1. Articles in category: Public Sector

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    1. 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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    2. ‘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

    3. Independent producers awaiting tenders for power plants

      Explore BDlive (Feb 10 2015)

      Independent producers awaiting tenders for power plants

      INDEPENDENT power producers are eagerly waiting for national and local governments to issue tenders to build power stations to help alleviate the country’s electricity crisis, South African Independent Power Producers Association chairman Sisa Njikelana says.

      "Independent power producers are more agile than government or Eskom in building and operating a power station," he told Business Day on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 2015 Mining Indaba.

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Eskom   Cape Town

    4. Swords to dinosaurs: Meet the Google of public procurement

      Explore Home - Good News from Finland (Feb 10 2015)

      Swords to dinosaurs: Meet the Google of public procurement

      The database of Oppex includes more than 3.5 million public sector tenders and more than a million are added every year. The company believes it is already the world’s largest source of tenders.

      Sometimes it takes being boring to be successful. This is what Ville Heinonen and Mikko Lehmuskoski have found after co-founding Oppex, the “world’s largest source of public procurement notices”.

      Public procurement is a totally boring area for a startup which is exactly why we thought there must be something great about it,” says Oppex CEO and Co-Founder Ville Heinonen with a laugh.

      In practice ...

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      Mentions:   Germany   Google   Poland

    5. Major tender overhaul could kill tenderpreneurship

      Explore fin24.com (Feb 7 2015)

      Major tender overhaul could kill tenderpreneurship

      Johannesburg - The new face of South Africa’s government tender process goes live on April 1 and is an overhaul of the much-abused and derided system, a report in the City Press explains.

      Some tenders likely to be centralised with chief procurement officer Kenneth Brown’s team include those for textbooks, building leases, air travel and hotel bookings, consultants, private security, banking and cellular telephony.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Pretoria

    6. Treasury calls for reform of public sector procurement, SCM practises

      Explore Engineering News (Feb 4 2015)

      Treasury calls for reform of public sector procurement, SCM practises

      Noting that the South African public sector spent an “enormous” R500-billion on goods and services and construction works in the 2013/14 fiscal period, National Treasury has called for various reforms of government’s strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management (SCM) practises.

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      Mentions:   National Treasury

    7. Innovation in procurement: why and how - World Bank

      Explore World Bank Blogs (Feb 2 2015)

      For governments to carry out their day-to-day functions, procurement -- or their ability to purchase goods and services -- is critical. It is both a service function and a strategic policy tool which can help achieve a broad range of social and economic welfare objectives. It cuts across all areas of public administration and builds on cooperation among multiple public and private stakeholders.

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    8. Government of Ghana follows the e-procurement route

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Jan 30 2015)

      Government of Ghana follows the e-procurement route

      The government of Ghana launched a new website this week aimed at improving accountability, transparency and effectiveness in government business as well as provide procurement services.  It certainly is good to see that governments in Africa are moving in this direction

      The site holds the promise of making a big contribution to the procurement processes soon however it lacked content and functionality at the time of the launch.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Kenya

    9. Rolls Royce secures €100m order to supply 232 loco engines for TFR

      Explore Engineering News (Jan 26 2015)

      Rolls Royce secures €100m order to supply 232 loco engines for TFR

      Consortium China North Rail (CNR) Rolling Stock South Africa (RSSA), led by Chinese locomotive manufacturer CNR Dalian, has ordered 232 MTU Series 4000 engines from Rolls-Royce Power Systems for State-owned Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) new freight locomotives. The €100-million order would see the delivery of Rolls Royce subsidiary MTU’s “most powerful” locomotive engines between 2015 and 2017.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Germany

    10. Uganda launches public e-procurement system

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jan 15 2015)

      Uganda launches public e-procurement system

      The Ugandan government has launched a five-year strategy to introduce e-government procurement. Running until 2019, the strategy will see the government adopt an e-government procurement system designed to empower public bodies to better manage public procurement.

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      Mentions:   China   World Bank   CIPS

    11. Zuma focuses on corruption

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jan 12 2015)

      Zuma focuses on corruption

      President Jacob Zuma devoted much of his January 8th statement on Saturday to talking about corruption, saying there was a misperception that the ANC was largely responsible for it.

      "It cannot be, it is another misrepresentation of fact," he said at the party's 103rd anniversary rally at Cape Town stadium.

      Zuma said the ANC government had been unique in its attempts to root out corruption in the public service.

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      Mentions:   Eskom   Cape Town   ANC

    12. Minister urges private sector to help SMEs

      Explore BDlive (Jan 11 2015)

      Minister urges private sector to help SMEs

      Appeal comes at the opening of the Cape Town hub of Anglo American and De Beer’s Zimele Enterprise Development

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      Mentions:   Gauteng   Cape Town

    13. Printing firm convicted of corrupt payments to public officials in Africa

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Jan 6 2015)

      Printing firm convicted of corrupt payments to public officials in Africa

      A printing company and two of its former employees have been found guilty of making corrupt payments totalling nearly half a million pounds to public officials to influence the award of business contracts.

