7 July 2020
Case Number : 871/2020
High Court: Eastern Cape Division, Grahamstown
Date of judgment: 7 July 2020
Judge: Zilwa J
Citation: MEB Energy (Pty) Ltd v Ndlambe Local Municipality and Others (871/2020)  ZAECGHC 70 (7 July 2020)
In this matter, an unsuccessful bidder, MEB Energy (Pty) Ltd, successfully reviewed the awarding of a tender by the Ndlambe Local Municipality to Quality Filtration Systems (Pty) Ltd (QFS). Zilwa J set aside the contract due to the irregular and unlawful procurement process followed by the Municipality for the construction of a reverse osmosis plant on the banks of the Kowie River in the Eastern Cape. The court described the actions of the Municipal Manager in awarding the tender to QFS as “tainted with impropriety and irregularity, rendering the whole process nugatory.”
Read the judgment here.