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Appendix 1 : Consultancy services

The list below details consultants engaged during the 2002-03 financial year with a contract price of $10 000 or more. The contract price for consultancies includes goods and services tax (GST).

Method of selection

  1. Advertised publicly
  2. Selective tender process
  3. Not advertised because a contract already existed
  4. Direct selection/sole source
  5. Joint venture
  6. Consultants' register/panel

Reason for employment

  1. Specialist skills not available within the department are required
  2. They bring greater objectivity and independence to the task
  3. Rapid access to the latest technology and experience already existed in its application is needed
  4. Appropriate in-house resources do not exist
  5. The department benefits from their broader experience and practices
  6. Specialist skills can be transferred to departmental staff associated with the project


Consultant Task undertaken/services provided Value ($) Method/reason
ACIL Australia Pty Ltd Review of aviation cabotage policy 19 370 4 a, e
Acumen Alliance Pty Ltd IT security review 68 990 6 a
Acumen Alliance Pty Ltd IT services market testing 61 951 6 a
Acumen Alliance Pty Ltd IT audit services 18 843 3 b
Airbiz Pty Ltd Advice associated with the Indian Ocean Territories air services procurement process 40 000 1 a, d
AON Holding Australia Limited Assessment of insurance policies held by airport lessee companies 100 000 2 a, d
ARRB Transport Research Ltd Review of the effectiveness and potential costs and benefits of daytime running of lights 25 000 2 a, d
ARRB Transport Research Ltd A literature review of train conspicuity 23 320 4 a, d
Australian Peak Shippers Association Assistance to small export shippers in dealing with liner shipping under Part X of the Trade Practices Act 1974 20 000 4 a, b, e
Australian Strategic Planning Pty Ltd Support research for the Regional Business Development Analysis Panel on attracting finance for regional business 78 400* 2 a, b, d
Australian Strategic Planning Pty Ltd Support research for the Regional Business Development Analysis Panel on attracting finance for regional business 33 531* 4 a, b, d
Booz Allen & Hamilton (Australia) Ltd Development of a Rail Communications Strategic Direction

