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Annual Report - 4.3 - 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 practises; 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 2006–07, 485 new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $19.37 million. In addition, 182 ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the 2006–07 year, involving total actual expenditure of $15.65 million.

1. Explanation of Selection Processes Used

Open Tender: A procurement procedure in which a request for tender is published inviting all businesses that satisfy the conditions for participation to submit tenders. Public tenders are sought from the marketplace using national and major metropolitan newspaper advertising and the Government AusTender internet site.

Select Tender: A procurement procedure in which the procuring agency selects which potential suppliers are invited to submit tenders. Tenders are invited from a shortlist of competent suppliers.

Direct Sourcing: A form of restricted tendering, available only under certain defined circumstances, with a single potential supplier or suppliers being invited to bid because of their unique expertise and/or their special ability to supply the goods and/or services sought.

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. Tenders are sought from suppliers that have requalified on the agency panels to supply to the Government. This category includes standing offers and supplier panels where the consultant offers to supply goods and services for a predetermined length of time, usually at a prearranged price.

2. Justification for Decision to Use Consultancy

A – Skills currently unavailable within the agency.

B – Need for specialised or professional skills.

C – Need for independent research or assessment.

Table A: Consultancy Services Let During 2006–07, of $10,000 or More



Outcome 1 – Population Health


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Access Economics Economic evaluation of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. 230,654 Panel C
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Evaluation of tender responses for pregnancy support services. 23,405 Select Tender B
Adelaide Research and Innovation Creating on the job training opportunities. 177,688 Open Tender C
Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd Provision of economic analysis on the Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative. 135,000 Direct Sourcing C
Ascent Governance Pty Ltd Financial advice in relation to procurement and manufacture of Q Fever vaccine. 42,909 Panel B
Australian General Practice Network Development, testing and evaluation of a Pregnancy Lifescripts Kit. 379,046 Open Tender B
Australian Healthcare Associates Evaluation of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia National Resource Centre. 95,370 Panel C
Australian Rural Health Education Evaluation of Retailers Responsible Sale of Alcohol Project. 19,855 Panel C
Bethwaite, Francis M Review into Food Regulation. 74,942 Direct Sourcing B
Birdanco Nominees Pty Ltd Probity advice for manufacture and supply of Q Fever vaccine and screening test. 29,700 Open Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Developmental research for the Alerting the Community to the Links Between Illicit Drugs and Mental Illness Campaign. 407,000 Select Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* National Drugs Campaign Phase 3: Research to determine currency and effectiveness of National Drugs Campaign Phase 2. 77,000 Panel C
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Concept testing of resources for the National Drugs Campaign (Round 1). 123,090 Select Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Second round concept testing of ‘Ice’ creative materials for the National Drugs Campaign. 40,755 Select Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Concept testing for National Drugs Campaign – evaluation of the Parents Booklet. 34,430 Select Tender C
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Final concept testing of creative materials for the National Drugs Campaign. 59,950 Panel A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Formative Research for the new National Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program. 178,343 Select Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Development research for the Australian Better Health Initiative. 164,505 Open Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Concept testing for the National Pregnancy Support Helpline. 56,650 Select Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Concept testing research for the Australian Better Health Initiative social marketing campaigns. **312,510 Open Tender B
Blue Moon Unit Trust Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program evaluation. 209,000 Direct Sourcing C
Blue Moon Unit Trust Qualitative research into the communication needs of visually impaired women in the cervical screening target age range of 18–69 years. 16,500 Select Tender A
Brooke-Taylor & Company Pty Ltd Services for the development of a new regulatory framework for disinfectants. 38,000 Select Tender B
C & S Hanson Haulage Independent review of Fernlea House to assess quality and safety issues. 10,450 Direct Sourcing B
Carroll Communications Pty Ltd Market research and social marketing strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation. 275,000 Select Tender A
Comparative Pathology Consulting Pty Ltd Expert pathology training services. 13,156 Direct Sourcing B
