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Annual Report - Appendix 3: Consultancy Services
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APPENDIX 3 - CONSULTANCY SERVICES


Selection and Engagement Policy


The Department’s policy on the selection and engagement of consultants is in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. Value for money is the core principle for selection, underpinned by:
  • encouraging competition;
  • efficiency and effectiveness;
  • ethical manner; and
  • accountability and transparency.
The Department’s Chief Executive Instructions and Procedural Rules further support the core principles in the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines.

Summary


During 2004-05, the Department entered into 280 new consultancy contracts valued at $10,000 or more, involving total actual commitment of $42,111,356. In addition, 367 ongoing consultancy contracts, valued at $10,000 or more, were active during the year involving total actual expenditure of $32,580,299.

(1) Explanation of selection processes used

  1. Public Tender: The consultancy was advertised in the daily press with an invitation to submit proposals.
  2. Selective Tender: A limited number of individuals or organisations considered to possess the necessary skills and/or experience were invited to submit proposals.
  3. Direct engagement of a recognised and pre-eminent expert.
  4. Direct engagement of a consultant who had previously undertaken closely related work for the Department.
  5. Direct engagement of an organisation recognised as representing the community sector being examined.
  6. Direct engagement of an individual known to have the requisite skills where the value of the project did not justify the expense or delay associated with seeking tenders.

(2) Justification for decision to use consultancy

  1. The project required specialist knowledge and/or skills not available within the Department.
  2. The project required the collection of quantitative and/or qualitative information by a person or organisation who/which would be accepted as impartial and independent of the Department.
  3. The project required the gathering of views of consumers and this was done most effectively by using the services of a consumer representative organisation.
  4. An Australian Government-State joint program which was established with a requirement for independent evaluation.
  5. The consultant is a recognised Australian/world expert in the field and is uniquely able to contribute to the development of the program.
  6. The Government specifically requests an independent, external report.

