Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts
According to the Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts the following tables set out contracts entered into by the Department of Human Services which provide for a consideration to the value of $100 000 (inc GST) or more and which:
- have not been fully performed as at 1 January 2013, or
- which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2012.
Most of the contracts listed 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.
The contract amounts are reported in line with Department of Finance and Deregulation requirements. The amounts show the total expected expenditure over the whole life of the contract unless otherwise indicated.