Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison assures that all procurement processes were followed
A LARGE order of hand sanitiser was delivered to the premises of the Northern Cape Department of Transport, Safety and Liaison on Monday and, in the wake of a number of personal protective equipment tenders coming under scrutiny recently, the department has assured that all procurement processes were followed.
Department spokesperson Rennie Andrias said the hand sanitiser was purchased as part of the department’s commitment to ensure that Covid-19 regulations were complied with in the public transport sector in the Province.
“During the early lockdown we handed over personal protective equipment to the public transport sector.”
Andrias stated that all procurement processes were followed.
“The department requested quotations from 40 companies on the central supplier database. We received 21 responses from the 40 companies. We then issued orders to six companies in the Northern Cape to supply the sanitisers.”
Andrias indicated that the total value of the order that was issued was in the region of R4.1 million.
“We received delivery from services providers between October 2 to 9. We have an approved distribution plan that includes every single taxi, bus and meter taxi in the Province.”