n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - Implementing preferential procurement policies in the public sector in South Africa : technical paper

Volume 45, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2019



This paper identifies commonly encountered international objectives for procurement and preferential procurement policies, presents a taxonomy of methods for implementing such policies, describes the framework for procurement in South Africa embodied in the Constitution and reviews aspects of this framework in the light of international best practice and the new standards published by Standards South Africa (a division of South African Bureau of Standards) for monitoring and implementing preferential procurement policies. <br>The paper, using risk management techniques contained in AS/NZS 4360, analyses the commonly used international methods to implement preferential procurement polices and concludes that the methodology embraced in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act is the one which minimises the risk of internationally accepted objectives of the procurement itself being compromised. The paper identifies commonly encountered South African practices that are not in accordance with the provisions of the Act and proposes an approach to the evaluation of tenders that is consistent with the Act.

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