City finds the awarding of the CTICC architectural tender was irregular

City finds the awarding of the CTICC architectural tender was irregular

City completes investigation into CTICC architectural tender

The City of Cape Town has today handed a forensic report to the Public Protector dealing with allegations of irregularities relating to the Architectural Design tender of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

The Public Protector required the City Manager to launch this investigation after receiving allegations from unsuccessful tenderers.

The City of Cape Town remains committed to the highest standards of governance and transparency. As such, the City has duly performed the necessary investigation and complied with the requirements of the Public Protector.

Copies of the report have also been handed to members of the CONVENCO Board, the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, and the Provincial MEC for Economic Affairs.

The key findings are that the awarding of the architectural tender was irregular in terms of the applicable Supply Chain Management policies and regulations.

The report recommends that the CONVENCO Board bring disciplinary action against three staff members of the CTICC for Supply Chain irregularities.

The report further recommends that the CONVENCO Board consider taking steps to cancel the architectural contract.

The matter is now in the hands of the CONVENCO board for consideration and action.