[OSGeo Africa] Another illegal GIS RfQ

Abraham Parbhunath ParbhuA at eskom.co.za
Wed Oct 16 13:16:38 PDT 2019

I'm not sure if I fully agree with you.  Yes, if they were implementing a system from scratch then this is not 'kosher'.  However if you already have an implemented system, have invested money and training on your staff, maybe even automated some processes and you just need to procure a few more licences and support, then this is definitely not illegal.  There are many smaller resellers who earn a living from responding to these kind of tenders.

Abraham Parbhunath

-----Original Message-----
From: Africa <africa-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> On Behalf Of Gavin Fleming
Sent: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 21:37
To: Africa local chapter discussions <africa at lists.osgeo.org>
Subject: [OSGeo Africa] Another illegal GIS RfQ

this time, Umungundlovu DM not even trying to hide names.

Government entities are not allowed to simply renew contracts like these ELAs. They have to go out to *open* tender to test the market for alternative solutions and lower prices.


Now how many firms can compete for this one?

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