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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2021) . . Page.. 536 ..


(2) Did the CSD in 2018–19 let 71 contracts with values above $200,000 without open tender; if so, for each of these contracts, can the Minister provide (a) name of contractor, (b) service contracted for, (c) dollar value of contract, (d) expiration date of contract, (e) length of time that this contract has been held by the same contractor and (f) reason why the CSD overrode current procurement policy guidelines (and legislation) in awarding this contract.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) In 2018–19, CSD exercised procurement activities in accordance with the ACT Government tender thresholds and complied with procurement policies and procedures as stated in the Government Procurement Act 2001 (the Act) and the Government Procurement Regulation 2007 (the Regulation).

Fifty-four of the ‘Single Select’ contracts relate to programs where existing contracts were extended for an additional term in accordance with Procurement Guidelines and approved by the ACT Government Procurement Board (GPB).

(a)-(e) Details provided in Attachment A.

(f) This information is commercial-in-confidence.

(2) (a)-(e) Details provided in Attachment B.

(f) CSD has acted in accordance with procurement policy and legislation in determining the most appropriate procurement methodology for each process.

(Copies of the attachments are available at the Chamber Support Office).


Community Services Directorate—Senior Practitioner(Question No 65)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Disability, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) What are the complete powers, roles and responsibilities of the Senior Practitioner.

(2) What data does the Senior Practitioner collect in relation to people living with disability in the ACT.

(3) What data does the Senior Practitioner collect in relation to restrictive practices.

(4) How many full-time equivalent staff are currently employed in the Office of the Senior Practitioner.

(5) How many staff are currently employed, what are their work classifications and what type of employment are they engaged in, ie full-time, part-time, casual etc.

(6) What is the total number of complaints received by the Senior Practitioner for each year since appointment to the date this question on notice was published.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The powers, roles and responsibilities of the Senior Practitioner are described in the Senior Practitioner Act 2018 (the Act).


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