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The DTA engages consultants where specialist or technical expertise is required. Consultants are typically engaged to:

  • investigate or diagnose a defined issue or problem
  • carry out independent reviews or evaluations
  • provide professional, independent, expert and objective advice
  • provide recommendations to assist in decision making.

The engagement of consultants is assessed to ensure value for money and compliance with the PGPA Act, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) and AAIs.

During 2017-18, five new consultancy contracts were entered into involving a total actual expenditure of $2,548,967. There were no ongoing consultancy contracts active during the period.

Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on consultancy contracts. Information on the value of the contracts is available on the AusTender website.