Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 07 Hansard (Thursday, 1 August 2019) . . Page.. 2696 ..
(6) No ‘overdoses’ were reported at Groovin the Moo. ACT Ambulance Service reported that two people were transported to hospital with either drug and/or alcohol intoxication but were advised that neither had attended the pill testing service.
(7) The pill testing service provider (servicer provider) was not charged by ACT Government. The entire site was hired directly to the event promoter (promoter), therefore all arrangements were negotiated between the promoter and the service provider.
Government—invoices(Question No 2508)
Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, upon notice, on 17 May 2019 (redirected to the Minister for Health):
(1) What consultancy services were provided in relation to the MapR Technologies Inc ($147 505.42, paid on 22 March 2019) on the notifiable invoices register and why did it take 60 days to pay the invoice.
(2) What contracting work was undertaken in relation to the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority ($68 485.21, paid on 7 March 2019) on the notifiable invoices register.
(3) Why did it take 97 days to pay the invoice for Cancer Institute NSW ($40 912.63, paid on 19 March 2019) on the notifiable invoices register.
(4) Why were the payments described as “Other Creditors” for Brainlab Australia Pty Ltd ($193 645.98, paid on 7 March 2019) and Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions Pty Ltd ($704 169.37, paid on 21 March 2019) on the notifiable invoices register.
(5) Why did it take 70 days to pay the invoice for Fiona Elizabeth Edge ($25 146.00, paid on 12 February 2019) on the notifiable invoices register.
Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) This procurement was for MapR professional services during the period of October 2018 to January 2019. MapR services worked with the Information Management Hub to deliver:
• big data methodologies and best practices to the modelling of ACT Health data;
• configuration to support ingestion and output of ACT Health systems;
• the integration of data governance tools; and
• commencement of web-based search of harmonised clinical systems.
The delay in paying this invoice was due to the processes for paying invoices in a foreign currency adding a time overhead.