03 December 2018 - NW3137
Khawula, Ms MS to ask the Minister of Water and Sanitation
(a) What number of companies were contracted as part of the Giyani Water Project and (b)(i) on what basis was each company selected, (ii) what is the total amount owed to each contractor, (iii) what amount has been paid to each contractor and (iv) how far is each contract from being completed?
(a) The department appointed Lepelle Northern Water to implement the Giyani Water Project. Lepelle Northern Water then appointed LTE Consulting as the Main Contractor. LTE Consulting appointed Khato Civils, South Zambezi, Ernst & Young and a number of Sub-Contractors and Sub- Consultants as part of a team to implement the Giyani Water Project (see list of Service Providers attached as Annexure A).
(b) (i) The Department of Water and Sanitation database was used by Lepelle Northern Water to appoint LTE Consulting. LTE Consulting used its own supply chain processes to appoint sub-contractors.
(ii) The Department of Water and Sanitation has paid all received invoices on work done to the Implementing Agent (Lepelle Northern Water). The latest invoice was paid on 26 October 2018.
(iii) The Department has paid an amount of R3.17 billion inclusive of IA fees and VAT to the Implementing Agent.
(iv) I am in the process of verifying information on this important question.