CSIRO Evaluation of data for the registration of medicines. 77,825 Direct Sourcing C
Cultural Partners Australia (NSW)* Research on existing alcohol awareness products and adapting these for use with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 74,756 Select Tender B
Cultural Perspectives Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Youth Wellbeing Program (Central Desert, Northern Territory). 133,760 Open Tender B
Eureka Strategic Research Pty Ltd Evaluation research for the National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign. 174,779 Panel A
Eureka Strategic Research Pty Ltd* Concept testing for the Asthma Awareness Communication Initiative. **96,668 Direct Sourcing B
Graeme O’Neill Consulting Pty Ltd Provision of mechanical consulting services to the Therapeutic Goods Administration site for 2006–07. 22,000 Direct Sourcing B
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Review of the Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth. 79,950 Open Tender A
Human Capital Alliance (International) Obtaining consensus competencies for postgraduate public health education and research training. 43,290 Panel B
James Cook University Workforce planning models for rapid deployment. 126,377 Open Tender C
Katherine West Health Board Katherine West Smoke Check Project. 256,600 Open Tender C
La Trobe University Evaluation of the 3 National Research Centres of Excellence: the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, the National Drug Research Institute, and the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction. 165,000 Direct Sourcing B
La Trobe University Design of a monitoring and evaluation framework for the Australian Better Health Initiative. 120,794 Select Tender B
Mainpac Pty Ltd Consulting and training services for 2006–07. 11,000 Direct Sourcing A
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd Advice and assistance in relation to amendments to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme legislation. 80,000 Direct Sourcing B
Naidu Consulting Services Procurement related services to establish a panel framework for external evaluators. 49,200 Panel B
Rosslogic Pty Ltd Assistance in the Bethwaite Review into food regulation. 20,625 Open Tender A
The Morawska Group Branch executive development. 20,000 Select Tender B
The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd Tracking research for the National Tobacco Youth Campaign. 235,670 Direct Sourcing A
The Social Research Centre Pty Ltd* Conduct the 2006 National Tobacco Survey. **286,480 Direct Sourcing C
Trilogy Information Solutions Determining the feasibility of developing a Whole of Life Immunisation Register. 209,495 Open Tender B
University of South Australia National Indigenous Public Health Education and Research. 126,528 Open Tender C
University of Sydney Consultative services for the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee by Professor Tattersall. 66,770 Open Tender B
University of Sydney Consultative services for the Australian Drug Evaluation Committee by Professor Tattersall. 68,678 Open Tender B
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Review of the Alcohol Initiative. 39,655 Direct Sourcing B
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Identification of enablers for Indigenous drug users. 199,973 Open Tender B
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Smoking Cessation Guidelines for Australian General Practice. 240,091 Direct Sourcing C
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Scoping study on University Counsellors. 95,079 Open Tender B
Various Evaluators Evaluation of various medicines. 1,842,875 Direct Sourcing A
WalterTurnbull Probity advice on market testing of the Pregnancy Hotline. 33,939 Select Tender B
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd* Qualitative research to inform the development of the new National Alcohol Campaign. **218,790 Select Tender C
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd* National omnibus research to assess the impact of World AIDS Day communication activities on consumer awareness of HIV/AIDS issues. **14,212 Select Tender B
Woolcott Research Pty Ltd* Branding development research for the Healthy Active Program. 33,000 Select Tender C
Zed Business Management Review of coordination functions in the Population Health Division. 29,700 Open Tender C
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Outcome 2 - Access to Pharmaceutical Services


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
3 red Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council Guidelines for Medication Management in Residential Aged Care Facilities. 205,495 Open Tender C
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Cost recovery for listing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Stage 2.1. 36,053 Panel A
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Cost recovery for listing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Stage 2. 140,916 Panel A
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Cost recovery for listing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. 65,692 Panel A
Biotext Pty Ltd Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee. 52,000 Select Tender B
Mark Williams Management Pty Ltd Expert advice for the Community Service Obligation Funding Pool. 160,000 Direct Sourcing B
Stratsec.net Pty Ltd Threat risk assessments of the preferred respondents to the Community Service Obligation Administration Agency. 42,000 Panel B
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Outcome 3 - Access to Medical Services


