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Defence engages consultants where it lacks specialist expertise or when independent assessments are required. Consultants investigate assigned problems under limited direction or supervision and provide recommendations or options for management decisions.

The process for selecting consultants is consistent with Defence's procurement policies and the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. Selection methods are as follows:

Methods of Selection
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.
Select Tender A procurement procedure in which the procuring agency selects which potential suppliers are invited to submit tenders in accordance with the mandatory procurement procedures.
Direct Sourcing A procurement process, available only under certain defined circumstances, in which an agency may contact a single potential supplier or suppliers of its choice and for which conditions for direct sourcing apply under the mandatory procurement procedures.
Panel An arrangement under which a number of suppliers, usually selected through a single procurement process, may each supply property or services to an agency as specified in the panel arrangements.

Reason for engagement
A. Skills currently unavailable within agency
B. Need for specialised or professional skills
C. Need for independent research or assessment

Consultancy Services Let During 2004-05, of Total Contract Value of $10,000 or More (Inclusive of GST)
Consultant Name Description Contract
Selection Process Justification
Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd Identify and review business process of Army Headquarters. 14,707 Direct Sourcing B
Gordon Jarvis Consulting Noise survey. 20,669 Direct Sourcing A
KAZ Technology Services Pty Ltd Advice on personnel information management system. 97,964 Direct Sourcing A
Parsons Brinckerhoff International Australia Pty Ltd Advice on Project Bushranger. 15,558 Direct Sourcing A
Purpose Built Software Pty Ltd Project software development scoping study. 55,000 Open Tender B
Total Army 203,898
Air Force
Ball Solutions Group Advice on development of Flying Hours Management System. 25,810 Direct Sourcing A
BAE Systems Australia Ltd Advice on Woomera Information and Communications Technology Project. 24,048 Direct Sourcing A
Power Initiatives Develop an options paper on disposition of Victorian RAAF bases. 28,832 Direct Sourcing A
URS Australia Pty Ltd Advice on decision support tool for environmental management planning. 24,229 Direct Sourcing A
Total Air Force 102,919
Spotless Advice on a secure facility upgrade. 7,000 Direct Sourcing A
Ernest P. Chamberlain Advisor to the East Timor Defence Secretarial. 402,000 Direct Sourcing A
Total Strategy 409,000
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