Western Cape releases PPE tender report

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury has released the first-ever Procurement Disclosure Report. It details all personal protective equipment bought and paid for by the Western Cape government, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG -The Western Cape Provincial Treasury has released the first-ever Procurement Disclosure Report.

The report details all personal protective equipment bought and paid for by the Western Cape government, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report will be made available to the public.

Hundreds of millions of rand have been spent on PPE since the pandemic broke out in South Africa.

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"This report is the first of its kind. It disclosures in detail the procurement of PPE and it provides significant transparency and I think it goes a long way to mitigate risks ii the procurement system. So at the end of the day, we can ensure that the vultures who feed on COVID-19 do not settle in the Western Cape," said the province's Finance and Economic Opportunities MEC, David Maynier.

Provincial Treasury has put a number of proactive support and compliance measures in place.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

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The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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