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Comments on Public Procurement Bill, 2020

Tuesday, 19 May 2020  
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The Minister of Finance has since issued an invitation for public comments of the draft Public Procurement Bill, 2020 herein attached for your attention.

 

Please (click_here) the hyperlink to Procurement Bill 2020.

 

The draft Bill aims to create a single regulatory framework for public procurement and eliminate

fragmentation in laws which deal with public sector procurement by, among others, providing for –

 

(a) general procurement requirements;

(b) an enabling framework for preferential procurement;

(c) a Public Procurement Regulator within the National Treasury and its functions;

(d) the functions of provincial treasuries;

(e) measures to ensure the integrity of the procurement process;

(f) the power to prescribe different methods of procurement;

(g) a framework for supply chain management;

(h) infrastructure delivery management;

(i) a framework on the disposal of assets;

(j) dispute resolution mechanisms; and

(k) the repeal and amendment of certain laws.

 

This is an opportunity for the Councils for built environment professionals (CBEPs) to make a joint or individual contribution into this document.  Furthermore, the input towards this Bill will be followed up through the FIDPM Task Team (Framework for Infrastructure Delivery and Procurement Management) comprising of the CBE, National Treasury and the CBEPs as established in 2019.

 

Please note that  proposed representations and comments for the draft regulations are due for submission on the 31 May 2020. In order to make meaningful input, kindly use the attached template comments document (Click_Here)  with contact details for consolidation into one Built Environment sectorial voice and submitted to the National Treasury.

 

SACAP