CPBN will not tolerate poor performance-Ngavetene

… as CPBN cancel tenders worth over N$ 74 million


• By Erasmus Shalihaxwe

CENTRAL Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) acting chairperson and Head of Administration, Amon Ngavetene said the organisation will not tolerate poor performance or any dishonest as such conduct would lead to harsh punishment for bidders or potential bidders.

Ngavetene said this at a press briefing where he also announced that CPBN had cancelled four tenders worth N$ 74 655 883 million awarded to various companies which failed to deliver on their contracts.

The tenders were cancelled between April and October this year.

Ngavetene made these revelations this week during a media engagement that took place at a local hotel in the capital.

He said one of those tenders was the billing services for the regulator and air navigation service provider bid to Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for a period of 8 years. However, NCAA wrote to CPBN to cancel the tender because it was not economically viable to proceed with the bid and it does not create or achieve the expected outcome.

Another cancelled tender was the provision for security services to Telecom Namibia, however the Review Panel recommended for the cancellation. CPBN also canceled the tender for the provision of security services to Namibia Training Authority to its various training centers around the country.

“Procurement did not create or achieve the expected outcome, in that there were anomalies in the bidding documents that resulted in a lot of bidders being eliminated or disqualified from the evaluation. The rendering of security services to the city of Windhoek tender was also cancelled due to a change of scope by the public entity,” Ngavetene said.