Judge cancels ‘expired’ R526-million medical waste disposal tender for 200+ Gauteng health facilities | News24

Judge cancels 'expired' R526-million medical waste disposal tender for 200+ Gauteng health facilities | News24

The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, where a judge has found the Gauteng health department unlawfully awarded an expired R526-million tender for crucial medical waste disposal services.

The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, where a judge has found the Gauteng health department unlawfully awarded an expired R526-million tender for crucial medical waste disposal services.

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A judge has found the Gauteng health department unlawfully awarded an expired R526-million three-year-long tender for crucial medical waste disposal services for over 200 provincial hospitals, clinics and medical facilities to two companies – and invalidated it.

On Thursday, Acting Judge Ahmed Cajee found in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that the tender for the “Appointment of Service Providers to Render Comprehensive Healthcare Waste Management for the Department of Health Institutions for a Period of Thirty-Six Months” had “lapsed because no valid extension of the tender period occurred after 17th November 2022”.

The tender and the Request for Proposals attached to it was, therefore, “of no force and affect”, he said.

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Source: https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/judge-cancels-expired-r526-million-medical-waste-disposal-tender-for-200-gauteng-health-facilities-20231201

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