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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 accords with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines. Value for money is the core principle for selection, underpinned by a focus on:
  • encouraging competition;
  • efficiency and effectiveness;
  • ethical practices; 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 2005-06, 367 new consultancy contracts valued at $10,000 or more were entered into at a cost of $26.60 million. Expenditure on all consultancies let during 2005-06 totalled $17.84 million. In addition, 153 ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the 2005-06 year, at a cost of $15.61 million.

1. Explanation of Selection Processes Used

Open Tender: A procurement in which a request for tender is published inviting all businesses that satisfy the conditions for participation to submit tenders.

Select Tender: A procurement procedure in which the procuring agency selects which potential suppliers are invited to submit tenders in accordance with the mandatory procurement procedures.

Direct Sourcing: A procurement process, available only under certain defined circumstances, in which an agency may contact a single potential supplier or suppliers of its choice and for which conditions for direct sourcing apply under the mandatory procurement procedures.

Panel: An arrangement under which a number of suppliers, usually selected through a single procurement process, may each supply property or services to an agency as specified in the panel arrangements.

2. Justification for Decision to Use Consultancy

A - Skills currently unavailable within agency.
B - Need for specialised or professional skills.
C - Need for independent research or assessment.

CONSULTANCY SERVICES LET DURING 2005-06, OF $10,000 OR MORE

Outcome 1

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Development of a cost recovery model for manufacturing standards audits.
14,025
Direct Sourcing A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Development of a cost recovery model for non-prescription medicines regulation.
17,408
Direct Sourcing A  
Adelaide Research and Innovation Investment Trust Pty Ltd Provision of consultancy services for a medical device tracking system.
198,255
Select Tender A  
Apis Consulting Group Pty Ltd Provision of consultancy services for the Agvet business support project.
41,476
Direct Sourcing A  
B Corcoran Consultancy for the review of a contract for services with the National Serology Reference Laboratory, Australia.
35,000
Direct Sourcing C  
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd Literature review to identify barriers relating to childhood and adult immunisation.
43,890
Direct Sourcing B  
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd Qualitative research for the National Varicella Vaccination Campaign.
77,000
Direct Sourcing C *
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd Qualitative research to evaluate the Australian Immunisation Handbook, 8th Edition.
**87,560
Select Tender B *
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd BreastScreen Australia qualitative research into women’s attitudes to breast cancer screening and their communication needs.
109,780
Select Tender C  
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd Pregnancy Support Counselling –Developmental Research.
109,010
Select Tender C  
BMP Healthcare Consulting Pty Ltd Clinical review of multiple chemical sensitivity.
54,616
Direct Sourcing B  
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Development of a performance management framework, risk management policy, framework and accountability/responsibility framework.
484,175
Panel C  
Elmaton Pty Ltd Consultancy services for beryllium review.
19,800
Direct Sourcing A  
Ernst & Young Provide probity advice to assist management of the purchase of faecal occult blood tests and pathology analysis services for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
25,000
Panel A  
Eureka Strategic Research Developmental research for the National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign.
87,593
Panel C *
Eureka Strategic Research Concept testing research for a National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign.
**192,434
Select Tender C *
External Evaluators Evaluation of data for the registration of medicines.
1,781,485
Direct Sourcing A  
Focal Point Consulting Provision of services on the implementation of the Government response to the recommendations of the Expert Committee in Complementary Medicines in Health System.
310,100
Open Tender C  
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Develop a report on carer and consumer involvement in comorbidity.
136,956
Open Tender C  
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Review Australian Government funding arrangements for the Jean Hailes Foundation.
52,420
Panel B  
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Evaluation of the performance of the National General Practice Immunisation Coordinator role.
62,700
Panel A  
IPSOS Australia Pty Ltd Smoking and Pregnancy Advisory Group qualitative research.
55,000
Panel C *
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd Legal policy advice in relation to human cell and tissue therapies regulations.
72,087
Direct Sourcing A  
Nexus Management Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of a food and nutrition monitoring and surveillance framework and business case.
115,500
Open Tender B  
Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd Research with parents of teenagers, and teenagers about alcohol.
34,944
Direct Sourcing C  
Roy Morgan Research Pty Ltd Research to conduct further wave of evaluation research with youth regarding alcohol.
91,447
Direct Sourcing C  
Scott Market Research Pty Ltd National Cervical Screening Program qualitative research into current attitudes and behaviour regarding cervical cancer and screening and evaluation of revised communication materials following the implementation of revised National Health and Medical Research Council guidelines.
65,137
Select Tender C *
The Allen Consulting Group Consultancy for an economic and process evaluation of funding for HIV/AIDS sector organisations, World AIDS Day activities and the National Research Centres in HIV, Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections.
122,700
Open Tender C  
The Lead Education Abatement Design Group Consultancy services for the assessment of lead compounds.
14,000
Direct Sourcing A  
The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd Conduct the National Tobacco Survey - November 2005.
44,000
Direct Sourcing B *
The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd Provision of the Tobacco Retailers Survey.
209,871
Select Tender B *
University of New South Wales, represented by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre To draft the National Cannabis Strategy, based on the best available evidence and refined through widespread stakeholder consultation.
170,763
Direct Sourcing B  
University of Queensland Research on the determination of triclosan in the Australian population by analysis of human breast milk.
87,956
Direct Sourcing A  
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Review of the Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Initiative.
46,750
Panel B  
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd Health Warnings Campaign Omnibus Survey.
**25,421
Direct Sourcing A *
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd National Youth Tobacco Campaign concept testing.
**329,780
Panel C *
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd Consumer omnibus survey to evaluate the 2005 World AIDS Day communications activities.
13,789
Select Tender C *
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd National Tobacco Campaign Health Warnings concept testing.
94,540
Select Tender A *
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Outcome 2

