements or alternative options 24833 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Western Australian Council of Social Service Incorporated The development and administration of the Beyond Farming program 176170 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   1324899    
Corporate Finance
Colliers International Consultancy & Valuation Pty Ltd Provision of Fringe Benefits Tax car parking valuations 15730 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Annual actuarial assessment of long service leave for financial statements purposes 14050 Open Need for independent research or assessment
Total   29780    
Corporate Policy
David Jess & Associates Pty Ltd Procurement advice and support for the evaluation of graphic design and printing services categories 50000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Deborah May Pty Ltd Training services 19800 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Deborah May Pty Ltd Management development 36080 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Ken Erwood & Associates Procurement support for media monitoring services 37000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Mary Dickie Issues Management Pty Ltd Conduct a first phase review of client engagement requirements for the Biosecurity Services Group 10139 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Mary Dickie Issues Management Pty Ltd Conduct a second phase review of client engagement requirements for the Biosecurity Services Group 40783 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Professional Public Relations Pty Ltd Media training services 15834 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   209636    
Corporate Services
Australian Institute of Management NSW & ACT Develop and deliver the Emerging Leaders Pilot Program 109500 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Bellewarra Pty Ltd Provide professional services as external member of the Audit Committee Risk Management sub committee 20000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 11170 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 22000 Direct Skills currently unavailable within agency
Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 25000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 15400 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 22000 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 22000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 25000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Audit Services 54055 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Executive Intelligence Group Pty Ltd Executive search services 45000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
HBA Consulting Review of action investigation 25000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
KPMG Develop a facilities immediate response plan 29150 Open Need for independent research or assessment
KPR Family Trust Development and facilitation of training for Key Performance Indicators for the Portfolio Budget Statements 16170 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Morison Consulting Pty Limited Provide professional services as external member of the Audit Committee 72600 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Oakton Services Pty Ltd Conduct fraud risk assessment and produce fraud control plan 56250 Select Need for independent research or assessment
ORIMA Research Pty Ltd Conduct employee survey 120000 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Quality Management Solutions Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 15000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Quality Management Solutions Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 13000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Quality Management Solutions Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 17160 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Quality Management Solutions Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 25000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Rudds Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd Asses and provide recommendations on the back up power & services for the data centre 24904 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
SHL Australia Pty Ltd Provide 360 degree feedback process for Senior Executive Service managers 170000 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
SMS Management and Technology Pty Ltd Review of aspects of information communication technology design and support services 49500 Select Need for independent research or assessment
Tanner James Management Consultants Pty Ltd Analytical services - Management capability 49500 Select Need for independent research or assessment
Teamic Pty Ltd Provide professional services as external member of the Audit Committee 30000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Templeton Galt Management of Property Services 39200 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
WHON Pty Ltd Organisational Review 61600 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Workplace Investigation Services Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 25000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Workplace Investigation Services Pty Ltd Investigation of misconduct allegations 25000 Select Need for specialised or professional skills
Workplace Research Associates Pty Ltd Review Traineeship Program 31900 Open Need for independent research or assessment
Wyagdon Enterprises Pty Ltd Redevelopment of the risk management framework, implementation of new framework and training 70400 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   1337459    
Sustainable Resource Management
Cobalt Marine Resource Management Pty Ltd Review and revision of the 2004 National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks 141939 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
GHD Pty Ltd Provide advice to improve the capacity of participating regional natural resource management organisations to plan, manage, review and adapt their investments and strategies in order to change natural resource management practices 121000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
John Thorp Australia Provision of National Weeds Management Facilitator Services and Secretariat Services for the Australian Weeds Committee 319000 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Marian Partners Australia Provision of National Landcare Facilitators e-newsletter 15180 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Marsden Jacob Associates Development of business plan for the Torres Strait tropical rock lobster fishery 57552 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
MRAG Asia Pacific Develop a framework for funding bodies and fisheries agencies to deliver capacity building in fisheries management in SE Asia to address overexploitation of fish stocks due mainly to illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing 149600 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Pestat Pty Ltd National Coordinator to implement the Australian Pest Animal Strategy and deliver secretariat services for the Vertebrate Pest Committee 248089 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
PI Carroll & CP Love Provision of National Landcare Facilitator eNewsletter and website 18000 Direct Need for specialised or professional skills
Shearwater Consulting Pty Ltd Development of non-indigenous commercial sector component of business plan for the Torres Strait tropical rock lobster fishery 12100 Open Need for specialised or professional skills
Total   1082460    
Trade & Market Access
Business Services & Solutions Pty Ltd To develop a standard operating procedure manual on overseas posts finances 10000 Direct Need for independent research or assessment
Total   10000