This consultancy was undertaken in conjunction with the National Road Transport Commission (NRTC) and the Australian Rail Operation Unit Trust (contributed to by DOTARS)
Total Value of Contract: 110 000** (55 000 paid by NRTC 55 000 paid by Australian Rail Operation Unit Trust) 2, 5 a, d, e
Centre for Developing Cities (University of Canberra) Development of a Leading Practice Model for Development Assessment processes on behalf of the Development Assessment Forum 65 000 1 a, d
Coffey Geoscience Pty Ltd Options costing analysis for Warringah Study 12 173 4 a
Courage Partners Post-Implementation Review RTC Programme 99 741 3 b, d, e
DeakinKM Pty Ltd IT documentation services 14 976 3 a
Decelor Pty Ltd Provision of specialist advice on land and housing issues for the Indian Ocean Territories 15 452 2 a, d, e
Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd IT application support services 276 080 3 a
Deloitte Touch Tohmastsu Pty Ltd IT Review of the department's contractual reporting obligations to parliament 25 000 2 c,d
DMR Consulting Audit on the IT Programme Office to ensure all projects were being correctly documented 11 456 4 b
Ernst & Young Support research for the Regional Business Development Analysis Panel on a range of taxation issues 138 752* 4 a, b, d
Ernst & Young Review of finance and business management 47 265 4 b, e
Ronald P Fisher Specialist training in investigative interviewing techniques and advice on ATSB investigative interviewing training 14 387 4 a,d
Forster & Gibson Pty Ltd A study to assess the level of safety provided by the Snell B-95 standard for bicycle helmets 35 160 4 a, d
Forward Consulting Pty Ltd IT application support services 10 909 4 a
Dr Steve Garlick Review of good practice examples of effective community/university engagement 114 500 4 a, e
GBG Limited Review of the financial and human resource management systems of the Indian Ocean Territories Health Service 57 879 2 a, d, e
Gerry Gilchrist & Associates Pty Ltd Review of ex-gratia payments in lieu of land tax. 20 000 4 a, b, d
Gregory F Walsh & Associates Pty Ltd Support research for the Regional Business Development Analysis Panel about regional infrastructure finance 23 100* 4 a, d
Institute of Transport Studies Traffic and options analysis for Warringah study 31 130 4 a
Kings Schools Inc, USA Review of the National Airspace System and how it relates to the US National Airspace System 22 631 4 a, b, e
KPMG Independent evaluation of the GrantsLINK website in order to determine its effectiveness and areas for improvement 24 600 2 b
KPMG Preparation of Fringe Benefits Tax return 25 223 4 a, f
KPMG Support research for the Regional Business Development Analysis Panel on taxation issues 84 360* 4 a, b, d
L'Agence Pty Limited Third party audit into financial aspects of the Scoresby Freeway Project 33 216 4 d, e
Rob Loretan Produce documentation for stage 1 of the National Airspace System implementation 19 800 2 a, e
Local Government Managers Australia Limited Home Based Work for Local Government Project - aims to identify jobs in the local government sector that are suited to home based work, and also identify the key factors of successful home base work arrangements and suggest practical strategies to promote these arrangement 30 000 4 a
Barry McAdie Manage major National Aviation Facilitation Committee meeting and develop draft future strategy for National Aviation Facilitation Committee 19 900 4 a, e, f
Minter Ellison Consulting (Canberra) Pty Ltd IT services market testing 19 007 6 a
Monash University Investigation of potential benefits and costs of speed limit changes on rural roads 18 100 4 a, d
National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra Support research for the Regional Business Development Analysis Panel on options for regional development 33 000* 4 a, d
National Institute for Governance, University of Canberra Governance advice 20 000 4 a, b, d, e
Quantum Market Research (Aust) Pty Ltd Market research for Commonwealth Regional Information Campaign 40 524* 3 a
Rosetta Consulting Pty Ltd Mentoring pilot 34 350 4 a, b, d, e
Rosetta Consulting Pty Ltd Review of graduate programme 19 600 4 a, b, d, e
SMEC Australia Pty Ltd Engineering assessment of the Scoresby Freeway Business Case 54 973 4 d, e
STW Group Limited trading as Singelton, Ogilvy & Mather Development of advertisements and other creative materials associated with the Commonwealth Regional Information Campaign 739 184* 2 a
Solutions Marketing and Research Group To assess the attitudes and perceptions of regional and rural communities to the branding of a new approach to delivery of regional programmes administered by department 27 225* 2 a
Stenning and Associates Pty Ltd Maintenance and update of Commonwealth Planning Instruments Database on behalf of the Development Assessment Forum 17 391 4 a, e
Tactics Consulting Pty Ltd Information architecture strategic plan 22 218 4 a, b, d
The Social Research Centre National surveys of community attitudes to road safety issues 227 205 2 a, d
Thompson Clarke Shipping Pty Ltd To compare Australian crew qualifications with other flag states, to assist state and territory authorities establish criteria for assessing the qualifications of foreign super yacht crews 18 500 2 a, d, e
Travel Search Assisting Travel Tender 33 636 2 a
Rick Wade Review of location specific pricing subsidy for air traffic control services at 14 regional and general aviation airports 25 600 4 a, d, f
Walter & Turnbull Pty Ltd Financial evaluation of airport lessee companies and associated entities at leased airports 100 000 4 a, d
Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd Develop and deliver the Air Passenger Ticket Levy audit program to cover the major and minor airlines in both the capital cities and regional areas 231 615 2 b, e
Walter Turnbull Pty Ltd Develop and deliver the Stevedoring Levy Collection audit program to cover major and minor stevedores in capital cities and regional centres 139 922 2 b, e
Tony Wheelens Review of international aviation policy 43 636 4 a, e, f
Wes Willoughby Drafting of cost benefit analysis of the National Airspace System 25 004 2 b
Mark Wolff Marketing and production of training documentation for National Airspace System implementation 29 153 2 a, e
Richard Woodward Technical advice on the US National Airspace System 87 253 4 a, b, e
Workplace Research Associates Work level standards/capability framework/behavioural framework 45 815 4 a, b, d, e
* Items also listed under Appendix 2 Advertising and market research

** This amount was not included in the total amount for new consultancies, as it was not directly funded by the department

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