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Tuesday, 3 March 1998
Page: 299


Mr McClelland asked the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, the Information Economy and the Arts, upon notice, on 20 November 1997:

(1) Has the Minister's Department engaged consultants since 2 March 1996; if so, (a) which consultants have been engaged, (b) what was the nature of the work undertaken in each case and (c) what sum was paid in each case.

(2) What is the estimated cost of consultancy work being undertaken for the Minister's Department for which no payment has been made.


Mr Warwick Smith (Minister for Family Services) —The Minister for Communications, the Information Economy and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) Refer to the list attached.

(2) The cost of consultancy work being undertaken for which no payment has been made is estimated at $3,740,657.

CONSULTANTS ENGAGED SINCE 2 MARCH 1996

Table: Consultants engaged by the Department of Communications and the Arts since 2 March 1996 in the 1995-96 financial year.

Company Name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1995/96

Program 1: Department of Communications and the Arts

Sub Program 1.1: Policy, Regulatory and Operational Frameworks

Component 1.1.2: Arts, Hertigage and National Broadcasting

Jane Lennon and Associates

Prepare the final Committee of Review—Commonwealth Owned Heritage Properties report. In addition the consultant assisted in the preparation of a Working Paper, including draft recommendations. It was considered that Departmental staff could not provide the quality of material needed within the required time frame.

30000

20566

W W Grant and Associates

Provide a report on the effectiveness of, NIDA's vocational training and promotion of research and development activities for members of the dramatic arts profession and NIDA providing access to drama training for young people, drama teachers and the community at large. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

3850

3850

Component 1.1.3: Film, Licensed Broadcasting and Information Services

V Rubensohn

Chair the Digital Radio Advisory Committee (DRAC), for a period of two years from 16 October 1995. DRAC is a high level committee established by the then Minister for Communications and the Arts to provide advice to the Government on digital radio broadcasting. Because of the high level nature of committee membership it was considered appropriate to appoint an independent Chairperson, rather than a Departmental officer.

4428

2892

Component 1.14: Telecommunications Industry Policy

Thirstens Pty Ltd T/A Econtech

Assist with the processing and analysing of Telstra's labour efficiency, using proprietary economic modelling systems. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

5000

0

Component 1.16: Corporate Management

Computer Power Pty Ltd

Develop the Departmental Running Cost database system, including analysis and design, system development, documentation and testing. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

30000

0

David Hey-Cunningham and Associates Pty Ltd

Develop and conduct a Financial Statements Analysis Course. The course assisted the Department to fulfil its obligations arising from the accountability reforms that will apply to portfolio bodies and agencies as a result of the CAC Bill and related legislation. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

21550

0

Price Waterhouse Urwick

Assist with the testing of the Financial Management Information System interfaces to the Department of Finance system FIRM and the National Transmission Agency system NBSA. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

8000

6450

Component 1.17: Centenary of Federation

Australian Government Solicitor

Prepare a draft contract for Stage 4 of the Old Parliament House redevelopment project. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a)

1500

1558

Australian Heritage Projects

Survey and report on documentary evidence concerning Old Parliament House construction and opening, 1923 to 1927. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

2000

0

Bloxwich Ryan Consulting Engineers

Survey and report on existing mechanical, electrical and fire services in the former Non-Members Bar at Old Parliament House. Staff with the required specialised skills were not available within the Department.

500

500

Bloxwich Ryan Consulting Engineers

Survey and report on existing mechanical, electrical and fire services in the former House of Representatives Opposition Party Wing at Old Parliament House. Staff with the required specialised skills were not available within the Department.

1500

1500

Concom Consultancies

Provide scribe services for recruitment interviews. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

780

780

Concom Consultancies

Provide scribe services for recruitment interviews. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

930

930

Concom Consultancies

Provide scribe services for recruitment interviews. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

1300

1300

Department of Administrative Services

Prepare documentation and plans for submittal to local authorities for approval to connect Old Parliament House cooling tower waste outflow to the sewer system. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

3500

3500

Department of Administrative Services

Provide professional assistance with the tender process for construction management services for Stage 4 of the Old Parliament House redevelopment project. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

8250

0

Ken Begg and Associates Pty Ltd

Develop a public relations program for Old Parliament House. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

30000

0

Tonvia Pty Ltd

Provide scribe services for recruitment interviews. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

945

945

Sub Program 1.3: National Transmission Agency

Australian Surveying and Land Information Group

Develop an information system which contains and manipulates digitised data on the coverage of all services transmitted from National Transmission Agency facilities and link digitised topographical and census data for the whole of Australia using "Mapinfo4". Departmental staff do not have the experience or equipment and systems to undertake the project.

48170

44170

Linea Computing Consultants Pty Ltd

Assist with the development of the "Sites Configuration and Facilities System" (SCAFS). SCAFS is a core business system which replaced a number of existing databases and spreadsheets. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

226000

0

Oracle Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd

Load asset revaluation data, provided by the valuers Rushtons, into the Oracle Asset Register. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

4000

0

Quadrant Research Pty Ltd

Survey viewers' perception of the reception quality of channels 2,7,9,10 and 28 in Sydney. While the National Transmission Agency (NTA) was confident that its transmissions on channel 2 provide adequate signal coverage in each capital city, there were concerns that significant numbers of viewers were not obtaining high quality reception. The NTA was of the view that reception problems arose through the use of inadequate or inappropriate antenna systems. To determine the extent and cause of the problems the NTA investigated viewers' perceptions of reception quality. The resources and expertise to conduct the survey were not available within the Department.

22800

11400

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1995/96

Program 2: Arts and Heritage Services

Sub Program 2.2: Australian Archives

Alan Muller Design

Design and manage production of, display panels for a semi-permanent display about Australian Archives at the Australian National University and duplicate sets for all Australian Archives offices. The specialised skills were not available within the Australian Archives.

2240

2240

Alan Muller Design

Provide design and construction management services for the copyright exhibition which opens in the Australian Archives Gallery in Old Parliament House in October 1996 and then tours the States. The specialist design skills were not available within the Australian Archives.

9000

4000

Australian Heritage Projects

Undertake Stage 2 of the preparation of a comprehensive guide to all Federation records. Australian Archives' resources could not be diverted to working on the guide in the required time frame without prejudicing other high priority tasks.

62500

30000

Colby Demag

Design and prepare specifications for film canister shelving. The specialised engineering skills were not available within the Australian Archives.

6000

6000

Department of Administrative Services Centre for Environmental Management

Prepare contract documentation, call tenders and make recommendations on tenders for the upgrade and extension of air conditioning plant and associated works for the Rosny Park repository. The specialist engineering skills were not available within the Australian Archives.

26830

17200

Information Enterprises

Update and modify presentation material for records management training sessions. The broad skills required to carry out this task were not available within the WA Office.

1020

1020

Lane Telecommunications Pty Ltd

Assist the Archives in identifying the most cost effective means of providing telecommunications to the organisation. The consultant was engaged to ensure an independent and objective assessment of telecommunications needs.

25760

12880

People and Strategy

Assist in developing the curriculum, facilitate and act as Director of Studies and provide a written report involving a post event evaluation for the Council of Federal, State and Territory Archives (COFSTA) Residential School. The educational skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives in the required time frame without prejudicing other high priority tasks. (a)

9750

10166

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1996/97

Sub Program 2.7: National Science and Technology Centre

Communication Partners

Develop a creative concept for advertising the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

1000

1000

Communication Partners

Develop ideas for the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

2000

2000

EASACT Australia Pty Ltd

Develop and facilitate team work practices statement, strategic planning day and individual counselling and reporting. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

2960

2960

Environmetrics Pty Ltd

Conduct market testing and provide a report on three creative concepts for the advertising of the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

15000

15000

Hero Communications Partners Pty Ltd

Develop a creative concept for advertising the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

1000

1000

Killey Withy Punshon Advertising Pty Ltd

Develop a creative concept for advertising the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

1000

1000

Kopan Pty Ltd

Develop and produce advertising materials for the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

150000

0

G Nicholson

Produce star charts for the Starlab program. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

600

600

J Young

Prepare reports and booklets for the Travelling exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

846

846

Program 3: Broadcasting, Film and Multi-Media Services

Sub Program 3.6: National Film and Sound Archive

M Pointon

Assist with the selection, identification and compilation of a video on Australia's aviation history. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

720

0

Price Waterhouse Urwick

Review classification levels against related work level standards in order to report on the appropriateness of current classification levels in the Preservation Branch. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

33100

16060

Q Research and Marketing

Undertake market research for the SAMI exhibition and the Magnum Cinema exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

7250

7250

M Sutcliffe

Examine and advise on the disposal of duplicate international 78 rpm record pressings held by the Archive. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

1872

1872

The Shirley Spectra Australia Pty Ltd

Upgrade the sound and Light exhibition in the House of Representatives Chamber of Old Parliament House. Develop a student's version of the Sound and Light exhibition in the House of Representatives Chamber. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

124000

100000

The Swoose Partnership

Provide Lotus Approach and Lotus software technical support services for the Kookaburra Card. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

6000

6000

(a) Expenditure greater than contracted prices as a result of:

(i) additional tasks being added to the contract or

(ii) scope of tasks being increased or

(iii) greater incidental expenditure than estimated.

