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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 13 Hansard (14 December) . . Page.. 4288..


While these sources provide comprehensive information on major departmental procurement activities, they do not include information relevant to many parts of the Member's question, and this information is not generally centrally documented in the department.

To respond in detail to each part of the Member's question would require the department to examine in detail all of the contracts contained in the Chief Minister's Department Annual Report 2005-06 and listed on the Contracts Register. A separate process would also need to be undertaken to check the records of all business units across the portfolio for the relevant information on contracts under the $20,000 annual report threshold value.

This would be a complicated, time consuming and resource intensive exercise and an unreasonable diversion of departmental resources. For example, the external sources of labour and services section of the Chief Minister's Department Annual Report 2005-06 contains 105 contract entries and the current Chief Minister's Department Contracts Register entry contains approximately 80 records.

Government—contractors

(Question No 1413)

Mr Berry asked the Minister for the Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 23 November 2006:

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.

Mr Hargreaves

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

(1) I am not prepared to authorise the considerable resources required to respond to this question.

Government—contractors

(Question No 1414)

Mr Berry asked the Minister for Education and Training, upon notice, on 23 November 2006:

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


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