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).
During 2009–10, five new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $135 231.
A total of five new consultancies with a value of $10 000 or more were let during 2009–10. There were no ongoing consultancy contracts and no related ongoing expenditure for 2009–10.
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 2009–10, the AEC did not let any contract in excess of $100 000 (GST inclusive) that did not provide for the Auditor-General having access to the contractor's premises.
During 2009–10, 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.