Senate Order on Entity Contracts — listing for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017
The Senate Order on Entity Contracts requires the Department of Agriculture and Water Resourcesto list contracts with an estimated value of $100,000 or more and which were:
- not fully performed as at 31 December 2017; or
- entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2017.
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 and Water Resources 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)|
|Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited||FWPA contribution to joint work programme||N||N||22/04/2015||30/06/2018||$768,182|
|Fisheries Research & Development Corporation||FRDC 2015-200: Guidelines on a tiered, risk based approach to bycatch management||N||N||31/08/2015||30/06/2017||$512,809|
|Meat & Livestock Australia Limited||MLA Rainfall to Pasture Growth Outlook Tool Maintenance Contract 2015-2018||N||N||1/11/2015||31/07/2018||$126,000|
|Murray-Darling Basin Authority||MDBA Irrigation Survey 2015-16||N||N||21/03/2016||23/12/2016||$204,545|
|Grains Research & Development Corporation||GRDC 2016-17 Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey||N||N||1/07/2016||30/06/2017||$582,416|
|Meat & Livestock Australia Limited||MLA Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey 2016-17||N||N||1/07/2016||30/07/2017||$200,000|
|The World Bank Group ||Australian Seasonal Worker Programme Labour Productivity Study (7180121) ||N ||N ||1/07/2016 ||31/01/2017 ||$135,254 |
|Horticulture Australia Limited||Financial performance of Australian Vegetable Farms 2016-17 to 2018-19||N||N||9/08/2016||30/10/2019||$999,990|
|Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ||Guidelines for the Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy Policy||N||N||24/10/2016||30/07/2017||$279,520|
|Meat & Livestock Australia Limited||D.IIS.1705 - MLA AAGIS 2016-17||N ||N ||01/01/2017||14/06/2017||$200,000|
|Grains Research & Development Corporation||GRD 2017-18 Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey||N||N||6/06/2017||30/06/2018||$596,975|
|Meat & Livestock Australia Limited||D.IIS.1805 - MLA AAGIS 2017-18||N||N||1/07/2017||30/07/2018||$200,000|
|Fisheries Research & Development Corporation||FRDC 2017-100: SAFS 2018 reports||N||N||8/12/2017||8/12/2018||$180,350|
The estimated cost of complying - with the Senate Order is $12,600 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.