Senate Order – AEC Contracts

Updated: 08 February 2019


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.

Calendar year 2018 - Senate Order on non-corporate Commonwealth entity contracts listing relating to the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

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 31 December 2018 or
  2. have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2018.

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.
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
Reason (s) Whether contract contains 'Other requirements of confidentiality'
Reason (s)
There were no non procurements to report during the 2018 Calendar Year

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

Estimated cost of complying with this Order: $86.78.

Method used to estimate the cost: This estimated cost is based on time spent on collating information required against appropriate staffing levels

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