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Probity advice in the implementation of the Community Service Obligation funding pool. 18,356 Select Tender A & C  
Coote Practice Pty Ltd Review of the objectives and role of the Professional Services Review Scheme. 68,060 Direct Sourcing A & C  
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Review the operational arrangements of the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council and the Pharmaceutical Health and Rational use of Medicines Committee. 91,300 Open Tender A & C  
Human Capital Alliance Review of the Enhanced Divisional Quality Use of Medicines Program. 90,000 Select Tender C  
Mark Williams Management Pharmaceutical industry expert advice in implementation of the Community Service Obligation funding pool. 27,747 Direct Sourcing A & B  
Repatriation General Hospital Daw Park South Australia Development of teaching materials and delivery of two day short course. 29,601 Direct Sourcing A  
RSM Bird Cameron Probity advice for procurement of branch level IT system. 20,000 Panel A  
RSM Bird Cameron Administrative compliance audit of the Highly Specialised Drugs Program. 96,580 Select Tender A & C  
Stone Wilson Consulting Facilitation of Industry Liaison Officer trial workshops for provision of customer workshop relationship training. 15,000 Direct Sourcing A  
XIP Pty Ltd Provision of services relating to patent information. 34,738 Select A  
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Outcome 3

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Apis Consulting Group Unit Trust Consultancy services to assist with an invitation to apply a procurement process. 21,783 Panel B  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Probity and ethics training and advice for the 2006 Aged Care Approvals Round. 38,222 Panel B  
Alzheimer's Australia Report on Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia, Dementia Development Research Project: Review of best practice in dementia care. 24,000 Select Tender A  
Anne Markiewicz and Associates Pty Ltd Information sessions for Aged Care Assessment Teams and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Approved Providers regarding the Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia Program. 94,620 Panel A  
Australian Healthcare Associates Pty Ltd Development of educational material for Home and Community Care Program Standards identified as being poorly met in the Review of the First Three Year Appraisal Process (Standards 5,6 and 7). 47,190 Panel A  
Australian Healthcare Associates Pty Ltd Development of a national quality reporting framework and tools for the management of quality assurance across community care programs. 246,455 Panel A  
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Provision of expert advice related to the creation of an Ageing and Aged Care Division strategic data management plan. 32,475 Direct Sourcing B  
Bentleys MRI (Qld) Provision of expert and professional financial assessment of applications for funding in the 2005 Aged Care Approvals Round. 151,320 Open Tender A  
CHIK Services Pty Ltd IT Readiness Survey, to research current levels of IT use within the aged care sector and the sector's capacity to take-up eBusiness and E-Health initiatives. **123,914 Panel C *
Ernst & Young Provision of expert and professional financial assessment of applications for funding in the 2005 Aged Care Approvals Round. 56,430 Open Tender A  
Fujitsu Australia Ltd Extraction and documentation of business rules for aged care payment systems and provision of architectural advice for future system support. 174,768 Panel C  
Hammond Care Group Report on an enhanced service model for Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia. 79,445 Select Tender A  
Healthcare Management Advisors Consultancy evaluation of the Innovative Care Rehabilitation pilot projects. 76,200 Open B  
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Review and evaluation of the Department's forms and processes for approved residential aged care providers. 55,000 Panel C  
Inside Story Knowledge Management Pty Ltd Market research (phase 2) services for the Aged Care Choices web site project. **101,000 Select Tender C *
La Trobe University Development of an evaluation model for the Community Aged Care Packages Continence Research Project. 67,100 Direct Sourcing A  
Lincoln Centre for Ageing and Community Care Research La Trobe University Identification of evidence supporting the efficacy of low to medium levels of home and community care. 52,993 Panel A  
Matthews Pegg Consultancy Pty Ltd Provision of legal policy advice on new prudential arrangements and the Guarantee Scheme for aged care residents' accommodation bonds. 101,008 Direct Sourcing A  
National Institute of Labour Studies Analysis of conditional adjustment payment training data. 53,479 Select Tender B  
Resolution Consulting Services Pty Ltd Expert advice on internal resourcing of quality and accountability activities. 126,090 Panel A  
Resolution Consulting Services Pty Ltd Consulting service for the Quality Framework Resourcing Review. 165,000 Panel A  
Tactics Consulting Pty Ltd Review and refinement of the Community Packaged Care Programs Guidelines. 45,000 Select Tender A  
The Allen Consulting Group Evaluation of National Aged Care Advocacy Program service delivery. 95,000 Select Tender B  
The Nous Group Review of business functions and infrastructure supporting Commonwealth Carer Respite Centres and Commonwealth Carelink Centres and recommendations for streamlining. 231,539 Open Tender A  
University of Queensland Report analysing data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health on women identified as carers who are employed or otherwise, which will inform policy development on employed carers initiatives. 38,500 Direct Sourcing A  
Urbis Keys Young Evaluation frameworks for the Overnight Respite Houses, Respite for Employed Carers and Employed Carers Innovative Projects initiatives. 688,743 Panel A  
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Outcome 4

