Senate Order 13 (August 2023)
Senate Order 13 (SO13), known as Murray Motion, requires that, twice a year, Commonwealth entities publish details of individual contracts with a total value of $100,000 (GST inclusive) or more, which meets specific date requirements (during the reporting period).
For the 2022-23 financial year (this reporting period), 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023, the National Disability Insurance Agency (Agency) identified 831 individual contracts that met the requirements of SO13.
In this reporting period the number of participants across the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) increased by 37,160 to a total of 610,502 as at 30 June 2023.
The NDIA and Services Australia Procurement and Contract Management Review
(the Review ) conducted by Dr Ian Watt in March 2023 put forward a recommendation that “the NDIA and SA should publicly report on the number of suppliers invited to respond for each procurement through their websites”.
NDIA supports this recommendation and now provides this information as part of this SO13 reporting.
Confidentiality clauses of a general nature are included in all NDIA standard form contracts (i.e., they all contain clauses requiring the contractor to maintain confidentiality of NDIA confidential information and to protect personal information).
The reasons for including such clauses include:
- ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, proprietary information and the like; and/or
- protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.
The Accountable Authority of the Agency has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions.
For details on the current SO13 listing, please visit:
- Senate Order entity contract listing 2022-23 Financial Year (including procurement methodology and number of suppliers)
Cost of Compliance
The estimated cost of complying with SO13 in relation to the current list for the Agency is approximately $8,210.
An estimate of the total hours committed by each staff member involved in the preparation of the SO13 response was costed to calculate the above figure.