Table: Consultants engaged by the Department of Communications and the Arts in 1996-97 financial year.

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1996/97

Program 1: Department of Communications and the Arts

Sub Program: 1.1: Policy, Regulatory and Operational Frameworks

Program Element 1.1.1: Executive and Corporate

Bassett Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd

Provide engineering services for the design of level J5 of the Benjamin Offices for the National Transmission Agency. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

3000

3000

Codarra Pty Ltd

Assist with the acquisition and installation of a PABX system and associated voice services. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

12000

0

P J Cowdy

Provide advice on communications strategies including the identification, coordination and dissemination of information regarding Federal Government communications and environmental policies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

40000

54100

Daedalus Integration Pty Ltd

Provide systems administration and technical support for the Department's Unix, Internet and Intranet environments as required. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

59850

0

David Hey-Cunningham and Associates Pty Ltd

Develop and present a financial statements analysis course for the Department. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

13232

12944

Department of Finance

Provide an evaluation workshop. The aim of the workshop was to familiarise Departmental staff with program evaluation methodologies and processes. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

3000

3000

Egon Zehnder International

Conduct an executive search to identify suitable candidates for the position of Director, National Gallery of Australia. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (a) (b)

74750

83768

Geoff Driscoll Architects Pty Ltd

Provide architectural services for the design of level J5 Benjamin Offices for the National Transmission Agency. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

2800

2800

G Guyder

Provide assistance with the preparation of a Procurement Profile and progress the preparation of the Procurement Organisation and Management Structure and revised Supply Manual. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

8000

12200

Heaney Blaylock and Associates

Assist with the development of an Agency Agreement strategic plan, conduct information sessions for all staff, assist with focus groups and provide advice through the negotiation phase. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

50000

0

Interaction Consulting Group

Facilitate a planning day for the Human Resource Management Section. The facilitator assisted with the process of planning the strategic direction for the financial year and integration of the Section. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1500

1500

Interiors Australia

Undertake a building audit of Derwent House as part of the selection of long term accommodation for the Department. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

10800

10800

Interiors Australia

Undertake a building audit of the CWA Building as part of the selection of long term accommodation for the Department. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

13785

13785

Interiors Australia

Undertake the advocacy role associated with the construction of new premises at 1 Sydney Ave. Forrest for the Department. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

142500

85500

KPMG Chartered Accountants Pty Ltd

Perform internal audit services including information technology, compliance and systems based audits for the Department. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department.

100000

0

McCann and Associates

Provide valuation advice associated with the possible construction of new premises for the National Film and Sound Archive and rent movements for Commonwealth owned premises in the States. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

1500

1500

Price Waterhouse Urwick

Review and modify software associated with a number of Financial Management Information System reports. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

3000

0

Program Element 1.1.2: Arts and Heritage

Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd

Establish an agreed framework and structure for the implementation of all the software parts of Australia's Cultural Network Gateway Website. The consultant also developed and maintained associated projects using the most up to date and appropriate website management tools and other software and hardware options. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

496400

0

Artcraft Studios of Aust Pty Ltd

Undertake market research to determine preliminary user requirements for the One Stop Art Shop. The findings were used to support the development of the Internet site and a training program for operators of the telephone information and referral service. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

30000

30000

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Provide the 1996-97 corporate sponsorship survey. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

49900

49900

Coffey Partners International Pty Ltd

Investigate geotechnical implications of alternative sites for the National Museum of Australia. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

24340

24340

Coopers and Lybrand

Review the Cultural Industry Development Program. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

32300

32264

Datascape

Review and rewrite the National Conservation Training Package. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

3750

1800

Datascape

Carry out enhancements to the Australian Museum on line Web site. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

22000

10000

Deborah Wilson Consulting

Collect information on all arts and industry support programs which are offered by all levels of government and private organisations and develop a methodology for ongoing maintenance of the data. Phase 2 of the project has been progressed to provide comprehensive collection of information on 1300 Australian Festivals and events and on cultural support programs available in Australia. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

163389

78929

Donald Cant Watts Corke Pty Ltd

Investigate the estimates of building costs for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

11000

11000

Frank Small and Associates

Undertake market research to provide visitor projections for each alternative site for the location of the National Museum of Australia and an analysis of the likely impact of location on visitors. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

39700

39700

Freeman Leeson Architects

Investigate the natural and cultural heritage issues affecting alternative sites for the National Museum of Australia. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

25500

25500

Globalink Communications Pty Ltd

Identify intellectual property issues relating to the delivery of recorded performances by means of on-line technologies and research and report on holdings of recordings of significant Australian performances by Commonwealth agencies and best practice in the development of copyright management systems on-line in Australia and overseas. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

15000

15000

S Hall

Provide a comparative assessment of a variety of electronic products and distribution strategies which the Department might consider in making PAML recordings accessible via Australia's Cultural Network and other electronic environments, and to outline the potential benefits for performing arts companies or record their performances. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

15000

0

Hogan Marketing Services Pty Ltd

Establish and operate the telephone information and referral service for the One Stop Arts Shop. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available.

100000

24913

KPMG Management Consulting

Identify the options for the sale of Artbank and undertake an assessment of the market and the financial implications of each sale option. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

61000

61000

National Museum of Australia

Provide coordination services for the Australian Museum's on line Web site. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

228000

128000

Ned Noel Software

Develop the Playing Australia and Festivals Australia databases which are used for the administration of grant programs. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1280

1280

Ove Arup and Partners

Investigate transport implications of alternative sites for the National Museum of Australia. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

25900

25900

Palm Management

Assist in the development of the National Conservation and Preservation Strategy for Movable Cultural Heritage. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

4725

4725

Palm Management

Facilitate a Strategic Planning Workshop with the Museums Australia Standing Committee on Museums and Indigenous people. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

4050

4050

Paper Conservation Services

Provide advice in relation to the production of the newsletter Smarts and case studies for cultural tourism publications. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

82800

65708

S Purchase

Provide editorial services for COR-COHP Heritage Asset Management Manual. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

1400

1820

R A Young and Associated

Investigate infrastructure condition and capacity of alternative sites for the location of the National Museum of Australia. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

35650

35650

Sribit Pty Ltd

Maintain and enhance the PLR scheme software. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

15675

15675

Sribit Pty Ltd

Develop the PLR/ELR schemes and maintain the old PLR database on the McDonnell Douglas mini computer. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

9900

9900

Wizard

Assess the technical requirements for the One Stop Arts Shop and Australia's Cultural Network. Develop a prototype, proposed implementation timeline and management plan for the One Stop Arts Shop. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

32000

32000

Wizard

Develop and implement technical aspects of the One Stop Arts Shop, including web site design, adaptation of printed publications to a format appropriate for a web site, and a user friendly interface. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

356500

372550

Department of Administrative Services

Provide ad hoc advice on the design and construction management of Stage 4 Part 1 of the Old Parliament House redevelopment project. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

20000

19986

Trim Prisk Management

Provide advice to management and conduct training for staff on emergency procedures for old Parliament House. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