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Apis Consulting Group Pty Ltd Provision of a risk management and implementation strategy for the rollout of the new Primary Care Division initiatives. 26,972 Select Tender A  
Ascent Consulting Pty Ltd Provide advice on costing and implementation issues associated with a potential National Health Call Centre Network for consideration by the Council of Australian Governments. 146,999 Direct Sourcing A  
Ascent Consulting Pty Ltd Advice relating to the establishment and implementation of a National Health Call Centre Network. 200,000 Direct Sourcing A  
B Corcoran Review of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Indigenous projects. 35,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Provide strategic advice to the Department relating to the establishment of a National Health Call Centre Network. 139,250 Direct Sourcing A  
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Strategic advice relating to a proposal to Government for a National Health Call Centre Network. 217,850 Direct Sourcing A  
Coote Practice Pty Ltd To provide strategic advice to Primary Care Division on emerging issues in primary care, with regard to the development and implementation of initiatives targeted to the primary care sector and potential stakeholder management issues. 66,000 Direct Sourcing A  
DH4 Pty Ltd To provide advice to the Department on the Australian Divisions of General Practice Network Information Management Project - Phase 1 planning study. 75,000 Direct Sourcing B  
Furnidall Enterprises Pty Ltd To develop the strategic directions for an Information Management Strategy for the Divisions of General Practice. 50,000 Direct Sourcing A  
KPMG Evaluation of the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Program. 289,000 Open Tender A  
OOSW Consulting Pty Ltd Primary Care Division Central Office and State or Territory Office activities restructure. 21,120 Direct Sourcing A  
Price Waterhouse Coopers Assess compliance issues with the Australian Accounting Standards and Australian Auditing Standards with regard to the Divisions of General Practice Program. 199,000 Panel A  
RSM Bird Cameron Review the National Primary Care Collaboratives budget. 11,192 Direct Sourcing C  
S Caesar Provision of expert advice regarding structural efficiency business cases and accreditation standards for the Divisions of General Practice Program. 16,500 Direct Sourcing A  
Siggins Miller Consultants Pty Ltd Review the Health Services Advisory Committee as a forum for liaison between health professionals and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. 38,400 Panel A  
University of Adelaide Provision of geo-spatial analysis and advice for the boundary re-alignment for Divisions of General Practice. 28,245 Direct Sourcing A  
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Outcome 5

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Fresbout Consulting Pty Ltd Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the service currently delivered by the Tasman Multi Purpose Service. 30,000 Panel B  


Outcome 6

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Huntly Consulting Group Review of professional qualification for the hearing services program. 75,420 Open Tender C  


