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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.

Environment Australia Annual Report 1999-2000

Environment Australia, 2000
ISBN 0642450420
ISSN 1441-9335

1999-2000 Core consultancies over $10,000

Australian Antarctic Division

Campbell Crisis Management Pty Ltd
Write crisis management and recovery manual
$16,000
Direct engagement
Previous experience in closely related work for agency

 

Australian and World Heritage Group

Wizard Information Services Pty Limited
Development of grants management database
$64,500
Selected from approved panel of IT suppliers established by open tender
Specialist programming expertise not available internally

Conference Logistics
To organise the meetings of the World Heritage Bureau and the World Heritage Committee in Cairns, November/December 2000.
$38,190
Select tender based on recommendations of PCO professional organisation, EA staff with experience of using PCOs and the Cairns Conference Centre.
Need for specialist expertise. More cost-effective to outsource.

Mr P Hastie
Production of a report to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage for the purposes of s.10(1)(c) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984, in respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection (Boobera Lagoon) Declaration 1998.
$18,425
Ministerial nominee
Work undertaken in fulfilment of statutory requirement

Mr P Marks
Production of a report to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage for the purposes of s.10(1)(c) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984, in relation to a specified area at Pyrton in the Swan Valley.
$23,437.50
Ministerial nominee
Work undertaken in fulfilment of statutory requirement

 

Biodiversity Group

Resource Policy and Management
National Wetlands Research and Development Program review
$15,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Wetlands research and development project
$20,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Museum
Volume 17 Mollusca Part 2 compilation
$22,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Museum
Volume 17 Mollusca Part 1 compilation
$10,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
Pea-flowered legume consultancy
$10,156
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO Division of Entomology
Acarina checklist bibliography
$10,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Interim Technology Solutions P/L
ABRS Platypus database
$27,603
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Murdoch University
Marine algal name index compilation
$12,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Murdoch University
Web version of Amani Stage 3B
$14,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

National Herbarium of Victoria
Electronic fungi catalogue
$13,291
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Queensland Herbarium
Ausgrass consultancy, enhancing grass interactive identification system and upgrading to next version of Lucid (software)
$25,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Queensland Herbarium
Lucid (software) grass key, interactive grass identification system
$10,000
Not publicly advertised, limited tender
Need for specialist expertise

Ms Kathy Tsang
Web site development
$29,150
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

University of WA Press
Prepare Marine Plants of Australia book
$15,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Queensland Herbarium
Interactive grass key completion
$11,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Western Australian Herbarium
Wattle contract
$25,400
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Water Ecoscience P/L
Ausrivas Program protocol development and testing
$31,188
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

University of Tasmania
National River Health Program error analysis
$36,736
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Water Technologies Vic
National River Health Program mid-term review
$45,100
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Sinclair Knight Merz
Groundwater project
$27,500
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Dr Peter Davies
Coordination support for National River Health Program
$42,500
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO / ERIN
Murray-Darling Basin biodiversity/salinity study
$24,196
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Water Ecoscience Pty Ltd
National River Health Program - Toolbox Protocol Project
$16,300
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Water Ecoscience Pty Ltd
National River Health Program - Toolbox QA/QC Project
$14,888
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

CRC for Freshwater Ecology
National River Health Program - toolbox physical/chemical project
$41,565
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

CRC for Freshwater Ecology
National River Health Program - Toolbox Training Project
$35,736
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Fluvial Systems Pty Ltd
National River Health Program program coordinator
$67,790
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Murdoch University
National River Health Program - environmental flows wetlands project
$24,875
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Northern Territory University
Asia Pacific wetlands managers training program
$200,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

GM Biological Services
Development of methods for monitoring migratory shorebirds
$35,000
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Moore Environmental Consulting P/L
Commonwealth wetlands inventory
$12,970
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Mary Maher & Associates
EPBC Act training
$17,100
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

University of New England
Water regime and grazing project
$85,328
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Charles Sturt University
Payment for Robertson Research & Development project
$17,106
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

CRC for Freshwater Ecology
Floodplain processes in Lower Balonne Research & Development project
$86,768
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Prof William David Williams
Coordination of National Wetlands Research & Development
$25,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Buxton Connections
Waterwatch mid-term review
$50,000
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Land Connect Australia
Natural Heritage Trust training initiative
$150,000
Tender process
Need for specialist expertise

Sallee Consulting Pty Ltd
Bushcare stakeholder consultancy
Tender process
Need for specialist expertise
$65,000

Price Waterhouse Coopers
Mid-term review private reserve program
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise
$15,000

Mary Maher & Associates
Sugar Coast Environmental Rescue Package Mid-term review
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise
$13,295

University of Adelaide
An investigation of the cause and impacts of Mundulla Yellows
$53,907
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Agriculture & Environment Consulting
ANZECC native vegetation consultancy
$57,855
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Centre for International Economics
Cape York mid- term review
$25,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