CONSULTANCY SERVICES LET DURING 2004-05, OF $10,000 OR MORE


Outcome 1


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
1 View Pty Ltd Research on the sponsorship of the 2004 Rock Eisteddfod Challenge TV Specials.
59,155
2
b
303 Advertising Pty Ltd Provision of creative advertising services for Building a Healthy, Active Australia initiative, Healthy Eating Information Program.
968,000
4
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Probity advice for the Biosecurity Surveillance System Project.
20,213
2
a
Alta Mira Consulting Pty Ltd Assist and develop options for the implementation of the Government response to recommendations of the Expert Committee on Complementary Medicines in the health system.
40,180
4
a
Applied Economics Peer review of the return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia.
35,642
2
a
Applied Economics Economic analysis of introduction of retractable needles and syringes.
80,774
2
a
Australian Environment Agency Pty Ltd Consultancy engaged for the development of indirect exposure models for Australian conditions.
20,328
3
a
Australian Environment Agency Pty Ltd Consultancy engaged for sodium cyanide assessment.
22,000
3
a
Australian Government Solicitor Consultancy to provide legal advice on registration of importers/manufacturers of industrial chemicals.
11,676
3
a
Biosecurity and Biocontainment Analysis of the technical relationship between the WHO Influenza Collaborating Centre and CSL Limited.
14,300
3
a
Biosecurity and Biocontainment Examine Australia’s diagnostic laboratory capacity and stockpile of diagnostic test kits.
96,555
2
a
Bob Tribe Consulting Services for the development of agreements with overseas regulatory agencies.
34,020
3
a
Brondum Pty Ltd Scoping potential for a national asbestos research centre.
14,726
6
b
Chik Services Pty Ltd Market scan for existing biosecurity surveillance systems and IT platforms.
41,120
2
b
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Health Services Nutrient Reference Value Reviews.
84,000
3
a
Cultural Perspectives Pty Ltd Research involving in-festival and follow-up research among students / teachers / parents / other stakeholders to evaluate the Department’s sponsorship of the 2004 CROC Festivals.
136,144
4
b
Curtin University of Technology Review of the Public Health Education and Research Program.
20,000
3
f
David Russell Ogilvie Provision of services relating to the examination, mapping, analysis and reporting on selected health supply chains and development of a security strategy for the selected supply chains.
75,000
2
a
Eureka Strategic Research Youth Tobacco Prevention Research Project.
328,757
2
c
Focal Point Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of advice and assistance in relation to systems and resources of Good Manufacturing Practices activities and response to Australian National Audit Office reports.
90,000
4
a
Fujitsu Australia Ltd Scoping study for the Biosecurity Surveillance System Program.
182,036
2
a
Fujitsu Australia Ltd Analysis and design for the Biosecurity Surveillance System Program.
1,966,806
2
a
Health Explanations Pty Ltd Expert advice on evidence for health effects of unflued gas heaters.
11,880
3
a
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Evaluation of the performance of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases.
66,000
2
b
Howard Partners Evaluation of the National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund.
93,500
1
b
Hugh Watson Consulting Pty Ltd Services for the Trans Tasman Therapeutic Product Agency’s organisational development project.
90,000
4
a
Kulu Pty Ltd National needs assessment for supporting measures for needle and syringe programs.
32,500
2
c
Laurayne Bowler Advice on tamper evident packaging and extemporaneous compounds.
30,000
3
a
MA@D Communications Development of consumer resources promoting National Physical Activity recommendations for Australians.
250,189
2
a
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of advice in the development of drafting instructions for the regulation of in-vitro diagnostic devices.
15,000
4
b
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd Improving access to product information and consumer medicine information.
22,264
2
b
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd Workflow practices within the Drug Safety and Evaluation Branch of the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
31,372
2
b
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd Policy and legal advice in relation to compliance issues relating to non-prescription medicines.
90,000
4
b
Melbourne Health Evaluation of the Australian Sentinel Practice Research Network.
38,894
5
b
Melbourne University Consultancy to determine the impact of Low Regulatory Concern Chemicals annual reporting requirements.
25,000
3
a
Ministry of Health, New Zealand Review of the Public Health Education and Research Program.
18,660
3
f
MKL Consulting Pty Ltd Advice and assistance in ensuring that the Therapeutic Goods Administration and Medsafe NZ are prepared for the implementation of the new Trans Tasman Therapeutic Products Agency.
52,005
6
a
Nexus Management Consulting Pty Ltd Review the Public Health Information Development Unit.
29,000
3
a
Nexus Management Consulting Pty Ltd A food and nutrition monitoring and surveillance framework and business case.
108,000
1
a
Oceania Health Consulting Pty Ltd Review of extemporaneous compounding in Australia and New Zealand.
35,000
3
a
Office of Chemical Safety - Department of Health and Ageing Consultancy on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Initial Assessment Reports.
13,424
6
a
Palm Consulting Group Pty Ltd Change management services for the Manufacturer Assessment Section.
40,000
4
b
PB & B Consulting Prepare a written report detailing the biology and ecology of soybean (Glycine max L).
20,240
3
a
Siggins Miller Consultants Pty Ltd Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy Cost Shared Funding Model.
75,000
2
d
Stratsec Pty Ltd Threat and risk assessment Biosecurity Surveillance System Program.
25,080
2
a
Stratsec Pty Ltd Security advice on technical design of the Biosecurity Surveillance System.
48,840
2
a
Stuart Consulting Group Pty Ltd Advice to develop a comprehensive threat and risk assessment document for Information Technology security.
14,520
3
a
The National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology, University of Queensland Determination of triclosan in the Australian population by analysis of human breast milk.
87,956
3
e
The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd National Tobacco Campaign evaluation 2004.
180,605
4
b
The Trustees for APIS Consulting Advice on the procurement of a new Human Resource Management Information System.
18,634
2
a
Tress Cox Lawyers Consultancy to provide review and advice on various memorandums, legislation, policy and procedures for National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme.
28,214
3
a
University of New South Wales Qualitative study of a selected number of advertised vacancies related to public health services.
12,000
3
a
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Mapping of Hepatitis C Education and Prevention activities and projects across Australia.
60,000
2
b
Waste Audit and Consultancy Services National audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities.
494,739
1
a
Woolcock Institute of Medical Research Smoking cessation pilot and research project.
102,941
3
a
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd Consumer omnibus survey to evaluate the 2004 World AIDS Day communications activities.
13,662
2
b
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd Physical activity guideline materials pretesting research.
77,055
2
a
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Healthy Active Australia program.
284,801
2
a
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd Concept testing and evaluation research for Building a Healthy Active Australia Information Program.
327,745
4
a