Outcome 7

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Atkinson Kerr and Associates Pty Ltd To evaluate the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health service development and reporting framework trial sites. 63,397 Select Tender C  
Australian Rural Health Education Consultancy contract for the mid-term review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategic Framework. 90,629 Open Tender A  
Barbara Schmidt and Associates To undertake a strategic and business planning project with the Apunipima Cape York Health Council. 49,980 Select Tender B  
BDO Chartered Accountants Provision of audit and quality assurance services. 16,500 Select Tender A  
Biotext Pty Ltd Review of data and technical writing. 11,110 Panel A  
Bowchung Pty Ltd Consultancy services for phase 2 of the Service Reporting and Development Framework. 97,408 Direct Sourcing A  
Clark Phillips Pty Ltd Undertake the Health Services Review. 22,000 Select Tender A  
Cultural Perspectives Pty Ltd Independent evaluation of the five Vibe Australia Media products to determine the degree to which the Department's health-related objectives are being achieved through the sponsorship of the products and activities. 165,000 Open Tender A  
David Jess and Associates Pty Ltd Provision of procurement services to complete the Advisory and Development Panel specific to Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Indigenous health services. 23,904 Open Tender A  
Deeble John Stewart Research into expenditure on the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for Indigenous people. 69,900 Direct Sourcing B  
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Implementation of agreed forms to administration governance - Gippsland Victoria and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative. 22,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Department of Health Queensland Participating and providing advice on the development of the technical specifications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health performance framework. 93,744 Direct Sourcing C  
Department of Health Western Australia Governance review of the Ngaanyatjarra Health Service. 16,852 Direct Sourcing C  
Edwards Marshall and Co Consultancy services required for the provision of Funds Administration for Oak Valley, Maralinga, South Australia. 23,452 Select Tender B  
General Practice and Primary Health Care Study into the current allied health workforce in Indigenous primary mental health in the Northern Territory. 42,446 Select Tender B  
Gevers Goddard-Jones Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Quality Improvement Initiative Program. 67,418 Open Tender A  
Health Policy Analysis Pty Ltd Consultancy services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. 227,400 Open Tender A  
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Provision of consultancy services for the Healthy for Life Evaluation and Outcomes Framework. 330,224 Open Tender A  
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Review of the Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia. 70,000 Panel C  
Indigenous Psychological Services Review of the Social and Emotional Wellbeing program in New South Wales. 79,887 Select Tender A  
Institute for Healthy Communities Operational review and consulting services. 29,810 Direct Sourcing A  
Institute for Healthy Communities Design and deliver four workshops for the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health service development and reporting framework. 12,200 Panel A  
Kavanagh Consultancy Provision of independent advice to the social health program area of the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. 35,000 Open Tender A  
Kordamentha Pty Ltd Review of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. 33,550 Select Tender B  
Kordamentha Pty Ltd Consultancy services required for the provision of funds administration and associated tasks for the Danila Dilba health service, Northern Territory. 172,400 Select Tender B  
