On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an Order requiring Ministers to table a letter, stating that all Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA) agencies falling under their responsibility have placed on the internet a list of contracts of $100,000 or more which are current or entered into during the previous twelve months. The Order has been amended a number of times, the most recent being in December 2003.
The Senate Order requires the letter from the Minister to be tabled twice yearly, and no later than 31 August, in the case of the financial year listing and no later than 28 February (29 in a leap year), for the calendar year listing.
The Order specifies that the contract listing is to indicate:
- relevant reporting period;
- estimated cost of complying with the order and method used to make this estimate;
- for each contract entered into by the agency which has not been fully performed, or which was entered into during the previous 12 months, and which provides consideration to the value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) or more, including:
- amount of financial consideration of the contract;
- subject matter of each contract;
- commencement and completion date of the contract;
- provisions of the contract or any other requirement as confidential; and
- reasons for confidentiality.
ConfidentialityFor the purposes of this list, “other requirements of confidentiality” means where there are any other requirements, which require the provisions of the contract itself, or parts of it, to be kept confidential.
Confidentiality clauses of a general nature are included in all Department of Health and Ageing standard form contracts, i.e. they all contain clauses requiring the contractor to maintain confidentiality of Commonwealth confidential information and to protect personal information.
Please note: requests by members of the public for access to government information, including details of any of the contracts listed in Senate Order 192 will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
Costs to complyThe total cost of compliance for the Department for the 2012-13 Financial year compilation was estimated at $38,000. The method used to calculate this estimate was based on the nominal salary level of each staff member involved, the hours dedicated to the task and associated on-costs.
Contracts information:In the 2012-13 Financial year (1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013) the Department identified 4937 contracts with individual values of over $100,000 (GST inclusive).
The contract listings for other FMA agencies within the Health and Ageing portfolio are available below:
- Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool
- Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd
- Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
- Australian National Preventive Health Agency
- Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority
- Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
- Cancer Australia
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand
- General Practice Education and Training Limited
- Health Workforce Australia
- Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
- National Blood Authority
- National Health and Medical Research Council
- National Health Performance Authority
- Private Health Insurance Administration Council
- Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
- Professional Services Review
Current Report:List of Contracts for the 2012-13 Financial Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (Excel 484 KB)
List of Contracts for the 2012-13 Financial Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (PDF 9877 KB)
List of Contracts for the 2012 Calendar Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (Excel 592 KB)
List of Contracts for the 2012 Calendar Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (PDF1198 KB)
List of Contracts for the 2011-12 Financial Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (Excel 526 KB)
List of Contracts for the 2011-12 Financial Year Response to Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) (PDF 1352 KB)
An HTML version of the report is currently being developed and will be made available shortly. For an alternate version of the above files, please contact the Contract Reporting team in the Department of Health and Ageing.
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