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Consultants

PM&C engages consultants for specialist expertise or when independent research, review or assessment is required. Decisions to engage consultants during 2018–19 were made in accordance with the PGPA Act and related regulations, including the CPRs and relevant internal policies.

During 2018–19, 57 new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $5.74 million. In addition, 35 ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period involving total actual expenditure of $4.68 million. Details of trends in consultancies are shown in Table 3.26. This annual report contains information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website (www.tenders.gov.au).

Table 3.26: Trends in consultancies

Table 3.26: Trends in consultancies

Consultancies

2018–19

2017–18

2016–17

Number of existing consultancies

35

24

13

Number of new consultancies

57

101

91

Total consultancies

92

125

104

Total expenditure

$10.42m

$7.05m

$3.29m