Appendix G:Consultancies

Appendix G - Consultancies

Finance’s approach to the procurement of property and services including consultancies is outlined in Part 3 under Purchasing and Asset Management.

The table below provides details of consultancy services let by the department during 2009‑10 with a contract value of $10,000 or more (including GST).

Methods of selection

The methods of selection used for consultancies are categorised as follows:

  • 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 property and/or services sought.
  • Panel: An arrangement under which a number of suppliers, initially selected through an open tender process, may each supply property and/or services to an agency as specified in the panel arrangements. Quotes are sought from suppliers that have pre-qualified on the agency panels to supply to the government. This category includes standing offers and supplier panels where the supply of property and/or services may be provided for a pre-determined length of time, usually at a pre-arranged price.

Reasons for the use of external resources

The reasons for decisions to employ external consultancy services vary and it is possible that a consultancy might belong in more than one category. Principal justification codes used in the table are:

  • A: Skills currently unavailable within agency
  • B: Need for specialised or professional skills
  • C: Need for independent research or assessment
Table 21: Consultancy services let during 2009-10 of $10,000 or more 1
Outcome 1
Consultant name Description Contract price $ Selection method Justification

Acumen Consulting and Recruitment

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,250 Select tendering B
Acumen Consulting and Recruitment Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,600 Select tendering B
Advise Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 11,250 Select tendering B
Alan Piper Consulting Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 20,500 Select tendering B
Apis Consulting Group Pty Ltd Business services for the Central Budget Management System redevelopment 75,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Actuary Actuarial services for military superannuation arrangements 14,000 Direct sourcing B
Australian Government Actuary Actuarial services for long service leave parameters 44,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Actuary Actuarial services for superannuation arrangements 22,000 Direct sourcing B
Australian Government Actuary Actuarial services for superannuation arrangements 10,100 Direct sourcing B
Australian Government Solicitor Actuarial services for military superannuation arrangements 14,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the transfer of administered appropriations 10,000 Direct sourcing B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Australian Government Employees Superannuation Trust 13,100 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to ComSuper 10,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 81,000 Direct sourcing C
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Future Fund and Nation Building Fund 50,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to legislation drafting 15,500 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Future Fund and Nation Building Fund 40,000 Open tendering B
C & M Associates Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 18,250 Select tendering B
Capse Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,000 Select tendering B
Clayton Utz Probity advice on outsourcing of administration of Public Sector Superannuation accumulation plan 150,000 Open tendering B
Compas Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,000 Select tendering B
Compas Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,000 Select tendering B
Compas Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 11,750 Select tendering B
Compas Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,750 Select tendering B
Compas Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,000 Select tendering B
Connexxion Pty Ltd Consulting services for IT assurance project 50,000 Select tendering B
Consolve Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
Consolve Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
Consolve Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,150 Select tendering B
Consulcad Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 18,500 Select tendering B
Cordelta Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 12,050 Select tendering B
Cordelta Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,000 Select tendering B
Cordelta Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 12,850 Select tendering B
Cordelta Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,400 Select tendering B
Cordelta Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,500 Select tendering B
Cordelta Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,000 Select tendering B
CPT Global Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,500 Select tendering B
CPT Global Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,500 Select tendering B
CPT Global Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,700 Select tendering B
CPT Global Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,250 Select tendering B
Dale Boucher, Solicitor & Consultant Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 19,000 Select tendering B
Dale Boucher, Solicitor & Consultant Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 19,000 Select tendering B
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Consultancy services in relation to reduction of Red Tape project 170,000 Open tendering B
Deonvale Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,000 Select tendering B
Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 15,550 Select tendering B
Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,750 Select tendering B
Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 15,600 Select tendering B
Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,750 Select tendering B
Eggler Consulting Engineers Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
Erwood Accelerated Purchasing Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 11,500 Select tendering B
Erwood Accelerated Purchasing Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 10,000 Select tendering B
Erwood Accelerated Purchasing Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 11,500 Select tendering B
Erwood Accelerated Purchasing Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 11,000 Select tendering B
Five Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,850 Select tendering B
Hurkinwood Associates Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,750 Select tendering B
ITNewcom Pty Ltd ICT benchmarking services for Central Budget Management System 1,499,000 Select tendering B
Jackson Management Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,500 Select tendering B
Jackson Management Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,500 Select tendering B
Jackson Management Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,500 Select tendering B
Jackson Management Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,450 Select tendering B
Jackson Management Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,450 Select tendering B
Jackson Management Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,000 Select tendering B
Ken Erwood & Associates Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 11,500 Select tendering B
KPMG Actuaries Pty Ltd Business services in relation to the outsourcing of administration of Public Sector Superannuation accumulation plan 565,200 Open tendering B
Lambert & Rehbein (SEQ) Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 15,300 Select tendering B
Langford Consulting Pty Ltd Performance audit of the Fixing Houses for Better Health program 16,630 Open tendering C
Lyndcote Pty Limited Business services in relation to the implementation of a joint understanding agreement between Australia and Papua New Guinea 240,000 Direct sourcing B
Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd Actuarial services for superannuation arrangements 15,000 Direct sourcing B
P.J. Hamburger Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
P.J. Hamburger Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
P.J. Hamburger Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
PC Gogna Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 21,500 Select tendering B
Peter Cormack Business services in relation to the superannuation administration reform 137,200 Direct sourcing B
Phillips Fox Lawyers Legal services in relation to the Central Budget Management System redevelopment 194,810 Open tendering B
Phillips Fox Lawyers Legal services in relation to the outsourcing of administration of Public Sector Superannuation accumulation plan 505,000 Open tendering B
Pitt Group Pty Ltd Performance audit of multifunctional aboriginal children's services and creches 13,200 Open tendering C
Point Project Management Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
PricewaterhouseCoopers Business services in relation to the superannuation administration reform project 50,000 Open tendering B
PricewaterhouseCoopers Business services in relation to the superannuation administration reform project 10,000 Open tendering C
PricewaterhouseCoopers Controls review in relation to the Central Budget Management System annual actuals module 77,000 Open tendering B
Projects Assured Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,750 Select tendering B
Projects Assured Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,850 Select tendering B
Projects Assured Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,750 Select tendering B
Projects Assured Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,800 Select tendering B
Projects Assured Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,850 Select tendering B
Projects Assured Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 17,850 Select tendering B
Protiviti Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 23,000 Select tendering B
Protiviti Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 23,000 Select tendering B
Protiviti Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 23,000 Select tendering B
Risk and Project Management Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 11,700 Select tendering B
Sigma Management Science Pty Ltd Project management advice in relation to superannuation administration 44,000 Direct sourcing B
Sphere Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,100 Select tendering B
Sphere Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,250 Select tendering B
Sphere Consulting Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,200 Select tendering B
Superratings Pty Ltd Business services for Senate inquiry hearings 11,000 Direct sourcing B
Superratings Pty Ltd Business advice on outsourcing of administration of Public Sector Superannuation accumulation plan 105,774 Open tendering B
Sweeney Business Group Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 18,750 Select tendering B
Talent International (ACT) Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 10,050 Select tendering B
The IQ Business Group Data quality advice for superannuation administration reform 1,390,849 Open tendering B
The Loch Group Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,250 Direct sourcing B
The Loch Group Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,250 Direct sourcing B
The Loch Group Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,250 Direct sourcing B
The Loch Group Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 16,150 Direct sourcing B
The Loch Group Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 14,000 Direct sourcing B
