PUBLIC SECTOR COMMISSION —
722. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Leader of the House
representing the Premier:
Madam President, I am sorry I was
not immediately available; I was just dealing with a troublesome constituent!
refer to contract PSC86626 issued to Crowdicity, a United Kingdom–based
firm, by the Public Sector Commission for the provision of an idea
management system solution.
(1) Was the Premier or anyone in his
office briefed on this issue before the PSC went to tender?
(2) If yes to (1), who was briefed
and on what date?
(3) If no to (1), was the Premier or
anyone in his office briefed prior to the awarding of the contract?
(4) If yes to (3), who was briefed
and on what date?
(5) Can the
Premier advise whether the awarding of this contract to a UK-based firm is
consistent with his local jobs act?
thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The Public Sector
Commission advises the following.
(1) No formal briefing was provided.
(2) Not applicable.
(3) No formal briefing was provided.
applicable. A note on idea management system solutions was included in the
estimates hearings file for the recent estimates hearings.
(5) The contract
is compliant with public sector procurement policies and procedures, and the
process was supported by the Department of
Finance. For the member's information, under the previous Liberal–National
government, at least five agencies had, or continue to have, contracts for idea
management solutions with a total value of more than $930 000. Details are
publicly available on the Tenders WA website. Other agencies may have had
similar contracts for under $50 000 and therefore contract details are not
included on Tenders WA.
from Tenders WA include: Landgate, $265 000 awarded to
Crowdicity, UK, on 21 December 2016, with
expiry in 2022; Department of Finance, $80 340 awarded to CommunityPeople, UK,
on 22 July 2014, with expiry in July 2018; Department of Fire and
Emergency Services, $314 362 awarded to Brightidea, USA, on 21 February 2017,
with expiry in May 2022; Department of Fire and Emergency Services, $59 000 awarded to Brightidea, USA, on 13 November
2015, with expiry in November 2016; Department of Transport, $93 100
awarded to Global Solutions, Canberra, on 1 July 2013, with expiry in June
2017; and Main Roads, $118 503 awarded to Brightidea, USA, on 21 December 2015,
with expiry on 21 December 2016.