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      Mentions:   Africa   Kenya

    14. Message clear for local government: fail on basics at your peril

      Explore BDlive (Dec 17 2014)

      Message clear for local government: fail on basics at your peril

      This protest-filled year will be remembered as a mixed one for local government, write Karen Heese and Kevin Allan

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Pravin Gordhan   KwaZulu-Natal

    15. Nuclear tender to follow talks with potential vendors

      Explore BDlive (Dec 17 2014)

      Nuclear tender to follow talks with potential vendors

      Presidency says procurement process will now be designed and launched, after talks with US, South Korea, Russia, France, Japan and China

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      Mentions:   Russia   South Korea   Japan

    16. AG report shows we are doing something right

      Explore SA News (Dec 15 2014)

      AG report shows we are doing something right

      The Auditor General recently released an audit report of our municipalities, state entities and government departments. The report once again showed marked improvements in the management of public funds by these public institutions as compared to the previous year.

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      Mentions:   Jacob Zuma

    17. State may sell assets to ease power crunch

      Explore iol.co.za (Dec 12 2014)

      State may sell assets to ease power crunch

      Financial problems at Eskom have pushed the government to look into selling stakes in state companies to free up funds to update the utility and ease power blackouts.

      President Jacob Zuma's ANC has long been reluctant to sell company stakes to ease the strain on the budget, for fear of upsetting powerful labour union allies who say this would cause job losses.

      But state-owned Eskom urgently needs 250 billion rand to upgrade its infrastructure and this has left the ANC, managing a national debt of 50 percent of GDP, with little choice but to rethink the state ownership model ...

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      Mentions:   Reuters   BHP Billiton   Cosatu

    18. South Africa tenders for coal-fired power plants

      Explore Polity.org.za (Dec 12 2014)

      South Africa tenders for coal-fired power plants

      South Africa has suffered its worst power shortages in six years this month due to creaking power plants and emergency maintenance. Eskom is facing a $20-billion funding shortfall over the next four years, forcing the government to consider selling state assets to bail out the utility.

      The government announced on Thursday that it would launch a private sector-led coal-fired power plant programme by January 2015, which should add 2 500 MW of generation capacity to the grid.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Eskom

    19. Department of Mineral Resources warns against fraudulent requests for procurement of goods

      Explore Polity.org.za (Dec 11 2014)

      Department of Mineral Resources warns against fraudulent requests for procurement of goods

      The Department of Mineral Resources would like to warn members of the public against an organised syndicate (s) scamming unsuspecting members of the public and claiming to act on behalf of the department.

      One of the ways in which the syndicate operates is by requesting quotations for various goods and services from potential service providers, locally and abroad.

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    20. Tenders being prepared for new terminals across SA ports system

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (Dec 8 2014)

      Tenders being prepared for new terminals across SA ports system

      Besides tenders for cruise terminals at the Cape Town and Durban harbours, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) plans to release a series of request for proposals (RFPs) in the coming months for terminal prospects at a number of the country’s commercial ports.

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      Mentions:   Cape Town   East London

    21. South Africa issues tender for IPP procurement advisers

      Explore Polity.org.za (Dec 1 2014)

      South Africa issues tender for IPP procurement advisers

      The South African government is seeking bids from international and domestic advisers with expertise to design, develop and implement programmes for the “procurement of energy from independent power producers (IPPs)”.

      The request for proposals (RFP) has been issued by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on behalf of the Department of Energy (DoE) and the National Treasury and appears to be the precursor to bidding processes that should extend government’s IPP procurement reach beyond renewable energy.

      However, a similar RFP was released in August 2013, which failed to yield any procurement processes.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   National Treasury

    22. Treasury issues RFP to revamp legacy financial management system

      Explore Engineering News (Nov 28 2014)

      Treasury issues RFP to revamp legacy financial management system

      South Africa’s National Treasury on Friday reissued its amended request for proposal (RFP) for the five-year multibillion-rand project to replace the legacy systems currently in use with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for an integrated financial management system (IFMS).

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      Mentions:   South Africa   National Treasury

    23. It’s not good enough, says Auditor-General

      Explore iol.co.za (Nov 27 2014)

      It’s not good enough, says Auditor-General

      Government departments and state entities have come under fire from the Auditor-General for poor performance and failing to jack up their systems to comply with the law in the issuing of tenders.

      This was after Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu found that only 25 percent of departments and entities received clean audits during 2013/14.

      Makwetu, who was releasing the report on the performance of departments at national level and provinces in Parliament on Wednesday, said it was perturbing that 72 percent of the departments and entities did not comply with the law when it came to supply-chain management.

       

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      Mentions:   Parliament   KwaZulu-Natal   Gauteng

    24. Calls for managers to play their role to achieve clean audits

      Explore Polity.org.za (Nov 27 2014)

      Calls for managers to play their role to achieve clean audits

      Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has called on all government leaders to play a crucial role in ensuring that government departments and entities improve their audit outcomes. He has raised concerns over irregular expenditure, non-compliance with legislation, auditees with financial risk indicators and financial misstatements – where auditors have to help auditees correct their annual performance reports to achieve better outcomes.

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      Mentions:   Cape Town

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