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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 5 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 1953 ..


Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Territory initiated a project to consolidate and capture labour hire recruitment into a Whole of Government arrangement. The discovery process revealed the existence of the NSW Contingent Labour Scheme and the apparent benefits from collaboration. The benefits anticipated and realised are:

Supplier benefits

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streamlined processes and prompt payment of invoices; and

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opening up of ACT and NSW Government markets, with new suppliers being able to register at any time through a self-service, online application process.

Territory benefits

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reduction in time and effort in managing the contingent worker processes;

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support from a centralised account management team and a single point of contact to manage the full talent acquisition process;

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access to specialist expertise in the engagement of all contingent workers leading to improved outcomes;

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a consistent environment to sign off timesheets and expenses;

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reduction in effort to process invoices (as the three-way matching process ensures the timesheet acts as a goods received note);

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real time access to data relating to their workers, pay rates etc. to allow informed strategic workforce management decisions; and

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cost savings due to consistent and often reduced supplier margins.

(2) Prior to the commencement of the current arrangements utilising the NSW Scheme, Territory directorates utilised their own arrangements; i.e. the directorates had different arrangements in place.

(3) There are no costs to the Territory in utilising the NSW Scheme.

(4) No fees are payable by Suppliers to access Contractor Central.

(5)

(a) The Territory maintains personal details of contingent workers, including their names, contact details, salaries, tenure, leave etc.

(b) The NSW Government collects and stores the same data as maintained by the ACT Government.

(c) Electronically in a secure cloud based environment.

(d) The data is used for managing the Territory's current expenditure and budgets, as well as for planning purposes.

(e) Approved officers of the ACT Government, NSW Procurement and the NSW Public Service Commission have access to all of the data.

Government—contracting (Question No 1309)

Mr Coe asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 13 April 2018:

(1) What is the (a) total value and (b) period of the contract, arrangement or partnership agreement with Comensura to implement Contractor Central.


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