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Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Page: 5489


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, upon notice, on 10 June 2009:

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


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

Between the period 1 January 2008 to 31 May 2009 two agencies within the Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy portfolio have awarded contracts to the Boston Consulting Group and the Allen Consulting Group as follows:

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Organisation Awarded Contract between

1 January 2008 - 31 May 2009

Value of Contract

(excluding GST)

Primary Deliverable

Boston Consulting Group

$1.5m

TV Broadcast Management System

Web Content Management System

Production Review

Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post)

Organisation Awarded Contract between

1 January 2008 - 31 May 2009

Value of Contract

(excluding GST)

Primary Deliverable

Allen Consulting Group

$394,704.55

Corporate Social Responsibility audit and assistance with policy development.

External stakeholder research and development, and assistance with engagement review and planning.

Assistance with paper based strategy development.