PPADB to crack the whip on contractors

source: Mmegi

While a new disciplinary regime will have contractors who fall foul of the law eventually de-listed, nervous citizen contractors want government officials who line their pockets with kickbacks kicked out of the way, reports MBONGENI MGUNI

In a move that will effectively sideline affected businesses from the government’s P23.4 billion procurement cake for 2010/11, the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) has invoked a section of legislation empowering it to censure and de-list corrupt and incompetent contractors.

Under the new rules, PPADB will reprimand, suspend or de-list contractors and their affiliated parties found guilty of bribery, taking kickbacks, collusion, fronting, conflict of interest, uncompetitive and [continue reading]

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