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Independent financial advice to the Darwin radiation oncology service tender process and the tender evaluation process. 35,000 Select Tender B
Adelaide Research & Innovations Pty Ltd Research services, including scanning and coordination, for new and emerging health technologies (horizon scanning). 987,275 Open Tender B
Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd Research services for scanning for new and emerging health technologies (horizon scanning). 62,948 Direct Sourcing B
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Mobile Unit Trial. 201,300 Select Tender B
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Research services for scanning for new and emerging health technologies (horizon scanning). 52,250 Direct Sourcing B
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Research services for new and emerging health technologies (horizon scanning). 479,261 Open Tender B
Sydney South West Area Health Service Independent technical advice to the Darwin radiation oncology service tender process and the tender evaluation process. 20,000 Select Tender B
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Independent probity advice to the Darwin radiation oncology service tender process and the tender evaluation process. 20,000 Select Tender B
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Outcome 4: Aged Care and Population Ageing


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Australian Healthcare Associates Stage one of Access Points Project – mapping exercise in Tasmania. 93,225 Open Tender A
Australian Healthcare Associates Stage one of Access Points Project – mapping exercise in Queensland. 114,125 Open Tender A
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Scoping study for a national carers’ data repository. 71,988 Direct Sourcing B
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Development research for the National Eye Health Initiative Public Education Campaign. 131,890 Select Tender A
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Quantitative developmental research for the National Eye Health Initiative. 220,000 Direct Sourcing A
Business Strategy Review Pty Ltd Stage one of Access Points Project – mapping exercise in New South Wales. 102,300 Open Tender A
Campbell Research and Consulting Evaluation of carer support measures. 218,695 Open Tender B
Colmar Brunton Social Research Pty Ltd* Exploratory research to support a national communication strategy on dementia. 167,304 Select Tender C
Communio Pty Ltd Review of Aged Care Assessment Teams 215,644 Open Tenderr B
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu A study to establish the feasibility of introducing an Electronic Continuous Client Record for the Community Care Sector. 546,370 Open Tender A
Evolution Research Pty Ltd Development of Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia information package and face-to-face sessions. 26,000 Select Tender B
Evolution Research Pty Ltd Stage one of Access Points Project – mapping exercise in the Australian Capital Territory. 48,260 Open Tender A
Flinders Consulting Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Transition Care Program. 749,650 Open Tender C
Gevers Goddard-Jones Pty Ltd Review of Innovative Pool Project Seniors Care Options For All. 34,716 Select Tender A
Gevers Goddard-Jones Pty Ltd Mapping the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Home and Community Care workforce. 165,637 Open Tender A
Human Solutions Pty Ltd Development and hosting of dementia website. 133,159 Select Tender B
La Trobe University Analysis for National Data Repository – Aged Care Assessment Program. 229,416 Select Tender B
Matthews Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd Policy and legislation development advice for new aged care complaints handling mechanism. 70,898 Direct Sourcing B
Open Mind Research Group* Research into consumer views on Australian Government community aged care programs. 220,000 Select Tender B
Pricewaterhouse Coopers National Access Points Management Project. 950,375 Open Tender B
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Provision of eligibility criteria and development of a funding model for the implementation of the Rural and Remote Viability Supplement for Community Aged Care Programs. 62,085 Open Tender C
Resolution Consulting Services Pty Ltd Development of a national financial reporting framework for community care services. 133,025 Select Tender B
RSM Bird Cameron Probity review of the Aged Care Approvals Round. 31,350 Panel B
SM Research* Research to guide the development of continence communication materials. 22,660 Open Tender C
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Dementia Primary Care Project – Phase 1. Identification of strategies to assist general practitioners in the assessment and diagnosis of people with dementia. 152,233 Panel C
Urbis JHD Pty Ltd Evaluation of the Community Partners Program and the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care Program. 86,896 Select Tender B
Yaran Business Services Pty Ltd Stage one Access Points Project – South Australian Mapping Project. 44,770 Open Tender A
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Outcome 5 - Primary Care


