Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 17 August 2017) . . Page.. 3007 ..
(2) No. While the Government’s preference is to create permanent jobs, from time to time the ACTPS has the need to engage contract labour (as consultants or contractors) to meet skills gaps, short term work requirements or to perform work not usually performed by Government employees.
(3) Each directorate sets its own approval process for the engagement of consultants and contractors. The Government Procurement Regulation 2007 sets out the requirement that for a contract value of up $25,000 one quote is required; $25,000 - $200,000 three quotes are required; and above $200,000 an open tender is required. In addition, on reasonable grounds the responsible Director-General may exempt the entity from these requirements.
(4) Generally, other than through the consultative requirements of the enterprise agreements, no consultation on the engagement of a contractor or consultant occurs. The agreed MOU on Procurement of Works and Services by the ACT Government requires that unions are notified of the list of tenderers for the employment of labour, generally in the construction and cleaning industries.
(5) Please see the answer to question 3.
Access Canberra—shopfront closure
(Question No 313)
Mr Coe asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 9 June 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Regulatory Services):
(1) When was the decision made to close the Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront.
(2) Who approved the decision to close the Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront.
(3) When was the closure of the Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront announced and how was that announcement made and communicated to stakeholders.
(4) Was any consultation undertaken with stakeholders before the decision was made to close the Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront; if so, set out the nature of that consultation and the period allowed for the consultation.
(5) What services had been offered at the Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront before it was closed.
(6) How many people accessed the services at the Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront in financial years (a) 2014 15, (b) 2015 2016 and (c) for the period in 2016 17 until the shopfront was closed.
(7) How many people accessed the land titles and revenue services at the Access Canberra Fyshwick shopfront in financial years (a) 2014 15, (b) 2015 2016 and (c) for the period in 2016 17 until the shopfront was closed.
(8) What services are offered at other Access Canberra shopfront locations that were not offered at the Fyshwick shopfront.