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Consultancies

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
Value
$
Selection Process Justification
Chief Finance Officer
Acspro Pty Ltd Advice on the financial system for the Defence Materiel Organisation and International Financial Reporting Standards. 115,995 Direct Sourcing A
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Advice on the Department's Financial Statements issues. 16,500 Panel C
Ernst & Young Advice on the Department's Financial Statements issues. 17,600 Panel C
Ernst & Young Technical advice on due diligence and financial reform program. 4,031,896 Panel B
Ernst & Young Review goods and services tax compliance framework. 39,585 Select Tender B
Phoenix IT & T Consulting Pty Ltd Risk management systems strategy for financial systems. 90,000 Panel C
Walter & Turnbull Pty Ltd Advice on financial statements and balance sheet management. 545,406 Panel B
Total Chief Finance Officer 4,856,982
Defence Science and Technology Organisation
Australian Valuation Office Advice on valuation heritage collection. 17,600 Direct Sourcing A
GHD Pty Ltd Architectural consultancy services for refurbishment. 19,113 Direct Sourcing A
Hickey Creek Wines Advisory role for Air Game Environment simulation. 16,500 Direct Sourcing B
ISM Associates Pty Ltd Review of physical security infrastructure and risk analysis. 104,893 Open Tender A
KAZ Technology Services Pty Ltd Recommendations for the information technology Service Continuity Management. 90,750 Select Tender A
Port South Research Advice to Future Operations Centre Analysis Laboratory. 11,000 Direct Sourcing B
QPSX Review technology for Defence and Industry. 50,000 Open Tender A
Starfish Ventures Pty Ltd Review technology transfer to industry. 50,000 Open Tender A
UNSW Consulting and Unisearch Review technology transfer to industry. 50,000 Open Tender A
Upton Martin Consultants Survey within the Executive Leadership Development Program. 70,193 Open Tender A
Total Defence Science and Technology Organisation 480,049
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