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2011-01-27: Open tender for JPC facilities

THE City of Joburg Property Company (PTY) Ltd ("JPC") in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act, No 56 of 2003, read with its various Regulations, the Local Government Ordinance 17 of 1939 and the City's Supply Chain Management Policy for Land may place property out on tender. Tenders apply to all City land and facilities, including those with leases. Expired lease agreements are intended to be placed on tender unless the property is required for the provision of basic municipal services or for the plight of the poor.

There are a number of facilities with expired and expiring leases and JPC on behalf of the City will be placing them on an open public tender in which all interested parties may participate in. These include the popular Zoo Lake Bowling Club and others in Soweto, Orange Farm and Midrand. These properties are all zoned as community facility which can only be utilised for sports, recreation and community related services. These properties will remain social facilities unless otherwise proposed and approved by a full sitting of Council and rezoned for such other purposes.

In the meantime, occupants are encouraged to remain at the facilities, continue to maintain and use them for their intended purposes until the process below has been complied with.

When a lease expires JPC follows the following procedures:

Inform the Lessee (occupant's) of the expired lease and that the site will be placed on tender.
JPC solicits comments from other Municipal Owned Entities ("MOE's"), Ward Councillor and City of Joburg Departments in order to determine if the property is not required for the provision of a municipal service. If supported
JPC will prepare report for the JPC Transactions Committee which will include recommendations to Board and Council
Once approved the report will then be submitted to the City Mayoral Committee for consideration and approval
Submit report to full Council, once approved by the Mayoral Committe
Prepare Bid Specification document
Tender advertising – press, website
Tender evaluation
Tender adjudication committee (EAC) of the City of Johannesburg
Tender awarded
Lease agreement 
The JPC objectives are to enhance the City's property portfolio both socially anad economically in order to increase economic growth and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), while creating jobs and economic opportunities for the disadvantaged communities and businesses.

JPC is the only entity mandated to manage and develop Council owned land and property. JPC does not use agents or brokers when leasing or selling property as legal requirements demand that we have an open tender system in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act and its various Regulations. This allows everybody an opportunity to participate in the economic development of the World Class African City in an open, fair and transparent manner.

For further information and interviews contact:
Brian Mahlangu
JPC – PR & Media Officer
011 339 2700 ext 169