Outcome 2


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Identification of stakeholder issues and development of detailed business requirements for the Interactive Communication Facility.
50,000
2
a
Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty Ltd Point of Care trial evaluation / manager.
980,694
1
a
Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty Ltd External evaluation of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee submissions.
2,650,415
1
a
APIS Consulting Group Business analysis of the Interactive Communication Facility.
30,000
4
a
Australian Government Actuary Modelling the effect of refinements and changes to existing medical indemnity schemes on administered expenditure and the provision of reports in accordance with relevant legislation.
74,329
4,6
a,b,e,f
Australian Government Solicitor Provision of legal advice regarding medical indemnity issues.
99,447
3
a
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: projections of cancer incidence by States and Territories.
17,894
3
a
Campbell Research & Consulting Pty Ltd Mid term review of the National Diabetes Services Scheme.
182,646
1
c
Conformance and Standards Services Pty Ltd Setting of standards for the accreditation of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council.
29,480
1
a
Gavin Anderson & Co Australia Ltd Provision of strategic issues management and communications advice to the Department.
22,000
2
a
Graham Rogers Conduct the review of competitive neutrality in the medical indemnity insurance market.
63,253
3
a,b,e,f
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Pricing review of the Stoma Appliance Scheme.
66,814
1
b
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Practice Incentives Program Cervical Screening initiative.
159,500 2
a
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Evaluation of the National Integrated Diabetes Program.
161,130
2
a,b
Monash University External evaluation of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee submissions.
3,195,865
1
a
Newton Wayman Chong and Associates Pty Ltd Research into use of the current Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme schedule and implementation of a monthly electronic schedule.
50,000
1
a
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, ACT Development of guidelines and standards for pharmacy services to remote Aboriginal Health Services.
38,535
3
a
Phillips Fox Lawyers Provision of legal advice regarding medical indemnity issues.
61,969
3
a
Phillips Fox Lawyers Review of enforcement and offence provisions of the Health Insurance Act 1973 as they relate to the provisions of pathology services under Medicare.
292,284
1
a
The Allen Consulting Group Review of the pharmacy location rules and report setting out the findings and recommendations of the review.
103,840
2
b,e
University of Newcastle External evaluation of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee submissions.
3,455,516
1
a
University of Queensland External evaluation of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee submissions.
2,713,874
1
a
Urbis Keys Young Evaluate the general practice component of the Home Medicines Review.
62,524
2
b
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Review of the financial activities and arrangements of an external agency in relation to funds provided by the Australian Government.
42,900
2
a,b
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Assessment of the financial viability of shortlisted applicants to provide Medicare eligible Magnetic Resonance Imaging services.
88,942
1
a


