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This all sounds a bit weird. The contract is awarded to a new company (Bidvest), but months later they haven't supplied the vehicles for which the contract was awarded? How do you bid for something like this (and win) if you cannot supply ...?Definitely sounds as though Daimler Fleet Management are throwing their toys out the cot because they lost out to Bidvest this time round.
Seems Daimler were given the opportunity to rebid but were still not competitive.O'Sullivan said Daimler claimed the technician vans were excluded from the handover period deal.
"Telkom contends that the notion that the actual vehicles would not be included in the 'lead out' period is ... illogical," she said.
It does not happen overnight.This all sounds a bit weird. The contract is awarded to a new company (Bidvest), but months later they haven't supplied the vehicles for which the contract was awarded? How do you bid for something like this (and win) if you cannot supply ...?
Contract ...Maybe Daimler should just increas the premium by 1000% for the lead in period ...
http://allafrica.com/stories/200003200013.htmlSouth Africa: Telkom signs contract to outsource vehicle fleet
By Kgamanyane Maphologela
Johannesburg — Telkom has signed a five-year, R5bn deal with German-based debis Fleet Management, a division of DaimlerChrysler, to outsource its 19 000- strong vehicle fleet, which will see the foreign based company running SA's single largest fleet of vehicles.
Telkom's outsourcing programme is part of a broader plan to overhaul the telecoms utility in time to meet the challenges of the local phone market being deregulated in 2002.
Bidvest and debis were informed about the awarding of the tender towards the end of 2014.Sure. Any idea when the contract was awarded? I can't find any dates so I can only guess that it was last year (when the tender was awarded to bidvest). That would make this a couple of months.