DA proposes motion on poor performing contractors

Note to editors: The following speeches were delivered in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature today by the DA’s Mike Moriarty MPL, Ashor Sarupen MPL and Adriana Randall MPL, during debates on the DA’s motion regarding the lack of cross departmental information on poor performing contractors  

Speech by
Mike Moriarty MPL

“Political will vital in the fight against corruption”

  • The Motion before us calls upon the establishment of a comprehensive strategy to deal with service providers that either have failed to deliver service or have been implicated in fraud or corruption.
  • Service providers that fail to deliver, service providers that overcharge, are robbing the citizens of our province.
  • Any Member of this house that is angry about corruption should support this motion.

The full speech can be obtained here.

 

Speech by

Ashor Sarupen MPL

“Gauteng tender rot deprives the poor of quality services”

  • We have many service providers that have failed the provincial government, failed to meet agreed service level standards, failed to meet contractual obligations and in some cases fleeced the government for a tremendous amount of money.
  • If this government is serious about ridding itself of corruption, it will properly blacklist firms, make this blacklist available to national treasury and municipalities, ensure that its systems for awarding tenders are transparent, ensure that its construction of tender specifications allow for as many bids as possible

The full speech can be obtained here.

 

Speech by

Adriana Randall MPL

“Weak financial controls open the doors to corruption”

  • The temptation to misrepresentation and favouritism is great because of the importance to suppliers to gain government contracts.
  • Rotation ensures better prices and better services in the form of delivery or warranty. It assists in the fight against wasteful expenditure as highlighted in Minister Nene’s budget Speech earlier this year.
  • The limited public purse is under immense threat, but Gauteng residents are short changed of crucial government services, whilst excluding legitimate contractors from entering the market.

The full speech can be obtained here.