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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Page: 2518


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, upon notice, on 24 November 2008:

For the 2008 calendar year, can details be provided of the start date, duration, cost and nature (direct source or open source) of tender for each individual consultancy contract with the department dealing with:

(a)   media relations;

(b)   public relations;

(c)   public events management;

(d)   communications; and

(e)   communications strategy.


Senator Conroy (Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

Orima Research - communications strategy for digital switchover

Contract signed -10 July 2008

Duration of contract - 9 July 2009

Value of contract: $901,188.00 GST inclusive

Expenditure to 24 November: $416,940.73

Select procurement method

Trinity P3 - public relations for digital switchover

Signed contract 24/9/2008

Duration of contract: 1/10/2008

Value of contract: $7480.00 GST inclusive

Expenditure to 24 November: $7480.00

Select procurement method

BMF Advertising -public relations for digital switchover

Contract signed on 12/10/2008

Duration of contract (deed of standing offer): March 2009

Value of contract: $2,750,000.00

Expenditure to 24 November: $341,740.91

Select procurement method

Mary Dickie Issues Management Pty Ltd - public relations for the 2008 National E-security Awareness Week

Contract signed 17 March 2008.

Duration: 30 June 2008.

Value of contract: $214, 543.00

Expenditure to 24 November: $214,543.00.

Select procurement method

Wallis Consulting Group Pty Ltd - communications for annual client service satisfaction survey

Contract signed 7 March 2007.

Duration: 30 June 2008.

Value of contract: $535,774.24.00

Expenditure to 24 November: $535,774.24.

Select procurement method

303 Advertising Ltd - public relations for the Protecting Australian Families Online program.

Contract signed 13 April 2007.

Duration: 30 June 2008.

Value of contract: $1,235,405.13 GST inclusive

Expenditure to 24 November: $1,235,405.13.

Select procurement method

Woolcott Research Pty Ltd - communications for research on the Clever Networks program

Contract signed 11 March 2007.

Duration: 11 June 2008.

Value of contract: $79,500.00 GST inclusive

Expenditure to 24 November: $79,500.00.

Open procurement method

Quantum Market Research (Aust) Pty Ltd - communications for telecommunications consumer information campaign

Contract signed 12 December 2006.

Duration: 29 June 2008.

Value of contract: $374,434.760 GST inclusive

Expenditure to 24 November: $374,434.760.

Open procurement method