ZAC loses big in P330m tender dispute

Frustrated: Zakhem
Frustrated: Zakhem

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has dismissed with costs an appeal against the decision of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) not to award a P330 million tender to ZAC Construction.

ZAC, a company owned by prominent businessman, Nicholas Zakhem, filed an appeal last year after the High Court ruled against the company’s earlier application. The company had sought the High Court to review and set aside the PPADB’s decision not to award it the multi-million pula tender for the construction of infrastructure development in Metsimotlhabe Block 4.

PPADB had allegedly disqualified ZAC on the basis that its tender application did not meet the tender requirements contained in the Invitation To Tender (ITT) because it did not include a critical path.

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