This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'List of Companies that tendered for the provision of services in Regional Processing Countries'.

6 May 2016 
In reply please quote: 
FOI Request  FA 15/10/00694 
File Number  ADF2015/57047 
Sent via email only:  [FOI #1279 email] 
Dear CD 
Freedom of Information request – decision on request 
This notice of decision refers to your request received by the Department of Immigration and 
Border Protection (the Department) on 3 October 2015 seeking access under the Freedom of 
Information Act 1982 
(the Act) to the following: 
Document(s) listing all interested parties, companies, and potential suppliers that 
tendered for either or both the 'Health Services' and 'Garrison and Welfare Services' 
service categories with the Department 'for the provision of services in Regional 
Processing Countries' under "DIBP RFT 28/14" 

To be clear, I am not seeking personal identifiable information nor the commercial in 
confidence tenders themselves but rather the names, company names or business 
names of interested parties, companies, and potential suppliers that lodged a tender as 
an "Electronic lodgement via AusTender at - through the restricted 
AusTender site accessible to Registered Tenderers" by 7-Apr-2015.  

The decision maker has decided to exempt the document within the scope of your request in 
full. Please see the attached Decision Record and Schedule of Documents. Read together 
these form the reasons for decision as required under s.26 of the FOI Act.  
Review rights 
Internal review 
If you disagree with the decision, you have the right to apply for an internal review by the 
Department of my decision. Any request for internal review must be provided to the 
Department within 30 days of you being notified of the decision. Where possible please 
attach reasons why you believe review of the decision is necessary. The internal review will 
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be carried out by an officer other than the original decision-maker and the Department must 
make a review decision within 30 days.  
Applications for review should be sent to: 
Freedom of Information  
Department of Immigration and Border Protection 
PO Box 25 
Or by email to: [email address] 
Review by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner  
You may apply directly to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) for a 
review of the decision. You must apply in writing within 60 days of this notice. For further 
information about review rights and how to submit a review request to the OAIC, please see 
FOI fact sheet 12 ‘Freedom of information – Your review rights’, available online 
How to make a complaint about the handling of this FOI request 
You may complain to either the Commonwealth Ombudsman or the Australian Information 
Commissioner about action taken by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in 
relation to your request.  
The Ombudsman will consult with the Australian Information Commissioner before 
investigating a complaint about the handling of an FOI request. 
Your enquiries to the Ombudsman can be directed to: 
Phone 1300 362 072 (local call charge) 
Email  [email address] 
Your enquiries to the Australian Information Commissioner can be directed to: 
Phone 1300 363 992 (local call charge) 
Email   [email address] 
There is no particular form required to make a complaint to the Ombudsman or the Australian 
Information Commissioner. The request should be in writing and should set out the grounds 
on which it is considered that the action taken in relation to the request should be 
investigated and identify the Department of Immigration and Border Protection as the 
relevant agency. 
Contacting the Department 
If you wish to discuss this matter, I can be contacted using the email address provided 
Yours sincerely  
(signed electronically) 
Ian Campbell 
Freedom of Information Section 
Department of Immigration and Border Protection 
Email: [email address] 


  Attachment A - Decision Record 
  Attachment B - Schedule of Documents 
  Attachment C – Extract of relevant legislation