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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3607 ..



Question No. 316

Totalcare Industries Ltd - Consultants

MR WHITECROSS - Asked the Chief Minister upon notice on 5 September 1996:

In relation to Gazette No. 26 of 3 July 1996, in which it is stated that a consultant, Arthur Anderson (the Consultant), provided professional services regarding a review of Totalcare Industries at a cost of $75,230.00.

(1) Why were these services not able to be provided by the ACT Public Service.

(2) What advice or work did the Consultant give or carry out.

(3) Was a report or reports written by the Consultant; and if so, can you provide a copy of any such report or reports.

(4) What was (a) the date, and (b) the duration which the consultant was engaged.

(5) Where was the Consultant located.

(6) How was the fee scheduled calculated.

(7) Were there any additional costs or reimbursement of expenses paid, and if so can you itemise them.

(8) Has the Consultant's fee been fully paid.

(9) Which Agency or Department engaged the Consultant.

(10) Will the Consultancy be reported in this Agency's annual report.

(11) What tendering process was followed in the appointment of the Consultant.

MRS CARNELL - The answer to the Member's question is as follows:

(1) The purpose of the review was primarily to determine the extent to which services provided by Totalcare could be determined on a competitive basis, conduct a financial evaluation of alternatives and develop implementation proposals. Given the requirement for direct experience in conducting financial evaluations of GBEs and the need to obtain sensitive information on pricing from similar private sector operators, it was not possible to conduct the review within the ACT Public Service.

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