ZIMBABWE NATIONAL WATER AUTHORITY
STATEMENT ON FAKE TENDER DOCUMENTS BEING CIRCULATED
JUNE 15, 2021
The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) wishes to advise its stakeholders and suppliers that there are some fake tender documents for the purported supply of pneumatic actuators; being sent to unsuspecting businesses and individuals.
ZINWA does not use pneumatic actuators in its operations and neither is it looking for any.
These tender documents are being sent directly to the emails of targeted businesses and individuals, asking them to supply the pneumatic actuators and one supplier has since lost USD 40 000 to the suspected conmen.
ZINWA has since reported the matter to the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Commercial Crimes Division under D.R 144/03/21 and Highlands CR 158/03/21 for further investigations.
The fake tender documents are purported to have been originated from the office of the ZINWA Chief Executive Officer Eng. Taurayi Maurikira and the individuals behind this scam are using an Econet Line number 0774 084 961 and purport to be Eng. Maurikira when called. The CEO does not have or even use that number.
ZINWA wishes to advise its suppliers and the public that all its procurement activities are carried out through the Procurement Management Unit and neither the chief executive officer nor his office are involved in the procurement processes.
ZINWA also does not solicit for quotations or expressions of interest through direct emails to suppliers but all tenders are advertised in the Government Gazette and national newspapers as required by the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act.
Any businesses or individuals who receive any emails or calls requesting for quotations or supply of any items outside this established procurement procedures are advised to confirm the authenticity of the documents through our procurement department on firstname.lastname@example.org or the Corporate Communications and Marketing Department on email@example.com.
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING DEPARTMENT
JUNE 15, 2021