n IMIESA - Procurement in the municipal environment : government and legislation
|Article Title||Procurement in the municipal environment : government and legislation|
|© Publisher:||3S Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||Len Dekker and Francois Swart|
|Publication Date||Nov 2005|
|Pages||23 - 24|
Extracted from text ... GOVERNMENT AND LEGISLATION A ccording to Section 217 of the Constitution, procurement must be fair, transparent, competitive and cost effective. This Section 217 (1) is executed by the Public Finance Management Act, which controls procurement for central governments, provincial governments and public entities. The Municipal Finance Management Act controls procurement for municipalities and municipal entities. According to Section 217 (2) and (3) of the Constitution, the procurement process also has to be equitable. This is achieved by the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), which is aimed at all 'organs of State' and regulates the preference for HDI's through the ..
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