The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL), has stated its intention to award around 6.43bn rands (approx. US$350mn) worth of tenders for the construction industry in the new year
77 tenders for various road construction projects were issued and officially closed before the end of 2023 with SANAL suggesting it will be working hard over Christmas holiday season to ensure all will be awarded.
“SANRAL is currently adjudicating 77 tenders which will give the construction industry a shot in the arm and get it off to a good start in the new year, helping to create thousands of jobs and inject billions of rands into the economy,” said SANRAL’s CEO, Reginald Demana. “While the rest of South Africa is winding down for the festive season, SANRAL is working hard to get South Africa’s construction industry off to a flying start in the new year. The fact that our officials are working through the holidays to adjudicate these tenders is an indication of our commitment to fulfilling the promises we made to the South African public and it shows that we are getting back to business as soon as possible.
“We understand the role that construction and infrastructure development plays in the construction industry and we are determined to overcome the disruptions which resulted from court challenges to our PPP adopted in May 2023. We are squarely focussed on developing, maintaining and improving the national road network in line with our mandate from government.”
There were a reported 1,040 bids for the 77 tenders including 124 bids for national contracts (with an estimated value of R350mn); 279 for the Northern Region (R548mn); 247 for the Eastern Region (R2.1bn); 240 for the Southern Region (R2.83bn); and 150 for the Western Region (R600mn).
“We are encouraged and at the same time humbled by this overwhelming response. It also tells us that the numerous engagements we had with interested and affected parties across the country has paved the way for more effective collaboration with all our stakeholders in the industry,” concluded Demana.
There will also be plenty of opportunities owing to the significant number of energy projects being developed with companies such as ACWA Power signing on to help transform the nation's energy network. Follow the link to find out more: https://africanreview.com/energy/ppa-signed-for-south-africa-s-largest-hybrid-dispatchable-renewable-energy-project