Appendix E:Consultancies

Consultancies

In 2010–11, the APVMA spent $646 691 (GST inclusive) on consultants, awarding 43 consultancy contracts during that period. The following table lists only those consultancies engaged to the value of
$10 000 or more (including GST) and details the amounts actually paid by the APVMA in the financial year.

Selection processes are described in terms drawn from the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. ‘Direct sourcing’ refers to a selection process where neither a tender nor a panel was used. In these situations, multiple quotes were obtained, the number of quotes depending on the value of the procurement. APVMA Finance Procedure 4 ‘Purchasing’ outlines the number of quotes required:

Purchase of goods/services

to $2 000

Purchase of goods/services

$2 001 to $10 000

Two written quotes

Purchase of goods/services

$10 001 to $30 000

Three written quotes

Purchase of goods/services

Over $30 000

Tender

For purchases under $80 000, exemptions to these requirements may be approved in some circumstances.

Consultancies over $10,000

CONSULTANCY

DESCRIPTION

PRICE

SELECTION PROCESS

JUSTIFICATION

Birubi Agvet Consultancy

Veterinary chemical products/permits

11 035

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

Clayton Utz

Legal services

155 001

Legal panel established by open tender

Specialist skills

Cordelta Pty Ltd

Professional IT services

65 406

Select tender

Specialist skills

Dla Piper Australia

Legal Services

92 457

Legal panel established by open tender

Specialist skills

Karen Nicholas

Development on on-line training packages

12 800

Select tender

Specialist skills

Len Early Pty Ltd

Services provided as chair of APVMA audit committee

23 160

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

Protiviti

Organisational review

40 000

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

Oakton

Professional services for
IT security policy

42 328

Select tender

Specialist skills

Panaquatic Health Solutions

Professional services for adverse experience review

16 500

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

Pesticides Regulation Consulting

Legal services — various projects

105 930

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

Pricewaterhouse
Coopers

Internal audit services

40 898

Select tender

Specialist skills

Recordkeeping
Innovation Pty Ltd

Professional services relating to Records and Information Managment Project

20 827

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

Trentora Pty Ltd

Professional IT services

33 569

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

University of Tasmania

Professional services for adverse experience review

17 459

Direct sourcing

Specialist skills

Walter Turnbull

Internal audit services

16 529

Select tender

Specialist skills

TOTAL

693 899

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