Australian Government, the Australian Office of Financial Management

SENATE ORDER ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS
FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1 JULY 2009 – 30 JUNE 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 30 June 2010 or (b) which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 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

$492,810

19 February 2009

30 June 2012

No

No

 

Bloomberg L.P.

Subscription to financial news and data services

$655,053

8 May 2006

7 May 2012

No

No

 

Citigroup Global Markets Australia Pty Ltd

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$440,000

30 September 2009

8 October 2009

No

No

 

Dell

Provision of IT equipment and associated maintenance services

$254,954

7 September 2005

6 September 2010

No

No

 

Deutsche Bank AG Sydney Branch

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$1,760,000

30 September 2009

8 October 2009

No

No

 

J.P Morgan Australia Ltd

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$440,000

30 September 2009

8 October 2009

No

No

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Internal audit

$743,442

1 July 2005

30 June 2010

Yes

Yes

Confidentiality of business information

Reserve Bank of Australia

Securities registry services

$1,653,903

1 July 2008

30 June 2011

No

No

 

RBS Group (Aust) P/L

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$1,760,000

30 September 2009

8 October 2009

No

No

 

Standard & Poor’s

Ratings services

$150,845

14 February 2007

13 February 2011

No

Yes

 Intellectual Property

Sungard Treasury Systems Inc.

Provision of software and ongoing support.

$2,952,911

19 April 2002

18 April 2012

Yes

Yes

Confidentiality of business information.

Thomson Reuters

Provision of financial market data.

$3,098,055

20 December 2001

19 December 2011

No

No

 

UBS AG Australia Branch

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$1,760,000

30 September 2009

8 October 2009

No

No

 

Westpac Banking Corporation

Syndication fees for debt issuance

$440,000

30 September 2009

8 October 2009

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 July 2009 to 30 June 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 $829 based on direct employee labour cost (including on-costs).

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