Contracts over $100,000 or more

​​​​​​​​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 Resources​to list contracts with an estimated value of $100,000 or more and which were:

  1. not fully performed as at 31 December 2017; or
  2. 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 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 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 NameContract DescriptionConfidentiality - ContractConfidentiality - OutputsStart DateEnd DateValue (GST Inclusive)
Forest & Wood Products Australia LimitedFWPA contribution to joint work programmeNN22/04/201530/06/2018$768,182
Fisheries Research & Development CorporationFRDC 2015-200: Guidelines on a tiered, risk based approach to bycatch managementNN31/08/201530/06/2017$512,809
Meat & Livestock Australia LimitedMLA Rainfall to Pasture Growth Outlook Tool Maintenance Contract 2015-2018NN1/11/201531/07/2018$126,000
Murray-Darling Basin AuthorityMDBA Irrigation Survey 2015-16NN21/03/201623/12/2016$204,545
Grains Research & Development CorporationGRDC 2016-17 Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries SurveyNN1/07/201630/06/2017$582,416
Meat & Livestock Australia LimitedMLA Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries Survey 2016-17NN1/07/201630/07/2017$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 LimitedFinancial performance of Australian Vegetable Farms 2016-17 to 2018-19NN9/08/201630/10/2019$999,990
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation Guidelines for the Commonwealth Fisheries Harvest Strategy PolicyNN24/10/201630/07/2017$279,520
Meat & Livestock Australia LimitedD.IIS.1705 - MLA AAGIS 2016-17N N 01/01/201714/06/2017$200,000
Grains Research & Development CorporationGRD 2017-18 Australian Agriculture and Grazing Industries SurveyNN6/06/201730/06/2018$596,975
Meat & Livestock Australia LimitedD.IIS.1805 - MLA AAGIS 2017-18NN1/07/201730/07/2018$200,000
Fisheries Research & Development CorporationFRDC 2017-100: SAFS 2018 reportsNN8/12/20178/12/2018$180,350

The estimated cost of complying - with the Senate Order is $12,600 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.