1600

1600

Program Element 1.1.3: Licensed Broadcasting and Information Services

Circit Ltd

Provide research on levels of online activity and development in rural and regional Australia. The Department undertook a survey/audit of telecommunications infrastructure and access and delivery of online services in regional and rural Australia, on behalf of the Information Policy Advisory Council's Special Working Party investigating the development of online services and infrastructure in rural and regional Australia. In order that this survey/audit was as comprehensive as possible in the available time, the Department sought the assistance of a consultant. There were no Departmental staff available to conduct the work in the required time. (b)

9500

9500

Gilbert and Tobin

Provide advice on possible amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to facilitate early introduction of new broadcasting services across Australia. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

26154

29519

Program Element 1.1.4: Film, Public Broadcasting and Intellectual Property

Langholm Pty Ltd

Provide analysis and advice on taxation concession arrangements for the Review of Assistance to the Film Industry. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

5400

4050

Program Element 1.1.5: Telecommunications Industry

AGB McNair Pty Ltd

Conduct market research on the extent of concern within the community of the electromagnetic energy health issue. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

27500

27500

Communications Law Centre Ltd

Chair a group of telecommunications industry and consumer representatives to examine whether the definition of the Standard Telephone Service mandated under the universal service arrangements should be upgraded to accommodate new technologies and minimum service levels. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

10000

11326

Econtect

Provide information on projected Telstra labour and efficiencies in the Departmental submission to the Senate Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts Reference Committee's Telstra inquiry. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

5000

5000

Purdon Associates Pty Ltd

Investigate and recommend guidelines and definitions to assist the States and Territories in developing legislation or planning instruments to regulate the installation of telecommunications infrastructure. Finance for this consultancy was provided by the telecommunications industry. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

109850

0

Sub Program 1.3: National Transmission Agency

ACIL Economics and Policy Pty Ltd

Evaluate pricing mechanisms to determine the extent to which those mechanisms can be used as a basis for pricing the current range of transmission services to all users. The consultant also provided advice on other commercial approaches to pricing the current range of transmission services. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

16896

15831

ACIL Economics and Policy Pty Ltd

Review a number of pricing mechanisms and quantify the Universal Service Obligations component of the national transmission network. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

29400

0

Barry Webb and Associates (NSW) Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

BLM Partnership

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

118800

13600

Bovis McLachlan Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

46503

David Poole and Company Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

Ernst and Young

Project manage and contribute to the implementation of the National Transmission Agency core operational systems comprising real-time network monitoring, network performance analysis, network infrastructure and transmission equipment management systems. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

90000

89892

Essential Utilities Corp.

Negotiate tariffs with electricity suppliers for the supply of electricity to various National Transmission Agency sites in NSW. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

2000

2000

Griffin Business Enterprises Pty Ltd

Contribute to the management of the National Transmission Agency by providing expert financial advice from a commercial perspective. Departmental staff with the appropriate expertise required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

32500

32496

Griffin Business Enterprises Pty Ltd

Contribute to the management of the National Transmission Agency by providing expert financial advice from a commercial perspective. Departmental staff with the appropriate expertise required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

227500

30000

Hodgson Broadcasting Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

6345

Integral Energy

Implement electricity tariff changes at various National Transmission Agency (NTA) broadcasting sites to enable benefits to be realised by the NTA with minimum delay. The resources and expertise to conduct the survey were not available within the Department. (b)

41800

41800

Linea Computing Consultants Pty Ltd

Provide ongoing systems and database maintenance and enhancements of the National Transmission Agency's Capital Works System. The resources and expertise to conduct the survey were not available within the Department. (b)

12000

11212

Price Waterhouse Urwick

Assist the NTA to develop a comprehensive report outlining a proposal to implement a modern financial and business management information system. The report identified significant existing and future NTA business/financial requirements, and recommended suitable technical and applications solutions capable of servicing those requirements. Departmental staff with the experience and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the required time frame. (b)

32875

24383

Prosap Aust Pty Ltd

Report on the feasibility of including the National Broadcasting Sites Administration System into SAP R3 software. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

2000

2000

Shearman Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

STJ Consortium

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

100000

65077

T Stone

Conduct a detailed archaeological field survey in the study area at Browns Hill, Lilydale Tasmania and consult with the representative of the local Aboriginal community. The consultant reported on the potential archaeological impact and provided an archaeological management plan for the proposed translator facility. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

2550

0

Tasmanian Herbarium

Conduct a detailed field survey of the flora in the study area at Browns Hill, Lilydale Tasmania. The consultant reported on the conservation status of the plant species and communities and the potential impact of the proposed translator facility. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

1500

0

W E Bassett and Partners Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

Wizard Information Services Pty Ltd

Provide project management services for the development and implementation of major National Transmission Agency information technology projects. The resources and expertise to conduct the survey were not available within the Department. (b)

100000

95425

Worley Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1996/97

Program 2: Arts and Heritage

Sub Program: 2.2: Australian Archives

Aboriginal Education Consulting Group Inc. NSW

Provide advice on issues relating to Aboriginal people incorporated in the Exploring Citizenship teachers' kit. The specialist design skills were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

2000

2000

AHW Management Services

Provide professional services for the design of modifications to the low temperature film vault at Villawood. The specialised skills were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

18500

18500

AIMA Training and Consultancy Services Ltd

Assist with the amalgamation of the Records Evaluation and Disposal and Records Control and Description programs. The consultant provided specific assistance in regard to implementing change, team based work, including briefing staff on team building, self managing teams, and team leadership. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

4500

4500

Alan Muller Design

Provide design and construction services for the Portrait of Papua Exhibition which is scheduled to open in the Australian Archives Gallery in Old Parliament House in October 1997 and then tours the States. The specialist design skills were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

13000

7500

Asset Services

Inspect the Mitchell Repository and submit a building appraisal report on fire safety taking into account building codes. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

950

950

Australian Heritage Projects

Produce a teacher's kit on the 1997 National History Challenge theme of "Civil Rights and Responsibilities in our History". The specialised educational skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

11850

11740

Australian National University Consultancy Brokerage Service

Select and provide consultants to develop and conduct one, three day course on foundation communication skills for reference work, dealing with difference and learning organisations. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

4480

4480

Barma Engineering

Provide design documentation for and supervise refurbishment of the front foyer at Villawood repository. The specialised skills required to carry out the task were not available within the Australian Archives.

19650

19650

F Batten

Conduct an intensive one day workshop on meeting skills, for staff of the Queensland State Office. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

850

850

F Batten

Conduct an intensive 3 hour training session on harassment for staff in the Queensland State Office. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b) (c)

500

500

Cumberland Health and Research Centre

Conduct lectures on occupational health at the Facilities Section Training Workshop, Camperdown. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

300

300

Department of Administrative Services Centre for Environmental Management

Provide services associated with project design, contract documentation and tendering for the upgrade and extension of heating, ventilation and air conditioning plant and associated works for the Australian Archives, Rosny Park. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

13630

13630

Department of Finance Consultancy Services Unit

Undertake a Finance Regulation 45A(3)(b)(ii) certification and post implementation review of the Australian Archives' Financial Management Information System. An independent review was required and the specialised skills were not available within the Archives. (b)

7500

7000

Environmetri cs

Evaluate visitor's response to the "Scene Stealers" exhibition and the concepts for two planned exhibitions. The capacity to summarise and analyse the results of this research was not available within the Australian Archives without diverting resources from other higher priority tasks. (b)

7950

7950

I Hancock

Brief journalists on Australian history in 1966 as part of the 1966 cabinet records release. The consultant is an authoritative historian of the period. The specialised academic history skills and status were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

2000

2000

Interiors Australia Vic

Provide services associated with the design, contract documentation and tendering for the upgrade of facilities at Casselden Place Melbourne. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

6100

0

Interiors Australia

Prepare a design for the refurbishment of the reading room and offices at Casselden Place, Melbourne (the cost was shared with the Public Record Office, Victoria). The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

598

598

Lane Telecommunications Pty Ltd

Assist the Australian Archives to draft technical specifications for a request for tender for the implementation of a frame relay on the Archives' data network. Archives' staff with the expertise required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

4520

4520

M Langfield

Prepare a guide to records held by the Australian Archives about immigration 1901-1939. The knowledge of historical, social and political affairs required to set the records in context and the detailed knowledge of the records were not available within the Archives. (b)

