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ActewAGL beaten out for ACT Government contracts

By johnboy 17 January 2013 22

The ABC has the intriguing news that Queensland’s ERM Power Retail has won an ACT Government electricity contract worth $16 million, beating out the ACT Government part owned ActewAGL:

Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury says the decision was made by directorate representatives based on a tender process.

“I imagine ActewAGL are incredibly disappointed to lose this contract but it is a competitive process,” he said.

“The decision to award the contract to ERM, I’ve been briefed by the officials, they offered the best value for money for the Territory and that’s the basis on which they took their decision.”

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dungfungus 9:07 pm 17 Jan 13

bikhet said :

dungfungus said :

It will be interesting to see who wins the “Light Rail Study” RFTs currently circulating. The ACT Government has a “Canberra Cringe” mentality with RFTs. Few companies in the Territory are successful when competing against those based in Melbourne and Sydney (and now Brisbane it seems).

May say something about the quality or competitiveness of companies in the ACT. Wouldn’t know as I haven’t dealt with them.

If you are using electricty in the ACT you are most probably dealing with Actew, one of the companies that lost out bigtime to an interstate competitor so you can make a judgement after all.

steveu 9:05 pm 17 Jan 13

Pitchka said :

Sucked in ACTEWAGL, so what happens now, price of water and electricity set to rise to fill this $16m void?

A study will be commissioned to investigate the quality of our water, and we will be told it tastes so good they need to put up the price.

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