06 November 2017 - NW3188
Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources
(1)What are the details including the ranks of service providers and/or contractors from which (a) his department and (b) the entities reporting to him procured services in the past five years; (2) what (a) service was provided by each service provider and/or contractor and (b) amount was each service provider and/or contractor paid; (3) (a) how many of these service providers are black-owned entities, (b) what contract was each of the black-owned service providers awarded and (c) how much was each black-owned service provider paid?
(1) (a) (b) (2) (a) (b), (3) (a) (b) (c): The Department and its entities procure services from a range of service providers using either quotation or competitive Bidding processes. The ranking of such service provided is in line with the Preferential Procurement Regulations, that are applicable to organs of state as contemplated in section 1 (iii) of the PPPFA and all public entities listed in Schedules 2, 3A, 3B, 3C to the PFMA. The ranking of the service provider utilised has been in terms of the BBBEE levels and not black owned entities as defined.
Considering the volume of transactions for the past five years, only details relating to procurement of services exceeding R500 000 could be retrieved within reasonable time. Annexures: A1- Department, A2-MINTEK, A3-Council for Geoscience, A4-South African Diamond and Precious Metal Regulator, A5-Mine Health and Safety Council, A6-South African Diamond Trader.
NB: Council for Geoscience information is contained in the memory stick as it is too large for printing.
Mr MJ Zwane, MP
Minister of Mineral Resources