“Tendering activity is at unprecedented levels. We expect between 50 and 60 FTSE 350 tenders in total this year, nearly double the number in 2013," said James Chalmers, UK head of assurance at PwC.
Veronica Daly, director of parliamentary procurement and commercial service at the Houses of Parliament, told SM combining the procurement departments of the House of Commons and House of Lords has made buying more efficient and allowed the organisations to get better deals.
Opposition party the Democratic Alliance has described President Jacob Zuma's official response to the controversial R246 million upgrade of his home as "wholly inadequate".
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Bruce Hall, former CEO of Aluminium Bahrain, was given a jail sentence for taking payments of £2.9 million to allow corruption to continue while he was in charge of the company.
It is alleged Ron Harper, former deputy property manager at the Royal Household, took bribes from four companies in return for awarding them contracts for work at the royal palaces.
Deon Anderson pleaded guilty to multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, and “structuring currency transactions to conceal his receipt of the cash bribes”, according to the US Department of Justice.
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