A tender of R96 million issued by Eskom for pipeline maintenance at its Matla power station in Kriel, Mpumalanga, has been overturned by the Gauteng High Court, Johannesburg.
The court found that the power utility was “selective” in its treatment of the two companies that were the front-runners.
Acting Judge N Redman said the conduct of Eskom was “concerning”.
Eskom invited bidders in July 2020 for pipeline maintenance at its Kriel slurry and ash plant for 36 months.
At least 12 bids were received for the multimillion-rand contract, including that of Mbali Industrial Solutions (applicant) and Thenga Holdings.
Four bids were disqualified as they did not meet the criteria. The remaining eight were technically evaluated.
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