APEC 2007 Taskforce

About

The APEC 2007 Taskforce was established in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in August 2004 to coordinate and manage the logistics of hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2007.

From January to September 2007 Australia will host a series of APEC meetings, with over 100 days of ministerial, officials-level and business-group meetings taking place across the nation.

The APEC Australia 2007™ year will culminate in Sydney on 8-9 September with the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting (AELM), bringing together the leaders of all major regional economies as well as thousands of delegates, support personnel and the international media, and is one of the most important annual meetings of world leaders. Further information is available on the APEC Australia 2007™ website.

The Head of Taskforce is responsible to the Prime Minister for all aspects of the organisational arrangements for APEC Australia 2007™ events, including security. The Protective Security Coordination Centre (PSCC), a division of the Attorney-General’s Department, is responsible for coordinating the whole-of-government security arrangements for the APEC Australia 2007™ year, and has established the APEC Security Branch within the Taskforce for this purpose. The APEC 2007 NSW Police Security Command (APSC) is also co-located in the Taskforce’s Sydney office.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is responsible for coordinating the policy agenda and public outreach activities for the APEC Australia 2007™ year. Individual Commonwealth agencies have policy responsibility for particular meetings addressing issues in their areas of portfolio responsibility. The success of the APEC Australia 2007™ year is very much dependent on a strong policy, logistics and security partnership.

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Mission

The Taskforce mission is to ensure:

  • APEC protocol and practices are observed to a high standard
  • Provision of a secure environment conducive to facilitating meeting aims and successful negotiations, noting that APEC has traditionally valued a collegial, informal approach, especially for leaders meetings
  • Australian culture, industry, products and services are showcased to best advantage, and that events have a distinctly Australian feel and flavour
  • The strengthening of domestic awareness of the implications of hosting APEC
  • Minimal disruption to the public
  • The most cost-effective approach possible
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Branches

The Taskforce is divided into the following 11 branches:

  • Venues, Logistics and Security Branch
  • Technology Branch
  • Secretariat
  • Project Office
  • Procurement and Legal Branch
  • Media and Communications Branch
  • Delegate Liaison and Services Branch
  • Corporate Branch
  • Business Relations Branch
  • APEC 2007 NSW Police Security Command (APSC)
  • APEC Security Branch (ASB)

Staffing

The Taskforce is made up of permanent employees from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, staff on secondment from federal and state government agencies, and staff engaged on non-ongoing contracts. The Taskforce will conclude its operations at the end of September 2007.

Motivated professionals interested in working for the APEC 2007 Taskforce should consult the recruitment section of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website to view current employment opportunities. Positions are non-ongoing until the end of September 2007.

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General Conditions of Contract

The APEC 2007 Taskforce uses standard terms and conditions of contract. These General Conditions of Contract (General Conditions) enable the Taskforce and its service providers to:

  • comply with the special legislative and policy requirements of the Australian Government
  • ensure consistency in contractual arrangements, and
  • contract in the most efficient and effective manner.

The General Conditions are incorporated into, and form part of each deed, agreement or other instrument (Instrument):

  • which expressly incorporates them, whether with or without amendment, and
  • to the extent that it does so.

The Instrument which incorporates the General Conditions will identify the date and version of the General Conditions which are incorporated into and form part of the Instrument.

The Instrument which incorporates the General Conditions will identify the date and version of the General Conditions which are incorporated into and form part of the Instrument.

Tendering

All APEC 2007 Taskforce tenders are managed through AusTender. The links below provide information on current and proposed APEC 2007 Taskforce tenders.

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Last Updated: 30 June 2006