Contracts over $100,000 or more

​​​​​​​​​Senate Order on Entity Contracts — listing for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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:

  1. not fully performed as at 30 June 2019; or
  2. entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2019.

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

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 GrantConnect website. The report is titled Grant Award Published 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 NameContract DescriptionConfidentiality - ContractConfidentiality - OutputsStart DateEnd DateValue (GST Inclusive)
Department of Environment & Energy Integrated analysis for sustainable development of Northern Australia Agreement N N 13/12/2018 30/06/2019 157,000
Director of National Parks Analysis of Marine Bioregional Planning Data N N 13/12/2018 30/12/2019 235,426
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation 2017-100- Status of Australian Fish Stocks Rep 2018 N N 8/12/2017 30/06/2019 198,385
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation 2017-115 - Assess of non-market value of landed fish from the Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) Rec Fish N N 29/07/2017 15/04/2019 145,000
Forest & Wood Products Australia Ltd AFWPS Monthly data provisions/Resource Available & wood flows/Processing Capability N N 25/04/2015 14/12/2018 868,182
Forest and Wood
Products Australia
Biannual Wood Products statistics & modelling N N 30/08/2018 15/05/2021 950,000
Grains Research &
2017 REF: 9176710 Australian Agricultural & Grazing Industries Survey & Grains Rep 2018-19 N N 18/06/2018 28/06/2019 674,205
Horticulture Australia Limited Financial performance of Australian Vegetable Farms 2016- 17 to 2018-19NN9/08/201630/10/2019999,990
Meat & Livestock Association DIIS.1810 - Australian Agricultural and Grazing Industries Survey 2018-19 NN1/07/201830/06/2019224,400

The estimated cost of complying - with the Senate Order is $11,616 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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