Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . .
The Assembly voted—
Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Fitzharris Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury
Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Symth Mr Wall
Question so resolved in the affirmative.
Motion agreed to.
MR WALL (Brindabella) (5.25): I move:
That this Assembly:
(a) the importance of locally owned and operated small, medium and family business investment to the ACT economy;
(b) the low weighting given to local small, medium and family businesses in the tender assessment process for ACT Government contracts;
(c) CityWide Service Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Melbourne City Council, have recently been awarded the contract for dryland grass mowing along arterial roads and connecting roads in the ACT;
(d) the impact on local small, medium and family business as a result of contracts being awarded to interstate and overseas contractors; and
(e) the flow on effect to the ACT economy as a result of keeping contracts local; and
(2) calls on the ACT Government to:
(a) outline the long term economic impact to the ACT as a result of allowing contracts to move interstate and overseas;
(b) review the process that allowed CityWide Service Solutions to be awarded the contract for dryland grass mowing along arterial roads and connecting roads in the ACT with a review to be tabled in the Assembly by the last sitting day of March 2015; and
(c) ensure that a fair weighting is given to local small, medium and family business in the tender assessment process for ACT Government contracts.
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