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City warns vendors of fake RFQ email requests<p>​The City warns vendors to be on alert for fake emails with RFQs that include attachments with City branding and comes from email accounts linked to City employees. Vendors should look out for RFQs with the incorrect procurement templates, unfamiliar telephone numbers as contacts of City officials and the use of strange reference numbers.</p><p>The City’s Forensic Investigation Unit is aware of the circulating emails and is conducting its investigation into the matter. We urge our suppliers to report any suspicious emails or requests to the City urgently. Once received, we will confirm whether the requests are legitimate RFQs.</p><p>It is important to note that all of the City’s RFQs are loaded on the City’s procurement portal, with the exception of urgent requests, such as COVID-19 requests or emergencies. The City follows an open and transparent process. It follows the laws and National Treasury regulations and it has a zero-tolerance approach to corruption and fraud. </p><p>‘We urge our suppliers to be cautious of suspicious emails requesting quotations and not to fall victim to such scams. These emails may seem legitimate at first, as it includes City branding and may also be linked to the names of some City employees. Any suspicious emails should be reported to the City as soon as possible for investigation and feedback regarding the legitimacy of the request,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Finance and Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson.</p><p>If vendors are unsure if an email is from the City’s Supply Chain Management Department, please forward the email to the RFQ help desk before responding to the requests. </p><p>The RFQ help desk can be contacted at <a href="mailto:Eprocurement.rfq@capetown.gov.za">Eprocurement.rfq@capetown.gov.za</a> or <a href="mailto:Supplier.Management@capetown.gov.za">Supplier.Management@capetown.gov.za</a>. <br></p>2020-09-01T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#2efda885-c4c7-42b3-9448-1329a32aa2d9;L0|#02efda885-c4c7-42b3-9448-1329a32aa2d9|rfqs;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#8978e3ea-c8bc-4bdb-9830-37f756d3601f;L0|#08978e3ea-c8bc-4bdb-9830-37f756d3601f|procurement;GP0|#c3289428-5dba-4c27-a61d-d2d1590a63f8;L0|#0c3289428-5dba-4c27-a61d-d2d1590a63f8|Forensic Investigations1

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