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Monday, 23 May 2005
Page: 216

Mr Bevis asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 9 March 2005:

(1)   Did the Army stage an industry briefing for the refurbishment of a large number of 60 and 120 KVA generators in June 2001.

(2)   When were the tender documents for this refurbishment made available.

(3)   Who was the successful tenderer.

(4)   When was the contract with the successful tenderer signed.

(5)   When did the debriefing of the unsuccessful tenderers take place.

(6)   Was an alternative tenderer named as a back-up; if so, who was it; if not, why not.

(7)   What was the amount of the original, successful tender.

(8)   What sums have been paid so far to the successful tenderer for the refurbishment work.

(9)   What is the final total sum expected to be paid.

(10)   Will all the conditions of the tender document be strictly followed; if not, which conditions are not being enforced.

Mrs De-Anne Kelly (Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1)   No, the Defence Materiel Organisation conducted the industry briefing.

(2)   22 January 2003.

(3)   Cummins Engine Company Pty Ltd.

(4)   12 December 2003.

(5)   Between 31 July 2003 and 2 September 2003.

(6)   No, all other tenders exceeded the allocated budget.

(7)   $3,784,348.98 (GST exclusive).

(8)   $49,411.00 (GST exclusive) as at 9 March 2005.

(9)   $4,262,240.93 (GST exclusive).

(10)   Yes.  The draft contract, included in the request for tender, has been amended through contract negotiations, and subsequent contract change proposals as allowed for in the request for tender.