1. Articles in category: Preferential Procurement

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    1. EU Procurement Directives Encourage ‘Buying Social’

      Explore Public Spend Matters Europe (Jun 11 2015)

      EU is also aiming at improving the economic impact that can be made by public procurement through Procurement Directives to encourage ‘Buying Social’.  Procurement from social enterprises has great potential to transform and develop economies.

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    2. Transnet joins Eskom in driving BEE spending

      Explore BDlive (Jun 11 2015)

      TRANSNET has shifted spending significantly towards black-owned companies in the past five years, making it and Eskom the most aggressive drivers of black economic empowerment (BEE). This comes against a backdrop of government urging state-owned firms to facilitate the emergence of black industrialists through preferential procurement. Transnet’s formula involves setting BEE or other prerequisites in all tenders and has become an example for other state-owned companies to emulate.

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      Mentions:   Parliament   Transnet   Eskom

    3. 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

    4. Preparing the way for more entrepreneurs

      Explore BDlive (Apr 15 2015)

      Preparing the way for more entrepreneurs

      Enterprise development expert says introduction of the empowering supplier status measure in the amended BEE codes will create new levels of opportunity, writes Stephen Timm

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    5. BEE group in bid to scrap R664m Lonmin deal

      Explore BDlive (Mar 1 2015)

      BEE group in bid to scrap R664m Lonmin deal

      Lonmin is bracing itself for a bitter fight as members of the Bapo ba Mogale community go to court this week in a bid to unravel its R664m empowerment deal

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      Mentions:   London   North West

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

      Explore BDlive (Nov 20 2014)

      Cabinet approves plan to ensure departments adhere to local procurement policy

      Cabinet approves implementation of programme to ensure compliance by government departments with policy on procuring goods, services from local suppliers

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      Mentions:   Jeff Radebe

    9. Procurement of local content goods a legal requirement – Davies

      Explore Polity.org.za (Nov 19 2014)

      Procurement of local content goods a legal requirement – Davies

      Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reiterated on Tuesday that the procurement of goods that conform to local content requirements was not just a recommendation for State entities but a legal requirement.

      During a Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry briefing, he noted that all organs of State were obligated to procure goods that were on the designated list and that conformed to local content requirements.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Johannesburg

    10. High cost and lack of oversight hampers Buy Local drive

      Explore BDlive (Nov 4 2014)

      High cost and lack of oversight hampers Buy Local drive

      LACK of oversight and compliance and the high cost of local goods are some of the hurdles hampering government’s local procurement drive, says Leslie Sedibe, CEO of Proudly SA, a "Buy Local" marketing initiative.

      Speaking at a local procurement conference, held in partnership with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape on Tuesday, Mr Sedibe said that some local, provincial and national departments were effectively breaking the law by not adhering to the local procurement policies put in place by government.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Cosatu   Transnet

    11. New Presidential BEE Advisory Council appointed

      Explore SA News (Oct 23 2014)

      Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has appointed new members of the Presidential Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Advisory Council.

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      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Jacob Zuma

    12. Concern over revised empowerment codes

      Explore BDlive (Oct 20 2014)

      Concern over revised empowerment codes

      MAJORITY of more than 900,000 active tax-paying companies operating in the South African economy will be affected by the new empowerment codes that are coming into effect from May next year, the Department of Trade and Industry said on Friday.

      The new requirements were gazetted two weeks ago, with the comment period ending on November 14. They are for businesses with a R10m-R50m annual turnover. The codes, which are also referred to as the qualifying small enterprises (QSE) codes and their amended codes, are aimed at boosting small business participation in the mainstream economy.

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Democratic Alliance   Rob Davies

    13. Dti gazettes B-BBEE codes of good practice

      Explore SA News (Oct 13 2014)

      Dti gazettes B-BBEE codes of good practice

      Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the second phase of the Amended Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice for public comment.

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      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Pretoria   Rob Davies

    14. Transformation: A reminder of why we are doing this | by Dr Robin Woolley

      Explore MarketSqr Blog (Sep 24 2014)

      Transformation: A reminder of why we are doing this | by Dr Robin Woolley

      Economic and social transformation in South Africa is an evolving and fluid issue, with the rules being written by, and through our actions. The revision of the Codes of Good Practice (RCoGP) governing B-BBEE is a reflection of some of this fluid nature over approximately the past seven years.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Malaysia   Department of Trade and Industry

    15. Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Explore BDlive (Sep 17 2014)

      Rolling stock ‘will boost local manufacturers’, says Transnet

      Transnet Port Terminals CEO Karl Socikwa says the assembly of rolling stock will be beneficial for the development of the local manufacturing sector.

