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Thursday, 13 February 2003
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Mr Bevis asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 14 November 2002:

(1) What services are provided by private contractors to the Defence Signals Directorate.

(2) For each contract, (a) when did it come into effect, (b) when is it due to expire and (c) who holds the contract.


Mrs Vale (Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has over 50 contracts including: software development, IT support and maintenance services, system design and development services, network management services, technical and analytical services, operations and maintenance services, research and development services, review of Wide Area Network services, telecommunication services, evaluation of training courses, psychological services, leadership programs, security hardware upgrade, guarding services, project management, cabling services, archival services, building/plant maintenance services, cleaning services, warehouse services, furniture supply and installation, architectural services, indoor plant hire, software review services, vacation child care, and gym equipment maintenance.

A small number of DSD's contracts are not included in this response for reasons of national security.

(2) DSD contracts the following services:

Contractor

Commencement

Expiry Date

Cabling Services

Multi Systems

19 Apr 99

18 Apr 03

Network Management Services

Answerz

16 Sep 02

28 Feb 03

Archival & Related Services

Arthur W Skimin

1 Jul 99

30 Nov 03

Building/Plant Maintenance

Asset Services

17 Oct 02

11 Dec 03

Technical Services

BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd

11 May 00

23 Jul 03

Technical and Analytical Services

BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd

27 Oct 98

26 Oct 03

BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd

3 Apr 02

3 Apr 05

IT Support Services

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

31 Jul 00

30 Aug 03

Sun Microsystems

9 Dec 99

8 Dec 02

Sybase Australia Pty Ltd

5 Jun 01

30 Aug 03

Operations and Maintenance

Boeing

1 Jul 99

30 Nov 03

Psychological Services

Brian Hodge Psychology Pty LtdNote: This contract is currently being retendered.

23 Dec 99

22 Dec 02

System Design and Development

Remote Pty Ltd

3 Jun 02

1 Apr 04

Leadership Programs

John Baker and Associates

22 Mar 99

30 Jun 03

Staff Feedback Services

John Baker and Associates

6 Nov 02

3 May 03

Security Hardware Upgrade

Chubb Security

2 Sep 02

2 Jun 03

Project Management

Cisco Systems

23 Feb 00

31 Mar 03

Cleaning Services

Complete Cleaning Services

31 May 98

30 May 03

IT Maintenance

Cray Computers

1 Jul 99

30 Jun 03

Guarding Services

Group 4 Securatis

1 Jul 97

30 Jun 03

Warehousing Services

Group 4 Warehousing

30 Oct 00

30 Nov 03

Research and Development

Inquirion

11 Jun 02

1 May 03

Mr Raghunath Vijayaraghavan

25 Sep 02

24 Sep 03

Furniture Supply and Installation

Interlink

18 Jan 99

1 Jan 03

Review of Wide Area Network

Intersect Alliance Pty Ltd

30 Nov 00

1 Feb 03

Evaluation of Training Course

Knowledge Pond Pty Ltd

30 Aug 02

18 Jul03

Architectural Services

Le Quesne

30 Nov 01

30 Jun 03

Vacation Child Care

YMCA

29 Jun 00

28 Jun 03

Telecommunication Services

Optus

1 Jan 00

31 Dec 05

Telstra

8 Jun 99

30 Jun 03

Gym Equipment Maintenance

Tim Roeton Electronics

1 Sep 02

31 Aug 03

Software Development

RLM Systems Pty Ltd

30 Oct 02

30 May 03

RLM Systems Pty Ltd

10 Sept 02

7 Feb 03

RLM Systems Pty Ltd

10 Sept 02

9 Sept 04

RLM Systems Pty Ltd

10 Sept 02

13 June 04

ยท In addition to the above contracts, DSD has the following standing offers:

Note: A standing offer is not a contract but a continuing offer by a supplier or suppliers to provide specified goods and services for a predetermined length of time, usually at a predetermined price. No contract is made until an order is placed and then a contract is formed only in relation to that order. Standing offers are established to facilitate repetitive acquisition of goods and services over a specific period on set terms and conditions. They may be established with a single supplier or a panel of suppliers.

Contractor

Commencement

Expiry

Indoor Plant Hire

Living Simply

1 May 01

30 Jun 04

System Design and Development

CDG Computers

30 Jan 01

29 Jan 03

IT Support Services

Ball Aerospace

17 Jan 02

16 Jan 05

Codarra Advanced Systems

21 Jan 00

21 Jan 03

Crown Management Consultants

7 Jan 02

6 Jan 05

Logical Networks Pty Ltd

7 Jan 02

6 Jan 05

Strategic Effects Pty Ltd

14 Jan 02

13 Jan 05

Sun Microsystems

19 Jun 00

18 June 03

Sverdrop Technology Australia Pty Ltd

14 Jan 02

13 Jan 05

Technology Australasia

8 Jan 02

7 Jan 05

Technical Writing

Daily Basis

1 Dec 99

1 Dec 03

Cabling Services

Allied Technologies

3 March 99

2 March 03

Software Development

Admiral CMG

21 Dec 99

21 Dec 02

Aspect

2 Feb 00

2 Feb 03

Chirp

12 Jan 00

12 Jan 03

Codarra

21 Jan 00

21 Jan 03

Compaq

28 Jan 00

28 Jan 03

Compucat

1 Feb 00

1 Feb 03

Diversiti Pty Ltd

13 Dec 99

15 Dec 02

Distributed System Technology Centre

2 Feb 00

2 Feb 03

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

30 May 00

29 May 03

DSD also regularly uses the services of the following companies on an as required basis:

- Biddle Management Services - Scribe Services

- Dorothy Outram and Associates - Consultation/training

- E P Milliken Pty Ltd - Psychological testing

- Grant Walsh - Suitability assessments

- Rob Brennan Facilitation and Training - Facilitation and training

- Spherion Group Ltd - Software services

Scribe services

Training facilitation

Management solutions

- Sun Microsystems - Support services

Software development

- Telstra - Telecommunications services

PABX services

Cabling services

Phone management services

- Write People - Scribing services

- Vodaphone - Mobile telecommunications services