2500

0

Looking Glass Press Pty Ltd

Provide design services for a reader survey form. The Australian Archives' design services staff did not have the capacity to complete the services within the required timeframe. (b)

715

715

D Midalia

Prepare a guide to the records held in the Australian Archives in Western Australia. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives without diverting resources from other higher priority tasks. (b)

2500

1250

J Millard

Undertake preservation services at the Western Australian State Office including advice, copying, repackaging, arrangement and description. The expertise in preservation was not available in the office. (b)

15300

15091

M Minell

Prepare a guide, to copyright records held by the Australian Archives. The specialised skills required were not available within the Archives without diverting resources from other higher priority tasks. (b)

2500

0

Public Service and Merit Protection Commission

Conduct a two day training course on the Rights and Responsibilities of Officers in the Australian Public Service. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

1000

0

Purchasing Australia

Conduct lectures on tendering and purchasing at the Facilities Section Training Workshop, Camperdown. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

1000

1000

A Rankine

Complete design, construction and installation management services for the Portrait of Papua exhibition. The specialised design and construction management skills were not available within the Australian Archives at the time. (c)

8000

4000

Ruth Downes Design

Provide design and fabrication of the exhibition It's a Long Way from Rome. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

5000

5000

L Scott

Conduct a fire safety survey and report on all aspects of future proposals concerning fire safety at the Villawood repository. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives.

12488

12488

L Scott

Conduct a fire safety survey and report on all aspects of future proposals concerning fire safety at the Mitchell repository. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

11562

11562

D Sissons

Prepare a guide to the records held by the Australian Archives concerning World War II war crimes trials. The historical and political expertise required to set the records in context and the detailed knowledge of the records were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

2500

0

Susan Munter Communications

Prepare the text and images of three guides to records in html format for loading onto the Archives of Australia web site. The specialised skills required were not available within the Australian Archives without diverting resources from other higher priority tasks. (b)

2480

0

Troppo Architects

Prepare design documentation for modifications to foyer and reception areas. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

2995

2995

I Walsh

Provide design, construction and installation management service for the Mildenhall exhibition of photographs of early Canberra. The specialist design and construction management skills were not available within the Australian Archives at the time. (a) (b

5000

6250

I Watts

Prepare the content of the education kit to accompany the exhibition Scene Stealers: Australian Theatre 1870-1955. The specialised skills were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

2850

2850

Western Sydney TAFE

Conduct lectures on air conditioning and building management at the Facilities Section Training Workshop, Camperdown. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

2480

2480

Wizard Information Services

Provide advice on the Australian Archives' Financial Management Information System configuration. The specialised skills were not available within the Archives. (b)

1200

1200

Works Australia

Redesign the ground floor accommodation at Rosny Park. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

4850

0

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissed cost $

Expenditure for 1995/96

Sub Program 2.7: National Science and Technology Centre

M Bush

Provide exhibit text writing services. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

3146

3146

David Lancashire Design

Provide services for the redesign of the National Science and Technology Centre logo and its application, particularly to the Shell Questacon Science Circus. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

38000

33627

C Denton

Provide slides for the McClintock's Window Exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

5000

2500

Frank Small and Associates (Aust) Pty Ltd

Conduct a promotional evaluation for the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

2600

2600

A Friederich

Provide training to NRMA Tomorrow's Drivers contractors in July 1996. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

300

300

G Fry

Provide a draft of the theatre script McClintock's Window exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

6976

5618

J Hush

Provide technical expertise on the interview panel for the position of TO4 Workshop Manager. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

150

150

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Develop an evaluation strategy for the BHP Wildscience exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

5000

5000

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Develop exhibit concepts for the Forensic Science exhibition workshop in Perth. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

450

450

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Provide draft questions, scripting, voice-over and recording for the BHP Wild Science Quiz. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

800

800

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Prepare a sponsorial proposal for the National Science and Technology Centre. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

4000

0

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Design a set of dinosaurus data sheets as part of the education package for the Terrorsaurus exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

480

480

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Research and develop questions for the Environment Quiz exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1250

1250

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Develop exhibit concepts for the Forensic Science DNA exhibit. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

400

400

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Develop exhibit concepts for the Australasian Soft Drink Association Ltd. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

300

300

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Develop questions for the Terrorsaurus Quiz exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

990

990

Judith James Consultancy Pty Ltd

Conduct a review of the marketing and public affairs functions in Questacon. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

8975

8975

Karlie Consulting Pty Ltd

Provide the SQSC Lecture Series to train scholars for Aboriginal Communities (Tour 4). Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

400

400

A Mays

Negotiate with the National Science and Technology Centre for Education in Bangkok, and report back to Questacon. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

380

380

PALM Management

Prepare and facilitate the senior managers retreat. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

5000

5000

PALM Management

Provide facilitation services at the Science Circus Program workshop. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

900

900

T Sargeant

Research and write information panels for the Terrorsaurus exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1200

1200

P Saw

Provide the design and documentation for the Tunnel of Vision exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

2820

2820

R Small

Research and prepare a report on Plants of the Cretaceous and Jurassic period for the Scenery exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

490

490

Themeda

Conduct research for the Terrorsaurus exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1226

1226

UnQwerty Pty Ltd

Publicise the activities and outcomes of the Questacon Myre Project. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

9000

6142

Windhover Consultants

Provide a conflict resolution workshop on behalf of EASACT Australia in August 1996. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1540

1540

J Young

Provide research, collating and writing services in relation to the preparation of an exhibition manual for the "BHP Wild Science" exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

2968

2078

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1995/96

Program 3: Broadcasting, Film and Multi-media Services

Sub Program 3.6: National Film and Sound Archive

Alan Pomeroy and Associates Pty Ltd

Undertake an occupational health and safety risk assessment and develop a risk management plan. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

7800

5300

Australian Valuation Office

Review and comment on the Archive's valuation methodology for the heritage collection. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

4000

0

K Brentnall

Record an oral history with Bobby Limb. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

250

250

Bruce Leonard Productions Pty Ltd

Produce a number of audio and video products for the Archive. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

23100

15400

Conversation Access

Develop a disaster management plan and conduct staff training. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

15000

5000

J Dickson

Develop and implement a positioning campaign to support and market a range of special exhibition programs currently being undertaken by the Archive in order to increase visitation in line with 96/97 targets. The consultant also implemented marketing strategies for various programs and identified sponsorship opportunities. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

18000

8000

J Dickson

Develop and implement a positioning campaign to support and market a range of special exhibition programs currently being undertaken by Visitor Services. The consultant also implemented marketing strategies for various programs and identified sponsorship opportunities. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

30000

30000

Fire Safety Science Pty Ltd

Undertake a regulatory compliance audit of the Archive's storage facilities at Mitchell. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

12170

0

R Holmesby

Provide historical research, script advice and video promotion assistance for VFL on Film 1946-1982: Marking Time. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

3000

3000

Housley Communications

Provide analysis and documentation of voice and data communication issues associated with the Archive's new building. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

9500

9500

Informed Sources

Perform the cataloguing of Cinesound and Movitone newsreel segments into the National Film and Sound Archive's collection management system, MAVIS. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

28000

15491

Ipex Information Technology Group

Provide technical assistance with the implementation of Windows 95 and Lotus Smart Suite 97 at the Archive. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

11520

11520

Jemusic

Compose and record music for the video product VFL on Film Marking Time. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1000

1000

B Leonar

Research, compile, produce and assist in marketing agreed vintage audio material, provide advice on marketing and distribution of audio products and research compile and produce agreed video compilations to off line edit stage. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

21000

21000

Lewis

Conduct and record four oral history interviews with jazz personalities. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1000

1000

Library Locums

Accessioning, including cataloguing and preparation for storage, of shellac discs. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

3191

3191

M Robert

Provide historical research, script advice and video promotion assistance for VFL on Film 1946-1982: Marking Time. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

3000

3000

D Saw

Transcribe oral histories for the Film Australia project. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

2100

2100

H Wels

Compose and provide musical and sound effects accompaniment to the VFL on Film (1909-45) Marking Time video compilation. The consultant provided the Archive with a digital audio tape of the finished compilation. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

