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Gosebo Mathope
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26 Feb 2018
4:40 pm

CPS has not yet decided if it will tender for Sassa-Sapo contracts

Gosebo Mathope

CPS has reserved their rights, but have not yet decided if they will tender for the bid issued out by Sapo.

Despite a parliamentary process that culminated in an interministerial committee (IMC) getting involved to broker a deal between South African Post Office (Sapo) and South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), the service provider in the middle of the storm believes it has a shot at tendering for future work.

Asked if Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) plans to tender for a contract already politically awarded to the Post Office, Burston-Marsteller – a PR company for CPS – stated that “although the SAPA [sic] claimed publically [sic]that they had the capabilities to handle the tender”, the recent Constitutional Court “order now means that CPS can tender on any of them”.

The PR agency was also asked to explain what CPS was planning on doing going forward in relation to the ConCourt ruling, and responded: “Based on the ConCourt ruling, CPS has the right to tender.  They reserve their rights, and have not decided as yet if they will be tendering.”

ConCourt rules that CPS is not prohibited from tendering for Sassa work