On 20 June 2001, as amended on 1 March 2007, the Senate agreed to a motion by Senator Murray requiring all Australian Government departments and agencies to produce a list of all contracts (procurement and grants) which meet a certain criteria.
Further general information on the Senate Order can be found on the Department of Finance's website.
Details of the AEC's 'procurement contracts' are available through the Senate Order Report located on the AusTender website.
Pursuant to the Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by Australian Electoral Commission which provide for a consideration to the value of $100 000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:
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:
|Contractor||Subject matter||Amount of consideration||Start date||Anticipated end date||Whether contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions
|Reason (s)||Whether contract contains 'Other requirements of confidentiality'
|Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)||Fee for Service Election – AEC appointed as Returning Officer||$172 018.66 including GST||12 June 2015 (when nominations opened)||23 September 2015 (election declared)||N||N/A||N||N/A|
Estimated cost of complying with this Order: $9 935.05.
Method used to estimate the cost: Average hourly rate (Usually a per hour rate based on the level of staff involved.