SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Parliament envisage to implement Supply Chain Management in the near future.
Supply Chain Management is the process followed to ensure that the procuring of goods and services is fair and transparent. This process follows 4 stages viz: Demand Management, Acquisition Management, Logistic Management and Disposal Management.
PARLIAMENT BIDS AND TENDERS
Parliament procures certain goods and services through the bidding/tendering system. These are all service contracts as well as all goods required above R500k.
WHERE TO FIND BIDS IN PARLIAMENT
Bids are advertised through media, website and emails and at some occasions companies are directly approached and also companies can be invited to bid by phone.
Newspapers such as Sunday Times, City press and Sowetan. Tenders are occasionally advertised in Government Gazette.
PAYMENT OF BIDS
Parliament’s bid documents are free of charge.
IS THERE GUARANTEE OF RECEIVING BIDS WHEN REGISTERED ON PARLIAMENT’S DATABASE?
All Parliament bids are advertised nationally to attract wide responses. Companies on the database are only approached when the 3 quote system is applied.
WHAT BEE POLICIES ARE IN PLACE
Parliament applies the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA): 90/10 and 80/20 preference point system
DAILY QUOTE SYSTEM
Companies are asked to quote for services or goods required below R250k. Normally 3 quotes are obtained when procuring.
PAYMENT OF SUPPLIERS
Suppliers are paid upon receipt of invoice within 30 days period. Either 15th or 30th of the month is set aside for such payments. Small companies could benefit from pay periods less than 30 days.