The ACT Government Contracts Register records ACT Government Contracts with suppliers of goods, services and works, currently with a value of $25,000 or more. Access to information of older contracts (July 2003 to 31 July 2009) can be accessed on an older now discontinued register.
For help or to find out more about the ACT Government Contracts Register, please contact:
Phone: +61 2 6205 4301
Fax: +61 2 6207 5574
Which contracts are registered in the Government Contracts Register?
In accordance with the Government Procurement Act 2001, from 1 October 2007 ACT Government contracts with a value of $25,000 or above are publicly viewable on the Government Contracts Register.
Confidential text in a publically available Contract?
Division 3.4 of the Government Procurement Act 2001 address the issue of Confidential Text. Clause 35 states:
(1) The responsible Territory entity for a contract to which section 34 applies must not propose that any part of the text of the contract be confidential text, or agree to any part of the contract being confidential text, unless satisfied that
(a) the disclosure of the text would -
(i) be an unreasonable disclosure of personal information about a person; or
(ii) disclose a trade secret; or
(iii) disclose information (other than a trade secret) having a commercial value that would be, or could reasonably
be expected to be, destroyed or diminished if the information were disclosed; or
(iv) be an unreasonable disclosure of information about the business affairs of a person; or
(v) disclose information that may put public safety or the security of the Territory at risk; or
(vi) disclose information prescribed by regulation for this section; or
(b) a requirement imposed under law requires a party to the contract to keep the text confidential.
Who do I contact regarding specific contracts within the Government Contracts Register?
Details of specific contracts can be obtained through the relevant Directorates or relevant Territory entity.