The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal demands that the MEC of Public Works, Ravi Pillay must publish the names of the bidders who submitted their tender documents to be considered for the contract to renovate the King's residence, eNyokeni Palace.
"We are shocked to learn that the department has decided not to publish the names of the companies who submitted their tender documents but rather preferred to name only the company that won the R2.6million tender as Mhlaba Properties. According to Treasury all bidders must be made public but the department is against that," said IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Hassan Motala, MPL.
"The department must also furnish us with the name of the contractor that was withdrawn from doing the work after it failed to meet the requirements. We are of the view that there is corruption in this matter," continued Mr Motala.
"We want to know the quotations from other bidders, as the department claimed that they quoted at a lower price which resulted in them being disqualified from the tender process," concluded Mr Motala.
Mr Hassan Motala, MPL,
IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, 078 403 6704
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