NICNAS engaged several consultancies to assist in delivering efficient and effective high quality outcomes in relation to regulatory framework and chemical assessments. In line with Department of Health and Ageing requirements, only consultancies valued at more than $10,000 are reported.

 

Method of selection: Direct sourcing due to the need for specialist skills.

 

All amounts reported include GST.

 

Consultancies commissioned and paid in 2007-08

 

Brooke-Taylor & Co Pty Ltd

Engaged to investigate implementation of Priority Existing Chemicals Assessments recommendations

Amount: $19,800

 

Consultancies commissioned and part paid in 2007-08 and expected to be finalised in 2008-09

 

Walter Turnbull

Engaged to provide high-level financial advice, perform an audit of NICNAS finances, conduct reviews of budget, financial processes and reporting, conduct a business risk assessment and develop a risk management plan.

Total contract amount: $60,000 (amount paid in 2007-08 $18,993.70)

 

Matthew Pegg Consulting Pty Ltd

Engaged to provide advice and assistance in relation to amendments to NICNAS legislation.

Total contract amount: $80,000 (amount paid in 2007-08 $23,070.51)

 

Consultancies commissioned in previous years with final payment in 2007-08

 

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Engaged for research into determining sources of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Australian homes.

Total contract amount: $77,825 (amount paid in 2007-08 $46,725.00)

 

Consultancies commissioned in previous years with part payment in 2007-08 with finalisation expected in 2008-09

 

Australian Environment Agency Pty Ltd

Engaged for the management of the Priority Existing Chemical assessment for sodium cyanide.

Total contract amount: $22,000 (amount paid in 2007-08 $1,980)