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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 May 2021) . . Page.. 1247 ..


MR HANSON: Scrutiny Report No 4 contains the committee’s comments on four bills, 16 pieces of subordinate legislation and two government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee

Statement by chair

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (11.27): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in relation to reportable contracts under section 39 of the Government Procurement Act 2001. The Government Procurement Act 2001 requires responsible territory entities to provide the public accounts committee with a list of reportable contracts every 12 months. Reportable contracts are defined, with some exceptions, as procurement contracts equal to or over $25,000—also known as notifiable contracts—that contain confidential text.

The responsible entity is required to provide the committee with the parties to the contract, a brief description of what the contract is for, the date the contract was made, the end date of the contract, the value of the contract, and any other information prescribed in the Government Procurement Act 2001 or by regulation.

The committee acknowledges that the information provided in relation to reportable contracts is publicly available on the ACT government contracts register. However, its scrutiny is assisted by receiving a consolidated report every 12 months. The committee has been provided with a consolidated list of reportable contracts for the 12-monthly period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

As per previous practice, the committee believes that there is value in tabling the consolidated list of reportable contracts for the period specified as a transparency mechanism to promote accountability. I therefore seek leave to table the list of reportable contracts for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 as received by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Leave granted.

MRS KIKKERT: I table the following paper:

Reportable contracts—Agencies reporting reportable contracts for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Statement by chair

MRS KIKKERT (Ginninderra) (11.30): Pursuant to standing order 246A, I wish to make a statement on behalf of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in relation to the following Auditor-General’s reports:

No 2 of 2021: Total Facilities Management Contract Implementation;

No 2 of 2020: 2018-19 Financial Audits—Computer Information systems;


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