The Reef Multimedia P/L
Bushcare web pages setup
$14,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Centre for International Economics
Mid-term review of Bushcare
$200,000
Tender process
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Information consultancy services
$21,587
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Wirthlin Worldwide Australasia
Market research for 1999 Natural Heritage Trust public information campaign
$63,526
Approved by Ministerial Committee of Government Communication

Jane Seabourne
Natural Heritage Trust communications and public relations
$69,950
Advertised publicly
Need for specialist expertise
Lack of in-house resources

Tony Byrne
Department response to mid term review
$14,700
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Howard Partners
Mid Term Review of the Natural Heritage Trust: Administrative Arrangements
$279,000
Advertised publicly
Need for independent review

The Virtual Consulting Group
Mid Term Review of the Natural Heritage Trust: Dryland Salinity & Associated Vegetation Management Study
$100,000
Advertised publicly
Need for independent review

PPK Environment and Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Mid Term Review of the Natural Heritage Trust: Inland Waterways
$70,000
Advertised publicly
Need for independent review

Dames and Moore Pty Ltd
Mid Term Review of the Natural Heritage Trust: Regional/Catchment Studies
$549,599
Advertised publicly
Need for independent review

Australian Water Technologies Victoria
Mid Term Review of the Natural Heritage Trust: Riverworks Tasmania
$42,390
Advertised publicly
Need for independent review

PPK Environment and Infrastructure Pty Ltd
Mid Term Review of the Natural Heritage Trust: Urban Environment Study
$91,000
Advertised publicly
Need for independent review

Sedanta Pty Ltd
Training of Staff in the Operation of the Program Administrator Software and the Update of the Training Manual
$11,300
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd
Initial User Support and Urgent Changes/Enhancements to Program Administrator System
$37,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd
Enhancements to the Program Administrator System
$39,600
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd
Enhancements to Extract Electorate and Other Locational Data from the Program Administrator Database
$12,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Hassall & Associates Economics
Advice on administration and accountability for the Natural Heritage Trust and options for reducing grant administration costs within the Biodiversity Group
$12,118
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Tom Connors and Associates
Promoting biodiversity in the media
$15,950
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

AI & OHS Consultants
Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Booderee National Park visitor risk assessment
$18,724
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Site Specific P/L
Interpretation project Booderee National Park, including producing pamphlets and developing walking tour
$66,708
Not publicly advertised, selected suppliers were invited to quote
Need for specialist expertise

Asset Services
Asset lifecycle costing for the ANBG
$23,850
Not publicly advertised, tender selection
Need for specialist expertise

SMEC Aust P/L
Repair and rehabilitation to Mt Pitt, Duncombe & Selmyn Roads
$106,710
Not publicly advertised, specialist engineer assessment required
Need for professional expertise

KPS Consultant
Law enforcement training
$37,933
Selective quotes sought from accredited trainer by Commonwealth Law Enforcement Board
Need for specialist expertise

University of Ballarat
National Reserve System contribution to mid-term review
$16,650
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

John Wischusen
Review subsurface and hydrological data at Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
$12,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Julian Reid
Survey buff banded rail in Pulu Keeling National Park
$12,500
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Occupational Services
Assessment of staffing issues Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
$14,178
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Landinfo P/L
Provide hydrography survey Kakadu National Park boundaries
$17,550
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

University of Melbourne
Photogrammetric recording art sites Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
$15,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Pitjantjatjara Council
Review of commercial film and photo guidelines at Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
$21,318
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Scribbly Gums
Development of interpretation plan Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
$29,074
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Julian Reid
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park fauna monitoring program
$21,450
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Steve McAlpin
Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park fauna monitoring program
$11,250
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Sustainable Environmental Systems
Fire management review Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
$18,750
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Northern Land Council
Rehabilitation South Alligator River Uranium Mines
$13,950
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Bushfire Council of the NT Inc.
Kakadu National Park fire monitoring program
$53,213
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

DeRoeper & Associates
Review of filming, photography and painting guidelines Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park
$12,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Interaction Consulting Group
Branch restructure planning
$11,225
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

East Coast Humpback Survey P/L
Survey of Humpback Whales of eastern Australia
$19,242
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Eubalaena P/L
Study ecology and behaviour of Southern Right Whales
$12,900
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

University of Tasmania
Study cetacean strandings in Southern Ocean Sanctuary
$14,800
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

RSPCA
Survey of compliance with Code of Practice for Humane Shooting of Kangaroos
$45,000
Not advertised, sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Murdoch University
Seabird (Short-tailed Shearwater) monitoring
$14,940
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Consumer Contact
Endangered and threatened species communication and focus groups
$15,500
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Cooperative Research Centre for Weed Management Systems
Alert list for non-native plants
$20,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO Division of Entomology
Action Plan for Australian Butterflies
$27,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service
Development of seabird by-catch mitigation measures
$30,000
Not advertised, sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Birds Australia
Alert list for birds
$11,250
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Museum
Overview marine invertebrates
$16,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO Entomology
Action plan for priority non-marine Invertebrates (preparation)
$40,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

NSW Fisheries Research Institute
Action plan for marine fish
$26,660
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

School of Economics & Management
Private and social value of wetlands
$51,892
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Northern Territory University
Weed management and biodiversity
$26,398
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

 

Bureau of Meteorology

Curve Projects Pty Ltd
Severe weather forecaster competencies
$10,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Forstaff Pty Ltd
GST compliance project
$52,000
Not publicly advertised
Current contractor

APESMA
Management Education program
$32,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Ms Berti Bradeglgne
Development of data sets
$28,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Namesoft Computer and Music Services
Software development associated with Australian marine forecast system
$66,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

SMEC
Provision of operational rainfall analysis system for flood modelling
$20,000
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Lawson and Treloar Pty Ltd
Develop a marine observation strategic plan
$25,000
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Australasian Climate Research
Preparation of discussion paper for improving global climate observing systems
$10,840
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Meta Group Australia Pty Ltd
Provision of Corporate IT plan based on enterprise architecture
$60,000
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Systems Engineering Australia Pty Ltd
Better Cities Project - Geohazard vulnerability of urban communities
$50,000
Public Tender
Lack of internal resources

Systems Engineering Australia Pty Ltd
Queensland climate change and coastal vulnerability to tropical cyclone project
$121,000
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Interiors Australia
Design and fitout plan
$66,000
Not publicly advertised
Current contractor

 

Legislative Taskforce

Surgam Pty Ltd
EPBC Act Implementation - Strategic Risk Assessment
$12,600
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Minter Ellison
Assessment of WA, Vic, SA, Tas, and Qld impact assessment processes
$41,000 (Total contract $45000)
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

ICF Consulting
Development of consultation paper on possible greenhouse trigger under EPBC Act
$24,000
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Interaction Consulting Group
Development of training work plan for implementation of the EPBC Act
$16,025
Direct Engagement
Need for specialist expertise

 

Environment Protection Group

Clarity Communications
Services provided for publicity campaigns and practical action to encourage the return of the CFC producing fire extinguishers.
$101,197.60

Monash University
Services provided by Professor Hart on writing the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines.
$20,000
Sole supplier to ensure continuity with earlier work.
Need for continuity with earlier work, specialist expertise and proven track record.

University of Tasmania
Services provided by Dr Leon Barrmuta on writing the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines.
$13,350
Sole supplier to ensure continuity with earlier work.
Need for continuity with earlier work, specialist expertise and proven track record.

CSIRO Division of Energy and Technology
Services provided by Dr Graeme Batley on writing the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines.
$12,000
Sole supplier to ensure continuity with earlier work.
Need for continuity with earlier work, specialist expertise and proven track record.

Queensland Department of Natural Resources
Services provided by Dr Heather Hunter on writing the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines.
$17,000
Sole supplier to ensure continuity with earlier work.
Need for continuity with earlier work, specialist expertise and proven record of accomplishment.

DOSAQUA
Services provided by David O'Sullivan on writing the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines.
$10,900
Sole supplier to ensure continuity with earlier work.
Need for continuity with earlier work, specialist expertise and proven record of accomplishment.

Department of Environmental Protection, WA
Services provided by Dr Kevin McAlpine on writing the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines.
$10,893.81
Sole supplier to ensure continuity with earlier work.
Need for continuity with earlier work, specialist expertise and proven record of accomplishment.

CSIRO Division of Mathematical and Information Services
Development of a user-friendly software package for trigger values for the Australian NZ Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality.
$15,000
Sole supplier
CSIRO had already developed the basic software and held intellectual property rights.

CSIRO Environmental Projects Office
Edit Expanded Draft of the National Water Quality Management Strategy (NWQMS) Australian Guidelines for Water Quality Monitoring and Reporting
$21,622.50 (Total contract price $36,285)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise.

Sinclair Knight Merz
Survey and report on water quality in Australia.
$11,000 (Total contract price $25,000)
Sole supplier
Sinclair Knight Merz was selected on a sole supplier basis as it had already gathered much of the information required for other related consultancies - State of the Environment and National Land and Water Resources Audit projects.

NSW EPA
Development of toxicants database for the Australian and New Zealand Water Quality Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Waters
$10,000
Sole supplier
The NSW EPA for and on behalf of ANZECC was already undertaking the work. This consultancy was sought to hasten the work.

Atech Group Pty Ltd
Updating the 1995 Water Quality Monitoring in Australia Report and Database.
$26,145 (Total contract price $109,480)
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise and knowledge on water monitoring in Australia
No staff available in EA to undertake the work.

