Department of Administrative Services - tendering for vinyl floor products

The ICAC investigated the conduct of persons connected with or involved in the tendering for, or letting of Department of Administrative Services performance contract for, the supply and laying of vinyl floor coverings from August 1987 to 1991. The vinyl products component of the contract was worth about $750,000 each year. 

The tender process was controlled by an Administrative Services officer and during his tenure in that position a floor covering supply company had benefitted from the award of work. It was revealed that the Administration Services Officer and the managing director of the company were close friends.

The ICAC's report on this investigation, made public in July 1991, found that the conduct of the former Administrative Services Officer was corrupt in nature, but stated the opinion that consideration should not be given to the prosecution of any person in relation to this investigation. The report also commented on deficiencies in the Department's procurement processes and issues relating to post-separation employment and stated that it would undertake corruption prevention work on procurement processes.

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