Johannesburg – City Power is warning businesses about a scam involving a fake bid invitation.
The fake bid invitation that bears a City Power logo and name is soliciting requests via email for quotations (RFQ) for the provision of materials from our business partners and suppliers.
“While City Power currently has various tender bid invitations, we have noticed that there are opportunistic scammers who are trying to use this legitimate process to lure unsuspecting bidders,” said City Power Spokesperson Isaac Mangena.
“These scammers who claim to be City power officials, are inviting tender bidders in order to appoint a service provider to supply and deliver Karra 240 Watt PV Solar Panels for City Power.”
The fake advertisement doing the rounds on email, further asks unsuspecting applicants to contact a Tumiso Mphuthi on 011 750 2100.
“This is not a legitimate number to our head office and should not be called,” Mangena said.
Below is the screenshot of the fake email, which Mangena said “should be ignored”.
Mangena said: “This modus operandi is the complete opposite of how City Power works, as we will not send companies RFQs or tenders directly.”
Available tenders can be found by following the above links and checking the Tender Bulletin, then Available Bids.
RFQs are downloaded directly from the website and submitted to the RFQ box before the closing date and time.
City Power urged businesses to verify the legitimacy of any current tender adverts to the Tender Advice Centre on 011 490 7000.