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 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to list contracts with an estimated value of $100,000 or more and which were;

  • not fully performed as at 1 January 2017; or
  • entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2017

Procurement Contracts – a list is available through the Senate Order Report located on AusTender. 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

Grant Contracts – Nil

Contracts for supply of goods/services – the accountable authority of Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

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 (Y/N) Reason Whether contract contains other requirements of confidentiality (Y/N) Reason(s)
UXC Connect Pty Ltd Telephony $260,337 11 May 2012 10 May 2017 No N/A No N/A
Nikias Diamond Property Developments Pty Ltd Lease of building $17,506,768 19 December 2006 26 October 2020 No N/A No N/A
Macquarie Telecom Pty Ltd Internet Gateway $797,030 23 September 2013 30 September 2018 No N/A Yes

N/A

Bull n Bear Special Assignments Pty Ltd Strategic & Operational transition services $354,545 20 January 2017 31 January 2018 Yes N/A Yes Other: Business Advice
Public Interest
Pegasus Economics Development of a business model to support APVMA's operations in Armidale $140,700 7 February 2017 30 June 2017 No N/A Yes

Other: Business Advice

Public Interest

Veritec Pty Ltd IT Support and Maintenance Services $198,000 8 March 2017 5 April 2017 Yes Intellectual property Yes Other: IT System security requirements
Objective Corporation Limited Provision for managed services $185,925 24 May 2017 1 June 2020 Yes Privacy  Act 1988, Other: Trade Secrets Yes Intellectual property
Bull n Bear Special Assignments Pty Ltd Provision for Accelerated Regulatory Scientist Training program $376,091 27 June 2017 30 June 2019 No N/A Yes Other: Trade Secrets
Seftons Provision for strategic and tactical communication support $114,940.92 15 November 2016 30 June 2017 No N/A No N/A
Reason Group Provision to undertake the independent review of Operational Performance $176,620 4 September 2017 31 November 2017 Yes No Yes Other: Business Advice Public Interest
APIS Group Business Intelligence initiative and draft investment framework $920,000 4 July 2017 29 June 2018 No N/A Yes Other: Business Advice Public Interest
Arrow Projects Project management services for procurement delivery of Armidale premises $275,000 31 July 2017  30 June 2019 Yes Intellectual property Yes Other: Business Advice Public Interest
Synergy Group Australia Pty Ltd Provision to provide project managment for digital transformation strategy $185,200 19 April 2017 29 December 2017 Yes Intellectual property Yes Other: Business Advice Public Interest IT System security requirements
Synergy Group Australia Pty Ltd Provision to develop the APVMA Digital Strategy 2nd pass business case $136,000 1 November 2017 15 December 2017 Yes Intellectual property Yes Other: Business Advice Public Interest IT System security requirements

The estimated cost of complying – with the Senate Order is $2500 and is calculated based on time taken by hourly rate.

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