KPMG Darwin Provide audit and quality assurance services as requested. 13,200 Select Tender A  
Kristine Battye Consulting Pty Ltd To undertake the review of the Northern Territory district medical officer Medicare Bulk Billing Project. 79,035 Select Tender A  
La Trobe University Review of the National Donavanosis Eradication Project. 33,405 Direct Sourcing A  
La Trobe University Performance review of an Aboriginal Community Controlled (Health) Organisation (Ngwala). 30,663 Select Tender B  
Merit Partners Provision of audit/quality assurance services. 10,700 Select Tender A  
Nicholls Consulting Consultancy services for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands Council of Australian Governments Trial. 137,979 Direct Sourcing A  
Quay Connection Workshop facilitation - Partnership for Aboriginal Care business planning. 15,861 Select Tender B  
Shannon Consulting Services Trust To undertake an operational, clinical and organisational review of the Indigenous health service - Armidale, New South Wales and District Services Incorporated. 40,942 Select Tender B  
Shannon Consulting Services Trust To undertake an operational, clinical and organisational review of an Indigenous health service. 22,000 Panel B  
SMS Consulting Group Ltd Provision of IT transition advice to the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. 92,950 Select Tender A  
Tactics Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of an update to the Program Management Guidelines. 40,000 Select Tender C  
The Trustee for MW Consulting Trust Review the effectiveness of Medicare Systems Officer in assisting the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. 32,065 Open Tender B  
University of South Australia Develop agreed South Australia state wide, regional and organisational implementation proposals for workforce strategic framework strategies. 77,000 Open Tender A  
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Continuous Improvement Project for the Healthy for Life Program. 68,772 Select Tender A  
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Evaluation of Bringing Them Home and Indigenous Mental Health Program. 290,000 Select Tender A  
Urbis Keys Young Development of an evaluation framework for the Petrol Sniffing Prevention Program. 45,012 Select Tender A  
Vision Method Outcome Provision of research into the governance of Community Controlled Health and Substance Misuse Services. 75,320 Select Tender B  
Walterturnbull Pty Ltd Consultancy services required for the provision of funds administration at Tullawon Health Service Yalata, South Australia. 29,225 Direct Sourcing A  
Walterturnbull Pty Ltd Assess financial administrative governance and staff management arrangements of the Ceduna/Koonibba health service, South Australia. 17,570 Panel B  
Walterturnbull Pty Ltd Provision of funds administrator services. 91,265 Panel A  
Wendy Bloom and Associates Pty Ltd Market research to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of design concepts and written materials for the Healthy for Life program. 43,938 Select Tender A *
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Outcome 8

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Access Economics Pty Ltd Further development of the Private Health Insurance Sector Policy Model for Australia. 140,580 Direct Sourcing A  
Access Economics Pty Ltd Services for the Provision of Private Health Insurance Industry Modelling. 137,480 Open Tender A  
Ernst & Young ABC Pty Ltd Risk equalisation and high costs claims pool scoping. 78,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Ernst & Young ABC Pty Ltd Provision of advice on risk equalisation arrangements in the private health industry. 103,567 Open Tender A  
The Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd Review of second tier, basic default benefits and gap cover. 106,200 Select Tender B  


