BUSHFIRE CENTRE OF
EXCELLENCE — LOCATION
919. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the minister representing the
Minister for Emergency Services:
There may be a sense of deja vu with
this question I think! I refer to Department of Fire and Emergency Services
tender DFES 178818—anyone would think we shared an office!—for
naming rights to the emergency helicopter fleet and to a separate tender,
DFESRFP 179518, for the Bushfire Centre of Excellence.
(1) Why does the
minister believe the naming rights for a helicopter require a longer tender
process than the proposed $18 million Bushfire Centre of Excellence?
(2) Why is there
no promotion of the Bushfire Centre of Excellence tender on the DFES website
when there is promotion of the helicopter naming tender?
(3) Does the
minister consider that a corporate brand on a helicopter is more important than
the Bushfire Centre of Excellence?
(4) Please table all media
statements from DFES and the minister in relation to both of these tenders.
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services
advises the following.
(1) The process
to select a sponsor for the emergency rescue helicopters is a separate process
from the request for proposal for the Bushfire Centre of Excellence, which
calls for expressions of interest based on eligibility criteria. They are
separate processes with separate requirements.
(2) The request
for proposal process is not a formal tender process; it is a preliminary
process to gauge interest in hosting the new Bushfire Centre of Excellence. All
108 eligible local governments were contacted directly and all information is
provided in a single location through Tenders WA.
(4) I table the attached document.
[See paper 2031.]