Outcome 3


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd Analysis of existing financial reporting requirements imposed on aged care homes and recommendations for a suite of financial reporting guidelines for the homes.
44,000
6
a
Alt Beatty Consulting Trial with service providers of the Quality Reporting tools.
48,469
2
c
Alt Beatty Consulting Review and report on the eligibility criteria used in Australia and internationally for community care and other social programs.
49,455
1
a
APIS Consulting Group . Advice on the development of information and data management strategies for community care, including implementation of projects that support The Way Forward
165,000
2
a
APIS Consulting Group Specialist business analysis to develop and coordinate information and data management strategies and projects that support The Way Forward.
80,000
2
a
Applied Aged Care Solutions Development and comparison of new funding models from the reduced question set for the Residential Classification Scale.
213,187
4
a
Applied Aged Care Solutions National trial of a new aged care funding instrument.
953,775
1
b
Australian Healthcare Associates Pty Ltd Development and provision of a training package for Quality Review staff in State and Territory Offices.
99,752
2
a
Campbell Research & Consulting Pty Ltd Evaluation of the impact of accreditation on the delivery of quality of care and life to residents of aged care homes.
1,261,449
1
a,b
Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, University of Queensland Advice and report on elements for inclusion in a minimum data set of financial and other information to be collected from aged care providers for benchmarking purposes.
32,000
4
a
Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong Development of a national system of intake assessment for all community care programs.
276,852
1
a
Gevers Goddard Jones Pty Ltd Operational viability review of the Aboriginal Elders Village.
29,412
2
b
Inside Story Unit Trust Evaluation, analysis and definition of the requirements of the target audience and other stakeholders for the Aged Care Choices Project.
145,915
2
a
Lincoln Centre for Ageing and Community Care Research, La Trobe University Development and definition of case management within the boundary of existing Aged Care Assessment Team functions, with guidelines and data elements to measure this activity.
39,518
2
a
Lincoln Centre for Ageing and Community Care Research, La Trobe University Development of a national system of comprehensive assessment for the aged and community care sector.
82,885
1
a
Price Waterhouse Coopers Review of 2002 Budget measures implemented through the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centres.
34,095
1
a
Price Waterhouse Coopers Evaluation and performance review of the Commonwealth Carelink and Commonwealth Carer Respite Centres.
78,474
1
a
Price Waterhouse Coopers Review of the viability supplement paid to rural and remote aged care homes.
98,372
6
a
SMS Consulting Group Ltd Information architecture advice on effective structuring of information that may appear on the Aged Care Choices website.
146,300
2
a
The Allen Consulting Group Development of alternative funding options for the Community Visitors Scheme.
70,390
2
c
University of Wollongong Supplementary evaluation of outcomes for Innovative Care Rehabilitation Services.
19,999
2
a
University of Wollongong Development of a structure for eligibility and assessment criteria for the National Respite for Carers Program, in line with the program’s aims and the guiding principles of The Way Forward.
109,732
1
c
Urbis Keys Young Development of an evaluation framework for the Community Partners Program and the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care Initiative.
143,416
2
a
WestWood Spice Development of a strategy to communicate the Quality Reporting tools to providers and delivery of information sessions to them.
440,000
1
a


Outcome 4


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd Review existing Health Call Centres in Australia and overseas as requested by Australian health ministers in July 2004.
29,737
6
a
ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd Develop a model for a new state based organisation in Western Australia.
52,631
2
a
Australian Healthcare Associates Pty Ltd Evaluate the After Hours Primary Medical Care grants program 2001-04.
121,385
2
b
Australian Healthcare Associates Pty Ltd Evaluate framework of the After Hours Primary Medical Care Program.
202,576
2
b
Australian National University Provide advice and recommendations on the development of national performance indicators for the Divisions of General Practice.
10,000
3
a
Australian National University Develop national performance indicators for the Divisions of General Practice.
84,480
4
a
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Provide high level strategic advice to the Department in relation to Health Call Centres.
108,292
4
e
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Provide advice relating to the alignment of the Primary Care Division.
185,000
4
a
Bearing Point Australia Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Australian Primary Care Collaborative Program - Phases 1 and 2.
549,597
1
a
Bentleys MRI Develop a financial reporting system for the Divisions of General Practice.
50,793
2
a
Client Solutions Pty Ltd Undertake the review of the Rural and Remote General Practice Program.
200,000
3
a
Harvey Whiteford Medical Ltd Provision of advice on mental health issues.
73,920
3
a
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Evaluation of respite for carers of people with a life-limiting illness program.
83,490
2
b
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Develop products and provide advice to assist the Rural Divisions of General Practice in managing the More Allied Health Services and Workforce Support for Rural General Practitioners programs.
169,500
2
b
La Trobe University National Suicide Prevention Strategy evaluation.
214,280
2
a
Newton Wayman Chong and Associates Pty Ltd Explore more efficient ways of communicating Australian Government information to general practitioners and others working in the general practice environment.
220,000
2
a
Oceania Health Consulting Pty Ltd Policy development and implementation of strategies relating to organ and tissue donation and transplantation.
75,000
3
a
Oceania Health Consulting Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development Strategy.
105,903
1
b
PPR Consulting Pty Ltd Develop a report that provides advice and recommendations to the Department to guide decision making associated with the introduction of a new funding formula for the Divisions of General Practice.
71,750
4
a
PSI Consulting Pty Ltd Program evaluation of program funding provided to the Haemophilia Foundation Australia since July 2001.
27,500
2
a
University of New South Wales Evaluation of the GP hospital integration demonstration site program.
219,789
3
a
University of South Australia Assess the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of the After Hours Primary Medical Care trials.
604,661
1
b
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Palliative Care in the Community program.
161,106
2
a
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Evaluation of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.
319,440
2
a
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Conduct an audit of the Alliance of New South Wales Divisions and make recommendations for the development of best practice of governance arrangements and financial management of funds.
31,386
3
a,f
WestWood Spice National Suicide Prevention Strategy evaluation.
142,299
2
a


