POSTPONED: Department embarks on a supply chain management procurement plan awareness drive

06 March 2020

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries will over the next few weeks be embarking on a series of nationwide supply chain management workshops to raise awareness about the department's procurement plans and possible business opportunities available in the department for the 2020/21 financial year.

With more than 1 500 projects valued at approximately R2.7 billion, the department will require the delivery of goods and services as well as services related to construction and infrastructure projects within the next financial year 2020/21.

The workshops are intended to promote fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective procurement processes as dictated by the Constitution. “We want to assure all our prospective service providers, especially the Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) that all our processes will be open and transparent. We are doing this with a full knowledge of the role SMMEs play towards reduction of unemployment, poverty and inequality, in line with the National Development Planning (NDP) Vision 2030,” said Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy.

All projects valued above R500 000 will be advertised for a period of 21 days on various platforms including the national media, government tender bulletins and the department’s website. Suppliers are encouraged to continually visit these platforms. Projects valued below R500 000 will be executed through a request for quotation (RFQ) process sourced from qualifying service providers listed on the government’s central supplier database (CSD).

At the workshops, prospective service providers will also be assisted with registration on the CSD. In order to successfully register, suppliers must bring valid CIPC company registration documents, proof of bank account, proof of tax registration and a BEE certificate or sworn affidavit.

The workshops will be taking place as follows:

Province Date Time Venue
Limpopo 13 March 09:00 for 09:30 Makhado Showgrounds Main Hall , Louis Trichardt
Mpumalanga 17 March 09:00 for 09:30 Valencia Community Hall, Nelspruit
Kwazulu- Natal 20 March 09:00 for 09:30 Osizweni Community Hall, Newcastle Durban City Hall, Durban
23 March 09:00 for 09:30 Durban City Hall, Durban
Western Cape 23 March 09:00 for 09:30

Banquet Hall, George. 
Endlovini Community Centre, Koornhof Street 7755 Nyanga. 

24 March 09:00 for 09:30 Gugulethu sports centre, Cape Town
Eastern Cape 26 March 09:00 for 09:30 Buffalo City Hall, East London
27 March 09:00 for 09:30 Wells Estate Multi-Purpose Centre, Port Elizabeth
Free State 30 March 09:00 for 09:30 Kagisanong Hall, Rocklands Township Bloemfontein
Northern Cape 31 March 09:00 for 09:30 Kimberly City Hall, Kimberly
03 April 09:00 for 09:30 Tol Speelman Community Hall, Upington
North West 01 April 09:00 for 09:30 Mafikeng Civic Centre, Mafikeng
Gauteng 06 April 09:00 for 09:30 Environment House, 473 Steve Biko, Arcadia


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