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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4956


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, upon notice, on 10 June 2009:

Can a list be provided of contracts awarded to: (a) the Boston Consulting Group; and (b) the Allen Consulting Group, by the department and/or any of its agencies, of any value, between 1 January 2008 and 31 May 2009, including the value and primary deliverable of the contract.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(a)   Three contracts were awarded to the Boston Consulting Group between 1 January 2008 and 31 May 2009:

(i)   The total contract value of the first contract was $1 036 459. The primary deliverable of this contract was the Provision of Independent Review Services for the Systems for People Program.

(ii)   The total contract value of the second contract was $480 000. The primary deliverable of this contract was the Periodic Assurance Reviews of the Progress of Systems for People Program.

(iii)   The total contract value of the third contract was $350 000. The primary deliverable of this contract was the Independent Review Visa Services Transformation Program.

(b)   No contracts were awarded to the Allen Consulting Group between 1 January 2008 and 31 May 2009.