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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2576..


Lessons learnt from current experience will be part of the consultation that will occur as part of the planned transition.

(7) Refer to response to question 5 above.

(8) Yes.

(9) It is expected the outcome of the tendering process will be finalised in June 2011.

(10) All Service Funding Agreements negotiated as part of the current tender process will be executed in March 2012. As articulated in the Service Delivery Framework (Section 2.8 Procurement) if the Territory does not fulfil its needs through select source procurement, a further procurement will need to be undertaken.

Following the outcome of the tender process, negotiations with successful providers will commence as soon as possible. Where contracts can be finalised and any transition issues managed, services may commence prior to 1 March 2012. It is envisaged that all other new contracts will be executed by 1 March 2012.

(11) The transition to the new service models will occur over an eight (8) month period (July 2011-February 2012). During the interim period, the Department will work closely with the sector to ensure the smooth transition of services and clients. This period will also allow for the fine tuning of administrative processes, data collections, performance measures and staff training and development that are critical to the successful implementation of the new service delivery model

(12) I am not able to pre-empt the outcome of the tender process nor am I able to comment on the numerous employment arrangements through which community service workers are employed.

(13) I am not able to pre-empt the outcome of the tender process nor am I able to comment on the numerous employment arrangements through which community service workers are employed.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—closed circuit television (Question No 1609)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Children and Young People, upon notice, on 5 April 2011:

(1) What testing has been undertaken to ensure that the closed circuit television (CCTV) security system at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre fully covers all common areas of the centre frequented by detainees, staff and visitors.

(2) When was the last time that the testing was undertaken.

(3) Have any CCTV blind spots been detected at any time since the centre was opened; if so, what action was taken to eliminate those blind spots.

(4) Are there any areas of Bimberi not covered by CCTV; if so, why.


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