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Question Without Notice No. 505 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 May 2020 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 May 2020

KALGOORLIE HEALTH CAMPUS — MRI MACHINE

505. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I indicate that I have two questions today, and one on behalf of Hon Colin Holt.

I refer to question without notice 389 asked by me last week about the MRI suite construction at Kalgoorlie Health Campus and the recent advertising of the tender through Tenders WA.

(1) Given that a major construction project in Esperance was awarded to a Perth contractor just last week, will the state government adjust the local content weighting of this project so that Kalgoorlie–Boulder companies are better able to compete for this contract?

(2) What is the anticipated construction time line for this project, given that the state government has missed its deadline for construction to begin in the first half of 2020?

(3) Can the minister please table a copy of the tender document for this project?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The local content weighting for the MRI project at the Kalgoorlie hospital has already been increased to 25 per cent to maximise local business participation. The Department of Finance advises that of the eight contracts awarded by the head contractor for the Esperance TAFE project, all have been awarded to either local or regional businesses.

(2) The construction project is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2021.

(3) I table the attached tender documentation.

[See paper 3888.]