Australian Government, the Australian Office of Financial Management

SENATE ORDER ON DEPARTMENT AND AGENCY CONTRACTS LISTING RELATING TO THE PERIOD
1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010

Pursuant to the Senate Order on the departmental and agency contracts the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Office of Financial Management which provides for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which (a) have not been fully performed as at 31 December 2010 or (b) which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2010.

Contractor

Subject Matter

Estimated consideration (incl. GST)

Start Date

Anticipated End Date

Whether the contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions (Yes/No)

Whether the contract contains other requirements of confidentiality (Yes/No)

Reason(s) for Confidentiality

Austraclear Limited

Participation in the Austraclear system

$345,465

19 February 2009

30 June 2012

No

No

 

Bloomberg L.P.

Subscription to financial news and data services

$655,053

08 May 2006

07 May 2012

No

No

 

Citigroup Global Markets Australia Pty Ltd

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$137,500

15 September 2010

21 September 2010

No

No

 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$137,500

15 September 2010

21 September 2010

No

No

 

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Internal audit

$378,000

19 November 2010

18 November 2013

Yes

Yes

Confidentiality of business information

Deutsche Bank AG Sydney Branch

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$137,500

15 September 2010

21 September 2010

No

No

 

J.P Morgan Australia Limited

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$503,250

15 September 2010

21 September 2010

No

No

 

Infact Consulting

Assistance with selection of a Treasury System

$133,415

16 July 2010

30 June 2013

No

No

 

Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Limited

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$137,500

15 September 2010

21 September 2010

No

No

 

Reserve Bank of Australia

Securities registry services

$1,664,116

1 July 2008

30 June 2011

No

No

 

Standard & Poor’s

Ratings services

$203,889

14 February 2007

13 February 2012

No

Yes

Intellectual Property

SunGard Treasury Systems Inc.

Provision of software and ongoing support.

$3,466,545

19 April 2002

19 April 2014

Yes

Yes

Confidentiality of business information

The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Australia Branch

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$503,250

15 September 2010

21 September 2010

No

No

 

Thomson Reuters

Provision of financial market data.

$3,099,935

20 December 2001

19 December 2011

No

No

 

UBS AG, Australia Branch

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$503,250

15 September 2010

21 September 2010

No

No

 

Note 1. All AOFM contracts contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract.  The reasons for including such clauses include ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like, and/or protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

Note 2. For the purpose of this report the previous 12 month period has been determined as the 12 month period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010 inclusive.

Note 3. This list does not include details of contracts of which the disclosure would be in breach of the Privacy Act 1988.

Estimated cost of Complying with the Order

The estimated cost of complying with the order is $821 based on direct employee labour cost (including on-costs).

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