Senate Order – AEC Contracts

Updated: 14 February 2017

Background

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.

Financial year 2016-17 senate order on non-corporate commonwealth entity contracts listing relating to the period 1 july 2016 to 30 june 2017

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:

  1. have not been fully performed as at 1 July 2017 or
  2. have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 1 July 2017

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 Australian Electoral Commission has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

Procurement contracts are available through the Senate Order Report located on the AusTender Homepage

Contract details
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 (s) Whether contract contains 'Other requirements of confidentiality'
(Y/N)
Reason (s)
Australia Post Australia Post 2016-17 Enterprise Agreement Ballot – Fee for Service. $244,111.31 (GST incl) 10 May 2017 30 June 2017 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