Outcome 9

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Applied Economics Pty Ltd Assessment of the effects on service delivery in public settings of implementing a proposed medical specialist training model. 200,608 Direct Sourcing C  
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Purchase of information on the activity of general practitioners. 275,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Australian National University Services for Public Health Informatics and Health Care Research. 65,175 Open Tender A  
Bearingpoint Australia Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Private Pathology Training Program. 47,619 Direct Sourcing A  
Cleanses Australia Pty Ltd Develop and deliver the 9th Medical Training Review Panel Annual Report. 18,426 Direct Sourcing A  
Coote Practice Pty Ltd Provide advice on the implementation of expanded training model for specialists. 75,000 Direct Sourcing A  
CSIRO Consultancy services for a project to review statistical disclosure control methodologies. 77,660 Open A  
Dr E Long Conduct a comprehensive review of Section 19AB guidelines and recommend changes. 40,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Evans and Peck Pty Ltd Review of the Health System Expenditure and the Diabetes Model. 44,000 Open Tender A  
Eureka Strategic Research Developmental research for the Asthma Awareness Communication Initiative. 159,984 Panel A *
Harvey Whiteford Medical Pty Ltd Provision of clinical advice on mental health issues. 27,720 Direct Sourcing A  
Hassall & Associates Pty Ltd An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Project: Functioning Economics in Times of Pandemic. 142,393 Open Tender B  
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Evaluate the rapid assessment units which the Department is funding in seven specialist colleges. 110,000 Open Tender A  
Healthcare Management Advisors Pty Ltd Risk assessment of the costs/benefits of a formal implementation of a training model for medical specialists. 230,990 Panel A  
J. Burnett and Associates Pty Ltd Assist and provide advice on the evaluation of the tender for the broadband testing facility for the Broadband for Health Program. 50,000 Direct Sourcing B  
La Trobe University The evaluation of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions Quality Improvement Program. 156,827 Open Tender A  
Margaret Goode Consulting Pty Ltd Review of the Health Services Improvement Division's Business Management Unit. 12,320 Select Tender A  
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd To assist in the development of amendments to the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. 34,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Palm Consulting Group Pty Ltd Conduct a review of the operations of the Australian Health Information Council's scope, terms of reference and membership. 24,493 Direct Sourcing A  
Price Waterhouse Coopers Evaluation of the More Doctors for Outer Metropolitan Areas Program. 134,410 Open Tender A  
Price Waterhouse Coopers Analyse the costs and benefits of an expanded training model for medical specialists. 632,500 Panel C  
Oceansesu Australia Pty Ltd Develop and deliver the 9th Medical Training Review Panel Annual Report. 18,426 Direct Sourcing A  
Queensland University of Technology Evaluate the Diabetes Prevention Pilot Initiative. 110,985 Open Tender A  
Rapcor Pty Ltd Biennial Review of the Medicare Provider Number Legislation. 70,491 Direct Sourcing C  
Red3 Pty Ltd To develop a common medication chart for use in residential aged care facilities. 47,971 Select Tender A  
The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd Consumer Perspectives Survey - undertake qualitative research leading to question the development for new survey modules and quantitative research involving implementation of the survey. **1,874,939 Open Tender B *
University of South Australia Consultancy contract to recommend an optimal model for secondary prevention of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the Australian health care context, using the Northern Territory as an exemplar. 71,830 Direct Sourcing B  
Wizard Information Services Pty Ltd Operational Review of HealthInsite. 99,619 Select A  
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Outcome 10

