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Monday, 9 February 2015
Page: 263

Social Services: Consultants

(Question No. 533)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Social Services, in writing, on 21 October 2014:

Since 7 September 2013 can the Minister provide details as to the use of all consultants within his/​her department, including reasons for engaging their services, and the costs involved.


Mr Andrews: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Details of consultancies undertaken by the Department of Social Services valued at $10,000 or more since 7 September 2013 are publically available on the AusTender internet site (https://www.tenders.gov.au/)

Details of consultancies valued below $10,000 entered into between 07 September 2013 and 21 October 2014 are listed in Table 1.

The information published on AusTender and listed in Table 1 does not include consultancies transferred to other departments as a result of Machinery of Government changes.

Table 1 —DSS consultancies undertaken since 7 September 2013 valued at less than $10,000

Vendor

Description

Reason

Start Date

End Date

Value

Miller Harris Lawyers

Strategic advice & review services

Need for specialised or professional skills

18.10.2013

16.12.2013

3,200.00

Stones Throw Consulting

Strategic advice & review services

Need for specialised or professional skills

09.12.2013

27.01.2014

8,800.00

HBA Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Assessment and evaluation services

Need for independent research or assessment

22.04.2014

04.06.2014

8,800.00

Team Systems Pty Ltd

Workshop facilitation & development

Need for specialised or professional skills

24.04.2014

23.05.2014

9,295.00

O'Connor Marsden & Associates Pty Ltd

Probity services

Need for specialised or professional skills

21.01.2014

30.04.2014

9,707.00

Taylor Nelson Sofres Australia Pty

Workshop facilitation & development

Need for specialised or professional skills

12.05.2014

13.06.2014

8,360.00

Synergy Group Australia Ltd

Audit and assurance services

Need for independent research or assessment

10.07.2014

30.06.2015

9,903.00