Independent Performance Review
Under CRDC's Funding Agreement with the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, CRDC is required to commission an independent review of its performance. The inaugural independent review was conducted by Forest Hill Consulting in May 2018.
A typical review conducted by Forest Hill categorises recommendations as: critical (should be implemented as a matter of urgency in order for CRDC to meet its legal and regulatory obligations); important (actions that are expected to deliver significant benefits to the company and industry) or best practice (expected to deliver incremental performance improvements).
The Independent Performance Review was completed in October 2018 and made 8 recommendations in total: no critical recommendations; two important recommendations; and six best practice recommendations.
The CRDC Board responded to the Review Report in January 2019, welcoming the overall findings as an endorsement of CRDC’s high level of organisational performance and valuing the recommendations as important guidance on areas for continuous improvement.
Indexed lists of CRDC files
CRDC provides access to an indexed list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, as required under the Standing Orders of the Senate.
Senate Order on Entity Contracts
Pursuant to the amended Senate Order, the attached table sets out contracts for procurement of goods, services, research services and contracts for services to be provided by CRDC which provide for consideration of $100,000 or more (including GST) which:
(A) Have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2021; and/or
(B) Have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2021.
CRDC contracts research, development and extension services through the CRDC Research Deed, Multi‐party Deeds and Cooperative agreements or consultancy agreements which contain general commercial confidentiality provisions and may also provide for outputs to be confidential such as intellectual property.