Outcome 5


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Review and make recommendations on the operational activities, funding and governance arrangements of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
363,000
2
a,b
La Trobe Ltd Evaluation of the Child and Maternal Health pilots, to determine whether the aims and objectives have been met.
198,647
1
a
Morey Australia Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Advanced Specialist Training Posts in Rural Areas Program and the Rural Advanced Specialist Training Support Scheme.
37,400
2
d
Morgan Disney & Associates Review and amendment of a training and support strategy for the Building Healthy Communities in Remote Australia projects.
704,400
1
a
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Evaluation of the outcomes achieved by the National Rural Health Network.
58,985
1
b


Outcome 6


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
Helosonics - Dr Norman Erber Evaluate the use and non-use of hearing aids for the Office of Hearing Services.
75,556
3
e


Outcome 7


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
Alpha Accounting & Financial Services . Financial review of the Daruk Aboriginal Community Controlled Medical Service
22,924
4
d
Atkinson Kerr & Associates Pty Ltd Review current health care service provision arrangements (mainstream and Aboriginal community) in the Melbourne metropolitan area and surrounds.
88,000
2
a
Australian National University Survey of Indigenous use of mainstream primary health care for the Darwin region and estimation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander use of the Medicare Benefits Scheme.
94,277
2
a
BDO Partners Provision of management and financial support and review of the use of primary health care funds.
78,100
4
a
BDO Services Victoria Audit of the grant funding and financial viability of the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative.
26,204
2
a
Bentleys MRI Adelaide Provision of a financial and operational review of the Ilpurla Aboriginal Corporation.
22,836
2
a,c
Bentleys MRI Adelaide Undertake an independent review of the Link Up Program in the Northern Territory.
31,751
2
a
Booth & Associates Management Review of the Nguleegoo Emotional and Social Wellbeing Centre in Kalgoorlie.
19,800
2
c
Candle Australia Ltd NSW Provision of expert information technology advice in the development of management information systems.
40,000
4
a
Deloitte Growth Solutions Pty Ltd Provision of an operational and financial review of Kalano Community Association Incorporated.
35,085
2
a
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Provision of a financial, operational and program review of the Injartnama Aboriginal Corporation.
17,380
2
a,c
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Provision of management and financial support and review of the use of primary health care funds.
240,112
2
a
Department of Health Queensland Provision of technical advice on the Health Performance Framework.
93,744
4
d
Department of Health Western Australia Consultancy to undertake work for the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health through the Western Australian Department of Health.
33,753
4
a
Ernst & Young ACT Financial and administrative review of the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association.
13,000
1
a
Focal Point Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of advice on the Patient Information Recall Systems Policy and program development.
20,000
2
a
Griffith University Scoping of the Cape York Regional Health Forum: Health service models and social enterprise pilot.
239,800
2
a
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Review of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia Incorporated.
70,000
1
c
Indigenous Psychological Services Review of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program in New South Wales.
49,500
2
a
Korda Mentha Pty Ltd Provision of management and financial support and review of the use of primary health care funds.
172,400
2
a
Kristine Battye Consulting Pty Ltd Review of the North Queensland bulk billing project.
66,710
2
a
Morey Australia Pty Ltd Review of the draft evaluation plan for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce national strategic framework.
11,660
1
a
Ms Kerry Anne Arabena Consultation draft - 2nd national Indigenous sexual health strategy.
11,000
2
a
Paul Ban & Associates Pty Ltd Reporting of service activity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services.
182,113
3
a
Peter Noonan Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of detailed advice and guidance on the vocational, education and training sector.
20,000
2
a
PPB Financial and services review for the Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative.
12,675
4
a
PPB Provision of management and financial support and review of the use of primary health care funds.
12,955
4
a
Team Ambrose Review of the financial, operational and organisational aspects of the Urapuntja Health Service.
32,285
2
a,b,c
University of South Australia Develop agreed South Australia state-wide, regional and organisational implementation proposals for the workforce strategic framework.
77,000
1
c
Vision Method Outcome Research into governance of Northern Territory Indigenous community controlled health and substance use services.
75,320
2
a
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Provision of financial and related services for the Tullawon Health Services.
20,000
2
b
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Provision of governance and compliance training and the conduct of a financial and systems review.
40,460
2
a,b
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Provision of management and financial support and review of the use of primary health care funds.
49,500
2
a,b
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Provision of management and financial support and review of the use of primary health care funds.
205,883
2
a,b
Yuruga Enterprises Pty Ltd Develop a three year plan for the transition of governance of Indigenous health services in the Yarra Valley.
38,500
2
a
Yuruga Enterprises Pty Ltd Evaluation of the service development and reporting framework.
114,741
1
a


