EOH scored R400m tender after receiving sensitive insider documents, Parliament hears

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EOH CEO, Stephen van Coller.
EOH CEO, Stephen van Coller.
LERATO MADUNA

Information leaks, collusion, and corruption characterised a R400 million IT tender for automated biometrics after being awarded to a company with a history of financial wrongdoing.

On Tuesday, Parliament's Home Affairs Committee heard how controversial IT firm EOH allegedly sidestepped tender processes to score a lucrative automated biometric information system (ABIS) contract from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

More than five years after the Auditor-General (AG) declared the contract irregular, forensic auditors Nexia SAB&T detailed the extent of collusion between officials of the company and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA).

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