1000

1000

H Welsh

Compose 20 minutes of music and record on digital audio tape for a segment of Australian Aviation: The Magnificent Years. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

1000

1000

Wizard Information Services

Development of graphical user interface version of MAVIS, the Archive's collection management system. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

120000

120000

Wizard Information Services

Prepare a project management plan for the replacement of the Archive's automated Human Resource Management System. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

5000

5000

Wizard Information Services

Provide Oracle database administration services. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

11560

11560

Works Australia

Develop and report on the Archive's new accommodation options and associated costing and budget. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

12700

12700

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1995/96

Program 1: Department of Communications and the Arts

Sub Program 1.1: Policy, Regulatory and Operational Frameworks

Program Element 1.1.1: Executive and Corporate

Computer Power Pty Ltd

Develop the Departmental Running Cost database system, including analysis and design, system development, documentation and testing. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

30000

25000

David Hey-Cunningham and Associates Pty Ltd

Develop and conduct a Financial Statements Analysis Course. The course assisted the Department to fulfil its obligations arising from the accountability reforms that will apply to portfolio bodies and agencies as a result of the CAC Bill and related legislation. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

21550

8878

Program Element 1.1.2: Arts and Heritage

Jane Lennon and Associates

Prepare the final Committee of Review—Commonwealth Owned Heritage Properties report. In addition the consultant assisted in the preparation of a Working Paper, including draft recommendations. It was considered that Departmental staff could not provide the quality of material needed within the required time frame. (b)

30000

6160

Old Parliament House

Australian Heritage Projects

Survey and report on documentary evidence concerning Old Parliament House construction and opening, 1923 to 1927. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

2000

2000

Ken Begg and Associates Pty Ltd

Develop a public relations program for Old Parliament House. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

30000

22500

Program Element 1.1.3: Licensed Broadcasting and Information Services

V Rubensohn

Chair the Digital Radio Advisory Committee (DRAC), for a period of two years from 16 October 1995. DRAC is a high level committee established by the then Minister for Communications and the Arts to provide advice to the Government on digital radio broadcasting. Because of the high level nature of committee membership it was considered appropriate to appoint an independent Chairperson, rather than a Departmental officer. (a) (b)

4428

7892

Program Element 1.1.5: Telecommunications Industry

Thirstens Pty Ltd, trading as Econtech.

Assist with the processing and analysing of Telstra's labour efficiency, using proprietary economic modelling systems. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

5000

5000

Sub Program 1.3: National Transmission Agency

Australian Surveying and Land Information Group

Develop an information system which contains and manipulates digitised data on the coverage of all services transmitted from National Transmission Agency facilities and link digitised topographical and census data for the whole of Australia using "Mapinfo4". Departmental staff do not have the experience or equipment and systems to undertake the project. (b)

48170

6555

Linea Computing Consultants Pty Ltd

Assist with the development of the "Sites Configuration and Facilities System" (SCAFS). SCAFS is a core business system which replaced a number of existing databases and spreadsheets. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

226000

185045

Oracle Systems (Australia) Pty Ltd

Load asset revaluation data, provided by the valuers Rushtons, into the Oracle Asset Register. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

4000

1397

Quadrant Research Pty Ltd

Survey viewers' perception of the reception quality of channels 2,7,9,10 and 28 in Sydney. While the National Transmission Agency (NTA) was confident that its transmissions on channel 2 provide adequate signal coverage in each capital city, there were concerns that significant numbers of viewers were not obtaining high quality reception. The NTA was of the view that reception problems arose through the use of inadequate or inappropriate antenna systems. To determine the extent and cause of the problems the NTA investigated viewers' perceptions of reception quality. The resources and expertise to conduct the survey were not available within the Department. (b)

22800

11400

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1995/96

Program 2: Arts and Heritage Services

Sub Program 2.2: Australian Archives

Alan Muller Design

Provide design and construction management services for the Scene Stealers exhibition (previously the Copyright exhibition) which opens in the Australian Archives Gallery in Old Parliament House in October 1996 and then tours the States. The specialist design skills were not available within the Australian Archives. (a) (b)

9000

11000

Australian Heritage Projects

Undertake Stage 2 of the preparation of a comprehensive guide to all Federation records. Australian Archives' resources could not be diverted to working on the guide in the required time frame without prejudicing other high priority tasks. (b)

62500

55586

Lane Telecommunications Pty Ltd

Assist the Archives in identifying the most cost effective means of providing telecommunications to the organisation. The consultant was engaged to ensure an independent and objective assessment of telecommunications needs.

25760

12880

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1995/96

Sub Program 2.7: National Science and Technology Centre

Kopan Pty Ltd

Develop and produce advertising materials for the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

153340

153340

Program 3: Broadcasting, Film and Multi-media Services

Sub Program 3.6: National Film and Sound Archive

M Pointon

Assist with the selection, identification and compilation of a video on Australia's aviation history. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

720

720

P Powers

Transcribe oral histories for the Film Australia project. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b) (c)

1116

1116

Price Waterhouse Urwick

Review classification levels against related work level standards in order to report on the appropriateness of current classification levels in the Preservation Branch. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

33100

17040

D Saw

Transcribe oral histories for the Film Australia project. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b) (c)

1950

1950

The Shirley Spectra Australia Pty Ltd

Upgrade the Sound and Light exhibition in the House of Representatives Chamber of Old Parliament House. Develop a student's version of the Sound and Light exhibition in the House of Representatives Chamber. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

124000

24000

(a) Expenditure greater than contracted prices as a result of:

(i) additional tasks being added to the contract or

(ii) scope of tasks being increased or

(iii) greater incidental expenditure than estimated.

(b) Not publicly advertised in the Gazette.

(c) Not included in the 1995/96 Annual Report.

Table: Consultants engaged by the Department of Communications and the Arts during the period 1 July 1997 to 20 November 1997.

Contract

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

Department of Communications and the Arts

Policy, Regulatory and Operation Frameworks

Executive and Corporate

Bassett Consulting Engineers

Provide engineering advice to assist the Department in the makegood of the CWA Building. The expertise and specialised skills required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

10000

0

10000

Bligh Voller Architects Pty Ltd

Provide architectural advice to assist the Department in the makegood of the CWA Building. The expertise and specialised skills required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

2000

0

2000

97/1652

Centre for Corporate Strategy

Design, deliver and evaluate a Leadership and Management Program for Senior Executive Band One and Senior Officer Grade A and B staff. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

69750

0

69750

97/1639

Comcare Australia

Provide rehabilitation case management services for two of the Department's compensation cases. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

4800

0

4800

96/1602

Daedalus Integration Pty Ltd

Provide systems administration and technical support for the Department's Unix, Internet and Intranet environments as required. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

59850

95000

0

97/1644

David Hey-Cunningham and Associates Pty Ltd

Conduct a course to enhance the skills of Departmental oversight officers in preparing quality advice to the Minister on the strategic planning and performance of portfolio bodies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

7781

0

7781

First Five Minutes Pty Ltd

Provide advice on appropriate evacuation procedures at the Sydney Ave building. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1980

0

1980

97/1645

Rob Brennan Facilitation and Training Services Pty Ltd

Provide facilitator services for two, half day planning sessions for the Human Resource Management Section. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

1875

1875

0

SAP Australia Pty Ltd

Implement sales and distribution functionality to replace the National Broadcasting Site Administration (NBSA) system. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b) (d)

250000

0

250000

Wilde and Woollard Consultants Pty Ltd

Provide valuation advice to assist the Department in its negotiations with the owners of the CWA Building in relation to the makegood liability. The expertise and specialised skills required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

2500

0

2500

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

348811

Arts and Heritage

Ashton Raggatt McDougall

Design competition fee. Successful shortlisted entrant in the design competition for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task.

50000

50000

0

Ashton Raggatt McDougall

Provide architectural advice and designs for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task are not available.

550000

0

550000

Australian Government Solicitor

Provide legal advice on the delivery strategy for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies on Acton Peninsula. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available.

