Contracts over $100,000 or more

​​​​​​​Senate Order on Entity Contracts — listing for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

The Senate Order on Entity Contracts requires the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources​to list contracts with an estimated value of $100,000 or more and which were:

  1. not fully performed as at 30 June 2017; or
  2. entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2017.

Procurement contracts – a list is available through the Senate Order Report located on the Aus​Tender Homepage. Most of the contracts listed contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like;  and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information

Grant contracts – a list including information about each individual grant agreement is published on the department’s website. The department uses standard funding deeds for most of its granting activity and these do not contain clauses that make specific information confidential. 

Contracts for supply of goods/services – the table below lists contracts where the department supplies services through the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Service Recipient Name

Contract Description

Confidentiality - Contract

Confidentiality - Outputs

Start Date

End Date

Value (GST Inclusive)

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

MDBA Irrigation Survey 2015-16

N

N

21/03/16

23/12/16

$204,545

Horticulture Australia Limited

Financial Performance of Australian Vegetable Farms 2013-14 to 2015-16

N

N

19/02/14

31/12/16

$990,761

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

Western gemfish stock structure-Research to underpin better understanding and management of western gemfish stocks in the Great Australian Bight – 2013-14

N

N

1/07/13

31/12/16

$277,526

Grains Research & Development Corporation

GRDC 2015-16 Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey

N

N

16/06/16

31/12/16

$568,211

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

FRDC 2015 Status of Key Australian Fish Stocks 2016 reports

N

N

20/05/16

31/12/16

$114,350

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

FRDC 2015-200: Guidelines on a tiered, risk based approach to bycatch management

N

N

31/08/15

30/06/17

$512,809

Grains Research & Development Corporation

GRDC 2016-17 Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey

N

N

1/07/2016

30/06/17

582,416

Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

Guidelines for the Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy

N

N

24/10/16

30/07/17

$279,520

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited

MLA Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey 2016-17

N

N

1/07/2016

30/07/17

$200,000

Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited

FWPA contribution to joint work programme

N

N

22/04/15

30/06/18

$768,182

Meat & Livestock Australia Limited

MLA Rainfall to Pasture Growth Outlook Tool Maintenance Contract 2015-2018

N

N

1/11/15

31/07/18

$126,000

Horticulture Australia Limited

Financial performance of Australian Vegetable Farms 2016-17 to 2018-19

N

N

9/08/16

30/10/19

$999,990

Grains Research & Development Corporation

GRD 2017-18 Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey

N

N

6/06/17

30/06/18

$596,975

The estimated cost of complying  - with the Senate Order is $2,500 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.