TEQSA Contracts (Senate order listing)

Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) on TEQSA Contracts

On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an Order requiring Ministers to table a letter, stating that all Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA) agencies falling under their responsibility have placed on the internet a list of contracts of $100,000 or more which are current or entered into during the previous twelve months. The Order has been amended a number of times, the most recent being in December 2003.

The Senate Order requires the letter from the Minister to be tabled twice yearly, and no later than 31 August, in the case of the financial year listing and no later than 28 February (29 in a leap year), for the calendar year listing.

The Order specifies that the contract listing is to indicate:

  • relevant reporting period; and
  • estimated cost of complying with the order and method used to make this estimate.
 For each contract entered into by the agency which has not been fully performed, or which was entered into during the previous 12 months, and which provides consideration to the value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) or more, including:
  • contractor;
  • amount of financial consideration of the contract;
  • subject matter of each contract;
  • commencement and completion date of the contract;
  • provisions of the contract or any other requirement as confidential; and
  • reasons for confidentiality.
Please note: requests by members of the public for access to government information, including details of any of the contracts listed in Senate Order 192 will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982.

Contract information

Pursuant to the Senate order on agency contracts, the following report sets out the contracts entered into by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more.
 
For procurement contracts valued at $100,000 or greater, please refer to the Senate Order report available on the Austender website.
 

TEQSA legal services expenditure

TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2015–16:

  • External Legal Services expenditure: $114,081.57
  • Internal Legal Services expenditure: $558,490.09
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $672,571.66

TEQSA’s legal services expenditure for 2014-15 is published in TEQSA’s 2014-15 Annual Report.

TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2013–14:
  • External Legal Services expenditure: $59,997.49
  • Internal Legal Services expenditure: $463,003.88
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $523,001.37
TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2012–13:
  • Total External Legal Services expenditure: $79,613.41
  • Total Internal Legal Services expenditure: $472,972.46
  • Total (External + Internal) expenditure: $552,585.87

 TEQSA legal services expenditure for 2011–12:

  • Internal legal services expenditure: $263,529.00*
  • External legal services expenditure: $48,551.92
  • Total Legal Services expenditure: $312,080.92

* Internal expenditure includes direct and indirect costs in relation to TEQSA’s internal legal services.

For further information please contact 1300 739 585 or email enquiries@teqsa.gov.au.