Royal Security – founded by ANC-linked businessman Chockalingam ‘Roy’ Moodley – has won a R282m security contract from the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure.

Daily Maverick report says the contract is for security services over a period of two years at immovable assets owned by the Western Cape Government.

According to a list of bids received by the department, no less than six rival bidders had submitted a lower bid price than Royal Security’s offer.

The department said 10 of the 14 bids were disqualified because they did not meet the minimum score for functionality.

Among the four remaining bidders, Royal Security came out on top in terms of price and preference points, explained the department.

‘The department follows a strict and thorough procurement process to ensure fairness and transparency when procuring goods and services,’ the department stated.

The bid, according to tender records, was opened to prospective contractors on 21 April and had a closing date of 9 May.

The report notes Moodley and some of the entities linked to him, including Royal Security, have been implicated in some of the foremost alleged state capture schemes during the tenure of former President Jacob Zuma.

Full Daily Maverick report