|Analytics Group Pty Ltd||economic and financial evaluation||56 771||Direct Sourcing||C|
|Analytics Group Pty Ltd||review of departmental cost recovery models||25 520||Direct Sourcing||C|
|Applied Economics Pty Ltd||economic analysis and forecasting||44 440||Direct Sourcing||A|
|Australian Bureau of Statistics||forecasting and statistical analysis||242 001||Direct Sourcing||B|
|Centre For Public Management Pty Ltd||legal consultancy||16 592||Direct Sourcing||B|
|Convergent Consulting Pty Ltd||undertook a
|196 816||Direct Sourcing||B|
|Microsoft Pty Ltd||information technology consultancy||32 450||Direct Sourcing||B|
|Pario Solutions Group Pty Ltd||security and personal safety consultancy||17 160||Open Tender||B|
|PricewaterhouseCoopers||audit services||18 480||Open Tender||C|
|Rudds Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd||architectural engineering consultancy||42 680||Direct Sourcing||B|
|Signet Group International Pty Ltd||market research services||19 635||Open Tender||C|
|The Strategic Directions Group Pty Ltd||information technology consultancy||58 916||Select Tender||B|
(1) Explanation of selection process terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (December 2008):
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 goods and/or services sought.
Panel: An arrangement under which a number of suppliers, initially selected through an open tender process, may each supply property or services to an agency as specified in the panel arrangements. Quotes are sought from suppliers that have prequalified on the agency panels to supply to the government. This category includes standing offers and supplier panels where the supply of goods and services may be provided for a pre-determined length of time, usually at a pre-arranged price.
(2) Justification for decision to use consultancy:
A—skills currently unavailable within agency
B—need for specialised or professional skills
C—need for independent research or assessment