Be careful when tendering for contracts

2015-08-27 06:00

TWO cases of fraud have been registered at Port Shepstone SAPS after two local businesses were scammed into tendering for equipment allegedly required by the “Department of Transport” and the “Department of Water and Sanitation” in Pretoria.

The goods were paid for to the supplier, who then apparently delivered them to the “departments”.

The local business who initially tendered have no way of recovering the money as the details are fraudulent.

“Businesses are cautioned to be aware of this as there are certain protocols to follow when tendering for services to government departments,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

Warrant Officer Heidi van der Merwe is the investigating officer who can be contacted on 039 688 1183 or 084 757 8691 with information.

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