Issue Date: 
Monday, February 9, 2015

Changes to Supply Chain Management in South Africa

By W van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

9 February 2015

The Public Sector tender landscape in South Africa is going to change dramatically in the coming months. This is, if the Department of Treasury`s findings and recommendations are adhered to. If you have read the 2015 Public Sector Supply Chain Management Review that was published recently you will see that Government is trying very hard to change the tender process.

According to the report there is too much corruption going on in the tender process, especially when it comes to tenders that are less than R500 000-00 in value. The aim of the Department of Treasury is the establishment of the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer: “The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) will modernise and oversee the South African public sector SCM system to ensure that the procurement of goods, services and construction works is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective in line with the Constitution and all relevant legislation.”

The aim is to establish an internet data base into which Government Departments can delve to secure suppliers that have been pre-approved. A further idea is to do away with Tax Clearance certificates due to too many fraudulent certificates doing the rounds. As soon as the systems are in place, government officials will be able to check a bidder`s tax status live in the Supply Chain Management System.

This is all good and well. I foresee that there will be initial problems seeing that the average SMME owner struggles with internet access in South Africa.

Fortunately the Private Sector tender processes will not be affected by any Office of the Chief Procurement Officer.

The date of implementation of this proposed new way of Public Sector tendering is 1 April 2015 - we will have to watch and see.

In the meantime, please visit our website to invest in our newly revised Tender Manual 2015 that gives insight into this and all other tender matters. The Tender Manual will teach you all you need to know to respond to tenders correctly and hopefully successfully. Our web address is www.how2tender.com.

Until next time - happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply, Delivery, Installation & Commission of Three Headlight Aim Testers for Vehicle Test Station for Traffic Services 2018-12-24 12:00 RFQ/HPS/2018-19/291
Provision of Driver Education (Learner and Driving Licence) 50 Persons in Ward 38 2018-12-24 12:00 RFQ/IDP/2018-19/290
Supply & Delivery of Electrical Inventory Items 2019-01-11 12:00 SCM/2019/94/ENG
Provision of Driver Education (Learner and Driving Licence) 50 Persons in Ward 08 2018-12-24 12:00 RFQ/IDP/2018-19/289
Appointment of construction of a small administration block, 2 x grade R classrooms, guard house, erection of fence, completion of the multi- purpose classroom, nutrition centre, 2 x 3 classroom blocks, conversion of 1 x 3 classroom block into hall and external works at Leboeng Primary School located in Leboeng Village in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province grade 7 GB and Above 2019-01-30 12:00 EDDP 184/57B
Advanced Firearm Training Programme 2018-12-28 12:00 RFQ/DHR/2018-19/297
Updating and Maintenance of BCMM`s Water Hydraulic Models and Water Demand Analysis in IMQS - Inland 2018-12-28 12:00 RFQ/DES/2018-19/296
Procurement of Professional Service Providers from the Built Environment that specializes in Architecture, Quantity Surveyors, Civil & Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers and OHS Agents For The Planning, Design, Supervision and Closure of the Programme 9 Schools for the Limpopo Department of Education 2019-01-28 09:00 LDOE/66PSP/2018/1
Thermocycler 2018-12-21 11:00 RFQ GAU86
Jagerust Water Treatment Plant Refurbishment 2019-02-28 10:00 E/BS3691R
Supply of parts, spares and repairs of Teledyne make of ambient air quality monitoring gas analyser for lab and site network 2019-03-08 10:00 CORP 4655
Supply and delivery of electrical material and equipment for Nkomazi LM for a period of three (3) years 2019-01-31 12:00 NKO 90/2018
Provision of a functional and technical support service for Ellipse and associated bespoke systems implemented at eThekwini Electricity 2019-02-15 11:00 E.9646
Online coal quality measurement staithes incline conveyors 2019-02-12 10:00 MPGXC005157R
The maintenance and repair of portable earthing gear in Mpumalanga Operating Unit on an as and when required basis 2019-02-12 10:00 MPDX001033
Appointment of a service provider to compile a waste characterization report - Solid Waste Management 2018-12-28 11:00 FQ/SM: 97/19
To design, manufacture, supply, delivery, removal, installation and commissioning of 2 (two) spare LP heaters (1 x LPH 3 and 1 x LPH 4) for a period of 5 years 2019-02-13 10:00 MPGXC005426
Supply, delivery and installation of 2 x automated multi-deck weighbridges at Tutuka Power Station 2019-02-13 10:00 MPGXC005428
Supply and delivery of one (1) Landfill Compactor 2019-01-18 12:00 IHLM-78/12/2018-19/COMM
Provision of Short Term Insurance for the period from 01 July 2019 To 30 June 2022 2019-01-18 12:00 FIN 01/2019/20

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