1. Articles in category: Public Sector

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    1. DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 21 2015)

      DA: Geordin Hill-Lewis says irrational new tender policy only serves ANC’s narrow-based re-enrichment scheme

      The proposed amendments to the Preferential Procurement Regulations which govern the tender process to be followed by government are irrational and ought to be scrapped. I will today write to the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, requesting him to withdraw the amendments with immediate effect.

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      Mentions:   South Africa

    2. BEE gains weight in state tender proposals

      Explore BDlive (Jul 21 2015)

      GOVERNMENT tenders up to R10m will in future be evaluated only 50% on price and 50% in terms of black economic and women’s empowerment and other criteria, say draft regulations published for comment by the Treasury last week. The amendment to the regulations under the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act of 2000 has been an intense lobbying point for black business since they were first passed in 2011.

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      Mentions:   Pravin Gordhan   Helen Zille

    3. Ailing Post Office owes clients a fortune

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 14 2015)

      Ailing Post Office owes clients a fortune

      Johannesburg - The cheques are in the mail. Not. If you were waiting for the Post Office to pay you, don’t hold your breath waiting for the cheque: there’s a bit of a cash problem. On Monday Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele admitted to Parliament that the Post Office has thousands of unpaid suppliers and owed hundreds of millions of rand.

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      Mentions:   Post Office

    4. Muite wants KRA to scrap Sh1.2bn tender for automation - Hero Radio

      Explore Hero Radio (Jul 14 2015)

      Muite wants KRA to scrap Sh1.2bn tender for automation - Hero Radio

      LAWYER Paul Muite yesterday asked the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board to reverse the Sh1.2 billion tender to automate revenue collection. He said the Kenya Revenue Authority’s tendering process was unfair. The board is to rule today. Muite said his client Web Fontaine was unfairly denied the tender by Trade Mark East Africa, the company that undertook the procurement process on behalf of KRA and which is the lead financier of the project. The tender was given to Bull SAS.

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      Mentions:   World Bank

    5. Prasa ‘failed to hedge’ on locomotives deal

      Explore BDlive (Jul 14 2015)

      INADEQUATE foreign currency hedging in a contract for locomotives could have forced the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) to pay almost R5bn instead of R3.5bn. The lack of hedging also means that the state agency will only procure 70 instead of the 88 Spanish-made locomotives it originally sought. Prasa is procuring 20 diesel and 50 hybrid locomotives from Spanish manufacturer Vossloh Espana, through a consortium, Swifambo Rail Leasing.

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      Mentions:   Prasa

    6. Professionals task ACEN on efficient procurement process

      Explore The Guardian Nigeria (Jul 13 2015)

      Professionals task ACEN on efficient procurement process

      CONSULTANT engineers in Nigeria have been tasked to get more involved in the procurement process, if their call for transparency and accountability in the implementation of the document would make desired impacts in the country. 

      This was the view of the president of the Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN), Dr. Temilola Kehinde, last week during an induction ceremony for its new members. This event was also tied with a lecture on ‘Enhancing the practice of engineering consultancy in Nigeria through an efficient public procurement process’.

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      Mentions:   Nigeria

    7. Gauteng open tendering under way

      Explore iol.co.za (Jul 7 2015)

      Gauteng open tendering under way

      THE Gauteng provincial government had pioneered the open adjudication tendering process after it processed the R90 billion banking tender, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy said on Friday. Creecy said in line with the commitments made by the Premier David Makhura in the state of the province address, the Gauteng government was targeting prioritising projects above R50 million for open tender adjudication in the current financial year.

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      Mentions:   Gauteng

    8. Government: Unit to oversee payment of bills

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 20 2015)

      The cabinet had approved the establishment of a special unit to assist national and provincial government departments to pay their bills on time, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Friday.

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      THE CABINET had approved the establishment of a special unit to assist national and provincial government departments to pay their bills on time, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Friday.

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Jeff Radebe

    9. Dutch parliament: Vendor dependence too high a cost

      Explore Joinup (Apr 16 2015)

      The Dutch government's lack of vendor independence is too high a cost for society, the Dutch Parliament concludes. The government should enforce its policy on open standards in ICT procurement and should also devise exit strategies - to reduce its dependence on ICT suppliers.

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    10. Government Opens Online Tender Portal

      Explore South Africa's Amazing Stories (Apr 13 2015)

      Current and aspiring “tenderpreneurs” can view and apply for government tenders on a newly launched eTender portal, the National Treasury Department announced. eTender Publication, launched by the Office of the Chief Procurem...

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   State Information Technology Agency

    11. e-Tender publication portal launched

      Explore SA News (Apr 9 2015)

      e-Tender publication portal launched

      National Treasury has announced that the e-Tender Publication Portal, a single platform where tenders will be published, has been launched by the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO).

