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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 6 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2257 ..


Government—notifiable invoices (Question No 1267)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 13 April 2018:

(1) In relation to the Register of Notifiable Invoices for February 2018, is the project to replace the main switchboard in building 2 at The Canberra Hospital running on time and on budget.

(2) If the project referred to in part (1) is not running on time and on budget, (a) why not, (b) what was the original completion date, (c) what is the new completion date, (d) what was the original budget and (e) what is the revised budget.

(3) Did it take from 14 December 2017 to 15 February 2018 to pay the invoice from American Express International Inc; if so, why.

(4) Did it take from 17 October 2017 to 27 February 2018 to pay the invoice for $90 443.75 from Oakton Contracting and Recruitment Pty Ltd; if so, why.

(5) Did it take from 4 December 2017 to 13 February 2018 to pay the invoice from Customer Feedback Systems Australasia Pty Ltd; if so, why.

(6) Did it take from 7 November 2017 to 15 February 2018 to pay the invoice from Asthma Australia Ltd; if so, why.

(7) What is the difference between payments described as "Service Funding Agreement" and "Service Purchase Payment".

(8) If there is no difference between payments described as "Service Funding Agreement" and "Service Purchase Payment", why is there a difference in descriptions.

(9) In relation to the payment of $125 102 for membership of Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, what benefits accrue to (a) ACT Health and (b) consumers of the ACT health system.

Ms Fitzharris: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The Building 2 and 12 Electrical Main Switchboard (EMSB) Replacement project program has been amended to reflect inclusion of necessary variations, as summarised in answer 2a below. These projects are being progressed under a single contract. These changes have delayed completion of the project.

(2) (a) Following a fire incident on 5 April 2017 in the Building 2 electrical main switchboard room, new scope requirements were identified and investigation, design and implementation of these works were undertaken as follows:

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Restitution of existing Building 2 EMSB functionality following fire incident.

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Implementation of quick changeover business continuity switchboards for Building 2, Building 10 and Building 12.

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Full investigation of the Building 2 and 12 existing electrical distribution system's redundancy provisions, resulting in scope variation to establish enhanced electrical system redundancy in conjunction with the replacement of the EMSBs.


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