Following the allegations of an attempt to defraud some of the service providers who were bidding for HSRC tenders, the HSRC would like to distance itself from those unscrupulous activities.
The organisation would like to advise service providers to refrain from falling into traps of paying bribes to avoid losing money and being disqualified from participating in the tender process.
It is further emphasised that designated Supply Chain Management (SCM) officials will communicate all tender outcomes through an official email address.
The HSRC does not communicate tender outcomes via WhatsApp, telephone, cellphones or private email such as Gmail. Any tender outcome communicated via those informal channels should be treated as a scam and must be reported to the organisation and law enforcement agencies. HSRC will not be held responsible if potential bidders fall for such scams. All suspicious activities of fraud should be reported to the HSRC Anti-Fraud Hotline at 0800 205 138.