09 November 2018 - NW3202
Gqada, Ms T to ask the Minister of Energy
(a) For what services was the R59 million virement allocated to his department for the Government’s proposed new nuclear build programme as contained in the 2018-19 medium term budget policy statement and (b) what (i) are the names of all service providers contracted in this regard, (ii) are the details of the services rendered by each service provider and (iii) amount did his department pay to each of the service providers?
(a) The R59 million virement allocated is for an outstanding financial commitment for the Department to pay and settle the outstanding amount owed to the service provider for services rendered during the 2016/17 and 2017/18 Financial Years. It should be noted that the amount is not for any new or proposed services, but rather to settle the long outstanding commitment that the Department has with regards to the development of the Integrated Information Governance Process Management System during 2016/17 and 2017/18 Financial Years.
As a way of background, Cabinet approved back in December 2015 that the Department issue the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Nuclear New Build Programme (NNBP). Cabinet also approved that the Final Funding model will be informed by the response of the market to the RFP and thereafter be resubmitted to Cabinet for consideration. In preparation to release the RFP during the in 2016/17 Financial Year, the Department procured services for purposes of ensuring readiness to issue the RFP at that time. Consequently, the Department procured an Integrated Information Governance Process Management System.
(b) (i)The name of service provider that was contracted is Empire Technology.
(ii)The details of services rendered are to develop and implement Integrated
Information Governance Process Management System.
(iii) The amount that the Department has paid to date is R110.882 million.