Justice Dept denies wrongdoing in awarding of R500m tender
EWN revealed last week that an internal report also identified irregularities in the process.
PRETORIA - The Justice Department has denied any wrongdoing in the awarding of a R500 million court recording equipment tender despite 10 months of unanswered questions from the losing bidder.
Eyewitness News revealed last week that an internal report also identified irregularities in the process.
However, the department says these findings were addressed before the tender was awarded.
Datacentrix won the bid while the losing bidder, Dimension Data, has since February been seeking clarity from the department on issues it believes show the process was unfair.
The department's Mthunzi Mhaga has confirmed an internal audit report identified irregularities in the tender involving court recording technology, but management resolved the issues.
"With a final internal audit report, which was binding to the effect that all the issues that they had has been resolved."
Dimension Data was disqualified from the process in the first round, despite being the service provider for the previous nine years.
The Auditor-General has told Eyewitness News that it will investigate this bidding process.