Part five

Appendices

Appendix G – Consultancies

Organisation and functions

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

Table 24 provides details of consultancy services let by the department during 2010–11 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 procurement process in which an agency invites a potential supplier or suppliers of its choice to make submissions. Direct sourcing may include a competitive process, for example obtaining quotes. For covered procurements, direct sourcing is permitted only under certain conditions.
  • Panel: An arrangement under which a number of suppliers, initially selected through either an open tender or select 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 24: Consultancy services let during 2010–11 of $10,000 or more

Outcome 1

Consultant name

Description

Contract price $

Selection method

Justification

Acumen Contracting & Recruitment

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

14,600

Select tendering

B

Acumen Contracting & Recruitment

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

21,000

Direct sourcing

B

Acumen Contracting & Recruitment

Business advisory services for the Central Budget Management System redevelopment project

73,920

Open tendering

B

Acumen Contracting & Recruitment

Evaluation coordinator services for the Central Budget Management System redevelopment project

219,912

Open tendering

B

APIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,850

Select tendering

B

APIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,850

Select tendering

B

APIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

20,000

Direct sourcing

B

Aquitaine Consulting Pty Ltd

Independent steering committee member for the Central Budget Management System redevelopment project

150,000

Select tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial advice for family law arrangements

10,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial advice for pension indexation

10,834

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial services for the Federal Magistrates Superannuation

12,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial advice for family law arrangements

15,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial advice for pension indexation

17,600

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial services for preparation of financial statements

34,045

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial advice for family law arrangements

35,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial advice for pension indexation

39,050

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice on family law arrangements

10,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice on the Remuneration and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

10,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Advice on potential clauses for whole-of-government standard documents

11,980

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice for family law splitting

12,000

Direct sourcing

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice for funding options

13,750

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice regarding Australian Government superannuation arrangements

17,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice for AusTender terms and conditions phase 2 and the managed services request for tender

20,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice on family law arrangements

24,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice in relation to the Future Fund and Nation Building Fund

50,000

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Legal and probity advice on financial reporting alliance contract

33,000

Open tendering

B

Broadleaf Capital International

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

14,500

Select tendering

B

Broadleaf Capital International

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,700

Select tendering

B

BTLi Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

10,000

Direct sourcing

B

BTLi Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

10,500

Select tendering

B

BTLi Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

22,000

Select tendering

B

Business Wide

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

20,600

Select tendering

B

C & M Associates Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,000

Select tendering

B

C & M Associates Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,250

Select tendering

B

C & M Associates Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,750

Select tendering

B

Capse Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

14,227

Select tendering

B

Capse Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

14,400

Select tendering

B

Capse Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

14,500

Select tendering

B

Centre for Public Management Pty Ltd

Investigation into APS Code of Conduct breach

30,000

Direct sourcing

C

Clayton Utz

Legal services for advice on freedom of information

50,758

Open tendering

B

Clayton Utz

Legal advisory services for coordination of Australian Government travel services phase 2

122,855

Open tendering

B

Clayton Utz

Probity advisory services for the Central Budget Management System redevelopment project

366,031

Open tendering

B

Compas Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

16,000

Select tendering

B

Confluence Consulting

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,200

Select tendering

B

Consolve Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

13,150

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

15,000

Select tendering

B

Cordelta Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,900

Select tendering

B

Cordelta Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,900

Select tendering

B

Cordelta Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

13,000

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

14,500

Select tendering

B

Cordelta Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

16,000

Select tendering

B

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Legal adviser for the stationery and office supplies implementation phase

88,000

Open tendering

B

CPT Global Ltd

Independent system performance advisory services for the Central Budget Management System redevelopment project

13,090

Direct sourcing

B

CPT Global Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

16,500

Select tendering

B

Cumpston Sarjeant Pty Ltd

Peer review of actuarial advice on pension indexation

25,000

Open tendering

C

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Business advisory services for coordination of Australian Government travel services phase 2

511,167

Open tendering

B

Deonvale Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,300

Select tendering

B

Deonvale Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,150

Select tendering

B

Deonvale Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

20,000

Select tendering

B

Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,550

Select tendering

B

Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,750

Select tendering

B

Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,000

Select tendering

B

Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,000

Select tendering

B

Doyle Consultants Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

41,470

Select tendering

B

Egeria Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,250

Select tendering

B

Ernst & Young

Accounting advisory services

23,535

Open tendering

C

Ernst & Young

Business adviser for stationery and office supplies implementation phase

148,500

Open tendering

B

Ernst & Young

Services to undertake a scoping study

504,175

Open tendering

B

Erwood Accelerated Purchasing

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

11,100

Select tendering

B

Erwood Accelerated Purchasing

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

11,500

Select tendering

B

Ferndown Services Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

10,550

Select tendering

B

Ferndown Services Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

11,000

Select tendering

B

Five Consulting Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,000

Select tendering

B

Five Consulting Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,600

Select tendering

B

Five Consulting Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

24,000

Direct sourcing

B

Five Consulting Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

25,000

Direct sourcing

B

Giraffe Visual Communication

Publishing and printing services for legislation reprint

25,000

Direct sourcing

B

Information Integrity Solution Pty Ltd

Advice on privacy issues for service delivery reform

19,250

Direct sourcing

B

J. Hein

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,500

Select tendering

B

Jackson Management Consulting

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

15,900

Select tendering

B

KPMG

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,500

Select tendering

B

KPMG

Business advice for superannuation administration reform project

35,721

Open tendering

C

KPMG

Review of government programs

233,112

Direct sourcing

B

KPMG

Business advisory services for the Central Budget Management System redevelopment project

