[OSGeo Africa] Tshwane illegally requesting tender for ESRI software
chris at mapland.co.za
Tue Jun 4 07:56:41 PDT 2013
There never is a better day to ditch ESRI than the day you write the
With FOSS you never need to procure software, you just download it and
spend a fraction training your people
That is why the law exists in this case. We don't need to think too hard here.
On 4 June 2013 16:16, Adi Eyal <adi at burgercom.co.za> wrote:
> I agree with Vutomi - the cost of re-training staff and changing
> systems every time they need to procure new software is impractical.
> On 4 June 2013 13:57, Vutomi Mdlhovu <vutomim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Gavin,
>> Having gone through the tender, I don't think the metro is at fault at all.
>> If you look clearly at the scope of work as well as the pricing schedule
>> page, it clearly tells that they looking for a service provider that can
>> assist them with the maintenance of the existing infrastructure as well as
>> increasing their current license capability. The question that should be
>> asked is whether ESRI-SA is the sole provider of the service that they are
>> requiring and the answer is no. Their business partners can offer the
>> service as well thus the need to go on tender.
>> I maybe wrong
>> On 4 June 2013 12:34, Gavin Fleming <gavin at afrispatial.co.za> wrote:
>>> Hi All
>>> See details of tender CB111/2013 in this doc:
>>> According to the Govt FOSS policy, Govt entities may not request tenders
>>> for specific software. They have to request tenders for a solution, thus
>>> allowing diverse suppliers to tender and in this way giving the opportunity
>>> for FOSS suppliers to tender. In due course FOSS will become obligatory but
>>> for the time being tenders have to be open while the FOSS supplier base
>>> builds up.
>>> What's the point of this being a public tender if there is only one
>>> I invite you to object or join me in objecting as well as in submitting
>>> alternative bids consisting of FOSS solutions.
>>> Gavin Fleming
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