TenderingITC hosted their 2nd  Annual Legal Tendering of the Total Tendering Process that was attended by over 70 delegates from both the private and public sector.

Highlighting pressing issues within SCM and procurement the 2013 conference sparked a heated discussion and moving debates between all stakeholders . Speakers reiterated that transparency within Government will need to take precedence in order to achieve the primary objectives set by the department.


Kamogelo Mampane, Chief Operations Officer, STATE OWNED ENTITIES PROCUREMENT FORUM

Morwesi Ramphenyane, Senior Manager, Technology Sourcing MTN (PTY) LTD

Sibongile Shongwe, Group Manager, AIRPORTS COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA

Some of the key outcomes after the conference, during the open forum included:

  • Competition law should promote efficiency and development of projects and not companies
  • Bid rigging is fraudulent and can lead to nifty fines, as stated by law
  • Bids that have similar pricing patterns can be considered as bid rigging
  • Subcontractors : When applying for a tender, always state all subcontractors if the bidder intends on using alternative service providers for the tender to be completed
  • Regardless of price as long as the bidder has qualified you can exclude the highest bidder, should there be budget constraints
  • Value for money needs to be considered as a long term aspect, SCM should consider the project, budget and regulation of maintenance
  • Go back to your procurement objectives when pricing and quality clashes
  • Benchmark all projects before the bid is awarded, in order to maintain quality and standards
The conference was rated as:
42% Excellent, 52% Good, 6% Average

One lucky winner won a free seat to next year’s conference. Congratulations to: Lunga Niwabule, Deputy Director, PUBLIC WORKS

Strategic sourcing and buying can provide and easier route to Legal Compliance of the Total Tendering Process, it is only ‘through effective procurement strategies compliance need not be an issue in SCM’.