Senate order on agency contracts
The following report contains details of the contracts entered into by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which:
- have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2017
- have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2017.
Most of the contracts listed 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:
- ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like
- protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.
The estimated cost of compliance with this order was $1800, which is based on the salaries of the staff preparing the report.
The accountable authority of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.