MRI MACHINE —
228. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
(1) In respect of
the magnetic resonance imaging machine that is being contemplated for the
Kalgoorlie health precinct, will the minister table all correspondence with
suppliers of MRIs?
(2) In respect of
the building required for an MRI machine in the Kalgoorlie health precinct,
will the minister table all correspondence with prospective tenderers?
(3) If there has
been no correspondence with prospective suppliers and prospective tenderers for
the building, what is the explanation?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. I am advised as follows.
(1) No. There has been no
correspondence with suppliers of MRIs.
(2) No. There has been no
correspondence with prospective tenderers.
(3) It is not
standard practice to correspond with suppliers or prospective tenderers during
the early planning phases of a capital project because the release of such
information could influence future procurement by providing market advantage.