Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4287..
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(Question No 1410)
Mr Berry asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 23 November 2006 (redirected to the Acting Chief Minister):
In relation to consultants, contractors and labour hire firms for the financial year 2005-2006, could the Minister provide for each portfolio they are responsible for the (a) number of contracts, (b) number of consultants, (c) number of contractors, (d) number of labour hire firms, (e) number of contracts containing labour hire component, (f) number of contracts with no labour hire component, (g) types of services provided, (h) number of contracts needing extension after 2006, (i) numbers of each type of contract used, for example, standard, schedule of fees, quote/lump sum, invoice and other, (j) number of services outsourced (i) whole, (ii) in part or (iii) unidentified, (k) number of contracts directing appropriate award usage, (l) number of contracts where there is subcontracting occurring, (m) number of contracts with a permission or non permission clause for subcontracting and (n) number of contracts requiring award usage for subcontractors.
Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
Information on contracts for works and services, including consultancy type contracts, is publicly available in departmental annual reports and on the ACT Government Contracts Register on the Buyers and Sellers Information (basis) website (www.basis.act.gov.au).
In accordance with the Chief Minister' Annual Report Directions 2005-2006, annual report entries provide information on individual contracts which exceed $20,000; and smaller contracts awarded to the same contractor which, in total, exceed $20,000. Information reported includes for each contract (or group of contracts) a description and reason for contract; the total expenditure (GST exclusive) in the financial year; the date contract let; and reason for use of select tender procurement process, if applicable, for contracts of value greater than $100,000.
As required by the Government Procurement Act 2001, the Contracts Register provides information on contracts with a total consideration of greater than $50,000, including the parties to the contract; a brief description of what the contract is for; the date the contract was made; the date the contract ends; and the value of the total consideration, or estimated total consideration, for the contract.