15300

15300

0

Australian Government Solicitor

Provide legal advice on project management for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies on Acton Peninsula. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

1100

1100

0

97/05

Australian Operational Support Services

Undertake a feasibility study and user requirement report on the accommodation proposal for NAISDA at Vault 3, Cumberland Street, The Rocks. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

3500

0

3500

97/12

Australia Street Company Pty Ltd

Survey and report on options for the provision of library services to Departmental staff and develop a proposal for the provision of library services in the future. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

15000

15000

0

Blake Dawson Waldron

Provide legal advice on the delivery strategy for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies on Acton Peninsula. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

2500

2500

0

Catalyst Design Group

Provide services as the competition adviser for the design competition for new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

12600

12600

0

CPMC Pty Ltd

Provide a one day workshop to facilitate the development of a Project Plan for the Acton Peninsula project. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe.

3500

0

3500

Donald Cant Watts Corke

Provide quantity surveying services for the design and construction of the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies on Acton Peninsula. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe.

80299

80299

0

97/11

Environmetrics Pty Ltd

Develop a market research program and business plan for the national package of conservation training and resource materials. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

19600

7840

11760

Forbes Fitzhardinge Woodland

Design competition fee. Unsuccessful shortlisted entrant in the design competition for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available.

50000

50000

0

Giles Tribe Architects

Design competition fee. Unsuccessful shortlisted entrant in the design competition for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available.

50000

50000

0

Grey O'Keefe and Associates

Provide revenue estimates for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia on Acton Peninsula. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

1600

1600

0

John Brand and Company

Design competition fee. Unsuccessful shortlisted entrant in the design competition for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available.

50000

50000

0

M Keniger

Provide architectural advice on the design competition for new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

12750

12750

0

Mallesons Stephen Jaques

Provide legal advice in relation to the project delivery system for the development of the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task are not available. (b)

11040

0

11040

97/07

National Environmental Consulting Services

Provide advice on environmental issues at the Acton Peninsula site for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The advice was required to be provided to the Public Works Committee. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe.

50000

43000

7000

Ngunnawal Land Council

Provide advice on indigenous issues for incorporation into the Environmental Study on the Acton Peninsula site for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The advice was required to be provided to the Public Works Committee. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

375

375

0

Ngunnawal ACT and District Indigenous Peoples Association

Provide advice on indigenous issues for incorporation into the Environmental Study on the Acton Peninsula site for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The advice was required to be provided to the Public Works Committee. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

415

415

0

Ngunnawal ACT and Aboriginal Council of Elders Association Incorporated

Provide advice on indigenous issues for incorporation into the Environmental Study on the Acton Peninsula site for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. The advice was required to be provided to the Public Works Committee. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

675

675

0

97/01

PALM Management

Facilitate a study group to disseminate information from a recent overseas study tour for incorporation in the design brief of the facilities for the new National Museum building on Acton Peninsula. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

2000

2000

0

97/13

PALM Management Pty Ltd

Provide a facilitator for a meeting of the National Museum Study Group. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

2000

2000

0

97/15

Paper Conservation Services

Provision of consultancy services for the production of SMARTS magazine for issues 12-15. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

90240

24670

65570

97/06

Pegrum and Associates

Provide brief writing and technical services for the preparation of the architect's functional brief for Stage 2 of the design competition. It was considered that Departmental staff with expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe.

100000

92600

7400

97/14

Ralph Appelbaum Associates Inc

Provide consultancy services for the planning and design of facilities for the National Museum of Australia on Acton Peninsula. This is a two stage project. The second stage to be confirmed. Costings are Stage 1 $US49,350, Stage 2 $US274,560. (The total amount shown is the total cost for Stages 1 and 2 converted to Australian dollars). Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available. (b)

442924

67483

375440

97/16

Sribit Pty Ltd

Provide maintenance and enhancement of software and technical support for the Public Lending Right Scheme database. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

15400

14850

550

TWCA Pty Ltd

Provide project management services for the design and construction of the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia/ Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies on Acton Peninsula. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe.

360000

220000

160000

97/03

TEAME (Training & Employment for Arts, Media & Entertainment Co Ltd)

Develop and prepare training services for Information Officers with Artsinfo. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe.

9000

9000

0

97/18

The Quay Connection

Develop a promotional and marketing strategy for Artsinfo. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

110000

70520

39480

Wilkinson Candalepas Architects

Design competition fee. Unsuccessful shortlisted entrant in the design competition for the new facilities for the National Museum of Australia and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available.

50000

50000

0

97/17

Worthington Di Marzio Pty Ltd

Conduct concept evaluation and benchmarking of the Artsinfo promotional strategy. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required timeframe. (b)

39900

39900

0

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

1235240

Old Parliament House

97/0041

Banyan Wood Pty Ltd

Provide a preliminary design concept and proposal for an exhibition fit-out of the National Portrait Gallery at Old Parliament House. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

1200

0

1200

97/0181

BDW Special Events

Manage the refurbishment production of the courtyard fountains. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

9121

9121

0

97/0041

Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd

Provide a preliminary design concept and proposal for an exhibition fit-out of the National Portrait Gallery at Old Parliament House. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

1200

0

1200

97/0133

Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd

Provide project management design and administrative services for the documentation and tender phase of the Senate Press Gallery re-roof. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

43253

43253

0

97/0079

Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd

Provide project management, design and administrative services (Stage 4 redevelopment) and advice on Constitutional Convention works. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

10000

10000

0

97/0236

Gutteridge Haskins and Davey Pty Ltd

Provide project management, design and administrative services (Stage 4 redevelopment), Centenary of Federation Fit out. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

24976

24976

0

97/0041

A Shumack

Provide a preliminary design concept and proposal for an exhibition fit-out of the National Portrait Gallery at Old Parliament House. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

1200

0

1200

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

3600

Licensed Broadcasting and Information Services

97/1651

Acuity Consulting Pty Ltd

Provide advice on the initial priorities and approach for the National Office of the Information Economy. The consultant was able to provide particularly relevant and current expertise on this matter, having recently been involved in a similar project for the Victorian Government. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

4500

4500

0

97/1653

Russell Reynolds Associates Inc.

Evaluate a shortlist of candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer of the National Office for the Information Economy. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

18500

0

18500

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

18500

Film, Public Broadcasting and intellectual Property

97/1655

Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance Pty Ltd

Provide an independent assessment of the ABC and SBS digitisation strategies which will assist the Government in its consideration of the funding implications of those strategies. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

131550

0

131550

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Provide legal advice in relation to the scoping study into the feasibility of privatising Film Australia. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b) (d)

58000

0

29000

KPMG Chartered Accountants Pty Ltd

Provide business advice in relation to the scoping study into the feasibility of privatising Film Australia. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b) (d)

75000

0

37500

T Miall

Provide industry advice in relation to the scoping study into the feasibility of privatising Film Australia. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b) (d)

10000

0

5000

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

203050

Telecommunications Industry

97/1646

A I Australasia Pty Ltd trading as Amrop International

Assist with the identification of candidates suitable for appointment to the Australian Communications Authority as Eligible Associate Members and Authority Members. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

29950

0

29950

97/1643

Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Provide a report on methodologies for assessing the economic, public finance, equity and other related impacts of any funding options identified by the Putting Cables Underground Working Group (PCUWG). The consultant was engaged by the Department on behalf of the PCUWG and finance was provided by the telecommunications industry. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department.

55000

0

55000

97/1642

Allen Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Assist the Economic Sub-Committee of the Putting Cables Underground Working Group(PCUWG) in identifying the appropriate funding role of government, utility companies, local councils, private individuals and others in funding any program for putting cables underground. The consultant was engaged by the Department on behalf of the PCUWG and finance was provided by the telecommunications industry. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

29900

0

29900

97/1650

Amos Aked Swift Pty Ltd

Prepare a report for the Putting Cables Underground Working Group(PCUWG) on technical options and recommendations developed by an expert group in relation to the technical and service aspects of putting electrical and telecommunications cables underground. The consultant was engaged by the Department on behalf of the PCUWG and finance was provided by the telecommunications industry. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

29100

0

29100

97/1654

Amos Aked Swift Pty Ltd

Prepare a report for the Putting Cables Underground Working Group(PCUWG) processing and evaluating survey data in relation to putting overhead cables underground. The consultant was engaged by the Department on behalf of the PCUWG and finance was provided by the telecommunications industry. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

31000

0

31000

97/1647

Australian Government Solicitor

Produce a background paper which addresses legal regulatory and industry structure issues that may arise from regulatory options the Putting Cables Underground Working Group(PCUWG) may propose for putting cables underground. The consultant was engaged by the Department on behalf of the PCUWG and finance was provided by the telecommunications industry. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department.

