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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Page: 1677

Senator Bob Brown asked the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 20 February 2008:

(1)   Can a list be provided of all contractors responsible for the refurbishment and establishment of the parliamentarians’ electorate offices between 1998 and 2008.

(2)   Can the process by which these contractors were appointed be outlined.

Senator Faulkner (Special Minister of State and Cabinet Secretary) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1)   The preparation of an answer to this question for each year since 1998 would involve a significant diversion of resources and, in the circumstances, I do not consider that the additional work can be justified. The practice of successive governments has been not to authorise the expenditure of time and money involved in assembling such information on a general basis. However, details for the financial years 2005/06 to 2007/08 (to date) are more readily available and have been provided. Set out below by jurisdiction are the companies contracted by the Commonwealth to refurbish and establish electorate offices in the financial years 2005/06 to 2007/08 (to date) - listed in alphabetical order by jurisdiction: New South Wales Advantage Constructions and Interiors CBD Projects Celect Commercial Interiors Cyclo Office Interiors Deskon Interiors John Green Pty Ltd Joss Facility Management MGH Interior Projects MW & NJ Fletcher Builders Victoria Buildtech Commercial Pty Ltd Dolation Construction Pty Ltd Schiavello Pty Ltd Southern Executive Building Services Timeline Contracting Pty Ltd Queensland Alliance Interiors Pty Ltd Archway Commercial Interiors Pty Ltd Fergus Builders Pty Ltd Interior Engineering QLD Pty Ltd R&J Young (Building Contractors) Pty Ltd Robley Hall and Dunlop Architects Pty Ltd Signature Project Pty Ltd Walton Construction Pty Ltd Western Australia DESIGNLINK WA Partitions 2006 Pty Ltd South Australia All Build Commercial Interiors Inca Constructions Isis Projects Mossop Group Tasmania Anstie Constructions Pty Ltd Bertoz Builders and Joiners Fairbrother Pty Ltd Hansen & Yuncken Pty Ltd Tascon Constructions Pty Ltd Australian Capital Territory ISIS Projects Ltd Schiavello Group Pty Ltd Northern Territory Brendan J Meney Architects Maxcon (NT) Pty Ltd Randazzo Investments

(2)   Consistent with the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines, prior to 1 November 2005 appointment was on the basis of competitive tender with at least three competitive quotes required. After 1 November 2005, the same process has been followed but only compliant contractors under the Australian Government Implementation Guidelines for the National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry are eligible to tender.