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Monday, 11 August 2003
Page: 18138


Mrs Crosio asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 28 May 2003:

(1) Will the Minister provide details of the types of tasks and operations that have been outsourced to the private sector by the Department of Defence since 1996.

(2) If any involve highly sensitive activities, what measures has the Department taken to ensure that national security is not compromised.

(3) Will the Minister list the companies that have been successful in obtaining contracts since 1996.


Mrs Vale (Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) The following table lists the Commercial Support Program (CSP) activity names, functions, prime contractors and the dates the contracts were signed.

CSP Activities Contracted Out Since 1996

ACTIVITY NAME

FUNCTION

PRIME CONTRACTOR(Correct at time of Decision Announcement)

CONTRACT LET DATE

Base Support Services 305 Air Base Wing East Sale

Base Support

SERCo/Gardiner Merchant

31/01/96

Navy Communications Station - Canberra Maintenance

Maintenance of Equipment

Rockwell Australia

23/02/96

HMAS Cerberus Base Support Services

Base Support

SERCo

29/02/96

RAN Armament Depot Somerton Guarding & Other Services

Base Support

Probe Australia

14/04/96

Stores and Office Requisites, Australian Capital Territory

Stores Management

Pederson Contact

31/07/96

Base Support Services 306 Air Base Wing Pearce

Base Support

SERCo/Gardiner Merchant

31/08/96

Domestic Services 302 Air Base Wing Williamtown

Base Support

SERCo

1/10/96

Defence Establishment Orchard Hills and Royal Australian Navy Ammunition Depot Guarding Services

Guarding Services

ACS Group

30/01/97

BASC Liverpool - Base Support

Base Support

Australian Operation Support Services

31/03/97

Navy Port Services/Support Craft

Port and Minor Vessel Services

Defence Maritime Services

1/07/97

Hunter Valley Logistics Battalion - Base Support Functions

Base Support

Transfield Pty Ltd

30/08/97

Albury/Wodonga Military Area Logistics and Base Support Functions

Base Support and Equipment Maintenance

Transfield Defence Systems Pty Ltd

31/08/97

Base Support Services RAAF Telecommunications Support Unit Glenbrook

Base Support

Spotless

1/09/97

Richmond Corrosion Control Facility

Paint Shop Work

Australia and New Zealand Engineering Services

1/02/98

Base Support Services 302 Air Base Wing Williamtown

Base Support

SERCo/Gardiner Merchant

15/03/98

Garrison Support - South Queensland

Base Support

SERCo/Gardiner Merchant

9/09/98

Garrison Support - North Queensland

Base Support

SERCo/Gardiner Merchant

1/12/98

Aircraft Research and Development Unit Reform Project - Airborne Test and Transport Support

Aircraft Test Support Services

Australian Flight Test Services

31/03/99

Garrison Support - Northern Territory/Kimberley

Base Support

SERCo/Gardiner Merchant

1/05/99

Garrison Support - Western Australia

Base Support

Transfield Pty Ltd

1/05/99

Garrison Support - Australian Capital Territory

Base Support

Eurest (Australia) Support Services Pty Ltd

1/06/99

Garrison Support - Central Sydney

Base Support

SERCo/Gardiner Merchant

22/07/99

Garrison Support - Southern Victoria

Base Support

Transfield Pty Ltd

17/09/99

Aircraft Research and Development Unit Reform Project - Maintenance Services

Maintenance Support

Raytheon Systems

5/11/99

Class 8 Medical and Dental Supply Chain Management

Medical Stores Management

SERCo-Gardiner Merchant

30/11/99

Garrison Support - South Australia

Base Support

Transfield Pty Ltd

28/01/00

501 Wing (RAAF Amberley) - F111 Workshop

Aircraft Maintenance

Australia and New Zealand Engineering Services

20/03/00

Garrison Support - Western Sydney

Base Support

SERCo

27/03/00

Garrison Support - South Coast of New South Wales

Base Support

SERCo

28/03/00

503 WG C130 Deeper Maintenance

Aircraft Maintenance

Qantas

24/05/00

ADF Recruiting - Trial Project

Recruitment

Manpower Services Australia Pty Ltd

4/09/00

Re-testing of Facilities and Property Operations - DSTO Melbourne

Building Maintenance

SSL Asset Services

25/09/00

Garrison Support - Riverina and Murray Valley

Base Support

British Aerospace Australia

7/12/00

501 Wing (RAAF Amberley) and 503 Wing (RAAF Richmond) - Avionics

Aircraft Maintenance

Honeywell Limited

23/02/01

ADF Explosive Ordnance Project

Storage and Distribution

ADI Pty Ltd

14/06/01

501 Wing (RAAF Amberley)- F111 Weapons Systems

Aircraft Maintenance

Boeing Australia Limited

16/08/01

Woomera Support Services

Base Support

BAE Systems Australia Limited

9/10/01

Electronic Warfare Training

Training

Raytheon Systems

14/12/01

Defence Force Recruiting - National Rollout

Recruitment

Manpower Services Australia Pty Ltd

14/11/02

(2) There are no highly sensitive CSP activities outsourced to private companies.

(3) See response to part (1) above.