Outcome 8


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd Review of existing consumer documentation on private health insurance.
65,780
2
b
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Provide literature reviews on four prostheses groups (vascular stents and grafts, spinal, urogenital and cardiothoracic).
60,000
3
a
Ms J Browning To develop a private hospitals provider number registration and prostheses schedule database.
13,098
4
a
TQA Research Pty Ltd / IPSOS Australia Pty Ltd To measure the extent to which informed financial consent was being obtained from health fund members being treated in hospital as private patients.
152,405
2
b


Outcome 9


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Consultancy to assist with financial projects.
41,662
4
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Consultancy to review administrative arrangements relating to National Health and Medical Research Council committee support.
43,065
2
a
Acumen Alliance Victoria Pty Ltd Define, analyse and develop a business case for a preferred solution for provider directories.
295,973
1
b,c
Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd Provision of expert advice for the development of the clinical practice guidelines on stroke.
15,400
2
a
Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd Development of new models for the Asthma Management Program.
43,912
1
a
Amphersand Editorial & Design Assessment of documents for public review.
38,190
2
a
Amphersand Editorial & Design Consultancy to assist with the assessment of guidelines relating to coronary, stroke and primary health.
39,900
2
c
Australian National University Bibliometric study of National Health and Medical Research Council funded research.
87,850
3
a
Australian National University Services for Public Health Informatics and Health Care research.
365,141
3
a
Australian Nursing Federation Project to research the extent to which nurses use information management and information communication technology.
264,296
3
a
Biotext Pty Ltd Publication assessment relating to air, waste management and lead.
12,375
2
c
Biotext Pty Ltd Consultancy to assist with the public review of assessment documents against Health Advisory Committee criteria.
14,493
2
a
Biotext Pty Ltd Consultancy to assist with the literature appraisal of scientific and technological advancements in human cloning, human embryo research and related matters, including stem cell sciences.
62,150
1
c
Branko Cesnik Pty Ltd Advice on the implementation of recommendations of the National Electronic Decision Support Taskforce.
29,000
3
a,e
Campbell Research & Consulting Pty Ltd Submission - review of the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.
20,370
4
a
Consumers Health Forum of Australia Consultancy to assist with the development of reports.
25,000
2
a
Convergence EBusiness Solutions Implementation of patient information and recall systems on satellite mediated wide area networks.
60,000
2
a
CSIRO Division of Mathematical & Information Analysis and publishing of linked dataset relating to Queensland residents.
110,000
1
c
Cultural Perspectives Pty Ltd Systematic review - Increasing Cultural Competency.
68,640
2
a
D’Arcy Consulting Group Pty Ltd Consultancy to conduct the Personal Efficiency Program for National Health and Medical Research Council staff.
16,000
2
a
DH4 Pty Ltd Implementation of patient information and recall systems on satellite mediated wide area networks.
30,000
4
a
DH4 Pty Ltd Provision of assistance and advice in relation to the supplier qualification for the Broadband Connectivity for Health Program.
62,116
4
a
DH4 Pty Ltd Determine and achieve agreement on the priorities for technical integration standards development nationally.
91,111
1
b,c
DH4 Pty Ltd Product identification standards for medicines/ medical devices and national medicines formulary.
93,642
4
a
DH4 Pty Ltd Provision of ongoing strategic project management and technical advice for the Broadband for Health Program.
130,000
1
b,c
DH4 Pty Ltd Clinical terminology business case development in support of the National eHealth Transition Authority.
417,760
4
b
DH4 Pty Ltd National Health Identification business case development.
441,896
2
a,b
Dr John Youngman Consultancy to provide advice relating to the Broadband for Health program.
141,300
1
a
Ernst & Young ACT Provision of probity and process advice to the Department and the Assessment Committee.
30,938
4
a
Ernst & Young ACT Provision of probity and process advice and attendance at committee meetings.
65,000
6
a,b
