Issue Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

General Procurement Guidelines

Government issued the General Procurement Guidelines not only as a prescription of standards of behaviour, ethics and accountability which it requires of its public service, but also as a statement of Government's commitment to a procurement system which enables the emergence of sustainable small, medium and micro businesses which will add to the common wealth of South Africa and the achievement of enhanced economic and social well-being of all South Africans.

Proper and successful government procurement rests upon certain core principles of behaviour - the Five Pillars of Procurement. They are best described as pillars because if any one of them is broken the procurement system falls down. The Five Pillars are:

1.    Value for Money
This is an essential test against which a department must justify a procurement outcome. Price alone is often not a reliable indicator and departments will not necessarily obtain the best value for money by accepting the lowest price offer that meets mandatory requirements. Best value for money means the best available outcome when all relevant costs and benefits over the procurement cycle are considered.

2.    Open and Effective Competition
This requires a framework of procurement laws, policies, practices and procedures that is transparent, i.e. it must be readily accessible to all parties;

3.    Ethics and Fair Dealing
In procurement, if all parties comply with ethical standards they can deal with each other on a basis of mutual trust and respect; and conduct their business in a fair and reasonable manner and with integrity.

4.    Accountability and Reporting
This involves ensuring that individuals and organisations are answerable for their plans, actions and outcomes. Openness and transparency in administration, by external scrutiny through public reporting, is an essential element of accountability.

5.    Equity
This fifth pillar is vital to public sector procurement in South Africa. It ensures that government is committed to economic growth by implementing measures to support industry generally, and especially to advance the development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises and Historically Disadvantaged Individuals.

The General Procurement Guidelines address these Five Pillars and prescribe a minimum set of standards that are to be observed.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.
 

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Transportation (2) 2018-11-19 14:00 PNQ2 TRANSPORTATION (2)
Provision of ICT Services for CTICC Events. 2018-11-30 12:00 CTICC 023/2019
Supply and delivery of portable foam application system and fire hoses. 2018-11-27 12:00 T30/2018
Supply and delivery of kitchen appliances 2018-11-23 11:00 FQ/SM: 60/19
Supply and delivery of Ion battery powered hydraulic ram and lithium Ion battery hydraulic combi tool. 2018-11-27 12:00 T31/2018
Repairs, Upgrading and Painting of two (2) Existing Public Ablution Facilities in Franschhoek Adjacent to the Huguenot Monument 2018-11-28 11:00 FQ/SM: 64/19
Supply, Delivery and Installation of 2 Geysers with a 70% Local Content at the Klapmuts Clubhouse, Klapmuts Sportsground as well as 2 Safety Gates with a 100% Steel Value-Added Products Local Content 2018-11-28 11:00 FQ/SM: 65/19
Transport of dry sludge from Sedgefield (WWTW) Waste Water Ttreatment Works to Eden Lawns or Sassenheim Estate 2018-11-22 12:00 211/2018/19
Upgrading of Langrug Informal Settlement Ablution Block J 2018-11-28 11:00 FQ/SM: 74/19
Transport of dried sludge from Knysna WWTW to Sassenheim Estate 2018-11-22 12:00 210/2018/19
Rental of one bakkie (2x4) with canopy and fuel for approx 2000km/month for a period of 8 months November 2018 to end June 2019 2018-11-22 12:00 209/2018/19
Law Enforcement Training (Unit Standard 377224) 2018-11-23 12:00 SC 1936/2018
Servicing and Maintenance of Fire Extinguishing Media (i.e. Fire Extinguisher and Fire Hose Reels): Langeberg Municipal Buildings Ans Facilities 2018-11-23 12:00 Q 42/2018
Upgrading of Public Dropoff, Mcgregor 2018-12-07 12:00 30/2018
Manufacturing and Delivery of Skips 2018-11-30 12:00 T 73/2018
2 x Panel of Travelling Agencies for Blouberg Municipality for 36 months. 2018-11-28 11:00 BM12/18/19
Lease of available space to be itilized as a Kiosk at the Langeberg Thusong Centre, Paddy Street, Robertson” 2018-12-14 12:00 83/2018
Lease of the Cottage with a portion of municipal land (1.7138 ha) situated on a remainder of a portion13 of the Farm Long Valley No.15, Dassieshoek, Robertson” 2018-12-14 12:00 82/2018
Supply and Delivery of 4 Head Embroidery Machine for Blouberg Municipality's SMME's support. 2018-11-30 11:00 BM20/18/19
Lease of Keurkloof (4.2 ha), Dassieshoek, Robertson” 2018-12-14 12:00 81/2018

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