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February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly

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Title

February 2008 report to the Legislative Assembly

Collection

Report to the Legislative Assembly; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2008

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2008-02

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Auditor-General's Office -- Periodicals; Finance, Public -- Northern Territory -- Accounting -- Periodicals; Northern Territory -- Appropriations and expenditures -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Auditor-General's Office

Place of publication

Darwin

ISSN

1323-7128

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223559

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/686148

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Auditor-General for the Northern Territory February 2008 Report 53 Department of the Chief Minister cont A summary of transactions with Sprout Creative (NT) Pty Ltd By Department of the Chief Minister By All agencies % 12 months to 30 June 2006 $146,202.71 $493,522.49 29.6 7 months to 31 January 2007 $289,946.69 $385,089.10 75.3 Transactions for the period September to November 2006 included in the above amounts $260,681.57 $297,994.76 87.5 Source: Compiled by NTAGO from DCIS transaction listing At the same time, the relative importance of the Department as a procurer of services from the Company increased markedly over the period in question. That increase was largely attributable to the decision by the Government to introduce Road Safety, and Creating Darwins Future campaigns, both of which required the acquisition of graphic design services. Key Findings Authorisations under delegations The approval processes for the authorisation of the procurement of consultancy services and eventual payment by the Department were in place and generally followed NT Government procurement policy. The contract requires the Department, for assignments with specific requirements at rates, to issue an order against the established rates to the consultant offering the best value-for-money outcome, within the required timeframe. An analysis of the value of work allocated to panel members, which are recorded as having graphic design skills as part of their core capabilities, is shown in the following table: