Date of tender submission

Currently waiting for a response from Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources,

I'm requesting under the FOI Act the date of the tender submission that led to this contract -

I'm only interested in the date of the tender submission (not the content of the tender proposal) and no personal or third-party information at all.

I'm happy for this to be dealt with administratively if more expedient.

Alby P.

Christina Graves,

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Dear Mr Albie P.


The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (the department)
has received your Freedom of Information request of 15 March 2021


I am writing on behalf of the department to acknowledge receipt of your


Currently, a decision is due to you by 14 April 2021. However, this
timeline may be affected by the requirement to undertake consultation with
affected third parties, or if the department determines you are liable to
pay a charge in relation to your request. You will be notified by the
department if charges are liable or if a third party consultation is


Confirmation of Scope - personal information


For documents that fall within the scope of the request, it is the
practice of the department to withhold:

o the names, signatures and contact details of junior staff; that is:

o Commonwealth staff who are not in the Senior Executive Service
(SES); and
o Ministerial staff below the level of Chief of Staff; and

o the mobile phone numbers of SES officers.


The names and other details of SES officers will be released unless the
information is exempt from disclosure.


Therefore, could you please confirm if you are happy to exclude personal
information in the documents relating to Commonwealth staff.


If you are seeking access to specific types of Commonwealth staff
information, could you please specify. If you are not seeking access to
this information, you can simply reply to this email with 'no Commonwealth
staff information requested'.


Responding to this email


Could you please provide the above clarification at your earliest
convenience, but by no later than 30 March 2021.



If you have any questions, please contact the department’s FOI Team by
email at [1][email address].



Yours sincerely,



Christina Graves
Special Counsel
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