The Constitutional Court has issued further directions for the SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) tender process.

On 13 February, SASSA advised the court that it was not in a position file an amended draft request for proposals (RFP) for the social grant tender.

It requested an extension 15 May 2015, to file an amended draft RFP pursuant to the further objections raised by Cash Paymaster Services, on which date it would circulate the proposed amended RFP to all the affected parties. The new deadline for the submission of bids would then be extended to 15 June 2015.

On 17 February 2015 AllPay, a respondent in the current court proceedings, gave formal notice to that it intends to oppose the application brought by SASSA.

Yesterday, the court invited AllPay and CPS to file affidavits in response to SASSA’s application for an extension to file an amended draft RFP by Friday 20 February 2015.