Tshwane clamps down on tender fraud
The City of Tshwane has established a bid advisory committee to evaluate every tender above R10 million.
JOHANNESBURG - In an effort to stamp out tender fraud, Tshwane City management has established a bid advisory committee to evaluate every tender above R10 million.
This emerged in an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News following reports that an investigation into dodgy deals two years ago was swept under the carpet.
Municipal bosses have no committed to acting on the report and holding those responsible for million in losses and stolen money accountable.
City Manager Jason Ngobeni says the bid advisory committee reports directly to him.
"That committee interrogates the bidders, looking for things that may not have been picked up by lower committees."
Ngobeni says it has had an immediate impact.
"Almost all the bids are almost clean of any manipulation and ambiguity and you seldom see dissatisfied bidders."
Three retired magistrates have also been appointed to advise the city on disciplinary measures.