Coombs Barei Pty Ltd (in liquidation)
The Small Business Commissioner conducted a review of processes undertaken by RenewalSA in selecting and contracting Coombs Barei – an Adelaide construction company which collapsed in 2017.
The report identified deficiencies in the procurement processes and the State Government has agreed to refer the report to the SA Productivity Commission which is undertaking a second stage review of procurement relating to the Building and Construction sector.
The Government has rejected a recommendation by the Small Business Commissioner that the ex-gratia payments be made to subcontractors who were engaged by Coombs Barei to work on RenewalSA contracts relating to the 1000 Homes in 1000 days project.
The report can be found here