87000

0

87000

97/1640

Bureau of Transport and Communications Economics

Provide research and specialist advice to the Putting Cables Underground Working Group(PCUWG). The consultant was engaged by the Department on behalf of the PCUWG and finance was provided by the telecommunications industry. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

155015

0

155015

97/1648

Department of Finance and Administration

Provide purchasing support services for the appointment of a service provider for the National Relay Service. The resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

7480

0

7480

97/1641

International Consulting Services (Aus) Pty Ltd

Prepare a report on current Telstra Corporation Ltd and Service Provider billing systems and processes and the impact of these on end users. A consultant was engaged to ensure an independent and objective assessment of the issues. Expenditure is fully recovered from Telstra. (b)

350000

280000

70000

97/1649

McKerlie Consulting Pty Ltd

Assist in defining the term "eligible revenue" in the Telecommunications Act 1997 and ensure that, as far as practicable, the definition is linked to established accounting standards and practices. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

17000

0

17000

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

511445

National Transmission Agency

NTA98/ 05

Ament Broadcast Consulting Pty Ltd

Assist the National Transmission Agency to manage and operate its nation wide network of broadcasting transmission facilities. The facilities are used to deliver the radio and television programs of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service to members of the public throughout Australia. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

96000

0

96000

NTA98/ 03

Linea Computing Consultants Pty Ltd

Carry out maintenance and enhancements to the Capital Works and Site Configuration and Facilities System. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

20000

158

19842

NTA98/ 04

McMahon and Associates

Provide advice to the National Transmission Agency on a range of industrial relations issues affecting National Transmission Agency management and staff as a result of the proposed sale of the National Transmission Agency. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

29000

36323

10882

NTA98/ 01

PM2 System Pty Ltd

Carry out enhancements and maintenance of the Contracts Management Module for the National Transmission Agency's Capital Works System. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

29500

23679

11136

NTA98/ 02

Wizard Information Services Pty Ltd

Provide project management services for the development and implementation of major National Transmission Agency information technology projects. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

72000

44073

34677

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

172537

Contract no.

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

Arts and Heritage Services

Australian Archives

1997/11 17 GS

Archives Authority of New South Wales

Present a paper about the review of Keyword AAA to a meeting of the Commonwealth Keyword AAA User Forum in Canberra. The specialised knowledge required to carry out this task was not available within the Archives. (b)

286

286

0

97/1865 A&IS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Advise on the statistical validity of and structure of a readers' survey. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

5450

0

5450

1997/16 71 PP

Australian Heritage Projects

Produce a teacher's kit on the theme of discovering democracy. The specialised educational skills to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

10267

3000

7267

6047 NSW

Barma Engineering Pty Ltd

Provide design and tender documentation, advise on tender selection and supervise the refurbishment of the front foyer at Villawood repository. The specialised educational skills to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

2500

2500

0

97/1772 Fac

Business Design

Prepare a request for tender to operate a cafe in the National Archives Building. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives.

2445

2445

0

1993/23 1 NSW

Carrier Air Conditioning

Provide design and documentation for the installation of a capacity tank in the air conditioning plant at the Northern Territory Office. The specialised skills were not available within the Archives.

2800

0

2800

97/1248, 97/1249 A&IS

Cheryl Gilroy and Adedge

Develop and conduct four half day courses on continuous improvement within Access and Information Services. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

3113

2028

1085

P070348 BS

CSC Australia Pty Ltd

Conduct an IT security audit for the Archives. The specialised skills were not available within the Archives.

6455

0

6455

97/1248, 97/1248 A&IS

Geoff Mortimore and Associates

Develop and conduct four, 2 day courses on foundation communication skills for reference work. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

9151

6535

2616

1997/12 08 PP

Global Vision Productions Pty Ltd

Produce a video of the Canberra Early Years exhibition for ultimate conversion to the Internet as a virtual exhibition. The consultant also produced a Web Page design. The specialised video production skills were not available within the Archives. (b)

9900

4950

4950

1996/48 b WA

Information Enterprises

Provide and lead sessions on records management and registry practice as part of a records management workshop conducted by the Western Australia State Office. The broad experience skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Office. (b)

600

400

200

97/683 Fac

Lane Telecommunications

Prepare a telecommunication migration plan for the move to the National Archives Building. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives.

5500

0

5500

97/1248, 97/1249 A&IS

E Lee

Develop and conduct four, 2 hour sessions on dealing with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

1892

911

981

1995/71 c WA

J Millard

Undertake preservation services including advice, copying, repackaging, arrangement and description at the Western Australia State Office. The expertise in preservation was not available within the Office.

9000

3050

5950

1997/16 10 Fac

Project Design Services Pty Ltd

Advise on mechanical and architectural solutions in maintaining desired operating conditions in upper level storage areas at Mitchell. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives.

11500

0

11500

1995/24 5 QLD

H Twohill

Facilitate discussion on cultural change and industrial relations in the Queensland State office. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

1200

1200

0

1997/15 17 Staffing

Unisearch Ltd

Provide a Director of Studies for the residential school conducted for the Council of Federal, State and Territory Archives (COFSTA). The specialised academic skills were not available within the Archives. (a)

11500

13350

0

97/593 A&IS

C Wilcox

Prepare a guide to records about the Boer War held by the Australian Archives. The knowledge of the military, historical and political affairs required to set the records in context and the detailed knowledge of the records were not available within the Archives. (b)

2500

1250

1250

97/1248, 97/1249 A&IS

Workers Resource Centre Inc.

Develop and conduct four 2 hour sessions on dealing with people with hearing impairment. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b)

2050

1150

900

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

56904

Contract no.

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

National Science and Technology Centre

CS1

Compton International Fundraising Pty Ltd

Undertake a review of National Science and Technology Centre sponsorship and fundraising activities. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

12000

10250

1750

CS2

Environmetrics

Conduct market research for NRMA Tomorrow's Drivers exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

39500

39500

0

Ernst and Young

Facilitate a discussion with senior executives on the future role and direction of international businesses within Questacon. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

3500

3500

0

982009

Ernst and Young

Develop a communication strategy for Questacon and conduct specific elements of that strategy including focus group discussions, a staff survey and a strategic meeting for senior management. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

36200

36200

0

Frank Small and Associates (Aust) Pty Ltd

Provide promotional evaluation for the Off the Planet Exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

10000

10000

0

984067

J Jensen

Design lighting for the Terrorsaurus exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

2750

2750

0

984051

Q Audio

Produce an audio post for the Blast to the Past exhibit. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

10000

10000

0

984065

K Suzanne

Prepare conceptual drawings for the Close Encounters exhibit. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

200

200

0

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

1750

Contract no.

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

Broadcasting, Film and Multi-media Services

National Film and Sound Archive

Bruce Leonard Productions

Produce six, double compact disc sets of radio serials. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

6600

0

6600

Bruce Leonard Productions

Produce two compact disc products, Christmas with Mrs `Obbs and Friends and Children's Heroes of the Radio Waves. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

3850

0

3850

Library Locums

Accession shellac and vinyl discs. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

4000

4000

0

C Long

Review the Federation Films' script and background notes. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

500

0

500

Totalcare Industries Ltd

Provide quality assurance of the Archive's Acton Headquarters site redevelopment project. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

4300

0

4300

Wizard Information Services

Develop an interactive World Wide Web site for the National Film and Sound Archive. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

20000

0

20000

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

35250

(a) Expenditure greater than contracted prices as a result of:

(i) additional tasks being added to the contract or

(ii) scope of tasks being increased or

(iii) greater incidental expenditure than estimated.

(b) Not publicly advertised in the Gazette/Transigo.

(d) Consultancy jointly managed with the Office of Asset Sales (OAS). OAS meets half of the costs of the consultancy.

