Murray River Council is required to maintain a register that records information about each government contract which has (or is likely to have) a value of $150,000 or more. This is in accordance with Section 27 of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
Under Section 35 (2)(b) of the GIPA Act, councils are not required to publish their contracts register on the e-tenders website, making this page the centralised location for all current contracts entered into by Murray River Council since 1 July 2010.
The following contracts are included in the GIPA contracts register:
- between an agency and a private sector contractor for a value of $150,000 or more; and involve
- the contractor undertaking a specific project such as construction, infrastructure or property development
- the contractor agreeing to provide specific goods or services
- the transfer or lease of real property
however, excludes the following:
- employment contracts
The Act provides for three different classes of contracts, each with different information disclosure requirements.
|Class 1||contracts are those that have, or are likely to have, a value of $150,000.|
|Class 2||contracts are class 1 contracts where:|
|Class 3||contracts are Class 2 contracts that have, or likely to have, a value of more than $5 million.|
|Agencies must publish a copy of a Class 3 contracts on the register of government contracts. Details of any such contracts can be found in our contracts register|