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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 4 Hansard (4 May) . . Page.. 1313..

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) The Board had no role in the awarding of the contract. It endorsed the procurement plan for the procurement process.

(2) The ACT Emergency Services Authority Commissioner approved a single select tender process, as part of the procurement plan. The Board endorsed the plan as it was satisfied the requirements of the Government Procurement Act 2001, and its associated Guidelines and policies, had been met.

(3) Public Sector: Messrs Glen Gaskill, Allan Eggins, and Peter Gordon.

Private Sector

: Mr Stephen Pinter, Ms Linda Webb and Ms Glenys Roper.

(4) Yes.

(5) The Board's endorsement was for an estimated total consideration of up to $4.5 million (including GST), including an allowance for contingency and in recognition that the contract was for a term of up to 5 years.

(6) The Board required that the project be re-assessed as a "High"risk. The Board noted the risks identified by the Emergency Services Authority and also required the inclusion in the plan of a new potential risk to reflect the possibility that the "system provides false or inaccurate information", and amendment of the potential risks relating to the "system functionality not as per specifications"and "performance availability requirements cannot be met".

(7) The Board did not see the contract. The Board was satisfied that the proposed process in the procurement plan of the contract being prepared by the Government Solicitor's Office was appropriate.

(8) The information provided to the Board was that suppliers within the market place were very limited due to the specialised nature of the requirement and that ATI were the only local company that could meet the ESA requirements in its entirety.

(9) The Board has no role in management of the Firelink contract.

Policing—witness and victim statements

(Question No 1018)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services (redirected to the Acting Minister for Police and Emergency Services), upon notice, on 28 March 2006:

(1) Do witnesses or victims of crime who approach ACT police stations to make a statement need to make appointments to see an officer who will take their statements; if so, why;

(2) Are records kept of the number of people being turned away from police stations when trying to make a statement; if not, why not;

(3) How many people have been turned away from ACT police stations when attempting to make a statement in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2004-05 and (d) 2005-06 to date;

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