Meeting the Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts

Senate Order 13 - Entity Contracts

On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an Order requiring each Minister to table a letter advising that a list of contracts in respect of each entity administered by that Minister has been placed on the Internet with access to the list through the entity home page. The letter must be tabled no later than two calendar months after the end of the calendar and financial years.

An amendment to the Order of 14 May 2015 requires all procurement contracts be listed in a report on the AusTender website, with non-procurement contracts to be listed on entity websites.

Geoscience Australia Current Listing of Government Contracts

Procurement contracts are not included in this contract listing. All procurement contracts can be found through the Senate Order button on AusTender at The report is titled ‘Senate Order on Confidentiality in Procurement Contracts by Agency’.

The accountable authority of Geoscience Australia has assured that, based on the information available as a result of reasonable enquiries undertaken by officers in the organisation, the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.

The following files contain the latest listing of all contracts, agreements and arrangements entered into by Geoscience Australia.

1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019

Geoscience Australia has a total of 2 non-procurement contracts for the above period which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) during this period as per the below table.

GA IDContractorSubject MatterStart DateEnd DateValue (AUD
004418 Group on Earth Observations Towards GEO Week 2019 and Canberra Ministerial Summit Grant Activity; Under-Represented Countries attendance at GEO Week and Experience Augmentation 20-Jun-2019 9-Nov-2019 $570,000.00
004382 Group on Earth Observations Earth Observation HACK. Facilitate the conducting of a Earth Observation Hackathon competition.
Support the engagement of Pacific Islands for the GEO Week. Support the attendance of the Pacific Islands at the GEO Week being held in Australia 4-9 November 2019.
16-Jun-2019 9-Nov-2019 $120,000.00

None of these contracts contain provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions, or any other requirements of confidentiality.

The cost of complying with this Senate Order is being absorbed by Geoscience Australia as part of its existing administrative activities.

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