19 June 2017 - NW1193
Stander, Ms T to ask the Minister of Health
(a) What amount has been spent on (i) researching and (ii) producing the Government’s new Max condoms, (b) to whom was the contract(s) awarded in each case, (c) what is the (i) budget and (ii) actual amount spent to date and (d) what is the total number of condoms that have been (i) produced and (ii) distributed to date?
(a) (i) The research on MAX condoms was conducted by the Society for Family Health (SFH), on behalf of the Department of Health, through funding from the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) amounting to R420,000.
(ii) The production and distribution of the Max Condom is done on a tender basis. The current tender is for 3 years. It was awarded in July 2015 and is expiring in June 2018.
(b) The three-year contract was awarded to the following suppliers: Almika Trading, Barrs Medical, Bliss Pharmaceutical, Fulloutput, Medproc, RRT Medcon, SA Health Protecting services, Unitrade, and Medicore Technologies.
(c) (i) The budget allocated is R836,000,000.
(ii) The expenditure to date is R654,229,431.
(d) (i)-(ii) From the period: August 2015 to March 2017, the total number of MAX condoms produced and distributed to date is 1,333,121,613.