The tender for 450 State Domestic Functions (SDF) surveys closed in September, with the contract running for 12 months.
The surveys will include schools, clinics, police stations and any immovable property owned by the state.
The department hopes to split the survey between three companies, but this can be reduced depending on the bids.
The goal is to create an asset register for the province. Bidders would be evaluated in three phases.
The first phase would be to ensure that the companies are “100% black owned, black managed, black controlled and with BBB-EE certificate status Level 1”.
After passing this hurdle, bidders would then be evaluated on responsiveness to rules and conditions and, thirdly, evaluated against the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act.
“The department will appoint one professional land survey for a batch of 150 surveys, this will be done in the interest of spreading work between more professional land surveyor [sic], however the department may consider appointing the same professional land surveyor for more than one batch where there is a shortfall of responsive bidders or where circumstances justify so,” the tender document states.
DA MPL Vicky Knoetze said the party had raised issues with the tender with public works MEC Babalo Madikizela and premier Oscar Mabuyane.
She also reported the department to the SA Human Rights Commission.
The commission’s spokesperson, Gushwell Brook, was unable to verify the complaint as he would need to check with the legal department and could not do so.
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