BARNES GROUP: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT DISPUTES
Successfully acted for Hall Longmore (a member of the Barnes Group) in a number of public procurement disputes involving municipalities and water boards such as Rand Water and Sedibeng Water (total value of the contracts more than R2billion). Our clients challenged certain public procurement awards which were made and in turn other contractors challenged awards made to our clients (we refer to it as the Great Pipeline War of 2016). All involved urgent interdict proceedings and we were successful in all of these, both in obtaining interdicts and defending them as applicable. Some of the judicial review proceedings are underway, we have successfully settled one and one which we opposed was not pursued by the applicant.