680,000

Open tendering

B

Lambert & Rehbein Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

16,150

Select tendering

B

Lambert & Rehbein Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

16,500

Select tendering

B

Lambert & Rehbein Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

19,000

Select tendering

B

Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Advice regarding draft clauses for whole-of-government standard documents

21,224

Open tendering

B

Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Advice on draft clauses for whole-of-government standard documents

42,724

Open tendering

B

Mercer Pty Ltd

Consultancy advice on investments for government's financial asset funds

250,000

Open tendering

B

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Ministerial powers of direction paper

15,000

Direct sourcing

B

Oakton Services Pty Ltd

Development of public financial management reform education and training

10,891

Open tendering

B

Outsourced Client Management Pty Ltd

Whole-of-government airline pricing review

65,000

Direct sourcing

B

Outsourced Client Management Pty Ltd

Data warehousing for whole-of-government travel

77,600

Direct sourcing

B

P.C. Gogna Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

20,500

Select tendering

B

P.C. Gogna Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

21,250

Select tendering

B

P.C. Jak Consulting

Internal review of Papua New Guinea partnerships

70,000

Direct sourcing

C

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 an Implementation Readiness Assessment

19,000

Direct sourcing

B

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Specialist advice on international property management practices

44,850

Open tendering

B

Projects Assured Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

14,000

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

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

18,000

Select tendering

B

Projects Assured Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,000

Select tendering

B

Projects Assured Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

18,800

Select tendering

B

Protiviti Pty Ltd

Data mining and analysis services for AusTender data

19,425

Direct sourcing

B

Protiviti Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

23,600

Select tendering

B

Protiviti Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

23,700

Select tendering

B

Protiviti Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

23,750

Select tendering

B

Protiviti Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

23,850

Select tendering

B

Protiviti Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

24,000

Select tendering

B

Robert Butterworth

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

21,000

Direct sourcing

B

Robert Butterworth

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

21,000

Direct sourcing

B

Robert Butterworth

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

28,050

Direct sourcing

B

RPV Consultants

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

11,250

Select tendering

B

Surete Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

14,500

Select tendering

B

Sweeney Business Group

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

20,000

Select tendering

B

Synergia Limited

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,500

Select tendering

B

Talent International Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,900

Select tendering

B

The Loch Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,000

Select tendering

B

The Loch Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,000

Select tendering

B

The Loch Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

17,000

Select tendering

B

The Loch Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

24,000

Direct sourcing

B

The Loch Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

24,500

Direct sourcing

B

The Loch Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct an Implementation Readiness Assessment

30,000

Direct sourcing

B

Think Place Trust

Consultancy services for analysis and review of Australian Government processes and procedures

166,115

Open tendering

B

Tinney & Associates Pty Ltd

Member of Independent Communications Committee

231,000

Direct sourcing

C

TP&G Solutions Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

10,700

Select tendering

B

Value Sourcing

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,500

Select tendering

B

Value Sourcing

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

12,500

Select tendering

B

Value Sourcing

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

15,600

Select tendering

B

Venntrack Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

11,500

Select tendering

B

Venntrack Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

13,250

Select tendering

B

Venntrack Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

13,500

Select tendering

B

Venntrack Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

13,500

Select tendering

B

Venntrack Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

13,500

Select tendering

B

Wallaga Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

19,957

Select tendering

B

Wallaga Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

20,900

Select tendering

B

Wallaga Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

21,000

Select tendering

B

Wallaga Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway Reviews

21,900

Select tendering

B

 

Outcome 2

Consultant name

Description

Contract price $

Selection method

Justification

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd

Environmental auditor services for the Moorebank Project Office

108,343

Open tendering

B

Ainsworth Heritage

Provision of advice regarding The Lodge roof refurbishment

59,449

Select tendering

C

APIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway-like Review

20,000

Select tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial services for the Comcover review

23,056

Open tendering

C

Australian Government Solicitors

Constitutional legal advisory services for the Moorebank Project Office

20,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice on the Native Title Act 1993

20,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice on the oversight of government businesses

20,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal services for superannuation claims

37,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal services in relation to mining on Commonwealth land

49,861

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice on National Broadband Network related matters

60,000

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Legal services relating to Block 1610

11,416

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Legal services relating to Malabar Headland

23,500

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Lead advisory services for the Moorebank Project Office

1,325,000

Open tendering

B

Cinden Lester Communications

Marketing consultancy services

20,000

Direct sourcing

B

Clayton Utz

Lead advisory services for the Moorebank Project Office

18,700

Open tendering

B

Clayton Utz

Legal services for Lucas Heights project

35,000

Open tendering

B

Codarra Advanced Systems Pty Ltd

Consultancy services for active layer research project for the Intra-government Communications Network