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      Mentions:   Transnet

    16. DTI says flouting of localisation rules is ‘irregular expenditure’

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 12 2014)

      DTI says flouting of localisation rules is ‘irregular expenditure’

      The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to improve the enforcement of localisation by having the Auditor General flag as “irregular expenditure” any flouting of buy-local procurement rules by government departments and State-owned companies.

      Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act regulations came into force on December 7, 2011, empowering the DTI to ‘designate’ the products that should be sourced locally.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Rob Davies

    17. Preference for small business not productive

      Explore BDlive (Sep 9 2014)

      Preference for small business not productive

      SA’s small-business policy is like a mother feeding a baby with one hand and throttling it with the other. Small business is big business, if new Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is taken seriously. But will her department be another costly farce? What small business needs is not rocket science. Nor is that which makes it almost impossible for her to succeed: all of her Cabinet colleagues and most departments and agencies contribute to a relentless tsunami of anti-small-business measures.

      Meaningless promises of red-tape reduction have been made repeatedly by President Jacob Zuma and the worst-offending ministries: finance ...

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      Mentions:   Jacob Zuma

    18. The Amended BEE Codes and the Construction Sector. What Next?

      Explore Polity.org.za (Sep 9 2014)

      The Amended BEE Codes and the Construction Sector. What Next?

      With the original B-BBEE Codes released in 2007, the BEE Act allows various industry sectors to issue their own sector codes. Nine sectors, including construction, have their own codes and the Construction Sector Codes were issued in June 2009.

      This implies that anyone in the construction sector must follow the construction codes. The construction codes apply to any business involved in “construction related activities”.

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    19. Davies pushes for more local procurement

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 23 2014)

      Davies pushes for more local procurement

      Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has assured that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would be “playing its part” in ensuring that government procured 75% of its goods and services from local companies, announcing on Tuesday the next designation of products for government procurement. These included steel, conveyance pipes, transformers, building and construction materials and rail signalling and components.

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      Mentions:   Asian   India   Brazil

    20. Half the economy could become BEE noncompliant by May 2015

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 14 2014)

      Half the economy could become BEE noncompliant by May 2015

      The introduction of the amended Broad-Based Black Economic-Empowerment Codes of Good Practice on May 1, 2015, could result in more than half the economy becoming noncompliant. The revamped codes were published on October 11, 2013, and the transitional period was initially scheduled to endure for a year until October 10, 2014.

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      Mentions:   India   Brazil   Russia

    21. The right business structure will unlock BEE supply prospects

      Explore SmartProcurement.co.za (Jul 1 2014)

      The right business structure will unlock BEE supply prospects

      An understanding of what drives the procurement decision can be the advantage that wins that next tender or that next customer.

      Traditionally the main drivers of any procurement decision are price, quality and service, but with the importance placed on BEE compliance, the fourth driver of procurement decisions is a supplier’s BEE status.

      Amended Codes' Preferential Procurement scorecard

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    22. Govt on track to meet procurement target

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 18 2014)

      Govt on track to meet procurement target

      Government was well on its way to meeting the 75 percent local procurement target set by President Jacob Zuma before 2019, trade and industry minister Rob Davies said on Wednesday.

      Speaking during the debate on Zuma's state-of-the-nation address, Davies said: “We are on target to meet this before the end of this term.”

      Davies defended the central theme of Zuma's speech which was “radical economic transformation”.

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Parliament   Jacob Zuma

    23. Proudly SA welcomes local procurement commitment

      Explore SA News (Jun 18 2014)

      Proudly South African (Proudly SA) has welcomed the new administration’s commitment to promote local procurement.

      Delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Tuesday night, President Jacob Zuma announced that government will continue to roll out the implementation of the Industrial Policy Action Plan, which will help promote local procurement.

      It will also increase domestic production by having the state buy 75% of goods and services from South African producers.  "President Zuma and the government's commitment to ‘Buy Local’ speaks directly to job creation and efforts to alleviate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality in ...

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      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Transnet

    24. Black business should be in public works

      Explore BDlive (Jun 11 2014)

      Black business should be in public works

      An intervention is required to enhance black participation in procurement in engineering and construction, writes Thami Mazwai

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