04 June 2020 - NW919
Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans
(1)Whether her department awarded any tenders connected to the Covid-19 pandemic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the names of the businesses to whom these tenders were awarded, (b) are the amounts of each tender awarded and (c) was the service and/or product to be supplied by each business; (2) whether there was any deviation from the standard supply chain management procedures in the awarding of the tenders; if so, (a) why and (b) what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what was the reason for which each specified business was awarded the specified tender;
1. The Logistics Division did not award any tenders for procurement connected to COVID-19. The process as stipulated in the National Treasury Instruction No. 8 of 2020/21 para 3.7.6 which states that “Institutions may approach any other supplier to obtain quotes and may procure from such suppliers on condition that-
a. the items are to the specifications as determined by the National Department of Health;
b. the prices are equal or lower than the prices in Annexure A and;
c. the supplier is registered in the Central Supplier Database.