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd Higher Eduction Contribution Scheme evaluation: Reassessing the modelling for future participation rates. 29,700 Panel B
Ascent Consulting Pty Ltd Advice on the establishment and implementation of the National Health Call Centre Network. 30,000 Direct Sourcing A
Australian Healthcare Associates Economic evaluation of the Rural Women’s GP Service. 68,343 Direct Sourcing B
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Strategic advice relating to the implementation of the National Health Call Centre Network. 116,200 Direct Sourcing B
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Strategic advice relating to the implementation of the National Health Call Centre Network. 77,000 Direct Sourcing B
Campbell Research & Consulting Analysis and review of the National Quality and Performance System National Performance Indicators. 343,752 Open Tender B
Campbell Research & Consulting Evaluation of the Australian Divisions of General Practice Program. 73,159 Select Tender B
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Review of the General Practice Education and Training’s business processes. 342,700 Panel C
Health Outcomes International Pty Limited Review of the Rural Retention Program. 69,575 Select Tender B
McGeorge, Alistair Peter Specialist advice on the National Health Call Centre Network scoping project meetings/workshops. 25,000 Direct Sourcing B
Morey Australia Pty. Ltd Evaluation of the GP-Hospital Integration Demonstration Site at North Wyong, New South Wales. 37,510 Panel B
Nova Public Policy Pty Ltd Development of national standards in the provision of mental health services through call centres. 39,655 Direct Sourcing B
PPR Consulting Pty Ltd Development of a draft National Health Call Centre Network mental health component scoping framework. 75,420 Select Tender A
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Review of the Fairfield Division of General Practice. 17,000 Direct Sourcing B
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Review of the 2005–06 financial reports for the Divisions of General Practice Network. 139,680 Direct Sourcing B
Robert Griew Pty Ltd Independent assessment of the evaluation report on 2nd round Co-ordinated Care Trials. 58,250 Direct Sourcing B
Sibthorpe, Dr. Beverley Expert advice on various components of the implementation of the National Quality Performance System. 19,800 Direct Sourcing B
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Outcome 6 - Rural Health


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Communio Pty Ltd Liaison with staff of the Outback Eye Service and collect data. 62,913 Panel B
KPMG Business planning and related services for the Rural Private Access Program – 4th round. 12,388 Panel A
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Business planning and related services for the 4th round of the Rural Private Access Program. 19,828 Panel A
Resolution Consulting Services Pty Data collection templates. 115,505 Panel B
Resolution Consulting Services Pty Expert economic and financial analysis, input and advice in developing the Royal Flying Doctor Service funding agreement. 71,675 Panel B
WalterTurnbull Pty Ltd Business planning and related services for the 4th round of the Rural Private Access Program. 19,250 Panel A




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Outcome 8 - Indigenous Health





Consultant Name Description Contract Price $
(GST Incl)
Selection Process (1) Justification (2)

20/20 Group Pty
Ltd

Review of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander risk assessment procedures; the development of tools, instructions and evaluation framework.

21,120

Direct Sourcing

B

20/20 Group Pty
Ltd

Facilitate a series of Continuous Quality Improvement Initiative workshops nationally for Office
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Project Officers and its funded services.

39,855

Select Tender

B

20/20 Group Pty
Ltd

Continuous Quality Improvement organisational reviews, plan development and implementation, and ongoing facilitation for health services.

69,700

Select Tender

B

Atkinson Kerr and Associates Pty Ltd

Review primary health care
needs of the Indigenous people of Morwell.

29,700

Select Tender

C

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Preparation of statistical elements against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework.

175,021

Direct Sourcing

B

Barbara Schmidt and Associates Pty Ltd

Clinical audit of the Ampilatwatja Health Centre Aboriginal Corporation.

51,629

Select Tender

B

Charles Darwin University

Review methodology for calculating life expectancy used by University of Queensland.

23,042

Direct Sourcing

C

Convergence
E-Business Solutions

Security Privacy Framework Project for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service.

109,291

Direct Sourcing

B

Creative Territory Pty Ltd

Development of a stakeholder engagement and public relations strategy for the roll-out of Opal fuel in Alice Springs.

215,164

Select Tender

B




Consultant Name Description Contract Price $
(GST Incl)
Selection Process (1) Justification (2)

Delphi Mentors Australia

Continuous Quality Improvement organisational reviews, plan development and implementation, and ongoing facilitation for health services.

63,100

Select Tender

B

Department of Health Western Australia

Review and follow-up audits of Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service, Wirraka Maya, Carnarvon and Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service.

