Annual reports contain 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).
A total of seven new consultancies with a value of $10 000 or more were let during 2008–09. In addition, one ongoing consultancy contract, involving total actual expenditure of $11 125, was active during the year.
Appendix H contains detailed information on consultancy contracts let to the value of $10 000 or more during the year. It also contains a summary of the AEC's policy on the procurement of consultancies.
During 2008-09, no contract in excess of $100 000 (GST inclusive) that did not provide for the Auditor-General to have access to the contractor's premises was let.
No contract or standing offer in excess of $10 000 (GST inclusive) was exempted from publication on AusTender on the basis that it would disclose exempt matters under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.