Accountability and Reporting
Annual Procurement Plan
The Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) prepares an annual forecast of expected contract opportunities with the aim of increasing the industry’s advance knowledge of the OTA’s requirements.
The planned procurements are based on the best information available at the time of publication and may be subject to change.
Specific details of the OTA’s Annual Procurement Plan are available through the Austender website.
Senate Order 192 (Murray Motion) on Departmental and Agency Contracts for the 2015-16 Financial Year
On 20 June 2001, the Senate agreed to an Order requiring Ministers to table a letter, stating that all The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (Cth) (PGPA Act) agencies falling under their responsibility have placed on the internet a list of contracts of $100,000 (GST inclusive) or more which are current or entered into during the previous twelve months.
In 2002 and 2007, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration (the Committee) completed two inquiries into the operation of the Senate Order. These inquiries resulted in changes to the Senate Order reporting requirements.
In 2014, as part of a further inquiry into the operation of the Senate Order, the Committee recommended that Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities (NCCEs) could satisfy the requirements of the Senate Order as it relates to procurement contracts by reference to AusTender.
These recommendations were reflected in the revised Senate Order. From 1 July 2015, reports will be generated by the Department of Finance and published on the AusTender website on behalf of the OTA and can be accessed by the Senate Order button.
The Senate Order letters must be tabled within two months of the end of the reporting period to which the listing(s) relate. For financial year listings, the letter must be tabled by 31 August, and in the case of calendar year listings, 28 February (29 February in a leap year).
The Order specifies that the contract listings are to indicate:
- the relevant reporting period;
- the estimated cost of complying with the order and method used to make this estimate;
- the following details for each contract over $100,000 (GST inclusive) entered into by the agency which has not been fully performed, or which was entered into during the previous 12 months:
- contract value;
- contract description;
- commencement and completion dates;
- confidentiality provisions or confidentiality requirements; and
- reasons for confidentiality.
The full set of guidance regarding the Senate Order's requirements is specified in Resource Management Guide No. 403 - Meeting the Senate Order on Entity Contracts (269KB PDF)
For the purposes of this list, “other requirements of confidentiality” means where there are any other requirements, which require the provisions of the contract itself, or parts of it, to be kept confidential.
Confidentiality clauses of a general nature are included in all Organ and Tissue Authority standard form contracts, i.e. they all contain clauses requiring the contractor to maintain confidentiality of Commonwealth confidential information and to protect personal information.
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.
Costs to comply
The total cost of compliance for the OTA for the 2015-16 financial year compilation was estimated at $4,200.00. The method used to calculate this estimate was based on the nominal salary level of each staff member involved, the hours dedicated to the task and associated on-costs.
In the 2015-16 Financial Year (1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016) the OTA identified 17 Grant contracts with individual values of over $100,000 (GST inclusive).
Chief Executive Certification for Government Advertising Campaign
- Chief Executive Certification phase one "DonateLife, discuss it today. OK?" campaign (648.5KB PDF)
- Chief Executive Certification for extended phase one "DonateLife, discuss it today. OK?" campaign (334.9KB PDF)
- Chief Executive Certification for extended phase one ‘DonateLife, discuss it today. OK?’ and phase 2 ‘DonateLife, know their wishes. OK?’ campaign (1.39MB PDF)
- Chief Executive Certification for revised phase two campaign 'DonateLife, know their wishes. OK' March 2011 revision (322.1KB PDF)
- Chief Executive Certification for revised phase two 'DonateLife, know their wishes. OK' campaign May 2011 revision (329.5KB PDF)
- Chief Executive Certification for extended phase two 'DonateLife, know their wishes. OK?' campaign (317.1KB PDF)
Legal Services Directions 2005 Annual Reporting 2014-2015
OTA Multicultural Plan
Ensuring access to culturally appropriate information about organ and tissue donation to CALD communities is a priority for the OTA.
The OTA has produced a number of resources as part of the ‘DonateLife... the greatest gift’ campaign. These materials have been developed through a process of consultation with religious and cultural leaders, for people of Jewish, Hindu, Orthodox, Buddhist, Islamic and Catholic faith. These resources are also available in Vietnamese, Chinese (traditional) Greek, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish and English.
Additionally, through the OTA's Community Awareness Grants Program, a variety of projects receive funding to conduct community education activities with culturally and linguistically diverse groups, and develop a range of culturally-appropriate resources. A library of CALD resources produced through grants projects are also available under Multicultural Resources, including in language (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, Indian (Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil), Greek, Serbian, Macedonian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Croatian, French, Korean, Japanese, Russian and Thai).
Our Agency Multicultural Plan
The Senior Executive Officer responsible for the implementation of this Agency Multicultural Plan (AMP) is the OTA's Chief Financial Officer.
The OTA's AMP has been developed by the Director, Corporate Support and Compliance, in consultation with the Director, Social Marketing and Communications.