Senate Order for Entity Contracts (Senate Order 13)
2018 Calendar Year
This listing relates to the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018 (Reporting Period).
Pursuant to the Senate Order for Entity Contracts, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is required to publish twice a year on its website, a list of contracts entered into by AIMS, which provide for consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which:
1. have not been fully performed in the 12 months prior to 1 January 2019; or
2. have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 1 January 2019.
Most of the contracts listed in the attached table for the Reporting Period contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract. The reasons for including such clauses include:
1. ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like; and/or
2. protection of Commonwealth material, other sensitive material and/or personal information.
As AIMS’ operations may include commercially and research sensitive activities, commercially sensitive information for contracts included in the attached table has been omitted. Some contracts have not been included in the table, where in addition to containing clauses of the kind noted above, there are undertakings and/or understandings that the contract would not be disclosed other than in specified circumstances, they may reveal trade secrets and/or information of commercial value that may have potential to cause detriment to the contractors; and/or disclosure could have a substantially adverse impact on AIMS’ interests.
Based on the advice and information received from AIMS’ senior management and Commercial Services Group, AIMS’ Chief Executive Officer as the head of AIMS is assured that, for the contracts listed in the attached table, they do not contain confidentiality provisions which were, having regard to all the circumstances, inappropriate.
Estimated cost of complying with this order: $8,000
Basis of method used to estimate cost: Hourly rates of officials multiplied by estimated hours spent to collect and analyse the information and generate the response.