The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) released a list of the sub-contractors for the e-tolling of Gauteng’s roads after media reports that the legal team of the Opposition to Urban Tolling (Outa) had to sign a confidentiality agreement to view the contract documents for the project. The roads agency also defended the practice to keep some of the information confidential.
“Amid widespread speculation about the confidentiality agreement that was signed regarding the Gauteng e-toll contract documents, Sanral categorically denies that the agreement was designed to conceal information from the public,” the roads agency said in a statement on Wednesday.
Sanral said that the information requested by Outa was the intellectual property of third party organisations and that “standard practice” was that contractual undertakings of confidentiality are given to these parties when the contracts were concluded.
Sanral also said that the pricing of the open road tolling contract with ETC to run the e-tolling system, is and has been available on the agency’s website since June 2012.Moneyweb did a search on the Sanral website, but was not able to immediately locate this information.
Outa commented on Tuesday, saying that it has signed a confidentiality agreement to keep the information contained in the contracts out of the public domain so that it can prepare for the review before the High Court, but that Sanral would have to apply to the High Court to keep the information confidential at the time of the hearing.
Sanral said that it is “determined to adhere to and respect the integrity of the legal process and the positive pronouncement by the Constitutional Court in relation to the rights of the parties in this matter”.
Sanral also took a dig at Outa, which is currently trying to raise funds for the legal process from the public and other corporate entities, saying that it “remains concerned about on-going statements made in the media about various aspects of this matter, which appear to be designed to cast doubt on the process and litigate the matter rather in a court of public opinion as part of an ongoing fund raising exercise”.
“This tabloid-like approach to the issues placed in dispute by Outa is unfortunate as it undermines the court process and the constitutional rights of those involved,” the roads agency said.
Sanral said that the contract for the design, build and operation of the tolling system is between itself and ETC and that it is not with any sub-contractors.
“The lead contractor has sub-contracted work to various other companies,” Sanral said (see table below), but added that the list may change as “circumstances warrant during the course of the contract”.
|No||Sub-Contractor||Scope of Supplies & Services||Status|
|1||Kapsch TrafficCom AB||Design, Development, Delivery, Integration and Maintenance of Package 1 as per the Employers Requirements||Current|
|2||Kapsch TrafficCom AG||Design, Development, Delivery, Integration and Maintenance of Package 2 as per the Employers Requirements||Current|
|3||Kapsch TrafficCom AG||Design, Development, Delivery, Integration and Maintenance of Package 3 as per the Employers requirements||Current|
|4||TMT Services and Supplies (Pty) Ltd||Design, Development, Delivery, Integration and Maintenance of Package 4 as per the Employers Requirements||Current|
|5||Kapsch TrafficCom AG||TAG Supplier|
|6||Eltonation Electrical||Building and electrical maintenance services||Closed|
|7||Heritage Gardens||Landscaping, irrigation and indoor plant rental maintenance services||Closed|
|8||3D Design||Design, Branding and Installation of PK’s||Current|
|9||Scan Display/Ndlovu Manufacturing||Construction of Temporary Kiosks||Current|
|10||Tsebo holdings t/a FEDICS||Provide canteen services||Current|
|11||Impumelelo||Provision of furniture||Closed|
|12||Clean Care Mobile||To provide cleaning, pest control, waste management and hygiene Services||Current|
|13||Vodacom Service Provider Company (Pty) Ltd||Provision of connectivity. In particular MPLS VPN; Fibre – design & build, SLA, Routers; Internet; Temporary Microwave – design & build, Diginet design & build, SLA; 3G APN – design & build||Current|
|14||Internet Solutions||Provision of connectivity for remote sites and kiosk. In particular MPLS VPN VRF; Network Connectivity, Internet Breakout||Current|
|15||Neotel (Pty) Ltd||Provision of digital telephone lines from COC & Dalpark to the public. Providing design & build services and operations services||Current|
|16||e-Logics||Provision of SMS Gateway solution to TCH, VPC & ORT business units||Current|
|17||G4S Secure Solutions||Cash in Transit||Current|
|18||Omniscience||Development of static and dynamic Website||Current|
|19||Supaswift (Pty) Ltd t/a Fedex Express||General Logistics and Central warehousing services (Tags and Consumables)TCH Services Goods Quality checks, Goods Storage/ Warehousing Inventory and Stock, Management Threshold monitoring Shipment preparation, Return, logistics Compilation of “tag in a bag”, ORT Services Distribution of goods, Call centre for road users Delivery to road users, Delivery to ETC sites, Emergency deliveries||Current|
|20||Pepic & Kraus Print (Pty) Ltd||Printing of leaflets and instruction manuals||Closed|
|21||CardPlus||Supplier of customer identification card||Closed|
|22||Callforce||Supplier of temporary staffing for Call Centre, Manual Validation, Claims & Complaints and VPC||Current|
|23||Softline VIP||Supplier of Payroll System & payroll services||Expired|
|24||BidpaperPlus t/a Lithotech||Provision of:
* 560k DL envelopes
* System Development
* Automated Processes – print and postage services
|25||B/Sure Wright Surveillance||Purchase of Electrical fencing with a 1 year warranty||Current|
|26||Fidelity Security||provide armed response and alarm monitoring services||Current|
|27||Protea Coin||provide manned guarding services||Current|
|28||Bidvest Magnum||CCTV System: Equipment purchase & installation agreement||Closed|
|29||FNB||Rental of Pin Entry Devices||Current|
|30||Hyphen||Provision of TradeQuest Online Card Authorisation System||Current|
|31||Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd||Provision of: Account & Service Delivery Management; Service Management Tool Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Logical Security Management, Asset & Configuration Management, Capacity Management, Availability Management, Network Support, IT Service Continuity Management, Database & Data Warehouse Services & Management , Support & Installations.||Current|
|32||Q-Free Africa (Pty) Ltd||Tag Supply||Current|
|33||Dream Team||Facility Management||Current|
|34||H & M Information Management Services||Information technology consulting, software development, licensing and support of certain software||Current|