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Consultants

The Commission engaged consultants when the expertise sought was not available internally or when independent advice was required. Decisions to engage consultants are made in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and related Regulations, including the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, and other internal policies.

During 2018–19, the Commission entered into 23 new consultancy contracts involving total expenditure of $0.8 million. This compares with 31 new contracts totalling $0.3 million in 2017–18. A total of 13 ongoing consultancy contracts were active during 2018–19, involving total actual expenditure of $0.1 million, compared with 13 ongoing contracts totalling $0.5 million in 2017–18.

Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. The Commission’s standard–form contracts for services and consultancies are accessible to the Auditor–General.

Table 23 details expenditure on consultancy contracts in 2017–18 and 2018–19.

Year

Number of new contracts let

Number of ongoing contracts that were active

Total actual expenditure on new contracts ($’000)

Total actual expenditure on ongoing contracts that were active ($’000)

Total actual expenditure on contracts ($’000)

2017–18

31

13

349

453

802

2018–19

23

13

838

149

987