GCIS to spend up to R50m - on furniture

2012-08-29 09:10
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Johannesburg - As much as R50m could be spent furnishing the new offices for the staff of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), the Star reported on Wednesday.

The GCIS is moving into new offices in Pretoria and has composed a 38-page guidebook for the bidding of the new furniture without a set budget, the paper reported.

"The reason we have gone out on a bidding process is because we are unable to determine the exact amount it will cost. We will only know once the process has been concluded," GCIS acting CEO Phumla Williams reportedly told the paper.

The Star said it interviewed an anonymous furniture salesman who said the contract could "comfortably" be worth R50m.

It noted that the GCIS budget had also made mention of plans to spend "R50m in 2012/13 for office accommodation and costs related to the new office building".

- SAPA
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