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Eskom charges officials who did a ‘shoddy’ job of handling tender

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Eskom management has charged officials for bungling a R31.5 million tender. Picture: Bloomberg
Eskom management has charged officials for bungling a R31.5 million tender. Picture: Bloomberg

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The officials found themselves in hot water after they snubbed advice from the power utility’s lawyer, Wawa Xaluva, that Eskom could be liable for costs that Shandu Technical Services had incurred when the company was strung along before being given an excuse that it would not be awarded the tender to supply, fit and deliver two 8x8 specialised imported trucks, which work as aerial platforms for engineers to work on live cables.

Shandu Technical Services won the tender on April 10 2018. Eskom started engaging the company on June 26 2018, 51 days after the validity period of the tender had expired on May 7.

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