DGJ Consulting
Review of National Ozone Protection Program
$35,000
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Review of Commonwealth Ozone Protection legislation, required by intergovernmental COAG Competition principles Agreement.
$48,980 (Total contract price $244,900)
Tender
Need for specialist expertise.

Curriculum Corporation
Review of Formal Education Sector. Review Ozone education materials and knowledge in primary and secondary school.
$20,000 (Total contract price $26,960)
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

Fire Protection Association
To send N Goodwin to represent EA at the World Fire Safety Congress in Denver, USA, to explain industry involvement in removing and processing halon in Australia from an industry point of view. Also, to report to EA possible links and marketing possibilities for the Bank.
$15,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

KPMG
Review of management of National Halon Bank
$33,118.08
Public tender
Need for an independent assessment

SMEC International Pty Ltd
Conduct a bilateral assistance strategy project to inform the development of a strategic approach to Australia's bilateral assistance under the Montreal Protocol. This will serve to promote Australian ozone technology and skills both in the region and throughout the world.
$30,844 (Total contract price $154,220)
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise.

ARTD Management and Research Consultants
To review the performance of the Smogbusters Program.
$27,307.50
Public tender
Independent assessment required

Burnbank Consulting Pty Ltd
To provide technical and industry advice to assist in developing policy on accelerating the widespread supply and uptake of 50ppm sulfur diesel.
$42,500 (Total contract price $85,000, jointly funded on 50:50 basis by DISR)
Public tender
Specialist expertise required

NEPC Service Corporation
Establish a strategy to improve the in-service performance of diesel vehicles and reduce their contribution to atmospheric pollution, particularly in the form of oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter.
$880,000
Public tenders let by NEPC Service Corporation.
Specialist expertise required

Coffey's Geosciences Pty Ltd
Review of Fuel Quality Requirements for Australian Transport to provide basis for policy decisions relating to setting National Fuel Quality Standards.
$190,000 (Total contract price $400,000)
Public tender
Specialist expertise required

Mitchell Media
Purchase of airtime on newspapers/TV stations.
$31,085.35
Sole supplier - MCGC requirement
Need for specialist expertise.

Atkins & Atkins
Preparation of TV and newspaper advertising for Breathe the Benefits Woodsmoke Awareness Campaign.
$15,671
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise.

CR Attwater and VJ Thorpe
Breathe the Benefits Post-campaign evaluation
$21,250
Select Tender
Need for independent assessment

Duncan Seddon and Associates
Review the environment and health effects of octane enhancing chemicals and products.
$19,250 (Total contract price $35,000)
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

Maunsell McIntyre Pty Ltd
A literature review study of the impacts of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) on air quality.
Consultancy let by DoTRS.
$40,000 (Study co-funded by the DoTRS -$35,000 and AGO-$75,000)
Public tender
Specialist expertise required

Parsons Australia Pty Ltd
Diesel Toxics Study. This study characterised toxic emissions from diesel vehicles on a variety of low sulfur and commercial grade diesel fuels.
$235,000 (Total contract price $251,800)
Sole supplier
The project required specialist expertise to test for toxic emissions and a specific facility to collect samples.

Western Australian Department of Environmental Protection
Personal Exposure Monitoring. The project will determine the significance of sources of benzene and other volatile organic compounds and the contribution those sources make to human exposure. Studies conducted in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
$100,000 (Total contract price $528,135)
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise. Consortium led by WADEP with environment agencies from NSW, Victoria and South Australia.

Western Australian Department of Environmental Protection
Review of Data on Heavy Metals in Ambient Air in Australia. The project will collect and analyse existing studies and analyse any new monitoring data collected.
$13,122 (Total contract price $49,750)
Public tender
The project required specialist expertise to locate, collect and analyse existing studies and to analyse new monitoring data.

Victorian Environmental Protection Agency
Determination of Emission Factors from In-Service Vehicles. The project will determine emission factors for a variety of pollutants from in-service vehicles using emissions data from the Melbourne City Link Tunnel ventilation stack linked to vehicle data derived from compulsory E-tags.
$34,500 (Total contract price $115,000)
Sole supplier
The project required access to data only held by consortium partners.

CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research
Characterisation of Emissions from Domestic Solid Fuel Burning Appliances. This project will characterise the full range of emissions (including dioxins) from domestic solid fuel burning appliances, including open fireplaces, older and new slow combustion heaters, using a variety of operating conditions and fuels.
$96,114 (Total contract price $320,380)
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Government Analytical Laboratories
To analyse whale, dolphin and seal blubber samples for the presence of PCBs, OCPs, brominated diphenyls & brominated diphenyl oxide and dioxins & furans.
$25,525
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise.

Envirotest
To produce a report on organochlorine pesticide (OCP) levels in Australia.
$21,000 (Total contract price $42,000)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise and lack of resources within Environment Australia to do it internally.