TP&G Solutions Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 10,750 Select tendering B
TP&G Solutions Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 10,750 Select tendering B
Transformed Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 13,000 Select tendering B
Valuesourcing Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 12,400 Select tendering B
Valuesourcing Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 12,500 Select tendering B
Venntrack Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 12,500 Select tendering B
Wallaga Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 20,500 Select tendering B
Wallaga Pty Ltd Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews 20,500 Select tendering B
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Business services in relation to the disaster recovery review 59,857 Open tendering B
TOTAL   6,925,370    
Outcome 2
Consultant name Description Contract price $ Selection method Justification
Acidlabs Pty Ltd Development and research services in relation to Web2.0 use of Gov2.0 20,000 Direct sourcing B
Allan Hawke Chair of Independent Communications Committee 318,182 Direct sourcing C
Attorney-General's Department Government eService dependencies interim report 30,000 Direct sourcing B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and Bankruptcy 14,714 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Grants-in-Aid program 10,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to section 33 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 10,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Land Administration Act 1997 10,000 Open tendering B
Blake Dawson Waldron Legal services in relation to an administrative decision judicial review 10,000 Open tendering B
Blake Dawson Waldron Process advice for whole-of-government travel services arrangements 231,777 Open tendering B
Blake Dawson Waldron Legal services in relation to the 2009/10 Australian Public Service ICT Entry Level program 46,200 Open tendering B
Blake Dawson Waldron Legal services in relation to the 2011 Australian Public Service ICT Entry Level program 69,924 Open tendering C
Capgemini Australia Pty Ltd Business services in relation to the whole-of-government desktop scoping study 62,293 Select tendering B
Christine E Adamson SC Legal services in relation to the Land Administration Act 1997 15,500 Direct sourcing B
Clayton Utz Probity advice for whole-of-government major office machines arrangements 65,390 Open tendering B
Clayton Utz Legal services in relation to whole-of-government travel services transition arrangements 87,792 Open tendering B
Clayton Utz Legal services in relation to several construction projects 10,450 Direct sourcing B
Clayton Utz Legal services in relation to the interim whole-of-government data centre arrangements 232,500 Open tendering B
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Legal services in relation to whole-of-government major office machines arrangements 231,000 Open tendering B
CPT Global Ltd Business services to develop a data centre working demands forecasting model 286,935 Select tendering B
CPT Global Ltd Legal services in relation to the development of contractual documents for ‘australia.gov.au’ 33,446 Direct sourcing B
CPT Global Ltd Business services in relation to the Australian Government Online Service Point program 60,225 Direct sourcing B
DEGW Asia Pacific Pty Ltd Office design advice 11,000 Direct sourcing B
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Auditing services related to media planning and placement 100,000 Open tendering B
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Financial analysis advice for whole-of-government travel arrangements 79,900 Open tendering B
Enth Degree Pty Ltd Business services for negotiation of Australian Government media rates 24,859 Select tendering C
Ernst & Young Financial modelling services for whole-of-government major office machines arrangements 165,000 Open tendering B
Ernst & Young Business services in relation to the whole-of-government stationery and office supplies scoping study 146,000 Open tendering C
Fianian Pty Ltd Editing services in relation to the Gov2.0 taskforce report 29,700 Direct sourcing B
Freebody Cogent Pty Ltd 2009 APS ICT Apprenticeship Review and 2009 Australian School Based Apprenticeship program 41,760 Open tendering C
Fujitsu Australia Realisation mapping services in relation to the Australian Government Online Service Point program 74,999 Direct sourcing B
Gartner Research services in relation to data centre technical trends 62,370 Select tendering C
Helen Rodda Williams Member of Independent Communications Committee 236,364 Direct sourcing C
Herron Todd White Pty Ltd Legal services in relation to the engagement of valuers 13,365 Direct sourcing B
Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd Business services for revision of How to Guides for communications 17,490 Select tendering B
ITNewcom Pty Ltd Business services for whole-of-government major office machines arrangements 111,817 Open tendering B
KPMG Australia Business services in relation to the 2010 Australian Public Service ICT mentoring program 71,923 Open tendering B
Lateral Economics Chair of the Gov2.0 taskforce 206,000 Direct sourcing B
Logica Australia Pty Ltd I-RAP assessment services in relation to the Australian Government Online Service Point program 61,000 Open tendering B
Minter Ellison Lawyers Probity advice for the whole-of-government data centre arrangements 100,000 Select tendering B
Minter Ellison Lawyers Probity advice in relation to the whole-of-government desktop and telecommunications arrangements 230,000 Open tendering B
Ms Barbara Belcher Member of Independent Communications Committee 200,000 Direct sourcing C
Navin Officer Heritage Consultants Heritage and archaeological advice for Block 3 Section 22 Barton 22,209 Direct sourcing C
