Parliamentary Question: Food hygiene in prisions

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Ms B C Blaai (Cope) to ask the Minister of Correctional Services:

Whether the supply of (a) food ingredients or (b) prepared food is still being outsourced; if not, when was this process terminated in each case; if so, (i) to whom was it outsourced, (ii) for what duration, (iii) at what price and (iv) at what saving to her department?

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REPLY

Yes, the supply of food ingredients is still being outsourced; however there are internally produced food ingredients such as eggs, milk, meat, butter and vegetables, but the production thereof has never been sufficient to provide for all centres. The sourcing of most of the food ingredients is therefore done through tenders/quotations. Such food ingredients include internally produced food ingredients and other ingredients such as maize meal, cereals, syrup, salts, powder drink, peanut butter, raisins, fish, samp, rice and others.

Food suppliers are locally based companies in the vicinity of the various centres.
(b)(i) The preparation of food is only outsourced in eight (8) management areas to Bosasa Operation (Pty) Ltd as mentioned below:

Johannesburg

Modderbee

Krugersdorp

Pretoria

Durban Westville

Pollsmoor

St Albans

Waterval
(ii) Johannesburg, Modderbee, Krugersdorp, Pretoria, Durban Westville, Pollsmoor and St Albans Management Areas: for a period of three years, from 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2012.

Waterval Management Area: for a period of five years, from 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2011.
(iii): Johannesburg, Modderbee, Krugersdorp, Pretoria, Durban Westville, Pollsmoor and St Albans Management Areas:

The estimated total price over the three-year period is R 839 392 436-39, based on the estimated lock-up totals and subject to annual price adjustments according to the CPIX effective from the second year of the contract.

Waterval Management Area:



The estimated total price over the five-year period is R 123 253 955-65, based on the estimated lock-up totals and subject to annual price adjustments according to the CPIX effective from the second year of the contract.
(iv): A service provider is appointed to conduct a feasibility study to be able to provide the Department with a comprehensive cost benefit analysis and value for money report. As soon as the final report is submitted, the information will be made available.