SMS Consulting Group
Consultancy services in relation to the provision of a consultant with information technology expertise for the National Pollutant Inventory
$33,263.75 (Total contract price - $69,863.75)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Dr Peter Nadebaum, Egis Consulting Australia
First, draft of technical guidelines on recycling/reclamation of metals and metal compounds as part of guidelines for the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes for the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Basel Convention.
$12,000
Public tender.
Need for specialist expertise

Allen Consulting Group
Assessment of the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 and associated regulations
$112,919
Public tender
Limited resources within the Hazardous Waste Section to undertake the review.

Atech Group Pty Ltd
Consultancy services in relation to the provision of contextual information for the National Pollutant Inventory
$15,620.00 (Total contract price $72,430.00)
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

Atech Group Pty Ltd
Consultancy services for the preparation of an inventory of aggregated emissions in the Murray Darling Basin for the National Pollutant Inventory
$30,000.00 (Total contract price $125,220.00)
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

Department of Environmental Protection, Western Australia
Consultancy services in relation to undertaking a mining trial of the National Pollutant Inventory in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia
$30,000.00 (Total contract price $370,000.00)
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

C M Dudgeon
Consultancy services in relation to the drafting of an emission estimation technique manual to cover malting processes for the National Pollutant Inventory
$20,000.00 (Total contract price $20,000.00)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Environment Protection Authority, New South Wales
Consultancy services in relation to the preparation of an inventory of existing water catchment data sources and evaluation of relevant pollutant load estimation techniques for the National Pollutant Inventory
$15,000.00 (Total contract price $50,000)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland
Consultancy services in relation to the development of industry handbooks for the National Pollutant Inventory
$50,000.00 (Total contract price $250,000)
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Environment Protection Authority, Victoria
Consultancy services in relation to the development of aggregated emission estimation technique manuals for the National Pollutant Inventory
$20,000.00 (Total contract price $136,000)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

ERSIS Australia Pty Ltd
Consultancy services in relation to the National Pollutant Inventory database map improvement project
$16,892.50 (Total contract price $25,612.50)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Geographic Business Systems Pty Ltd
Consultancy services in relation to the National Pollutant Inventory CD-ROM Application Project
$56,593.00 (Total contract price $112,593)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

National Environmental Consulting Services
Consultancy services in relation to the development of emission estimation technique manuals for Lead, Zinc and Copper Smelting for the National Pollutant Inventory
$16,550.00 (Total contract price $46,550)
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Northern Territory University
Consultancy services in relation to the development of an emission estimation technique manual for the collection and preparation of aggregated emissions data from tropical aquaculture activities for the National Pollutant Inventory
$25,900.00 (Total contract price ($36,800)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Pacific Air and Environment Pty Ltd
Consultancy services for the preparation of industry emission estimation technique manuals for the National Pollutant Inventory
$237,800.00 (Total contract price - $437,800)
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

PPK Environment and Infrastructure
Consultancy services in relation to the development of the Mineral Sands Mining and Processing Emission Estimation Technique Manual for the National Pollutant Inventory
$12,640.00 (Total contract price $12,640)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

SMS Consulting Group
Consultancy services in relation to the provision of an administrative consultant for the National Pollutant Inventory
$33,263.75 (Total contract price $69,863.75)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Toldark Pty Ltd
Consultancy services in relation to the National Pollutant Inventory database loading system and internet interface
$48,843.75 (Total contract price - $48,843.75)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Acumen Alliance
Professional services - EPBC System - Analysis of options for database system development.
$13,610
Sole supplier
Independent assessment required

Acumen Alliance
Professional fees re Quality Assurance of Design Brief re EPBC Database System.
$11,535
Sole supplier
Independent assessment/quality assurance advice required.

Acumen Alliance

Professional fees re Acceptance Testing of EPBC Database System for Release 1.
$10,010 (Total contract price $58,000)
Sole supplier
Independent testing of a new database system required

ICF Consulting
Expert analysis and review of EIS for Christmas Island Space Launch Facility
$33,814
Select tender
Need to obtain an independent technical peer review of EIS on the Christmas Island Satellite Launch Facility

National Acoustics Laboratories
Second Sydney Airport Proposal - Professional Review re Air Noise
$13,713.80
Select tender
Special expertise review required re aircraft noise assessment of Sydney Second Airport EIS

Prof John J McNeil
Second Sydney Airport - professional services re Public Health Impacts
$23,400
Select tender
Specialist expertise review required re Health Assessment of Sydney Second Airport EIS

SMEC Australia Pty Ltd
Second Sydney Airport Proposal - Environmental auditor fees
$140,356.85
Select tender
Decision by Government to appoint an auditor

Centre for Environmental Solutions
To conduct a feasibility study for the development of national material maps and resource inventories
$24,550
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

DASCEM Holdings P/L
Develop a model environmental management system for use by Commonwealth agencies
$17920 (Total contract price $22,400)
Closed tender
External expertise required