Eureka Strategic Research Evaluation of communication materials for the Bonded Medical Places Scheme.
49,984
6
a
Fresbout Consulting Pty Ltd To assess the sustainability and national applicability of the Medical Training Review Panel National Projects.
49,368
4
a
Fujitsu Australia Ltd Determine and achieve agreement on the required data elements for patient and provider identification nationally.
96,070
1
b,c
Gail Anne Warman Review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications.
34,416
2
c
Gail Anne Warman Assessments for publication review.
34,451
2
a
Hawkless Consulting Pty Ltd Review of publications.
21,120
2
a
Hawkless Consulting Pty Ltd Review of Older People publications.
40,260
2
c
Health Issues Centre Ltd Consultancy services for the consumer participation project.
22,000
2
a
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme Support Pilot Project and the John Flynn Scholarship Scheme.
63,250
1
b
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Evaluation of the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions Improvement Grant Program 2004.
66,000
2
b
Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd Revision of the Skin Cancer publication.
11,000
2
a
Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd Synopses of Holt publications 1956-2005.
11,000
2
a
Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd Development of the Asthma: Management, Education and Research 95.
13,750
2
a
Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd Revision of the Malaria Prophylaxis guidelines.
15,125
2
a
Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd Consultancy to assist with the development of the public assessment on Haemophilus Influenzae type B (HIB) vaccine and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus emergence guidelines.
19,250
2
b
Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd Consultancy to assist with the final interim report for microwave cancer review.
32,610
2
a
Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd Consultancy to assist with the literature review - Microwave Cancer Therapy.
38,981
2
a
Houston Thomson Pty Ltd Provision of advice on ethical issues to the National Health and Medical Research Council.
130,116
4
a
Huddlestone Consulting Pty Ltd Audit medical records - Microwave Cancer Therapy.
21,120
2
a
Huddlestone Consulting Pty Ltd Audit medical records - Microwave Cancer Therapy.
23,232
2
a
JM Harvey Consulting Literature review - cardiac rehabilitation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
24,079
1
a
Morey Australia Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Networked Dermatology Medical Specialist Training Pilot.
38,720
2
a,b
Oceansesu Australia Pty Ltd To develop an options paper for the assessment of temporary resident overseas trained doctors seeking to enter general practice in the Australian medical workforce.
23,191
4
a
Pacific Privacy Pty Ltd Comprehensive privacy impact assessment relating to data linkage and the protection of the privacy of individuals.
57,485
2
a,e
Peter Farr Consultants Australasia Evaluation of the Eastern Goldfields regional reference site.
392,700
1
b
RMIT Training Pty Ltd Technical recommendations for the assessment of applications for the qualification of services under the Broadband for Health Program.
75,000
6
a
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons For a research officer to examine opportunities for better aligning medical specialist training curricula with a wider range of training settings.
22,000
6
a,b
Smart Strategic Services Pty Ltd Review of football injuries publications.
16,566
2
c
Smart Strategic Services Pty Ltd Assessment of anti D and dental amalgam publications.
21,054
2
a
Smart Strategic Services Pty Ltd Consultancy to assist with the development of the Depression in Young People, Gastroenteritis Leaflets, Men and Mental Health.
28,683
2
a
Taylor Nelson Sofres Aust Pty Consultancy to conduct the National Health and Medical Research Council’s National Stakeholder Survey 2005.
143,853
1
a,b
Toxikos Pty Ltd Development of final reports re: Toxicity Assessment.
10,796
2
a
Trilogy Information Solutions International Recommendations on the implementation of the outcomes of the HealthConnect and MediConnect Evaluation Lessons.
61,600
1
a
Triskell Solutions Pty Ltd Assistance and advice in relation to the supplier qualification for the Broadband Connectivity for Health Program.
105,600
4
a
Triskell Solutions Pty Ltd Broadband for Health Program - advice on phase 1 security issues and assistance and coordination for phase 2 planning and architecture.
282,216
4
a,b


