The ABCC’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, systems and services were provided by DEEWR on a fee for service basis through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the ABCC and DEEWR.

Infrastructure and systems provided to the ABCC by DEEWR were:

  • desktop services
  • infrastructure services
  • applications development and maintenance
  • internet and intranet hosting services
  • VoIP telephony and video conference services.

The ABCC’s IT unit provided advice and guidance to the Executive and staff to maximise the use of the technologies provided by DEEWR for business advantage.

TABLE 3.4 ABCC ADVERTISING AND MARKET RESEARCH EXPENDITURE DURING 2011-12, OF GREATER THAN $11,900

Supplier name

Total amountpaid to
supplier in 2011-12
greater than $11,900 (including GST)
$

Purpose

Notes

Impact Promotional Products

81,737

Branded information

1

Salt Creative

43,742

Design services

1

Magnetic Design

84,680

Design services

1

New Focus

116,696

Research

2

Livewire Productions Australia

24,725

Media production

3

Adcorp Australia Ltd

46,775

Media advertising

4

Total

398,355

NOTES:

1  AMOUNTS PAID TO ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS.

2  AMOUNTS PAID TO MARKET RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS.

3  AMOUNTS PAID TO CREATIVE ADVERTISING AGENCIES – MEANING CREATIVE ADVERTISING AGENCIES WHICH HAVE DEVELOPED ADVERTISING AND INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS. THE AMOUNT OF MONEY PAID IS THE AMOUNT PAID IN CREATIVE HEAD HOURS. RECRUITMENT AND TENDER NOTICES ARE NOT REPORTED UNDER THIS ITEM BUT ARE REPORTED IN RELATION TO THE ITEM ON PAYMENTS TO MEDIA ADVERTISING ORGANISATIONS.

4  AMOUNTS PAID TO MEDIA ADVERTISING ORGANISATIONS – THE MASTER ADVERTISING AGENCIES WHICH PLACE GOVERNMENT ADVERTISING IN THE MEDIA. THIS COVERS BOTH CAMPAIGN AND NON-CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING AND INCLUDES RECRUITMENT AND TENDER NOTICES.