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Financial and property management

ASADA’s financial accountability responsibilities are set out in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and subordinate legislation, and the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, collectively known as finance law. In support of the finance law, ASADA’s Accountable Authority Instructions were issued in accordance with section 20A of the PGPA Act. The finance law, supporting instructions and rules, provided a framework to ensure the efficient, effective, economical and ethical use of public resources. The finance law also mandates the production of audited financial statements prepared in accordance with the Australian Accounting Standards. The complete set of financial statements for the agency is provided in the Financial Statements section.

Asset management

Categories of non-financial assets for ASADA mainly comprised leasehold improvements on rental accommodation and ICT infrastructure.

Under the Australian Government’s net cash funding reforms, the funding of ongoing capital is through the provision of approved departmental capital budgets based on agreed capital requirements.

During 2019–20, ASADA invested $5.29 million in capital expenditure. This included an office fitout to accommodate an extended staff for Sport Integrity Australia on 1 July 2020 and significant investment in the agency’s ICT environment.

Purchasing

Procurement

ASADA complied with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules issued by the Minister for Finance under section 105B(1) of the PGPA Act.

ASADA had a range of purchaser and provider arrangements, including:

  • international sample collection and analysis services
  • domestic blood collection services
  • transport services
  • the supply of collection and testing equipment
  • contracted ICT gateway, internet, online education and equipment hosting arrangements
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) arrangements for the provision of portfolio-based shared services encompassing human resources, payroll and financial transaction processing, management of property and security requirements
  • MoU arrangements for the provision of laboratory sample testing services
  • MoU with the University of Canberra, partnering to collaborate on certain research, innovation and professional education projects
  • contracts for legal, investigative, educational and training services.

ASADA’s procurement framework guided staff in considering value for money, encouraging competition and using resources efficiently and effectively. To achieve this, the agency’s procurement policies mandated the use of Department of Health procurement arrangements, or whole-of-government panels or standing offers, where available and fit for purpose.

Initiatives to support small business

ASADA supported small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.

ASADA achieved this through the adoption of simplified processes and credit card settlements for purchases below $10,000, combined with the use of existing panel and standing order arrangements, where available.

Consultants

In appointing consultants, ASADA took into account the skills and resources required for the task, the skills available internally and the cost-effectiveness of engaging external expertise. Decisions to engage consultants were made in accordance with the PGPA Act and related regulations, including the Commonwealth Procurement Rules and other internal policies.

During 2019–20, 2 new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $0.072 million, compared to 7 involving total actual expenditure of $0.049 million in 2018–19. There were no ongoing consultancy contracts from prior years active during the period, compared to 8 involving total actual expenditure of $0.328 million in 2018–19.

Of the 2 consultancies active during the period, both had expired by 30 June 2020.

Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website at www.tenders.gov.au.

Number and Expenditure on Consultants Current Report Period (2019–20)

Total

Number of new contracts entered into during the period

2

Total actual expenditure during the period on new contracts (inc. $GST)

72,080

Number of ongoing contracts engaging consultants that were entered into during a previous period

0

Total actual expenditure during the period on ongoing contracts (inc. $GST)

0

Exempt contracts

There were no current contracts or standing offers that were exempted from publication in AusTender on the basis that they would disclose exempt matters under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Australian National Audit Office access clauses

ASADA did not enter into any contracts that excluded the Auditor-General from having access to its contractors.

Grants

ASADA did not issue any grants in 2019–20.

Executive remuneration

Information About Remuneration for Key Management Personnel

Short-term benefits

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term benefits

Termination benefits

Total remuneration

Name

Position title

Base salary

Bonuses

Other benefits and allowances

Superannuation contributions

Long service leave

Other long-term benefit

David Sharpe

Chief Executive Officer

$328,990

0

0

$47,552

$7,511

0

0

$384,053

Darren Mullaly

Deputy CEO

$221,484

0

0

$34,283

$6,059

0

0

$261,825

Brian McDonald

Deputy CEO

$114,411

0

0

$23,459

$6,083

0

0

$143,953

Emma Johnson

Acting Deputy CEO

$129,274

0

$1,609

$14,917

$2,568

0

0

$148,368

Total

$794,158

0

$1,609

$120,211

$22,221

0

0

$938,199

Entity Resource Statement Subset Summary Current Report Period (2019–20)

Actual Available appropriation – current year (a)

Payments made (b)

Balance remaining (a)–(b)

$’000

$’000

$’000

Departmental

Annual appropriations – ordinary annual services

20,609

20,495

114

Annual appropriations – other services – non-operating

1,577

1,393

184

Total departmental annual appropriations

22,186

21,887

299

Total departmental resourcing (A)

22,186

21,887

299

Administered

Total administered resourcing (B)

0

0

0

Total resourcing and payments for entity X (A + B)

22,186

21,887

299