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CSIRO engages consultants where it lacks specialist expertise or when independent research, review or assessment is required.
Consultants are typically engaged to investigate or diagnose a defined issue or problem; carry out defined reviews or evaluations; or provide independent advice, information or creative solutions to assist in the CSIRO’s decision-making.
Prior to engaging consultants, the CSIRO takes into account the skills and resources required for the task, the skills available internally, and the cost-effectiveness of engaging external expertise. The decision to engage a consultant is made in accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (CPGs), CSIRO’s procurement policy and other relevant internal policies.
CSIRO’s policy on selection and engagement of consultants is based on the principles of:
These principles are included within CSIRO’s Procurement Policy and Procedures.
Tables 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 summarise the consultancies let and the annual spend, the reason for the consultancy and the procurement method. All values include goods and services tax.
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Last updated: Last updated: 24 June 2015
Printed from: Appendix 3: Consultancy services (http://csiroaucd1-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/About/Our-impact/Reporting-our-impact/Annual-reports/11-12-annual-report/Part5/Consultancy-services)