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New Public Procurement Bill intended to end tender corruption

27 July 2023

To address the continuing perception of tender corruption which has also been included as one of the reasons for South... Africa’s grey listing by the international community, the Minister of Finance in May 2023 introduced a draft Public Procurement Bill as the answer to creating conformation, stability and transparency in public procurement across all state entities from national to local government level. The Bill has since been tabled in Parliament.

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Factors courts must consider when reviewing state tenders

27 June 2023

With so much attention the last few years on corruption, tender fraud and unauthorised government procurement, a question that is... frequently asked is to what extent our courts are allowed to become involved with government tenders and set them aside?

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B-BBEE in state tenders done?

14 June 2022

With all the media attention around the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ‘scrapping’ of the regulations around preferential procurement at the... end of 2020, and recent media statements by the Democratic Alliance that they wish to have B-BBEE removed as criteria from government tendering, one can be excused for being uncertain what role B-BBEE will continue to play in state tendering.

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Can a settlement agreement override fair tender procedures?

10 February 2021

After losing a tender, we lodged a complaint with the department against their awarding of the tender to a bidder... who we are aware operates in a less than reputable fashion. The department informed us they would cancel the tender. Subsequently we have heard that although the tender was cancelled, the department wants to enter into a settlement agreement with the bidder to avoid litigation. Surely such a settlement agreement cannot override fair tender procedures?

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51% black equity tender pre-qualification criteria found to be invalid

06 January 2021

My business is 26% black owned but has been excluded from a number of tenders because of pre-qualification criteria for... tenders being set at being at least 51% black owned. I’ve seen in the news though that this practice has been scratched by the courts. Is this true?

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How fair must government tenders be?

11 April 2019

My business is growing and I have a good BEE scorecard. It makes sense that I should start looking at... getting government work. I’ve been avoiding it because it seems to me that the government entities award tenders to whomever they like. If I go to the trouble of tendering I’d at least like a fair shot at getting the work. Is it worth looking at tenders or should I rather leave it?

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Employment Equity Act amendments may impact your state contract

09 November 2018

I’ve recently heard about proposed amendments to the Employment Equity Act which I understand will make it more difficult to... tender for Government work. Is this true?

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