DOC awareness tender probed
Feb 26,2014 0 Comments
A tender awarded to Media Corner by the Department of Communications for public awareness campaigns regarding the broadcasting digital migration process is under investigation. President Jacob Zuma has authorised the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate certain matters relating to the affairs of the Department of Communications.
Presindent Zuma’s Spokesperson Mac Maharaj says the Proclamation authorises the SIU to investigate the allegations including the validity of the award by the Department of a tender to render services in respect of a public awareness campaign relating to the broadcasting digital migration process project to Media Corner (Pty) Limited..
The validity of a Memorandum of Agreement concluded between the Department and Media Corner will also be investigated.
The unit will further investigate the unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure incurred by the Department in as far as it relates to the awarding of the tender to Media Corner. “Improper or unlawful conduct by employees of the Department in as far as it relates to the awarding of the tender to Media Corner”, he said in a statement.
The statement also says the SIU will further investigate the roles played by the employees of the Department in as far as it relates awarding of the tender to Media Corner.