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Tuesday, 1 February 1994
Page: 107

(Question No. 734)


Mr McArthur asked the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, upon notice, on 13 December 1993:

  (1) What was the (a) title, (b) value, (c) duration and (d) name of the successful tenderer of each contract for more than $1000 which were entered into between 1 July and 30 November 1993 by each office of the Department or agencies for which he has portfolio responsibility operating wholly or partially in the Geelong region and which have not been published in the Purchasing and Disposals Gazette to 24 November 1993.

  (2) Is his Department required to publish the awarding of all tenders and contracts in the Purchasing and Disposals Gazette; if not, why not.


Mr Crean —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

  (1) Of the contracts entered into by the Department in the Geelong region between 1 July and 30 November 1993, 7 were not published in the Purchasing and Disposals Gazette. The attachment provides details.

  These instances of non-gazettal are being reviewed and arrangements are being made to implement mechanisms to improve compliance with gazettal requirements.

  (2) Yes

Title of contract/ Value = Name of Gazettal

program $1000< Duration Contractor Yes/No

Accredited training

for youth

-Electronics $40,400 18/10/93 Gordon Technical No

—7/4/93 College

-Retail $33,450 18/11/93 Gordon Technical No

—8/4/94 College

-Transport $33,450 22/11/93 Gordon Technical No

—22/4/94 College

-Automotive $25,200 2/8/93 Gordon Technical No

—10/12/93 College

-Basic Welding $21,420 16/8/93 Gordon Technical No

—10/12/93 College

-Food Handling $32,410 4/10/93 Gordon Technical No

—11/3/94 College

-Industrial Skills/ $34,725 4/10/93 Gordon Technical No

Chemicals —11/3/94 College