The following table shows new consultancy services with an individual value of $10,000 or more that were let in 2012–13, the nature of the consultancy, its value or estimated value, the selection process, and justification of the decision to use the consultancy.

Table E.1: Consultancy Services Engaged, 2012–13

Consultant

Purpose

Contract price ($)*

Selection process

Justification
(see above note)

Ashurst Australia

General legal advice

$69,222

Open tender

B

Clayton Utz

General legal advice

$35,356

Open tender

B

Clayton Utz

Legal advice on copyright issues

$13,684

Open tender

B

Cunningham Martyn Design Pty Ltd

Design and superintendence of Reading Room Integration project

$1,601,080

Direct sourcing

B

GHD Pty Ltd

Design documentation for refurbishment of Lower Ground Floor

$54,450

Open tender

B

GHD Pty Ltd

Engineering services for Library Windows Refurbishment project

$58,798

Open tender

B

Gundabluey Research Pty Ltd

Evaluation of customer satisfaction with Trove

$37,730

Select tender

C

Heritage Management Consultants

Ongoing heritage advice for building works

$13,284

Direct sourcing

B

IA Group

Design services for office refurbishment

$45,700

Open tender

A

John Raineri and Associates

Review of lighting in Foyer and Main Reading Room

$33,140

Direct sourcing

B

Minter Ellison Lawyers

Legal advice on extension of Legal Deposit

$38,141

Open tender

B

PSARN International Pty Ltd

IT security review of Information Security Manual and Protective Security Policy Framework compliance

$48,400

Direct sourcing

B

Rudds Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd

 

Documentation and specifications for alternate energy supply

$44,433

Open tender

B

Steensen Varming (Australia) Pty Ltd

Design and documentation for external façade lighting and surrounds

$74,140

Open tender

B

Step Two Designs

Review and advisory services to assist with Intranet Design project

$17,444

Direct sourcing

B

Storytorch Consulting

Development of strategy for travelling exhibition programs

$20,228

Direct sourcing

C

Strategic Facility Services Pty Ltd

Preparation of Building Life Cycle Costing Report

$23,650

Direct sourcing

B

Vision Australia

Accessibility audit of Library’s corporate website

$12,540

Direct sourcing

B

Wilde and Woollard

Quantity survey for Library Windows Refurbishment project

$24,123

Direct sourcing

B

Grand Total (19)

 

$2,265,542

   

The following justifications are the rationales for the decisions to undertake consultancies:

A: Skills currently unavailable within organisation
B: Need for specialised or professional skills
C: Need for independent research or assessment.

*Values are GST inclusive