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Expansion of the "Environmental Protection Expenditure " survey to include eco-efficiency aspects
$42,315 (Total contract price $65,100)
Sole supplier with unique expertise
External expertise required

Monash University
Conduct Eco-Efficiency survey
$29,985.55
Closed tender - tenders received
External expertise sought

Global Environment Corporation
To pilot Cleaner Production Education Module for Tertiary institution
$20,000
Sole supplier
External expertise sought

Deni Greene Consulting Service
Develop EMS Case Studies
$13,900
Closed Tender - 2 tenders received
External expertise sought

Institute for Sustainable Future (University of Technology, Sydney)
Preparation of 6 case studies and two info booklets to promote DFE to producers and consumers
$42,760
Open tender - 15 tenders received
External expertise sought

Environmental Technology Centre, Murdoch University
Identify a range of Australia's leading edge environmental technologies. The report forms part of the industry promotion kit developed to promote Australia's environment industry capabilities in the lead up to and during the Olympics.
$22,320
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise and independent assessment

Hatch Associates Pty Ltd (Formerly BHP Engineering Pty Ltd)
To identify and describe Australian environmental technologies in mining
$25,500
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Sinclair Knight Merz
Undertake an evaluation of the Best Practice Environmental Management in Mining Program
$27,450
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise and an independent assessment

Environment Management Industry Association of Australia (EMIAA)
Joint EA/DISR initiative to conduct research and report on a framework for market development of the Australian environment industry and a feasibility study into a biennial environment and business conference and trade fair
$20 000 (total contract price $40 000)
Consultant approached EA/DISR with a proposal that the Minister agreed to modify and accept
Requirement for the initiative to be independent and industry driven

Atech Group
Undertake annual census of the Environment Industry Expertise on-line database
$25,419
Selective tender involving consultants who have previously undertaken closely related work for the department
Need for specialist expertise

Atech Group
Undertake annual census of the Environment Education on-line database
$36,945
Selective tender involving consultants who have previously undertaken closely related work for the department
Need for specialist expertise

Swish Group
Undertake work to allow on-line editing and updating of information in the Environment Industry Expertise Database
$10,000 (Total contract price $26 744)
Selective tender involving consultants who have previously undertaken closely related work for the department
Need for specialist expertise

Global Environmental Management Solutions (trading as Global Environmental Consulting)
Preparation of a paper to examine the structure of the waste oil industry and identify opportunities to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the waste oil market
$21,740
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise and strategic, independent recommendations plus shortage of internal resources (staffing and especially time, as time-frame was very tight)

BHP Research and Technology Development (Centre for Metallurgy and Resource Processing)
Preparation of life cycle analysis report on the environmental impacts and economics of used oil processing and utilisation in Australia
$27,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Mr Alan Tate
Australia's significant environmental management and technological achievements at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
$19,500
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

 

Marine Group

The One Umbrella
Provision of Coastal Bibliographic Database Indexing and Maintenance Project
$10,460.40
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise/Lack of Resources

Landcare Australia Pty Ltd NSW
Coastcare community awareness, promotion and sponsorship activities 1999/2000
$270,000
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

PPK Environment NSW
Needs Analysis Stage of the Marine Waste Reception Facilities Program Stages 1-4
$124,450
Public tender
Need for specialist advice

Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd SA
Needs Analysis Stage - Marine Waste Reception Facilities Program. Stages 1,2,3, & 4
$92,621
Public tender
Need for specialist advice

Dept of Conservation and Land Management WA
Decision Support System Development for Montebellos
$14,200
Direct engagement
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Institute of Marine Science QLD
Overview of Conservation values of the Montebellos region
$30,000
Direct engagement
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO Marine Research TAS
A study of the Benthic Fauna around Macquarie Island and assessment of the potential impact on it of the Patagonian Toothfish Fishery
$22,000Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Aust Marine Science & Technology Pty Ltd ACT
Malaysia Marine Park Manager Training
$16,987
Direct engagement
Need for specialist advice

Bruce Gall ACT
Preparation of Seamounts Marine Reserve Plan of Management
$13,500
Selective tender
Need for specialist advice

Aurelia Charter P/L NSW
Boat charter of Aurelia IV
$302,864
Public tender
Need for specialist expertise

Tek Ventures NT
Contracting of divers to put moorings in place at Ashmore Reef
$22,820
Selective Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Kriton Glenn ACT
Preparation of planning management for the Ashmore, Cartier and Hibernia Region
$17,000
Direct engagement
Lack of resources and need of specialist expertise

AGSO ACT
Development of Bathymetry & substrata surfaces for the Montebellos Region
$72,000
Direct engagement
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO Marine Research TAS
Preliminary survey of Muirfield Seamount Seabed
$53,900
Direct engagement
Need for specialist expertise

LeProvost Dames & Moore WA
Literature review for Ningaloo Marine Park
$14,490
Selective Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Connell Wagner Pty Ltd NSW
Strategic Plan of Action for the National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
$53,320
Public Tender
Lack of resources

