Agreement between Pfizer and Australia

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Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I request under FOI Documents prepared for meeting with Pfizer in July 2020 regarding the procurement of the Pfizer Vaccine for Australia.

This includes:
- documents prepared for representatives of the Australian government regarding scope of negotiations/procurement authority and limits to authority to make an agreement between the Australian government and Pfizer.
- any notes taken at the meeting of 10 July 2020 between Australian government and Pfizer (including the names of Australian Government attendees).
- any reports on the outcome of that meeting of 10 July 2020 between Australian government and Pfizer.
- any notes taken at any meeting during the period 1 June 2020 - 30 July 2020 between Australian government and Pfizer.
- any reports on the outcome of any meeting during the period 1 June 2020 - 30 July 2020 between Australian government and Pfizer.

Yours faithfully,
Junior

FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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OFFICIAL

PM&C Ref: FOI/2021/196

 

Dear Junior

 

Thank you for your email dated 27 August 2021, received by the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), in which you made a request for
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) in the
following terms:

 

I request under FOI Documents prepared for meeting with Pfizer in July
2020 regarding the procurement of the Pfizer Vaccine for Australia.

 

This includes:

- documents prepared for representatives of the Australian government
regarding scope of negotiations/procurement authority and limits to
authority to make an agreement between the Australian government and
Pfizer.

- any notes taken at the meeting of 10 July 2020 between Australian
government and Pfizer (including the names of Australian Government
attendees).

- any reports on the outcome of that meeting of 10 July 2020 between
Australian government and Pfizer.

- any notes taken at any meeting during the period 1 June 2020 - 30 July
2020 between Australian government and Pfizer.

- any reports on the outcome of any meeting during the period 1 June 2020
- 30 July 2020 between Australian government and Pfizer.

 

The subject-matter of your request

 

The subject-matter of your request is more closely connected with the
functions of the Department of Health than of PM&C. That is, the relevant
procurement activity was managed by the Department of Health and therefore
the Department of Health is the agency that would hold the relevant
documents, if in existence.

 

If you would like to continue with your request, you are able to send your
FOI request directly to the Department of Health by contacting
[1][email address].      

 

In light of the above information, we respectfully request that you
withdraw your request to PM&C via reply email. This will ensure that your
request is handled by the most appropriate agency.

 

We would appreciate your response by Monday 6 September 2021. PM&C will
take no further action in processing your request unless we hear from you.

 

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser | FOI and Privacy Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country, One National Circuit  Barton  ACT  2600  |  PO Box
6500  CANBERRA  ACT  2600
e. [2][email address]  w. [3]pmc.gov.au

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Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

 

 

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FOI, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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OFFICIAL

PM&C Ref: FOI/2021/196

 

Dear Junior

 

We refer to our email below, in which we provided you with information
about where best to direct your request to the Department of Health and
accordingly asked you to withdraw your request to PM&C by reply email. If
you wish to continue with your request to PM&C, please let us know by
Friday 10 September 2021.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country, One National Circuit  Barton  ACT  2600  |  PO Box
6500  CANBERRA  ACT  2600
e. [1][DPMC request email]  w. [2]pmc.gov.au

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[5]cid:image003.jpg@01D78E24.FF2DAFB0 The
Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

From: FOI <[6][email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, 1 September 2021 3:41 PM
To: 'Junior' <[7][FOI #7733 email]>
Cc: FOI <[8][email address]>
Subject: PM&C FOI Request - FOI/2021/196 [SEC=OFFICIAL]

 

OFFICIAL

PM&C Ref: FOI/2021/196

 

Dear Junior

 

Thank you for your email dated 27 August 2021, received by the Department
of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), in which you made a request for
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) in the
following terms:

 

I request under FOI Documents prepared for meeting with Pfizer in July
2020 regarding the procurement of the Pfizer Vaccine for Australia.

 

This includes:

- documents prepared for representatives of the Australian government
regarding scope of negotiations/procurement authority and limits to
authority to make an agreement between the Australian government and
Pfizer.

- any notes taken at the meeting of 10 July 2020 between Australian
government and Pfizer (including the names of Australian Government
attendees).

- any reports on the outcome of that meeting of 10 July 2020 between
Australian government and Pfizer.

- any notes taken at any meeting during the period 1 June 2020 - 30 July
2020 between Australian government and Pfizer.

- any reports on the outcome of any meeting during the period 1 June 2020
- 30 July 2020 between Australian government and Pfizer.

 

The subject-matter of your request

 

The subject-matter of your request is more closely connected with the
functions of the Department of Health than of PM&C. That is, the relevant
procurement activity was managed by the Department of Health and therefore
the Department of Health is the agency that would hold the relevant
documents, if in existence.

 

If you would like to continue with your request, you are able to send your
FOI request directly to the Department of Health by contacting
[9][email address].      

 

In light of the above information, we respectfully request that you
withdraw your request to PM&C via reply email. This will ensure that your
request is handled by the most appropriate agency.

 

We would appreciate your response by Monday 6 September 2021. PM&C will
take no further action in processing your request unless we hear from you.

 

Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Adviser | FOI and Privacy Section[]

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

p. (02) 6271 5849

Ngunnawal Country, One National Circuit  Barton  ACT  2600  |  PO Box
6500  CANBERRA  ACT  2600
e. [10][email address]  w. [11]pmc.gov.au

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[14]cid:image003.jpg@01D78E24.FF2DAFB0 The
Department
acknowledges
and pays
respect to
the past,
present and
emerging
Elders and
Traditional
Custodians
of Country,
and the
continuation
of cultural,
spiritual
and
educational
practices of
Aboriginal
and Torres
Strait
Islander
peoples.

 

 

 

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6. mailto:[email address]
7. mailto:[FOI #7733 email]
8. mailto:[email address]
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Dear FOI,

I am happy for this to be passed on to the Department of Health, if you feel this is necessary but was under the impression that this information was held by your department?

Yours sincerely,

Junior