Cross - outcome


Consultant Name Description
Contract Price $ (GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)
Justification (2)
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Provision of advice and assistance to the Department’s enterprise risk management framework plan.
21,488
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Development of the Department’s enterprise risk management framework plan.
33,750
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Undertake a review of secure materials and infrastructure issues relating to bio-security.
35,063
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Security planning, business continuity and risk assessment.
40,392
2
a
ACT Pty Ltd Provision of expert assistance to the development of the Department’s business continuity plans.
141,187
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Review of information technology (IT) finances.
25,000
3
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Provision of advice regarding IBM asset invoicing and the confirmation of financial exposures relating to IBM asset administration and Health’s inventory management.
11,000
3
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Security Threat Risk Assessment project.
14,025
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Preparation of request for tender documentation for the Business Requirements Information Management System project.
17,710
6
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Assessment for security threat and risk.
26,714
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Provision of IT security advice - Stage 1.
37,869
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Provision of IT security advice - Stage 2.
37,868
2
a
Acumen Alliance ACT Pty Ltd Redevelopment of the Budget Estimates Tracking System to integrate the system with the central Budget Management System and internal budgeting.
79,000
4
a
Blue Moon Quantitative Research Pty Ltd Qualitative research for the National Pneumococcal Campaign.
169,950
2
a
Buchan Communications Group Review of communication in the Department of Health and Ageing.
35,000
4
a,c
CPT Global Evaluation of IBM’s central processing unit usage metrics over the past 12 months to determine the reasons for increased usage.
11,000
2
a
Cyrene Group Evaluation of the Health and Ageing postgraduate studies program.
24,750
2
a
David Jess & Associates Review of Office Services Australia’s contractual performance.
65,062
3
a
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Provision of advice regarding the implementation of ANAO recommendations.
230,504
2
a
DH4 Pty Ltd Qualitative research into web user views on accessibility and useability of www.health.gov.au to inform improvements.
38,531
2
a
H & BG Pty Ltd Provision of property analysis to review rental leases.
101,023
4
a
IT Newcom Pty Ltd Assist with the negotiation process of the IBM contract.
21,203
2
a
Management by Day Review of corporate services in the South Australian State Office.
18,964
2
b
OOSW Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of advice regarding implementation of the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) recommendations.
33,000
2
a
Roex Management Consultancy - independent member of departmental audit committee.
11,000
4
a
Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd National pneumococcal vaccination campaign evaluation.
264,000
2
a
Stuart Consulting Group Pty Ltd Policy development and risk assessment of IT security.
72,600
2
a
Stuart Consulting Group Pty Ltd / Stratsec Net Provision of security advice and assistance.
17,776
2
a
Stuart Consulting Group Pty Ltd / Stratsec Net Provide IT security advisor and support services to the Department.
20,200
2
a
Stuart Consulting Group Pty Ltd / Stratsec Net Preliminary development of government framework, business continuity plans and development of physical security mechanisms.
47,520
2
a
Sun Microsystems Aust Pty Ltd Development of enterprise security architecture.
108,680
2
a
The Boston Consulting Group Review of Information and Communication Division’s HealthConnect related activities.
88,000
6
b
The Performance Technologies Group Website eye tracking research to determine useability and accessibility of www.health.gov.au to inform improvements.
11,000
1
a
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Review of accountability processes for the Division of General Practice Program.
28,040
2
a
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Provision of advice on the Division of General Practice Program.
32,966
2
a


Comparison expenditure on Consultancy Services During 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2004-05, of $10,000 or More

2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
29,264,705
38,986,995
32,580,229



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