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      Mentions:   National Treasury   Pretoria   State Information Technology Agency

    12. New rules on cards for State entities

      Explore iol.co.za (Apr 5 2015)

      New rules on cards for State entities

      New legislation aimed at strengthening governance to ensure that all state-owned enterprises (SOEs) function more effectively and efficiently is on the cards, according to the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown.

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      Mentions:   Johannesburg   Transnet   Eskom

    13. Government winning fight against grant fraud, corruption

      Explore SA News (Mar 29 2015)

      Government winning fight against grant fraud, corruption

      Hundreds of officials have been suspended, while many others were dismissed following a string of social grants fraud and corruption investigations since 2010, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said on Sunday.

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      Mentions:   Cape Town   Pretoria

    14. A New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity

      Explore World Bank Group (Mar 25 2015)

      A New Online Course to Build Procurement Capacity

      World’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and blended learning programs for public procurement was launched in March 2014 and has seen more than 55,000 visitors. More than 4000 people have enrolled for the course. It is regularly accessed by users in 135 countries worldwide.

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    15. Gauteng (GP) transport department clamps down on corruption

      Explore SA News (Mar 25 2015)

      Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi says the province will only realise its vision of transforming the economy if it remains steadfast in fighting fraud and corruption. 

      “The provincial government’s vision is to transform, modernise and reindustrialise the province and to build a seamlessly integrated, socially cohesive and economically inclusive city region.

      “This vision can only be realised if we have an accountable, responsive, transparent and clean government that is committed to active citizenry and fighting fraud and corruption,” he said.

      The MEC said fraud and corruption will be fought in the departmental procurement and tender processes, applications ...

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      Mentions:   Gauteng   Pretoria

    16. Labour government should create UK 'procurement minister' role - task force | Supply Management

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Mar 17 2015)

      A report recommends a “professionally resourced procurement and contract management function within the civil service” should be established, and that a “Labour government’s approach to UK public procurement needs to be strategic rather than ad hoc, taking full advantage of the freedoms allowed under EU law to align government contracting with Labour’s wider political goals and underlying values”.

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    17. Forensic investigation into gambling board uncovers irregular expenditure

      Explore BDlive (Mar 16 2015)

      Forensic investigation into gambling board uncovers irregular expenditure

      Preliminary findings show irregular expenditure of about R19m, most of it related to the lease of office space

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Department of Trade and Industry   Democratic Alliance

    18. Gambling board report reveals R19m ‘sorry story’

      Explore BDlive (Mar 16 2015)

      Gambling board report reveals R19m ‘sorry story’

      Preliminary findings show irregular expenditure of about R19m, most of it related to the lease of office space

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Department of Trade and Industry   Democratic Alliance

    19. Public procurement in Africa benefitting family farmers and schools

      Explore ReliefWeb (Mar 10 2015)

      An innovative partnership in five African countries seeks to promote the right to adequate food by reducing the social and nutritional vulnerability of poor, small-scale farmers and school pupils.

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      Mentions:   Brazil   Africa   Mozambique

    20. Nigeria: New e-Procurement Portal for Govt, Others, Make Debut

      Explore allAfrica.com (Mar 4 2015)

      Nigeria: New e-Procurement Portal for Govt, Others, Make Debut

      BOLFYNG has launched a new innovative electronic procurement solutions that will bridge the gap between purchasers and suppliers, aiding the process of tendering, pre-qualification and contract bidding to be done electronically .

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      Mentions:   IMF   South Africa   Google

    21. Total government spending reduced by R25bn

      Explore BDlive (Feb 25 2015)

      Total government spending reduced by R25bn

      TOTAL government spending has been reduced by R25bn, or one percent of the projected budgets in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 financial years.

      In addition, government has placed R45bn in an unallocated reserve for 2017-18 to serve as a buffer against fiscal or economic shocks.

      The 2015 Budget Review says the bulk of the budget reductions have been on goods and services, which at R200bn in 2016-17 is more than 5% lower than projected in the 2014 budget.

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    22. New measures to support SMMEs

      Explore SA News (Feb 24 2015)

      New measures to support SMMEs

      The South African government has set aside 30% of all government contracts to support small businesses and co-operatives in a bid to boost township and rural economies.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   National Treasury   Cape Town

    23. ‘It has become more difficult to be corrupt in China’

      Explore space for transparency (Feb 23 2015)

      ‘It has become more difficult to be corrupt in China’

      In a blog published by the Bertelsmann Transformation Index, China expert Christian Goebel speaks about Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign and how it is helping transform China from collectivist one-party rule to a one-person authoritarian system. In Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), China is among the countries with the largest decline in points, despite a […]

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      Mentions:   Taiwan   China

    24. SA 2015 Budget in the Spotlight - Impact on Procurement | by Kate Ferreira

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Feb 13 2015)

      SA 2015 Budget in the Spotlight - Impact on Procurement | by Kate Ferreira

      On 25 February 2015, South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene gave his first full budget speech since taking up the position. The minister faced a hard task – reducing the budget deficient and balancing the needs of a developing country in a time of reduced economic growth.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   KPMG

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