1. Articles in category: Public Sector

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    1. 8 Causes of delays in the Public Procurement process and how to avoid them

      Explore About (Jun 23 2015)

      Delays in public procurement result in waste of scarce public resources and poor delivery of public goods and services

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    2. DTI to focus on compliance as yet more products designated for localisation

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (May 11 2015)

      DTI to focus on compliance as yet more products designated for localisation

      The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced a further set of product designations for local procurement by the public sector and has indicated that efforts will be stepped up during 2015 to improve compliance across all government departments and State-owned companies (SoCs).

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   National Treasury   Rob Davies

    3. 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

    4. 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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    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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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    10. 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

    11. 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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    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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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    17. 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

    18. ‘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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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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