Namcor advertises lubricant tender
22 February 2018 | Energy
The closing date for submissions is 9 March.
The call for tender applications comes amid the ongoing controversy over Namcor managing director Immanuel Mulunga's involvement in the award of a supply tender to Malaysian company, Hyrax Oil. A forensic investigation regarding this and other matters is currently taking place. Namcor spokesperson Utaara Hoveka upon enquiry said the supply contract with Hyrax Oil was only for a “one-off” purchase. The value of this one-off supply was N$2.2 million.
Moreover, this one-off supply tender with Hyrax overlapped the extended supply contract with South African-based Sasol Petroleum. Hoveka would not say what the arrangement with Sasol Petroleum is, except to acknowledge that the five-year tender had lapsed at the end of June last year but that it is “still in force as we speak”.
“Namcor has a confidentiality agreement with Sasol; we therefore cannot expound on the details thereof,” Hoveka said on Tuesday.
He also could not say what the purpose of the one-off contract with Hyrax Oil was and if Sasol Petroleum continues to supply Namcor with lubricants.
The lubricant tender is a much sought-after and lucrative prospect, because Namcor sells the lubricants to car, truck and boat dealers across the country.