THE State Government awarded contracts worth more than $25 million last financial year without going to open tender.

The contracts included $340,000 for the appointment of a consultant to prepare the state’s submission to the National Broadband Network and up to $3 million for financial adviser Deloitte to provide advice about the sale of TOTE Tasmania.

The Department of Treasury and Finance annual report, tabled in Parliament last week, reveals 44 contracts were exempted from the normal tendering process last financial year, meaning there was no requirement for them to be publicly advertised.

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