The Senate Order for entity contracts, also known as the Murray Motion, requires government agencies to develop an internet listing twice a year that identifies contracts that are at or above the value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) and are active, or have been active, within the reporting period. This listing must also advise that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions. Each minister then tables a letter in the Senate outlining compliance with the Murray Motion for each agency in their portfolio.
As a result of an inquiry in 2014, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration broadened the application of the Murray Motion to include corporate Commonwealth entities, which includes the Commission. From 1 July 2017, the Commission is required to comply with the Murray Motion.
2017 Calendar Year Senate Order for entity contracts listing – Report period: 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017
Pursuant to the Senate Order for entity contracts, the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) that are at, or above, the value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) which are, or have been, active within the report period 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017.
The Commission’s contracts for services 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:
The Commission assures that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.