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.
Data Centre Maintenance and Repairs of Air Conditioning System 2017-12-07 11:00 RFP 129
Appointment of a service provider for assessment and valuation of the Legacy Rehabilitation liability cost 2017-12-08 11:00 ALEX RFP 4/2017/2018
Design, Provision and Management of a Wide Area Network for the Eden District Municipality 2017-12-08 11:00 E/04/17-18
Repair to Infrastructure in Tergniet – Stairs at Tidal Pool Kus Road 2017-12-08 12:00 49-17/18
Supply and delivery of tyres (one year contract). 2017-12-08 12:00 SCM/INFR13/2017/2018
Supply and Delivery of a Grader 2017-12-08 12:00 SCM/INFR12/2017/2018
Compilation of the 2017/2018 GRAP Compliant Financial Statements 2017-11-23 13:45 SCM/FS06/201/2018
Port Engineering - Smart Peoples Port Study 2017-12-12 12:00 PEH 135/VB
Port Engineering - Dredging of Small Craft Areas 2017-12-12 12:00 PEH 134/VB
Appointment of a suitable service provider for the training of 25 beneficiaries in basic bookeeping for a period of 12 months 2017-11-29 11:00 7Z - 35406
The construction of 50 sow piggery for Intandela multipurpose and project cooperative at Goodhome under Ntabamhlophe area in ward 14 of Inkosi Langalibalele Local Municipality under Uthukela District Municipality in the Kwazulu-Natal province 2017-12-14 11:00 SS-KZN 7/1/6/3 (642) 000R
Implementation of GRAP 12;16 and 17 assets register for a period of a period of three years 2018-01-02 12:00 SCM/FS05/2017/2018
Construction of Sewer Lines Tarka Mossel Bay 2018-01-12 12:00 45-17/18
Construction of the extension of Taung library 2018-01-02 12:00 SCM/SS06/2017/2018
Supply and delivery of Safety Clothing for the Langeberg Municipality, for the Period of 3 Consecutive Years 2017-12-08 12:00 T 32/2017
The Supply and delivery of 7 x Sealing End 132kv 400SQ CU of D2872 2018-01-23 13:00 DX 756
Supply, delivery and installation of Sewer Pumps Mandela Square Montagu 2017-12-01 12:00 TE 87/2017
Supply: Guard rail 2017-11-27 14:00 GE11800781
Supply Water distribution material 2017-11-30 16:00 GE11800782
Supply Bricks 2017-11-27 14:00 GE11800783

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