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Section 6(1) of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (the GIPA Act) requires NSW Government agencies to make “Open Access Information” (OAI) publicly available, unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. Section 18(d) of the GIPA Act lists six types of OAI, including an agency’s register of government contracts with private sector organisations.

Transport for NSW uploads all relevant contract details on to the ‘contract notices’ section of the NSW eTendering website. The 'contract notices' include all relevant contractual details, as required in the GIPA Act.

What information is made public

The eTendering website provides details of contracts over $150,000 between NSW Government agencies and private sector organisations. The information includes:

  • Value of the contract
  • Name and business address of contractor
  • Effective date of contract
  • Particulars of the project undertaken
  • Estimated amount payable to the contractor
  • Description of variation or renegotiation provisions in the contract
  • Method of tendering and assessment criteria
  • Description of operational or maintenance services

A contract valued over $5 million is known as a ‘class 3’ and the agency responsible must publish a copy of the contract.  Transport for NSW publishes copies of class 3 contracts below and on separate pages for transport projects and IT managed services.

What information is not made public

Agencies are not required to publish confidential information in their contracts register. Examples include commercial-in-confidence provisions of a contract, details of an unsuccessful tender or any information for which there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. However, agencies are required to provide reasons why contractual details are not disclosed.

How to obtain further information
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Manager, Information Access and Privacy on (02) 8202 3768. You may also email or write to:
The Manager GIPA
Transport for NSW
PO Box K659
Haymarket NSW 1240.

Last updated: 3 February 2017

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