31,556

Direct Sourcing

B

Department of Human Services – Victoria

Audit of Dhaurwurd Wurrung
Health Service Portland.

13,903

Panel

B

DH4 Pty Ltd

Operational advice on matters pertaining to the Patient
Information Recall System and other information technology support for funded organisations.

141,779

Direct Sourcing

B

Effective Change

Review of the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative.

30,765

Select Tender

C

Ernst and Young (ACT)

Financial services for Condobolin and Dubbo Aboriginal medical services.

83,833

Open Tender

B

Focus Consulting (Victoria) Pty Ltd

External assessment of health service delivery options for the Menindee rural community.

22,715

Panel

C

Gevers Goddard Jones

Implement enhancements to the Continuous Quality Improvement Initiative.

75,598

Direct Sourcing

B

Healthcare
Planning and Evaluation

Evaluation and feasibility of a swimming pool in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands in South Australia.

30,798

Direct Sourcing

B

Intertek Testing Services Australia

Independent analysis of the quality of unleaded Opal fuel to be used in engines.

17,446

Direct Sourcing

C

James Cook University

Collection of baseline data in communities that are to receive Opal fuel to use in the evaluation of the benefits of Opal fuel.

121,835

Direct Sourcing

B

Merit Partners Pty Ltd

Review financial statements submitted by funded organisations, provision of ad hoc professional services, recruitment and review of financial analysis training material.

15,721

Direct Sourcing

B

Mundy, Cheryl

Audit of strategic processes impacting on Aboriginal health in Tasmania.

24,000

Direct Sourcing

B




Consultant Name Description Contract Price $
(GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Peris, Nova Maree

Indigenous child health check roadshow.

302,154

Direct Sourcing

B

Peris, Nova Maree

Expert advice on Indigenous child health.

34,845

Direct Sourcing

B

PHIDU Consulting Services

Development of interactive online Indigenous Health Atlas.

10,560

Direct Sourcing

B

PPB Consulting

Forensic audit of Coomealla Health Aboriginal Health Corporation.

34,443

Select Tender

B

Pricewaterhouse
Coopers

Forensic audit of Bundjalung Tribal Society Aboriginal Corporation.

46,200

Panel

B

Robert Griew Pty Ltd

Research into models of Family Centred Primary Health Care.

93,500

Open Tender

B

Shannon Consulting Services

Review Armidale and District Services.

22,000

Select Tender

C

Shannon Consulting Services

Service development consultancy in Armidale and surrounding area.

38,962

Panel

B

Siggins Miller Consultants Pty Ltd

Analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander funded drug and alcohol services in New South Wales.

48,720

Panel

B

SMS Consulting Group Ltd

Rewrite patient information recall system guidelines.

121,411

Direct Sourcing

B

SMS Consulting Group Ltd

Development of Healthy for Life Technical Specifications.

77,651

Direct Sourcing

B

SMS Consulting Group Ltd

Coordination of systems based
and non-electronic information management processes to streamline processes and transitioning to program
information management system.

222,750

Open Tender

B

Stamfords Advisors and Consultants

Development of a discussion
paper outlining proposed models for representation options for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

75,621

Open Tender

C

Taylor Nelson Sofres Australia*

Research for the roll-out of unleaded Opal fuel in Alice Springs.

288,310

Direct Sourcing

C

Trish Ryan Consulting

Development of the performance indicators for the Service Development and Report Framework.

13,200

Direct Sourcing

B

Trish Ryan Consulting

Specification of performance indicators for Indigenous Community Health Urban Brokerage Service Initiative.

25,384

Open Tender

B




Consultant Name Description Contract Price $
(GST Incl)
Selection Process (1)

Justification (2)

Urbis JHD Pty Ltd

Pika Wiya organisational
review, plan development and implementation, and ongoing facilitation of health services.

54,312

Select Tender

C

Urbis JHD Pty Ltd

Assessment of the health service needs and access for Aboriginal people in the Port Augusta region.

55,000

Select Tender

B

Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd

Funds administration of Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Services.

