Senate Order on Entity Contracts — listing for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
The Senate Order on Entity Contracts requires the Department of Agriculture to list contracts with an estimated value of $100,000 or more and which were:
- not fully performed as at 31 December 2018; or
- entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2018.
Procurement contracts – a list is available through the Senate Order Report located on the
AusTender 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
The accountable authority of the Department of Agriculture has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.
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)|
|Horticulture Australia Ltd||Financial performance of Australian Vegetable Farms 2016-17 to 2018-19||N||N||9/08/2016||30/10/2019||$999,990 |
|Fisheries Research and Development Corporation||Assessment of the non-market value of landed fish from the Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) recreational fishery||N||N||29/09/2017||15/04/2019||$145,000|
|Grains Research and Development Corporation||Australian Agricultural and Grazing Industries Survey (AAGIS) and Grains Reports: 2018-19||N||N||18/06/2018||28/06/2019||$674,205|
|Meat & Livestock Australia Ltd||Australian Agricultural and Grazing Industries Survey 2018-19||N||N||1/07/2018||30/06/2019||$204,000 |
|Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd||ABARES/FWPA Work Program 2018 to 2021||N||N||1/09/2018||30/06/2021|| |
|Director of National Parks||Support for developing and delivering the Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package for commercial fishers impacted by the new management arrangements for Australian Marine Parks||N||N||25/09/2018||30/11/2018|| |
|Department of Environment and Energy||Integrated analysis for sustainable development: Northern Australia agreement||N||N||11/12/2018||30/06/2019|| |
The estimated cost of complying - with the Senate Order is $11,300 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.