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to find opportunities to work with the ACT government and how to stay informed. portal provides a step-by-step guide on how to work with the ACT government, how to stay informed. (Extension of time granted.)

This portal was scheduled for delivery on 31 December 2022, and I am pleased to say it has been live since early July. On 29 September 2022 we released e-learning modules, in consultation with the Canberra Business Chamber and the Canberra Indigenous Business Network, to support suppliers to access the ACT government’s e-tendering platform and to better understand how to tender for work with the ACT government. Importantly, small to medium enterprises and Canberra region businesses will receive practical tips on tendering success. These modules form the first in a series of innovative enhancements that the ACT government will make to continue support for local businesses. Over the coming months more modules and guidance material will be developed and delivered through the supplier portal.

A review of our existing standing offer arrangements is underway to identify opportunities to extend the coverage and use of these arrangements, benefiting not only the ACT government but also our suppliers. We have released a road map to support the development of work to deliver the ICT system and we are continuing to develop work on that solution, which will also support local businesses.

In the interests of time, I will conclude by saying the Procurement Reform Program is continuing to support increased transparency in government expenditure while helping our economy and our community. It provides more opportunities for industry and local businesses to work with the ACT government. An early priority has been to support businesses as they recover from COVID-19. The launch of the supplier portal ahead of schedule kickstarts this support for businesses, as well as various enhancements to the portal which will be continued into the future and delivered in the coming months.

Members of the Assembly and the public can stay informed on the progress of the important work that we are undertaking under the ACT government’s Procurement Reform Program, on the Procurement ACT website, where a dedicated webpage has been established to track progress on the implementation of the program.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety Committee—report 7—government response

MS CHEYNE (Ginninderra—Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Business and Better Regulation, Minister for Human Rights and Minister for Multicultural Affairs) (3.11): Pursuant to standing order 211, I move:

That the Assembly take note of the following paper:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Report 7—Report into the Inquiry into Petition 32-21 (No Rights Without Remedy)—Government response.

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