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Documents - ; Slanderous and defamatory allegations made by Mr Stirling against Mr Cleanthous and Deo

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Tabled paper 1563


Tabled Papers for 8th Assembly 1997 - 2001; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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IS December 97 Now Chris Thamm questions Sunday Sales & Services and challenges the quote being the lowest. For all intents and purposes the total sum signed in the Procurement Certificate prevails and not one extra cent will be addedd. On the initial receipt of the quotes from Brian which were handed to him by Chris Thamm, I rang up one of the firms and was quoted $100 less for the same tractor. I took upon myself to secure as much savings for the Homeland and requested Sunday Sales & Services to look into the matter, as brokers who are legitimately accepted in business circles. For Chris to undertake a stance of the shining knight coming to the rescue appears out of line and I challenge him to prove that Sunday Sales & Services is not the lowest. At this stage for Chris to state that since the anticipated costs exceeds $30,000 an open tender is to be called.This inconsistency too needs addressing as it was Chris all along who went for quotations and all Brian and I did was to act on his initiative - was he not aware at the beginning that he was doing the wrong thing? I hope the above explains the predicament which has been brought about for no apparent reason. The Procurement Certificate signed by Brian Wanambi on 25 November 1997 with a clear knowledge that the Homeland was getting a fair deal and a savings made. Chris Thamm should standby his letter of 4 November wherein he gave Brian the nod to decide and present the Procurement Certificate. Chris inconsistencies and his uncalled for remarks have created unhappiness and I shall be seeking legal opinion on the whole matter. The 6 tractors are already in Darwin and it would appear that unless the order is honoured, another legal option appears to be looming. Brian was advised in good faith and he was not misled at any time. DATED 12 JANUARY 1998.