The Department of Energy (DoE) has listed the names of several expert advisers whose services it has used over the past five years in relation to the country’s controversial nuclear procurement programme. However, the value of the various contracts was not immediately provided.
In a statement the DoE said that, as the Cabinet-designated procuring agency, it was establishing a programme management office (PMO) with “the necessary resources including human resources, information technology and other resources”. This was being done in preparation for the procurement process, which would be initiated only once a request for proposals (RFP) was formally issued. Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson indicated in Parliament recently that the RFP would be issued by 30 September.
The DoE added that, over the past five years and in conjunction with other organs of state within the Energy Security Cabinet substructures, independent studies had been commissioned “to create a framework for the procurement decision and the preparation for the procurement of the nuclear new build programme”.
Source: Engineering News