71,200

Select Tender

B






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Outcome 9 - Private Health


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Blue Moon Unit Trust* Focus testing of Private Health Insurance standard information statements. 47,740 Open Tender C
John Ramsay Consulting Pty Ltd Facilitation of stakeholder consultation for the National Safety and Quality Accreditation Standards Review. 163,918 Open Tender B
Open Mind Research Group Pty Ltd* Developmental research for the Private Health Insurance Communications Campaign. 131,890 Select Tender B
Open Mind Research Group Pty Ltd Concept testing for the Private Health Insurance Communications Campaign. 101,186 Select Tender C
Open Mind Research Group Pty Ltd* Concept testing for the Private Health Insurance Communications Campaign. 65,340 Select Tender C
Open Mind Research Group Pty Ltd* Consumer testing of campaign materials relating to the Private Health Insurance Communications Campaign. 78,342 Select Tender C
Open Mind Research Group Pty Ltd* Consumer testing on post-production materials and refined Non-English Speaking Background materials for the Private Health Insurance Communications Campaign. 86,570 Select Tender C
Open Mind Research Group Pty Ltd* Benchmark and tracking research on the Private Health Insurance Communications Campaign. 75,696 Select Tender C
Paper Shuffle Pty Ltd Provision of recruitment services. 33,000 Open Tender B
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Outcome 10 - Health System Capacity and Quality


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Carla Cranny and Associates Pty Ltd Development of a strategic work plan for presentation at the Australian Health Implementation Council Strategic Planning Workshop. 22,150 Direct Sourcing B
Conde, Peter Development of a draft discussion paper about health and medical research related business opportunities in South East Asia. 68,850 Direct Sourcing C
Ergo Asia Pty Ltd Project to investigate medical research opportunities in Asia. 62,000 Direct Sourcing C
Eureka Strategic Research Pty Ltd* Evaluation research for the National Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign. **211,424 Direct Sourcing C
KPMG Assessment of capacity for future development of the asthma education workforce in Australia. 283,472 Open Tender C
Matthews Pegg Consulting Technical advice for the development of legislation regarding therapeutic cloning. 65,500 Direct Sourcing C
Matthews Pegg Consulting Technical advice during Committee stage of legislative amendments to the Gene Technology Act 2000. 24,750 Direct Sourcing C
Nous Group Pty Ltd Development of the Australian Health Information Council e-Health Future Directions Summit briefing paper. 54,285 Select Tender B
Phillip Jones & Associates Pty Ltd Review of due diligence practices. 43,120 Direct Sourcing B
University of Wollongong Evaluation of the Care Planning Sub-program of the Local Palliative Care Grants Program: A Community Capacity Building Approach. 785,965 Open Tender C
Webster, David William Provision of advice on health and medical research matters. 28,000 Direct Sourcing C
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Outcome 11 - Mental Health


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Coote Practice Pty Ltd Expert advice on issues relating to expanding settings for medical specialist training. 176,968 Direct Sourcing B
Eureka Strategic Research Pty Ltd* Market research to inform communication strategy for the Expanded Settings for Specialist Training Program. 148,280 Select Tender C
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Formative evaluation of the environment surrounding the provision of mental health services to consumers through a number of media; including telephone counselling services, self help initiatives and web-based support programs. 88,305 Select Tender B
Rural Doctors Association of Australia Expert advice on specialist training in regional, rural and remote locations. 150,000 Direct Sourcing B
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Outcome 12 - Health Workforce Capacity


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Australasian Day Surgery Expert advice on specialist training in day hospital settings. 78,870 Direct Sourcing B
Health Outcomes International Pty Ltd Review of the Rural Retention Program. 63,250 Select Tender C
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Outcome 13 - Acute Care


