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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 26 March 2015) . . Page.. 1221 ..

MS BERRY: I might have to come back with a bit more information for Mr Doszpot on that question. But I can say that the Spotless contract with Housing is initially for a five-year term. It does have a possible performance extension for a further five years. It comes under the public housing maintenance budget, which is $41.25 million. In addition, the expected Spotless management fee is $6.92 million for 2014-15—

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on a point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, on a point of order.

Mr Hanson: Clearly, that is not the substance of the question that Mr Doszpot asked. If the minister cannot answer it, perhaps she should take it on notice or be directly relevant to the question that Mr Doszpot asked three times.

MADAM SPEAKER: We do note that standing order 118(a) asks members to be concise and directly relevant. But the minister was talking about Spotless’s contract in general terms and I presume she will be getting to the point of Mr Doszpot’s question.

MS BERRY: The contract allows for Spotless to undertake work to a maximum value of $4 million in the first year of the contract and to increase the value of direct delivery works in subsequent years. The self-delivery program is approved in advance by Housing and Community Services. I might have to come back with some more detail to Mr Doszpot on his question about whether or not they are a superintendent for subcontracting, and I will do that as soon as I can.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Doszpot.

MR DOSZPOT: Minister, how do Spotless allocate work to subcontractors as part of their $242 million total facilities management service contract?

MS BERRY: The bulk of works is allocated to Asset Services, and it is currently being undertaken at older people’s accommodation units, under the older people’s safety and security program. This includes the installation of screen doors, peep holes, night latches, patio bolts and window locks. It is a self-delivery program, and that commenced in July 2014. Asset Services, which is a subsidiary of Spotless, has been allocated a total of approximately $313,000 in carpentry and electric—

Mr Coe: Point of order, Madam Speaker, Ms Berry might be reading from the wrong dot points. The question was about how Spotless allocates work to subcontractors as part of the total facilities management contract.

Mr Corbell: On the point of order, the minister was clearly outlining that it was allocated to a subsidiary of Spotless, and she was outlining what the subsidiary of Spotless was doing with that allocation. I think she is entirely specific to the question asked.

MADAM SPEAKER: I heard Ms Berry referring to a subsidiary. She also referred to aged persons accommodation, which I presume is where most of the work is being

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