Orijen Pty Ltd Facilitation services for the small agency Chief Information Office mentoring program 24,200 Direct sourcing B
Orima Research Pty Ltd Services to conduct customer satisfaction surveys 130,000 Open tendering B
Orima Research Pty Ltd Business services to conduct customer satisfaction surveys for the media planning and placement contracts 223,240 Open tendering C
Phillips Fox Lawyers Legal services in relation to the  whole-of-government data centre arrangements 125,000 Select tendering B
Phillips Fox Lawyers Probity advice in relation to the P3M3 maturity assessment consultancy services panel 10,000 Open tendering C
Phillips Fox Lawyers Legal services in relation to the P3M3 maturity assessment consultancy services panel 10,000 Open tendering C
Phillips Fox Lawyers Legal services in relation to the whole-of-government desktop and telecommunications arrangements 430,000 Open tendering B
Phillips Fox Lawyers Legal services in relation to the whole-of-government Microsoft volume sourcing arrangement 50,000 Open tendering B
Phillips Fox Lawyers Legal services in relation to the whole-of-government telecommunications arrangements 250,000 Open tendering B
Porter Novelli Australia Pty Ltd Communication strategy services in relation to the whole-of-government ICT Strategic Workforce plan 79,513 Select tendering B
PricewaterhouseCoopers Development of a project risk management strategy 47,795 Select tendering B
PricewaterhouseCoopers Internal audit review of the Australian Government Online Service Point program 49,700 Direct sourcing B
PricewaterhouseCoopers Business case development services in relation to govdex improvements 45,000 Select tendering B
PricewaterhouseCoopers Business services in relation to the Australian Government Online Service Point enhancements program 77,653 Select tendering B
Property Concept & Management Cost planning peer review services for the ANZAC Park West fit-out 13,750 Direct sourcing C
Protiviti Pty Ltd Data mining and analysis of AusTender data 19,425 Direct sourcing B
PTG Global User testing for the web guide 33,800 Select tendering B
Sarah Elizabeth Pritchard Legal services in relation to the Land Administration Act 1997 17,664 Direct sourcing B
SMS Consulting Group Pty Ltd Management review of the Australian Government's Intra-government Communications Network 49,500 Direct sourcing B
StratsecNet Pty Ltd Online business continuity project support service 79,200 Open tendering C
StratsecNet Pty Ltd Business services in relation to the development of a framework for eService business continuity 40,000 Direct sourcing A
Suters Architects Heritage management plan for Fort Scratchley 10,967 Direct sourcing C
Tanner James Management Consultants Pilot evaluation of P3M3 organisational capability 66,000 Select tendering B
Technology Partners International Data centre market place survey 156,475 Direct sourcing C
Three Steps Pty Ltd Design and build ICT services in relation to the prototype for govshare and 'data.gov.au' 72,000 Select tendering B
Vision Australia Accessibility testing of Portable Document Format technology 30,000 Direct sourcing B
Walter & Turnbull Business services in relation to the review of secretariat support committees 20,250 Open tendering B
Web Usability Web accessibility testing services 13,310 Select tendering B
Workplace Research Associates Pty Ltd Mapping of cyber security capabilities to the Australian Public Service Commission's ICT capability framework 31,680 Open tendering C
TOTAL   6,068,204    
Outcome 3
Consultant name Description Contract price $ Selection method Justification
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 regulations and appropriations 20,000 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services in relation to due diligence review of senators and members' entitlements handbook 100,000 Open tendering B
Blake Dawson Waldron Legal services in relation to employment law advice 20,000 Select tendering B
Freebody Cogent Pty Ltd Benchmarking services for COMCAR 50,864 Open tendering C
Grosvenor Management Consulting Independent review in relation to a price variation claim for the current travel management services contract 23,100 Direct sourcing C
Minter Ellison Lawyers Legal services in relation to employment law advice 20,000 Select tendering B
Ms Barbara Belcher Chair of the committee for the Review of Parliamentary Entitlements 30,000 Direct sourcing B
TOTAL   263,964    
Not attributable to any specific outcome
Consultant name Description Contract price $ Selection method Justification
Australian Government Actuary Actuarial services for annual financial statements 20,350 Open tendering B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal advice in relation to parliamentary entitlement regulations 45,000 Open tendering B
Australian Valuation Office Valuation services in relation to administered investments for financial reporting 44,000 Direct sourcing C
Hudson Global Resources Human resources services in relation to upwards appraisal program 57,000 Open tendering B
KPMG Australia Quality assurance and technical advice in relation to the fringe benefits tax return 15,950 Open tendering B
Lodestone Management Consultants ICT quality assurance services for the SAP remediation project 11,250 Select tendering C
Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd Management consulting services in relation to annual remuneration review 38,319 Direct sourcing B
PricewaterhouseCoopers Valuation services in relation to assets for financial reporting 78,330 Open tendering C
SHL Australia Pty Ltd Human resource services in relation to management feedback program 25,000 Open tendering B
Tanner James Management Consultants Management consulting services in relation to the P3M3 maturity assessment 31,000 Open tendering B
TOTAL   366,199    

Footnotes:

  1. Figures in tables have been rounded. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding.

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