The National Treasury confirms that its e-Tender Portal is currently experiencing technical difficulties.
The information and communications technology (ICT) server infrastructure that hosts the portal suffered a crash caused by a technical failure, which has resulted in data corruption leading to the unavailability of the site.
Treasury says technicians have been “hard at work” to solve the problem. Updates will be provided on progress and it is expected to be resolved as a matter of priority.
The e-Tender Portal downtime does not impact on procurement processes and these should still continue to be adhered to, it assures.
The e-Tender Portal’s role is to assist in making it easier for suppliers to be informed of government tender opportunities from one central location while the actual tender processes remain within each individual Organ of State.
While the e-Tender Portal is down, tender information can be accessed from the websites of respective Organs of State.
Suppliers should also check newspapers for tender opportunities, Treasury says.