Appendix 9
Detailed Consultancies

Table WA9.2 Consultancy services let during 2007-08, of total contract value of $10,000 or more (inclusive of GST) for Chief Information Officer
Consultants Name Description Contract
Value $
Selection
Process
Justification
Chief Information Officer
Acumen Alliance Consultancy services 288,000 Direct Sourcing B
Acumen Alliance Consultancy services 56,980 Direct Sourcing B
Acumen Business Solutions (ACT) Consultancy services 70,400 Direct Sourcing B
Blake Dawson Waldron Legal services 208,927 Direct Sourcing B
Blake Dawson Waldron Contract assistance 174,615 Direct Sourcing B
Blake Dawson Waldron Legal services 153,226 Direct Sourcing B
Blake Dawson Waldron Legal services 125,221 Direct Sourcing B
Booz & Company (Australia) Ltd Advice on strategy development 2,145,000 Direct Sourcing B
Booz & Company (Australia) Ltd Advice on strategy development 160,567 Direct Sourcing B
Capgemini Pty Ltd Advice on strategy development 1,210,163 Direct Sourcing B
Chamberlains Law Firm Probity services 33,230 Direct Sourcing B
Cogent Business Solutions Pty Ltd Professional services 327,764 Select Tender B
Cogent Business Solutions Pty Ltd Professional services 80,384 Direct Sourcing B
Communication Design & Management Advice on secure video business 326,370 Direct Sourcing B
Compuware Asia Pacific Pty Ltd Consultancy services 98,450 Select Tender A
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on security review 120,195 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on database management 81,796 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on secure conferencing accreditation 79,385 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on video configuration management database 78,835 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on project management 56,176 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on secure video implementation 17,996 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on tender evaluation 16,926 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Advice on project management 15,378 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Audit of secure video site documentation 13,156 Direct Sourcing B
Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Professional services 12,474 Direct Sourcing B
EDS (Australia) Pty Ltd Professional services 11,052 Direct Sourcing A
Intotality Pty Ltd Advice on performance review 115,797 Select Tender B
Kaz Group Professional services 52,800 Direct Sourcing A
Maurant Business Associates Professional services 60,262 Direct Sourcing B
Microsoft Services Pty Ltd Professional services 1,165,960 Select Tender B
Microsoft Services Pty Ltd Professional services 259,325 Direct Sourcing B
Microsoft Services Pty Ltd Professional services 87,824 Direct Sourcing B
Microsoft Services Pty Ltd Professional services 29,700 Direct Sourcing B
Minter Ellison Technical writing services 49,840 Select Tender B
Oakton AA Services Pty Ltd Professional services 316,800 Direct Sourcing B
Phillips Fox Sydney Professional legal advice 45,455 Direct Sourcing B
Quality Contracts Australia Pty Ltd Professional services 45,000 Direct Sourcing B
Severus Pty Ltd Professional services 10,780 Direct Sourcing C
SMS Consulting Group Pty Ltd Professional services 73,315 Select Tender B
Software Education Australia Professional services 20,626 Direct Sourcing A
Sparke Helmore Lawyers Advice on system upgrade project 45,455 Select Tender B
STRATEGIC LEGAL SERVICES Advice on system upgrade project 45,455 Direct Sourcing B
The People Company Advice on accommodation contract 190,960 Direct Sourcing B
Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd Professional services 27,500 Panel B
Total Chief Information Officer Group 8,605,520    
Methods of procurement
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 arrangement.
Reasons for engagement

A—Skills currently unavailable within agency

B—Need for specialised or professional skills

C—Need for independent research or assessment