The following Question on Notice was asked by the Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman and answered today in the Lower House today by Emergency Services Minister Hon Fran Logan.
EMERGENCY SERVICES — BUSHFIRE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Mr T. Redman to the Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services:
I refer to the Bushfire Centre of Excellence, and ask:
(a) How many tender applications were received by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) for this facility;
(b) Can the Minister list the tender applicants;
(c) How many applications were deemed ‘not’ eligible based on tender criteria;
(d) Can the Minister list the final eligible tenderers;
(e) Was there a short list of applicants with a recommendation from DFES:
(i) If yes, which applicants were on the shortlist and which applicant was recommended by DFES; and
(f) Did the minister receive a briefing note with advice on the recommended applicant/s:
(i) If yes, will the Minister table the briefing note?
Mr F. Logan replied:
(a) A total of thirteen (13) eligible submissions were received to the Request for Proposal – Selection of the Location for the Bushfire Centre of Excellence 1795/18.
(b) The request for proposal is not a formal tender process. The detail of the submissions will not be publicly released as they formed a part of the deliberations of Cabinet.
(c) All applicants received were assessed against the Request for Proposal criteria.
(d) As per response to (b).
(e) As per the selection process outlined in Section 2.1 of the Request for Proposal document, DFES developed a shortlist of potential sites.
(i) As per response to (b).
(f) (i) The Cabinet submission and any accompanying documents will not be released as they formed a part of the deliberations of Cabinet.