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More than three million masks issued to City’s essential staff<p>​Between 16 March 2020 and 11 June 2021, the City has issued more than 4 931 922 gloves, 3 059 544 face masks and 1 175 070 units of hand sanitiser, soap, bleach and anti-bacterial liquid to staff to ensure that the provision of basic services is carried out while protecting essential members of staff in performing their duties. The City acts in an accountable and transparent manner to ensure that funds for the procurement of PPE are spent in line with the Supply Chain Management Policy and prescripts.<br> <br>‘The City has continued to ensure that it delivers basic services to residents in the safest way possible during this difficult period. With the recent data indicating a Covid-19 third wave, it is crucial for us to keep essential staff protected while on duty so that our service delivery is uninterrupted. The amount of PPE issued to essential staff thus far is an indication that the City continues to be effective and is doing what is required to address the Covid-19 pandemic. We thank our residents for their continued support during this unprecedented time.<br></p><p>‘It is important to note that the City’s list of appointed vendors for the provision of PPE is open for all to scrutinise and that the funding earmarked for PPE has been spent as intended. The City has a zero-tolerance approach to corruption, and staff are required to sign declarations of interest so that we can see who is connected to whom, while ensuring our processes are ethical and legal,’ says the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Finance and Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson.</p><p>Where possible, the City used existing tenders to source the required equipment and in other instances, a competitive request for quotations (RFQ) process was followed. In instances where there was an immediate need to support frontline staff, emergency procurement was instituted through deviation processes. As far as possible, most deviations were tested for competitive pricing and negotiations with suppliers were undertaken to obtain value for money.  <br></p><p>The City follows a transparent procurement process and is complying strictly to the National Treasury (NT) Emergency Procurement Guidelines. </p><p><br>For full disclosure on the procurement, please visit <a href=""></a> or visit the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Department page for more information. Or visit: <a href=""></a></p><p>End<br></p>2021-06-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#294a0677-c712-422f-8843-f5de8496368a;L0|#0294a0677-c712-422f-8843-f5de8496368a|supply chain management;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#8b4016ed-c43c-4538-bad5-3295c03e1378;L0|#08b4016ed-c43c-4538-bad5-3295c03e1378|basic service delivery;GP0|#1e68fc62-0171-4b20-9e19-5d772981dfd0;L0|#01e68fc62-0171-4b20-9e19-5d772981dfd0|staff10

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