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Tuesday, 10 November 1959

Mr Davies asked the Acting Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   What tenders were received for the construction of the King's-avenue bridge at Canberra?

2.   Who was the successful tenderer?

3.   Was the lowest tender accepted; if not, why not?

4.   What tenders were below that of the successful tenderer?

5.   What are the details of the lower tenders and those of the successful tender?

6.   Were inquiries made in respect of the lower tenderers as to (a) their financial ability to complete the contract, and (b) the adequacy of their technical and constructional abilities?

7.   Will he supply other relevant details of the tenders?

Mr Osborne - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   Twelve tenders were received for the construction of King's-avenue bridge at Canberra. They are set out in order from the lowest to the highest as follows: -

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