06 December 2016 - NW2583
Hunsinger, Mr CH to ask the Minister of Transport
Why does her department make use of a vehicle rental agency to rent vehicles for various departments, Ministers and judges instead of using the services of a certain service provider (name furnished)?
The Department of Transport, following a detailed feasibility study recommendations, facilitated a fleet management Public Private Partnership(PPP) agreement, under Regulation 16 of the PFMA, the Public Private Partnership (PPP) practice note Number 02 of 2004 “South African Regulations for PPP’s” which applies to government departments, constitutional institutions, public entities listed or required to be listed in schedules 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D to the PFMA and subsidiaries of such public entities of the PFMA.
This Transversal Fleet PPP contract (DOT/34/2005/GMT) was awarded toPhakisaworld Fleet Solutions.
The contract is for the provision of full maintenance lease (long term vehicle rentals) and short term vehicle rental services. The Department of Transport with other 14 national departments is a participant to this PPP contract for both full maintenance lease and short term rentals of vehicles. Each participating department will place their own vehicle orders with the service provider based on their requirements. The participating departments are listed below:
- Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
- Statistics South Africa
- Department of Economic Development
- Office of the Public Protector
- Department of Health
- Department of Higher Education and Training
- Department of Transport
- Department of Trade and Industry
- Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
- Department of Water Affairs
- Department of Correctional Services
- Department of Public Service and Administration
- Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities
- Department of Public Works
Ministerial vehicles, including incidental vehicles are procured as per the prescripts of the Ministerial Handbook by each department. Departments participating in the Public Private Partnership for national vehicle fleets, makes use of the contract for the rental of incidental vehicles as and when required.
The provision of vehicles for Judges is prescribed by the Judges Handbook. All decisions related to these vehicles, the procurement thereof, including short term vehicle rentals falls under the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the Office of the Chief Justice and not the Department of Transport.