Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 09 Hansard (Thursday, 24 August 2017) . . Page.. 3492 ..
• Some of the equipment had to be procured and sourced from overseas. Together with the enabling works associated with the installation, a timeframe of 12 months was required. These activities were completed May 2015; and
• Trading difficulties encountered by the ESL installation company from August 2015 until January 2016 further delayed the project and were required to be managed through normal Territory negotiation processes. From April 2016 to present the ESL installation company has returned on five occasions, with a commitment to complete the installation by the end of September 2017.
2. The project to install the new kitchen equipment has not influenced the management, or contract terms, of any Food Services staff on casual or temporary contracts.
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question and supplementary questions by Mr Milligan and Mrs Dunne on Wednesday, 2 August 2017):
1. There were three shortlisted contractors.
2. The expression of Interest (EOI) tendering period was in accordance with industry and Government standards. Given the technical nature of this tender, detailed assessment of the EOI submissions were required in order to ensure that suitable Contactors were shortlisted. Following the approval of the shortlisted respondents, a Request for Tender was released to the three shortlisted respondents for six weeks. When tenders closed, the assessment period of the highly technical documentation included formal meetings, clarification and specialist advice in order to achieve the best value for money outcome for the Territory.
3. All tender communications were made in accordance with the legislative framework, ACT Government tendering protocols, processes and probity guidelines. Standard tendering correspondence that occurred during this tender period included:
• Industry briefing
• Tender clarifications
In accordance with the ACT Procurement Act, the Procurement Regulations and relevant policies and circulars, applicable correspondence is disclosed to all respondents. Sensitive or commercial information is not shared with other respondents.
Canberra Hospital—emergency waiting times
Ms Fitzharris (in reply to a question by Mr Milligan on Tuesday, 15 August 2017):
During busy periods, patients may be accommodated on trolleys (Emergency Department beds or ambulance stretchers) in the main corridor in the ED, after they