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

A & D Richardson Pty Ltd Undertake a clinical content review of emergency department term sets. 12,047 Direct Sourcing A  
Adelaide Research and Innovation Pty Ltd Consultancy contract for geographical and mapping information for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 54,450 Direct Sourcing B  
AM Actuaries Pty Ltd Consultancy services to develop a background paper on the Impact of Tort Law Reform. 129,200 Open Tender B  
Australian Healthcare Associates Pty Ltd Independent review of the National Cord Blood Collection Network. 206,700 Open Tender A  
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of strategic policy and communications advice for the Review of Australia's Plasma Fractionation Arrangements. 134,112 Open Tender A  
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of consultancy services to undertake the development of a strategic framework for the Jurisdictional Blood Committee. 69,494 Panel A  
Communio Pty Ltd Collection of data and development of an evaluation methodology for two Council of Australian Governments initiatives. 106,480 Panel A  
Department of Treasury Provision of actuarial services. 200,000 Direct Sourcing B  
Health Policy Analysis Pty Ltd Development of a framework for measuring performance in the delivery of acute care hospital services in Australia. 73,200 Select Tender B  
KPMG Provision of policy advice on acute care funding. 47,680 Open Tender B  
KPMG To undertake a review of the arrangements for the regulation of approved pathology collection centres. 107,800 Open Tender B  
KPMG Development of a standard pricing model for the Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group international sales and exportation. 57,283 Panel A  
Little Oak Pty Ltd Provision of technical advice in relation to the Emergency Department National Minimum Data Set. 50,000 Open Tender A  
Little Oak Pty Ltd Development of data items and performance information for emergency departments. 225,107 Open Tender A  
Monash University Health economists to review pathology and radiology claims. 10,000 Direct Sourcing B  
Nova Public Policy Development of a national strategy for the quality use of pathology program and accountable processes for its administration. 59,950 Select Tender C  
Price Waterhouse Coopers Expert financial advice on the selection of providers of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Gippsland, Victoria and Dubbo, New South Wales. 40,000 Panel B  
Royce (Victoria) Pty Ltd Provision of communications consultancy and advice for the Review of Australia's Plasma Fractionation arrangements. 478,460 Panel A  
The Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd Provision of business research and analysis for the Review of Australia's Plasma Fractionation Arrangements. 176,692 Open Tender A  
The Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd Provision of advice on actuarial, demographic and indemnity insurance for the Review of Australia's Plasma Fractionation Arrangements. 185,000 Open Tender A  
Walterturnbull Pty Ltd Probity advisor on Magnetic Resonance Imaging initiatives. 30,000 Panel B  
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Outcome 11

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Errol Malta Pty Ltd Administrative review of the Diabetes Vaccine Development Centre. 34,640 Select Tender A  
New South Wales Department of Health Contribution to working group for 'A streamlined national approach to ethical and scientific review multi centre research'. 33,550 Select Tender C  
Resolution Consulting Services Pty Ltd Conduct a zero-based budget project. 20,000 Panel A  
S Webb Provide advice as a member of the review committee overseeing the administrative review of the Diabetes Vaccine Development Centre. 11,104 Select Tender A  


Outcome 12

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Australian National University The use of mathematical models to assess public health responses to an outbreak of a highly infectious viral respiratory disease. 79,335 Select Tender A  
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd Qualitative research on pandemic influenza, May 2006. **69,245 Direct Sourcing C *
Blue Moon Research and Planning Pty Ltd Qualitative research on pandemic influenza, November 2005. 198,000 Direct Sourcing C *
Interflu Pty Ltd Consultancy to provide expert and informed advice on the World Health Organization centre. 175,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Lucas Partners Pty Ltd Executive search agency services to select candidates for possible recruitment as World Health Organization influenza centre director. 77,000 Select Tender A  
Monash University Consultancy to provide Air Standards health advice. 79,200 Direct Sourcing A  
OOSW Consulting Pty Ltd Development of a report into Australia's border protection capabilities and arrangements. 25,000 Direct Sourcing A  
SMS Consulting Group Ltd To conduct a scoping study of the syndromic surveillance system. 27,500 Select Tender C  
Stratsec.Net Pty Ltd To conduct a threat and risk assessment of the syndromic surveillance system. 10,560 Select Tender C  
Templeton Galt Pty Ltd Consultancy to provide expert advice for the national pandemic influenza exercise. 320,000 Direct Sourcing A  
University of Canberra Review of the national disaster medicine course and the national stock take of disaster medicine education and training opportunities. 105,284 Select Tender A  
University of Sydney Development of the bioaerosols and airborne infection in public health - short course. 37,934 Direct Sourcing B  
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Cross Outcome

