n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - Targeted procurement : a means by which socio-economic objectives can be realized through engineering and construction works contracts : technical paper

Volume 40, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



Targeted procurement in a practical, pragmatic and measurable manner enables government to achieve certain socio-economic objectives, as set out in the Reconstruction and Development Programme, through engineering and construction works contracts. It enables organs of state to operationalize policies in a targeted, transparent, visible and measurable manner when engaging in economic activity with the private sector, without compromising principles such as fairness, transparency, competition, cost-efficiency and equitability. The paper sets out what targeted procurement is, how it works and the range of social-economic objectives it can achieve in the South African context. Case studies of its application by the national Public Works Department and the Southern Metropolitan Council (Johannesburg) are presented.

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