Table E.1 shows new consultancy services with an individual value of $10,000 or more that were engaged in 2014–15, the nature of the consultancy, its value or estimated value, the selection process and justification of the decision to use the consultancy.

The following are justifications for decisions to undertake consultancies:

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

Table E.1: Consultancy Services Engaged, 2014–15

Consultant

Purpose

Contract Price* ($)

Selection process

Justification

Ashurst Australia

Provide general legal advice

58,028

Direct sourcing

B

Bendelta Pty Ltd

Assist with the development of the 2015–19 Strategic Workforce Plan

11,969

Direct sourcing

B

Business Aspect Pty Ltd

Undertake a review of corporate support arrangements

66,000

Direct sourcing

B

Bobby Graham Publishers Pty Ltd

Undertake a review of the National Library’s Open Journal Systems service

13,860

Direct sourcing

B

Carter & Ormsby Books Publishing Consultant

Undertake a review of Bookshop operations

12,650

Direct sourcing

B

Clayton Utz

Provide general legal advice

41,130

Direct sourcing

B

DGR Consulting Pty Ltd

Assist with the development of new key performance indicators

77,500

Select tender

B

Gundabluey Research Pty Ltd

Explore the use of Trove among NESB, secondary school student and teacher user groups

63,450

Direct sourcing

A

Infront Systems Pty Ltd

Investigate the feasibility of placing Trove in the cloud

42,075

Direct sourcing

B

KPMG

Assist with absence management analysis and policy development

16,500

Direct sourcing

B

Sandwalk Partners Pty Ltd

Investigate commercial engagement opportunities for the Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644–1911 exhibition

11,000

Direct sourcing

B

Transformed
Pty Ltd

Provide project and project governance advice for the
DLIR project

30,008

Direct sourcing

C

TOTAL (12)

 

444,170

 

 

*Values are GST inclusive.