Cape Town cuts vendor list

2012-05-21 08:52

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town is to cut its vendor database by over half after finding that some companies secured business by irregular or fraudulent means, the Cape Times reported on Monday.

A study by Deloitte, initiated by mayor Patricia de Lille and city manager Achmat Ebrahim, recommended that the database of 27 000 companies be "cleansed", reducing the number to 12 000.

Irregularities uncovered included councillors and other employees doing business with the council. De Lille said the Auditor General identified 17 irregular cases for 2010/2011.

"All tenders above R5 million will go through a due diligence process before they are awarded," she said.

According to a recent supply chain management report discussed by the mayoral committee last week, in the last quarter the city had made progress in dealing with the tender allocation problem.

  • Loo - 2012-05-21 09:00

    Yes .. get rid of the thieves

      Loo - 2012-05-21 09:02

      Why is it only Capetown that actually act ... It truly is the best governed city/province in the country. no Wonder the ruling party is so scared of them. They make the others look like donkeys.

      mastermindpete - 2012-05-21 11:23

      @Loo - I disagree, the others ARE donkeys - the DA just turns on the light so the world can see them. Kinda like JZ 783 showerhead with his privates out - fully 'exposed' by the brilliance of others (Brett Murray) !!!!!

      JanHNortje - 2012-05-21 13:30

      Yes, Let's show the rest of SA how it's suppose to be done.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-05-21 09:05

    well done i say!!!

  • revaro.winkler - 2012-05-21 09:14

    maybe they must do it across the country

      Karen - 2012-05-21 15:07

      Ummm, you'd need to elect the DA before that happens. The cANCer would not want to implicate itself or any family members.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-05-21 09:17


  • revaro.winkler - 2012-05-21 09:19

    ja is reg so

  • Jean - 2012-05-21 09:38

    Days like this you just have to miss a well organized run government...

  • John - 2012-05-21 10:09

    Dust in the wind.... Keep feeding masses with this nonsense. Always are a consulting company/franchise/dealer upfront and actual network and/or vendor behind. What exactly has been purified by this clearing of the supplier’s database? Awarded contracts executed by actual networks will be dishonored because the dealer somehow shared profits with decision makers? … Blah, blah, blah. Some paperwork will be done and contracts will be transferred under another name. Biggest frauds in this country in government sector are where capital outlay is not prerequisite and any deals below 1mill per annum which are not even listed for tenders Why don’t you revisit all those “decision makers” in the sector? You can easily find that from those 12,000 “Actual Companies” always is someone that will “play the terms” with purchaser. BW…those kinds of reports are available for purchase from many consulting and auditing firms.

  • ClaudsDeLuca - 2012-05-21 11:48

    Good work!

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-21 13:05

    Good on you Patricia.

  • Arthur - 2012-05-21 13:41

    Why is the DA not taking action against the perpetrators (DA councillors)? Clearing the database doesn’t help .

      Karen - 2012-05-21 15:11

      "councillors and other employees" does not mean they are DA. I am sure they will take appropriate action.

  • RangoAndEmy - 2012-05-21 19:52

    Thank you Patricia for doing something about those irregularities, and thank you DA for doing a Sterling job under the circumstances.

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