30,800

Select tendering

C

Cordelta Pty Ltd

Specialist services to conduct Gateway-like Review

37,400

Select tendering

C

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Review of the whole-of-government online transaction capability consultancy

36,010

Open tendering

B

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Consultancy services in relation to the oversight of government businesses

387,336

Open tendering

C

Eco Logical Australia Pty ltd

Draft plan of management for Lot 4 Malabar

30,000

Direct sourcing

C

Finity Consulting Pty Ltd

Insurance and risk management services for the Comcover review

129,000

Open tendering

C

Jones Lang LaSalle Pty Ltd

Independent valuation of parcels of national land at Russell, ACT

10,560

Open tendering

C

KPMG

Quality assurance and ad hoc technical advice for Fringe Benefits Tax return

15,950

Open tendering

B

KPMG

Initial probity and accounting advice in relation to Block 3 Section 22

48,250

Open tendering

B

KPMG

Independent verification of the Australian Government Property Data Collection data

234,089

Open tendering

C

KPMG

Lead advisory services for the Moorebank Project Office

16,987,369

Open tendering

B

Kreab Gavin Anderson Ltd

Communications research advisory services for the Moorebank Project Office

394,130

Select tendering

B

Kreab Gavin Anderson Ltd

Communication advisory services for the Moorebank Project Office

1,722,000

Select tendering

B

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Probity advice for data centre coordinated procurement

200,450

Open tendering

B

Oakton Services Pty Ltd

Feasibility study into cabinet tracking systems for whole-of-government

27,500

Open tendering

B

PEPworldwide Pty Ltd

Productivity coaching services

13,750

Direct sourcing

A

Phillips Fox Lawyers

Legal advice for data centre coordinated procurement

380,000

Open tendering

B

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Advisory services for capital works funding options

11,000

Open tendering

C

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Specialist leasing advice regarding the review of the Commonwealth Law Court building funding

40,000

Direct sourcing

C

Rider Levett Bucknall Pty Ltd

Capital cost peer review services for the Moorebank Project Office

24,090

Open tendering

B

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Legal services for review of the United Group Limited property management contract

50,000

Open tendering

B

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Legal services relating to establishing a heritage panel

50,225

Open tendering

B

StratAust Pty Ltd

Property group management services review for United Group Limited

41,820

Direct sourcing

C

Strategies & Solutions

Reinecke study into draft ICT vision

83,000

Direct sourcing

C

Technology Partners International

Services to provide data centre benchmark pricing

20,000

Open tendering

C

Technology Partners International

Review of ICT benchmarking arrangements

86,775

Select tendering

B

TT Building Consulting Pty Ltd

Mint independent fire audit

21,788

Open tendering

C

Verizon

Planning and research of the national security community physical access control pilot project

154,000

Direct sourcing

C

 

Outcome 3

Consultant name

Description

Contract price $

Selection method

Justification

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial studies for preparation of financial statements

20,350

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Actuary

Actuarial assessment for preparation of financial statements

60,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Employment law advice

15,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Employment law advice

15,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Employment law advice

25,000

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advice for due diligence review

37,304

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Employment law advice

10,000

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Legal advice for the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 enterprise agreement

47,482

Direct sourcing

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Legal advice for procurement

69,500

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Employment law advice

210,000

Open tendering

B

Grosvenor Management Consulting

Business advisory services for a request for tender

40,350

Open tendering

B

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Provision of probity services for the COMCAR tender process

40,535

Direct sourcing

B

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Legal advice for COMCAR reservation information system development project

79,750

Open tendering

B

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Probity adviser services for the travel management services procurement process

34,000

Open tendering

B

Stratsec Pty Ltd

IT security advice services for COMCAR reservation information system redevelopment project

33,880

Open tendering

B

 

Not attributable to any specific outcome

Consultant name

Description

Contract price $

Selection method

Justification

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal services advice on Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

15,500

Open tendering

B

Australian Government Solicitors

Legal advisory services for parliamentary entitlements

20,000

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Legal advisory services for human resources

10,000

Open tendering

B

Blake Dawson Waldron

Legal advice on new Work Health and Safety laws

20,000

Open tendering

B

Ernst & Young

Business advice for shared services project

60,000

Open tendering

A

Grey Advantage

Business advice for shared services project

44,000

Open tendering

A

McBeath Pty Ltd

Independent audit committee member

66,000

Direct sourcing

B

Netford Pty Ltd

Consultancy services for e-records strategy paper

22,440

Direct sourcing

C

Phillips Fox Lawyers

Legal services for review of legal services in Finance

20,000

Open tendering

B

Predicate Partners Pty Ltd

Provision of process improvement services

14,630

Direct sourcing

B

Robert Butterworth

Consultancy services for annual report

20,000

Direct sourcing

B

Think Place Trust

Business process review of corporate functions

72,911

Open tendering

B