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Monday, 10 August 2015
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Arteil Tender

(Question No. 780)

Mr Conroy asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, in writing, on 12 May 2015.

In respect of the $13,772.00 tender to Arteil (WA) for the purchase of ergonomically sound chairs for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (CN2995572), (a) who (i) recommended, and (ii) approved, the purchase of the chairs, and (b) how many chairs were purchased.

Mr Andrews: The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) The chairs referred to were purchased for use by staff in the Western Australian State Office (WASO) of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).

(i) the Senior Human Resources Adviser in the WASO recommended the purchase of the chairs.

(ii) the Director, Property Operations, Department of Veterans' Affairs, approved the purchase of the chairs in his capacity as the delegate for expenditure on property.

(b) The WASO purchased 40 ergonomic chairs for staff. The chairs were ordered to replace chairs that were not fit for purpose, i.e. were old, in some cases broken, and were not ergonomic.