Dr Miranda Brown ACT
Review of Southern Hemisphere minke whale populations
$15,000
Direct Engagement
Need for specialist expertise

Conference Logistics ACT
Organisation of the International Whaling Commission Mtg - Australia 2000
$32,036.52
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise/lack of resources

Marquus P/L VIC
South Pacific Whaling Sanctuary environmental effects paper and IWC52 meeting
$12,000
Direct Engagement
Need for specialist expertise

Dr J Gordon-Smith ACT
Ad-hoc technical support services relating to providing assistance in assessing and processing permit applications under the EP (SD) Act 1981
$14,829.46
Public tender
Need for specialist advice

CSIRO Marine Research TAS
Marine Biological and Resource Surveys -Assessment of acoustic mapping of seabed habitats
$1,200,000
Direct engagement
Need for specialist expertise

Mures Convention Management TAS
Management services for the National Oceans Office Forum held on 14 & 15 April 2000
$11,042.15
Selective tender
Lack of resources

 

Portfolio Strategies Group

IndexGeo Pty Ltd
Australian Spatial Data Directory (ASDD) Maintenance
$16,290
Not publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Interim Technology Solutions Pty Ltd
IT support for the Register of the National Estate Database
$17,158 (Total contract price $24,886)
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Rapttech
Development of EcoPlan REST and REST DataPrep technical documentation
$20,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Softlaw Corporation Pty Ltd
Development of the EPBC Decision Support System
$23,205
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

SRA Information Technology
Development of the Species Profile and Threats Database
$68,151
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

SRA Information Technology
Development of the National Vegetation Information System database
$27,525
Publicly advertised
Need for specialist expertise

Sun Professional Services (Sun Microsystems Australia Pty Ltd)
Provide system support services including the development, implementation and operation of hardware and software facilities
$91,088
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO - Maths Division
Southern CRA Region
$55,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO - Maths Division
Digital mosaic southern NSW
$29,516
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Michael Williams & Associates
Summarising Public Submissions, Southern NSW RFA.
$12,765
Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Anne Hibberd
Assessment of Places of Aesthetic Significance within forested regions of NSW CRA's
$10,000 (total contract price $63,000)
Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Context Pty Ltd
Gippsland and west forest region RFA
$37,996 (Total contract price $139,000)
Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Graeme Butler
West and Gippsland other historic forest themes project
$29,460 (Total contract price $71,000)
Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Huonbrook Environment & Heritage Pty Ltd
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management in Victorian RFAs
$10,000 (Total contract price $64,000)
Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Walter and Turnbull
Fraud Risk Assessment
$14,900
Select Tender
Lack of internal resources and need for specialist advice

RMIT
Exec 1 and 2 - 360 Feedback - design and facilitation
$13,188
Tender
Need for specialist expertise

NCS International
Investors in People program diagnosis and analysis
$26,250
Sole provider
Need for specialist expertise

HR Alliance
Graduate Recruitment 2000-01
$26,100
Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Interaction Consulting
Performance and Development Scheme Workshops - Marine Pilot
$14,450
Invited proposal
Need for specialist expertise

Acumen Alliance
Advice on organisational implications of the new accrual framework
$20,000
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Ernst & Young
Advice on implementation of the new Goods & Services Tax and Fringe Benefits Tax arrangements
$55,020
Select Tender
Need for specialist expertise

SBAS Pty Ltd
Specialist accounting services for preparation of annual financial statements
$22,400
Preferred supplier
Need for specialist expertise

BHP IT
Advice on Year 2000 compliance implications for the department's financial and human resource management information system.
$57,660
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Griffith University
Contract to identify spatial and temporal trends in wind erosion from 1960-1998
$12,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise.

CSIRO Division of Building, Construction & Engineering
Theme author for the Human Settlements Chapter in 2001 State of the Environment Report
$66,400 (total contract $173,470)
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research
Theme Author for Atmosphere Chapter for State of Environment 2001 Report
$50,600 (total contract $104,500)
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Jane Lennon & Associates
Author of Heritage Chapter for State of Environment 2001 Report
$32,800 (total contract ($85,690)
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Colin Gibbs & Associates
Author for Coast & Oceans Chapter for State of Environment 2001 Report
$42,350 (total contract $80,465)
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Bureau of Rural Sciences
Author for the Land Chapter for State of Environment 2001 Report
$46,200 (total contract $98,753)
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Sinclair Knight Merz
Author of Inland Waters Chapter for State of Environment 2001 Report
$56,375 (total contract $123,562)
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

RMIT Centre for Design
Author for the Biodiversity Chapter for State of Environment 2001 Report
$57,600 (total contract $163,020)
Public Tender
Need for specialist expertise

Heritage Management Consultants
To implement Indicators for the Heritage Chapter for State of Environment 2001 Report
$20,000 (total contract $100,000)
Tender
Need for specialist expertise
Infrastructure Control Services

