Departmental and Agency Contracts
Pursuant to the Senate Order on Departmental and Agency contracts, the lists below outline contracts entered into by the National Blood Authority (NBA) which provides for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which have:
- not been fully performed as at 31 December 2012; or
- been entered into during the 12 months prior to 31 December 2012.
The document also shows:
- amount of consideration for each such contract
- contractor and the subject matter of each contract
- confidentiality provisions - whether each such contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions, or whether any provisions of the contract are regarded by the parties as confidential, and a statement of reasons for confidentiality.
The cost of complying with this order is less than $1,000 using an hourly rate of those NBA staff used in assembling this document.
List of Departmental and agency contracts
Legal Services Expenditure
Paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 (Directions) requires that, by 30 October each year, Agencies make publicly available records of the Legal Services Expenditure for the previous financial year. Item 4D of Appendix D of the Directions also encourages Agencies to publish annually, the number and gender of counsel engaged on their behalf, whether engaged directly or through external lawyers, and the comparative value of the briefing for each gender.
A summary of the NBA’s Legal Services Expenditure is included below:
Legal Services Expenditure 2011-12
Legal Services Expenditure 2010-11
Legal Services Expenditure 2009-10
Legal Services Expenditure 2008-09
Legal Services Expenditure 2007-08
Legal Services Expenditure 2006-07
Legal Services Expenditure 2005-06
Annual Procurement Plan
The NBA's policy is to prepare an annual forecast of expected contract opportunities, for each financial year, with the aim of increasing industry's advance knowledge of the NBA's requirements to enhance competition.
The NBA adheres to the principles of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs), through the Chief Executive's Instructions (CEIs) and supporting departmental guidelines, when considering and undertaking procurement.
The Annual Procurement Plan can be found on the Australian Government Tender System.
Contract conditions for NBA procurement
NBA’s standard purchasing terms and conditions
Where the NBA purchases goods and services, the Standard Conditions of Contract for NBA Procurement of Goods and Services will apply, unless the NBA has chosen to offer a different contract in its approach to market, or the NBA has given specific prior agreement in writing that other contract terms will apply.
The NBA publishes information about the contractual arrangements it has in place for the supply of blood products. Detailed information about those contractual arrangements and any upcoming tenders can be found at the following pages:
- Fresh Blood Product Procurement
- Plasma and Recombinant Product Procurement
- Red Cell Diagnostic Reagents Product Procurement
General information for suppliers
The Department of Finance and Deregulation has published information for businesses interested in supplying goods or services to Commonwealth government agencies at its webpage Selling to the Australian Government.
AusTender also provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans, multi-use lists and contracts awarded.