Contracts over $100,000 or more

​​​​​​​​​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:

  1. not fully performed as at 31 December 2018; or
  2. 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 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 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)
Horticulture Australia LtdFinancial performance of Australian Vegetable Farms 2016-17 to 2018-19NN9/08/201630/10/2019$999,990                   
Fisheries Research and Development CorporationAssessment of the non-market value of landed fish from the Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) recreational fisheryNN29/09/201715/04/2019$145,000
Grains Research and Development CorporationAustralian Agricultural and Grazing Industries Survey (AAGIS) and Grains Reports: 2018-19NN18/06/201828/06/2019$674,205
Meat & Livestock Australia LtdAustralian Agricultural and Grazing Industries Survey 2018-19NN1/07/201830/06/2019$204,000              
Forest and Wood Products Australia LtdABARES/FWPA Work Program 2018 to 2021NN1/09/201830/06/2021              
$950,000
Director of National ParksSupport for developing and delivering the Fisheries Assistance and User Engagement Package for commercial fishers impacted by the new management arrangements for Australian Marine ParksNN25/09/201830/11/2018                 
$214,024
Department of Environment and EnergyIntegrated analysis for sustainable development: Northern Australia agreementNN11/12/201830/06/2019                   
$157,000

The estimated cost of complying - with the Senate Order is $11,300 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.

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