Note: Commissioned cost minus expenditure does not in all cases equal estimated amount still to be paid. This is due to contract variations.

Table: Consultants engaged by the Department of Communications and the Arts since 2 March 1996 and still under engagement during the period 1 July 1997 to 20 November 1997.

Contract no.

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $.

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

Department of Communications and the Arts

Policy, Regulatory and Operational Frameworks

Executive and Corporate

Codarra Pty Ltd

Assist with the acquisition and installation of a PABX system and associated voice services. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (a) (b)

12000

13500

0

Dascem

Provide an energy management and monitoring service for the Department's accommodation portfolio. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b) (c)

5570

4180

1390

Heaney Blaylock and Associates

Assist with the development of an Agency Agreement strategic plan, conduct information sessions for all staff, assist with focus groups and provide advice through the negotiation phase. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

50000

19052

30948

97/1634

Interiors Australia

Undertake the advocacy role associated with the construction of new premises at Sydney Ave. Forrest for the Department. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b)

142500

128250

0

KPMG Chartered Accountants Pty Ltd

Perform internal audit services including information technology, compliance and systems based audits for the Department. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department.

100000

14668

7767

SAP Australia Pty Ltd

Implement the Department's new Financial Management Information System. The expertise and resources required for this task were not available within the Department. (b) (c) (d)

400000

40000

360000

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

400105

Arts and Heritage

96/24

Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd

Establish an agreed framework and structure for the implementation of all the software parts of Australia's Cultural Network Gateway Website. The consultant also developed and maintained associated projects using the most up to date and appropriate website management tools and other software and hardware options. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

496400

143637

352763

96/20

Datascape

Carry out enhancements to the Australian Museum on line Web site. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

22000

10000

12000

96/6

Deborah Wilson Consulting

Collect information on all arts and industry support programs which are offered by all levels of government and private organisations and develop a methodology for ongoing maintenance of the data. Phase 2 of the project has been progressed to provide comprehensive collection of information on 1300 Australian Festivals and events and on cultural support programs available in Australia. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

163389

86829

76560

96/25

Hogan Marketing Services Pty Ltd

Establish and operate the telephone information and referral service for the One Stop Arts Shop. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available.

100000

86971

13029

96/21

National Museum of Australia

Provide coordination services for the Australian Museum's on line Web site. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

228000

128000

100000

96/10

Paper Conservation Services

Provide advice in relation to the production of the newsletter Smarts and case studies for cultural tourism publications. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department. (b)

82800

82800

0

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

554352

National Transmission Agency

96/1618

Barry Webb and Associates (NSW) Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

2885

25000

96/1613

David Poole and Company Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

50000

96/1614

Hodgson Broadcasting Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

43010

9000

Linea Computing Consultants Pty Ltd

Assist with the development of the Sites Configuration and Facilities System (SCAFS). SCAFS is a core business system which replaced a number of existing databases and spreadsheets. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame.

226000

29799

0

96/1624

Shearman Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

15000

96/1616

W E Bassett and Partners Pty Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

20000

96/1612

Wizard Information Services Pty Ltd

Provide project management services for the development and implementation of major National Transmission Agency information technology projects. The resources and expertise to conduct the survey were not available within the Department. (b)

100000

4600

0

96/1617

Worley Ltd

Provide consulting engineering services associated with the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the national broadcasting network. The resources and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Department.

65000

0

30000

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

149000

Contract no.

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

Arts and Heritage Services

Australian Archives

1996/10 3 PP

Australian Heritage Projects

Undertake Stage 2 of the preparation of a comprehensive guide to all Federation records. Australian Archives' resources could not be diverted to working on the guide in the required time frame without prejudicing other high priority tasks. (b) (c)

62500

62500

0

95/2415 A&IS

M Langfield

Prepare a guide to records held by the Australian Archives about immigration 1901-1939. The knowledge of historical, social and political affairs required to set the records in context and the detailed knowledge of the records were not available within the Archives. (b)

2500

2500

0

95/2415 A&IS

K Leech

Format the guide to immigration records 1901-1939. The staff resources required to carry out this task were not available within the Archives. (b) (c)

400

400

0

95/345 A&IS

Looking Glass Press Pty Ltd

Provide design services for a reader survey form. The Australian Archives' design services staff did not have the capacity to complete the services within the required timeframe. (b)

715

500

0

1997/25 3 A&IS

D Midalia

Prepare a guide to the records held in the Australian Archives in Western Australia. The specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the Australian Archives without diverting resources from other higher priority tasks. (b)

2500

0

1250

97/397 A&IS

M Minell

Prepare a guide, to copyright records held by the Australian Archives. The specialised skills required were not available within the Archives without diverting resources from other higher priority tasks. (b)

2500

1250

1250

1996/22 PP

A Rankine

Complete design, construction and installation management services for the Portrait of Papua exhibition. The specialised design and construction management skills were not available within the Australian Archives at the time. (c)

8000

4000

4000

95/2416

D Sissons

Prepare a guide to the records held by the Australian Archives concerning World War II war crimes trials. The historical and political expertise required to set the records in context and the detailed knowledge of the records were not available within the Australian Archives. (b)

2500

0

1250

96/1408 A&IS

Susan Munter Communications

Prepare the text and images of three guides to records in html format for loading onto the Archives of Australia web site. The specialised skills required were not available within the Australian Archives without diverting resources from other higher priority tasks. (b)

2480

0

2480

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

10230

Contract no.

Company name

Taxk performed and justification

Commissioned cost $

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

National Science and Technology Centre

CS4

David Lancashire Design

Provide services for the redesign of the National Science and Technology Centre logo and its application, particularly to the Shell Questacon Science Circus. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

38000

8752

0

C Denton

Provide slides for the McClintock's Window Exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

5000

0

2500

CS2

G Fry

Provide a draft of the theatre script McClintock's Window exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

6976

0

1358

CS7

Interactive Consultants Pty Ltd

Prepare a sponsorial proposal for the National Science and Technology Centre. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

4000

3900

100

CS6

UnQwerty Pty Ltd

Publicise the activities and outcomes of the Questacon Myre Project. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

9000

1300

7442

cs1

J Young

Provide research, collating and writing services in relation to the preparation of an exhibition manual for the BHP Wild Science exhibition. Departmental staff with the specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

2968

890

0

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

11400

Contract no.

Company name

Task performed and justification

Commissioned Cost $

Expenditure for 1997/98

Estimated amount still to be paid

Broadcasting, Film and Multi-media Services

National Film and Sound Archive

Alan Pomeroy and Associates Pty Ltd

Undertake an occupational health and safety risk assessment and develop a risk management plan. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

7800

2000

500

Australian Valuation Office

Review and comment on the Archive's valuation methodology for the heritage collection. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

4000

0

4000

Bruce Leonard Productions Pty Ltd

Produce a number of audio and video products for the Archive. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

23100

7700

0

Conversation Access

Develop a disaster management plan and conduct staff training. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

15000

0

15000

J Dickson

Develop and implement a positioning campaign to support and market a range of special exhibition programs currently being undertaken by the Archive in order to increase visitation in line with 96/97 targets. The consultant also implemented marketing strategies for various programs and identified sponsorship opportunities. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

18000

10000

0

Fire Safety Science Pty Ltd

Undertake a regulatory compliance audit of the Archive's storage facilities at Mitchell. Staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out these tasks were not available within the Department. (b)

12170

9000

3170

Informed Sources

Perform the cataloguing of Cinesound and Movitone newsreel segments into the National Film and Sound Archive's collection management system, MAVIS. Departmental staff with the expertise and specialised skills required to carry out this task were not available within the required time frame. (b)

28000

6696

5813

Estimated cost of consultancy work for which no payment has been made—

28483

(a) Expenditure greater than contracted prices as a result of:

(i) additional tasks being added to the contract or

(ii) scope of tasks being increased or

(iii) greater incidental expenditure than estimated.

(b) Not publicly advertised in the Gazette/Transigo.

(c) Not included in the 1996/97 Annual Report.

(d) Purchased under the OGIT Shared Systems Contract

Note: Commissioned cost minus expenditure does not in all cases equal estimated amount still to be paid.

This is due to expenditure in previous years and contract variations.