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Publications archive - Annual reports


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Department of the Environment and Heritage Annual Report 2002-03

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2003
ISSN 1441 9335

Management and accountability (continued)

Consultants, competitive tendering and contracting

Consultancy services

The Department let 106 consultancies in 2002-03 valued at $8 185 393.

Consultants were engaged mainly for the provision of specialised, technical and professional skills or knowledge and the need for work to be conducted independently.

Details of consultancies are available on the Department's web site at

Competitive tendering and contracting

The market testing of the Canberra-based divisions' corporate services concluded in 2002-03. The Department's internal audit and evaluation function was the sole corporate service to be outsourced as a result of market testing.

The AAD continued the Government Initiative in Competitive Tendering and Contracting in the Australian Public Sector through the completion of a strategic analysis and risk assessment to identify functions that could be subjected to competitive tendering. In 2003-04 tender specifications will be developed for any functions that may be market tested.