Y2K Embedded Systems Review Consultancy
$42,214.40 (Total contract price $78,200 + travel)
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise
Interim Technology Solutions

Y2K Project Process Review Consultancy
$34,102 (Total contract price $68,204 jointly funded 50/50 with Office for Government Online)
Selected from Office of Government Online panel of preferred suppliers
Need for specialist expertise

Jaakko Poyry Consultants (Asia-Pacific) Pty Ltd
Preparation of Draft Implementation Strategy for Code of Practice for Forest Harvesting in Asia-Pacific
$35,930
Tender
Relevant capability - lowest tender, previously undertaken closely related work for Environment Australia

Leaf Professional Information Consulting
Development of Training Course for Biodiversity: Assessment and Land-use Planning Methods and Software
$70,000
Market testing - selected tender
Most relevant qualifications - lowest tender

Leaf Professional Information Consulting
Preliminary training and skills assessment for Vanuatu Biodiversity Assessment and Land-use Planning project and further development of Data Audit Module Access Interface and Functions software
$25,700
Sole supplier
Most relevant experience and ability to build on earlier closely related work for Environment Australia

Leaf Professional Information Consulting
Further development of Data Audit Module Access Interface and Functions software and training in Vanuatu.
$22,765
Sole supplier
Most relevant experience and ability to build on earlier closely related work for Environment Australia

Research Services Office, Australian National University
Report on the use of the Kyoto mechanism, particularly the Clean Development Mechanism, to support regional sustainable forest management
$28,000
Sole supplier
Recognised regional expert in forest related matters

Australian Bureau of Agriculture & Resource Economics
Participation in Environment Australia delegations to China concerning potential forest planning projects using EcoPlan
$16,800
Sole supplier
Developers of some of the models used in EcoPlan and previously undertaken closely related work for Environment Australia

Australian National University
Fares and accommodation for East Asia/Pacific participants in the East Asia/Pacific meeting of the World Bank's Forest Policy Review and Implementation Strategy
$59,600
Sole supplier
Under a contract it had with the World Bank, the Research School of Biological Sciences (ANU) was organising the meeting and preparing the synthesis paper.

Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
To develop five case studies to be included in an APEC Local Agenda 21 Guide
$21,600
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

KPMG
Provide expert technical input for Stage 1 of the agency's Output Pricing Review.
$60,041
Select tender
Need for specialist expertise

Australian Public Strategies
Speech writing for senior executive staff of Environment Australia
$21,593
Sole supplier as extension to existing contract
Need for specialist expertise

ECOS Corporation Pty
Coordination of the Prime Minister's Environment Awards, organised to mark Australia's hosting of official international World Environment Day activities.
$42,000 (Total contract of $60,000)
Select tender Need for specialist expertise

Interact (now trading as Asia On-Line)
Conduct review and audit of the Department's web site, redesigning the look and structure
$41 955 (Total contract $139 850)
Select tender
Need for specialist technical expertise

Headline Communication
Providing editing services in relation to the department's annual report.
$15,815
Select tender
Need for specialist technical expertise

 

Science Group

Sinclair Knight Merz
The Office of the Supervising Scientist required an urgent review of the tailings corridor at the Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) Ranger Uranium Mine. A report was needed to examine the key design, operating and maintenance aspects of the system.
$12 530
Sole Supplier: large, established and reputable company; familiar with operation and had access to the site; have a significant background and expertise in areas of mining engineering; and possess the relevant skills and experience to carry out the required tasks
Timing constraints on the preparation of the report that was required urgently.

Iwanow
Production of occupational health and safety manual for ERISS
$12,650
Previously used by Environment Australia (PAN) for similar service
Need for specialist expertise plus lack of resources within ERISS to complete the task

Dudgeon and Kalf and Harris (CSIRO)
Joint research on groundwater dispersion from Jabiluka and ecosystem risk analysis for UNESCO reports
$19,314.10
Sole Supplier - specialist scientific consultants
Need for specialist research expertise to provide information to UNESCO Reports

QUT - Dr Riaz Akber
Radiological impact assessment modelling
$46,200
Sole supplier
Need for Specialist expertise

University of Stirling - Dr Donald Baird PhD student Mika Peck
The development of a sediment toxicity test for Tropical conditions in Northern Australia
$17,534
Sole supplier
Specialist expertise

NTU C Devonport PhD student Guy Boggs
Application of Geographic Information Systems to assessment and management of mining impact.
$36,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

University of Queensland - Dr L Sly
Lab scale bioreactor studies on bioremediation of radionuclides from contaminated effluent.
$12,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise

Northern Territory University - Dr David Parry
Reduction of sulphate in mine wastewaters using constructed wetland filters with special reference to Ranger Uranium Mine
$27,000
Sole supplier
Need for specialist expertise