A load of rubbish or SUVS?

2018-05-09 06:01

GREYTOWN'S erratic supply of orange rubbish bags must be the most advertised commodity in the world of municipal tenders and quotations.

Check out the Umvoti municipal website — quotations for the supply, delivery and off-loading of orange rubbish bags were requested on site in: August 2016; November 2016; October 2017; December 2017; March 2018 — the bid awarded for this tender which closed on May 4 has not yet been published but there is yet another quotation request on the website for orange rubbish bags to close on May 19.

The number of bidders varies from tender to tender — from 8 to 23 as do the prices — which cover an amazing range. (A regular tender for orange rubbish bags, Sqothu Enterprises was also awarded the tender for the last two SUVs purchased by Umvoti Municipality: In December for
R1 300 000 (four bids) and in April for an SUV costing R1 790 000 (11 bids).)

Immediate queries which spring to mind:

Is a standard orange rubbish bag such a difficult commodity to order?

Will all residents be re-imbursed by the municipality for payments made for rubbish bags which were not delivered from August last year until last month? Will someone at the municipality please explain to residents what the rubbish bag problems are?


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