Consultant Name

Description

Contract Price $(GST Incl)

Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Advertising and Market Research Consultancy (*)

Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Review of IT strategic costing. 33,000 Direct Sourcing A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Development of the departmental Enterprise Risk Management Plan. 12,672 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Finalise and facilitate the pilot of the Department's Enterprise Risk Management Plan. 19,200 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Conduct trial of the Department's risk management framework with Ageing and Aged Care Division, Outcome 3. 19,872 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Development of the Avian Influenza Business Continuity Plan. 20,864 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Review of the IT Governance Framework. 21,896 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd To review the feasibility of the Department moving to multi-function devices. 41,209 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Development, facilitation and assistance to the Department's State and Territory Offices to complete business continuity plans. 45,000 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Review on hand held communication devices (Blackberry) infrastructure. 46,530 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd For provision of advice relating to the IT Governance Framework. 49,803 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd To review Service Level Agreements under the current outsourcing contract with IBM Global Services. 88,935 Panel A  
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Conduct post-implementation review of travel reforms. 22,000 Select Tender B  
Australia Market Research Pty Ltd Provision of quantitative research to evaluate the Health and Ageing web site. 44,550 Select Tender A *
Carroll Communications Pty Ltd Provide services relating to market research and social marketing formulation and implementation across all campaigns. 249,500 Open Tender A  
Cathy Mauk and Associates Provision of services to review HR Assist. 21,505 Direct Sourcing A  
Colmar Brunton Social Research Provision of qualitative research to evaluate the Health and Ageing web site. 43,852 Select Tender A  
David Jess & Associates Pty Ltd Assistance with the preparation of the Request for Tender for the risk and security panel. 24,140 Open Tender A  
EOC Creative Provision of employer branding research and development services. 16,940 Direct Sourcing A  
Naidu Consulting Services Provision of services to manage the Request for Tender process for the national paper supply. 30,720 Panel A  
Naidu Consulting Services Provision of consultancy services to manage the Request for Tender process for warehousing and distribution services. 36,000 Panel A  
Oliver Winder Pty Ltd Independent member on Audit Committee. 30,000 Direct Sourcing B  
Plaut IT (Australia) Pty Ltd Provision of strategic advice on SAP. 66,000 Panel B  
Plaut IT (Australia) Pty Ltd Provision of strategic advice on SAP - Stage 2 Business Plan. 30,000 Direct Sourcing B  
Plaut IT (Australia) Pty Ltd Scoping of SAP upgrade. 44,000 Direct Sourcing B  
The Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd Provision of legal services for research and assessment of policy issues related to national health arrangements. 60,000 Direct Sourcing A  
The Rhumb-Line Group Pty Ltd Provision of analysis and recommendation on the total space requirements for the 2009 accommodation project. 11,550 Direct Sourcing A  
Attorney-Generals Department Provision of Legal Services 50,000 Panel A  
Australian Government Solicitor Provision of Legal Services 731,977 Panel A  
Clayton Utz Provision of Legal Services 417,378 Panel A  
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Provision of Legal Services 245,000 Panel A  
Mallesons Stephen Jaques Provision of Legal Services 12,000 Panel A  
Minter Ellision Provision of Legal Services 59,327 Panel A  
Phillips Fox Provision of Legal Services 969,344 Panel A  

* These contracts are also reported in Appendix 1 – Advertising and Market Research.
** The amount quoted reflects the total contract value. The amounts in the Appendix 1 – Advertising and Market Research, record the amounts paid by the Department during the financial year.


Comparison Expenditure on Consultancy Services during 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06

2003-04
$

2004-05
$

2005-06
$

38,986,995 33,266,291 33,445,141
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