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd Identification of existing core competencies required for the care of older Australians and gaps in those core competencies. 34,650 Open Tender B
Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd Identification of existing core competencies required for the care of older Australians and gaps in those core competencies. 42,350 Open Tender B
Australian Healthcare Associates Provision of a summary and comparison of the key structural features of selected overseas and Australian organ and tissue donation sectors. 164,450 Panel B
Australian Healthcare Associates Review of Australians Donate. 123,888 Panel C
Banscott Health Consulting Pty Ltd Policy advice on Acute Care funding. 19,130 Open Tender B
Communio Pty Ltd National Action Plan reporting requirements. 16,940 Direct Sourcing B
Department of Treasury Medical Indemnity actuarial advice. 200,000 Direct Sourcing B
Doll Martin Associates Pty Ltd Assessment of Hospital Information Performance Improvement Program data security and integrity procedures. 37,800 Panel B
Eureka Strategic Research Pty Ltd Developmental research for raising community awareness for organ and tissue donation in Australia. 328,845 Select Tender C
Health Outcomes International Evaluation of the Pathways Home Program. 125,065 Panel B
Health Policy Analysis Pty Ltd Data analysis services for The State of our Public Hospitals, June 2007 report. 77,470 Open Tender B
KPMG Advice on Acute Care funding. 31,050 Open Tender B
KPMG Policy advice on Acute Care funding. 38,550 Open Tender B
The Trustee for Van Konkelenberg Family Trust (Fresbout Consulting Pty Ltd) Review the Hospital Information Performance Improvement Program. 80,000 Panel B
Transfusion Services Pty Ltd Expert advice for the review of Australia’s plasma fractionation arrangements. 36,360 Open Tender A
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Outcome 15 - Biosecurity and Emergency Response


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Cultural Partners Australia (NSW) Pandemic influenza communication activities. 36,570 Open Tender B
D’Arcy Consulting Group Pty Ltd Implement and conduct corporate training. 28,600 Direct Sourcing B
Monash University Review and report on HIV. 19,085 Direct Sourcing B
Norman Swan Medical Communications Prepare, facilitate and report priorities for enHealth. 37,000 Open Tender B
Robert Griew Pty Ltd Provision of strategic advice. 50,000 Direct Sourcing B
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Cross Outcomes


Consultant Name Description Contract Price $ (GST Incl) Selection Process (1) Justification (2)
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Probity services for an accommodation project. 18,285 Panel B
Acumen Alliance (ACT) Pty Ltd Development of a Bird Flu Business Continuity Plan. 19,194 Direct Sourcing B
Alliance Consulting Group Pty Ltd Review of tender services for office services. 20,000 Select Tender A
Alliance Consulting Group Pty Ltd Development of procurement documentation for office services. 15,000 Direct Sourcing B
Alliance Consulting Group Pty Ltd Post implementation review of Scarborough House refurbishment project. 30,000 Direct Sourcing B
Australian Bureau of Statistics. Production and analysis of data on health literacy from the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey 58,128 Direct Sourcing B
Australian Government Solicitor Legal services. 318,688 Panel A
Clayton Utz Legal services. 282,798 Panel A
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Legal services. 319,955 Panel A
CSIRO Review of statistical disclosure control methodologies applicable for use in Australian health services data collections. 23,298 Select Tender B
David Jess & Associates Pty Ltd Special consultancy assistance for the Publications Unit. 22,010 Open Tender B
Ernst & Young (ACT) Assessment of programs administered by the Department. 38,412 Panel B
Hassall & Associates Pty Ltd Consultancy services for Functioning Economies in Times of Pandemic for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. 28,732 Open Tender A
Jim Birch Management Consultancy Report on the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership. 25,985 Direct Sourcing A
Mallesons Stephen Jaques Legal services. 247,640 Panel A
Maximussolutions Australia Business consultancy services. 49,500 Direct Sourcing C
Minter Ellison Legal services. 150,394 Panel A
Morison Consulting Pty Ltd Audit Committee services. 45,000 Direct Sourcing B
Phillip Jones & Associates Pty Ltd Review current governance arrangements for the Department. 23,100 Direct Sourcing B
Phillips Fox Legal services. 95,558 Panel A
Stratsec.net Pty Ltd Threat and risk assessment for proposed additional website capacity. 11,264 Panel B
Stratsec.net Pty Ltd Secure gateway data services. 14,080 Panel C
* These contracts are also reported in Part 4.1 – Advertising and Market Research.
** The amount quoted reflects the total contract value. The amounts in Part 4.1 – Advertising and Market Research record the amounts paid by the Department during the financial year.Top of Page

Comparison Expenditure on Consultancy Services during 2004–05, 2005–06 and 2006–07


2004–05
$
2005–06
$
2006–07
$
33,266,291 33,445,141 35,020,020


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