Media Statement: no embargo
11 May 2021
SERVICE PROVIDERS WARNED OF PROCUREMENT SCAM
Johannesburg Water (SOC) Ltd warns the public of fake letters of appointment resulting from tender adjudication, we advise for necessary precautions to be taken regarding to this scam to avoid any possible loss or damage. JW will also not request tenderers to provide identity numbers on the appointment letters to service providers.
Please note that these requests are fraudulent and any transactions concluded through these invitations will be at your own risk and Johannesburg Water will not be held accountable.
Letters of appointment from JW will contain the following details:
1. Issued on an official letterhead with both JW and City of Johannesburg logos;
2. A schedule of rates will be attached;
3. A Johannesburg Water official contact number for further queries.
Johannesburg Water urges all prospective service providers to always verify the authenticity of the letter of appointment that they receive through our Supply Chain Management Unit: 011 688 6535.
Members of the public are requested to report any suspicious or corrupt activity at the City of Johannesburg’s anti-fraud hotline number: 0800 002 587
All procurement opportunities from JW can be found on the official website www.johannesburgwater.co.za
Issued by Johannesburg Water
Stakeholder Relations and Communications Department