'Transparent tender procedures will re-establish public confidence'

Barbara Creecy says the public will also be able to view the outcomes of each stage of the tender process.

FILE: Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says members of the public will now be able to witness the decision-making processes around the awarding of tenders in the province.

The MEC addressed delegates at the launch of the Cedar Road upgrade which will be the pilot project for the open tender process.

The value of the upgrade is estimated at R50 million.

Creecy says the public will also be able to view the outcomes of each stage of the tender process via the provincial Treasury website.

"We want to re-establish public confidence and the best way to do this is to make the process open to the public so that bidders are convinced that the awarding is fair and transparent."