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Monday, 23 November 2015
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Immigration and Border Protection: BHB Printing

(Question No. 1579)

Mr Conroy: asked the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, in writing, on 12 October 2015:

In respect of the $12,710.50 tender (CN3290631) to BHB Printing for notebooks for the Australian Border Force (ABF), (a) can he provide details of (i) the country of manufacture, (ii) the number of products ordered, (iii) the cost per item unit, and (iv) any other details about manufacture and/or cost, and (b) how will these notebooks enhance the operation of the ABF.

Mr Dutton: The answer to the honourable member's question is:

Contract CN3290631 was the purchase of B390 Receipt for Goods books at a cost of $11,555 excluding GST.

1000 units were purchased at a cost of $11.56 per unit excluding GST.

Books were manufactured in Australia and supplied by BHB Printing Pty Ltd.

The B390 Receipt for Goods is issued to travellers when goods have been detained by the Department. In the case of goods being held for revenue purposes, reasons for detaining goods may include payment of duty or taxation, pending valuation, goods requiring identification, goods pending re-export or goods awaiting clearance. The B390 is also used for suspected prohibited import pending decision on seizure. The form is necessary for appropriate record keeping and accountability for both the Department and the traveller. It is the accountable form used as a legal and accountable record for the Department to hold goods.