FWBC’s information technology (IT) infrastructure, systems and services are provided by DEEWR on a fee for service basis through a Memorandum of Understanding between FWBC and DEEWR.

Infrastructure and systems provided to FWBC by DEEWR are:

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

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

FWBC is currently developing a new website which is expected be completed by early 2013.

FWBC is also rolling out the Microsoft 2010 package in early October and is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

TABLE 3.7 FWBC ADVERTISING AND MARKET RESEARCH EXPENDITURE DURING 2011-12, GREATER THAN $11,900

Supplier name

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

Purpose

Notes

Impact Promotional Products

18,750

Branded information

1

Special Broadcasting Service

109,164

Multilingual information

2

Total

127,914

NOTES:

1   AMOUNTS PAID TO ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS.

2   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.