Ma – Africa Hotels Loses Appeal Against CPUT Tender for Student Accommodation

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Ma – Africa Hotels has lost its bid to appeal against Cape Peninsula the University of Technology’s tender for the administration of a property primarily for student accommodation. The hotel company plans to take the matter to the Supreme Court of Appeal for review.

A hotel company, Ma – Africa Hotels, has lost its application for leave to appeal against Cape Peninsula the University of Technology’s (CPUT) tender for the administration of a property. The property was primarily intended for student accommodation but could also be used as a hotel. ‘

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Ma – Africa Hotels was disappointed it was not automatically granted the 10-year tender, and CPUT advertised for proposals when the lease expired. Ma-Afrika Hotels will appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal for a review of the decision. The company had previously sought an extension of its lease from the Western Cape High Court, but this was rejected.

The judgment argued that CPUT had not failed to comply with Regulation 13 of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 and that Ma – Afrika Hotels had made an acceptable tender. The hotel company argued that the court erred in not considering the “Request for Proposal” issued by CPUT.

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Finally, Ma – Africa Hotels‘ request for leave to appeal against the CPUT’s tender for property administration was denied. Despite their dissatisfaction and subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal, the decision affirmed CPUT’s compliance with procurement requirements as well as the acceptability of Ma – Afrika Hotels’ tender. The outcome emphasizes the significance of conducting a thorough assessment of all necessary material throughout tender processes.

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