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The Treasury engages consultants where specialist skills are required when not available in-house. Consultancies normally relate to individuals, partnerships or corporations that provide professional, independent and expert advice and services.

The decision to engage a consultant is made in accordance with the PGPA Act, Commonwealth Procurement Rules and the Treasury’s internal policies.

In 2017-18, the Treasury entered into 28 new consultancy contracts involving total actual expenditure of $1,119,507 (inclusive of GST). In addition, one consultancy contract was active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $69,440 (inclusive of GST).

This annual report contains information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of individual contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website at www.tenders.gov.au.