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Procurement plans

What is this?
Procurement plans per quarter consolidated for national departments and public entities.
Key points
  1. A display of aggregated demand for good and services per institutions. 2. The plans indicate what procurement of goods/services departments and entities plan to undertake per quarter.
  2. Government's financial year runs from 01 April to 31 March.
  3. A description of goods, services and works is provided, the method of procurement and the date that the advertisement of the tender is expected to run.
  4. Where a department/entity did not submit a procurement plan for the year, this is indicated in the report.
Why is it important?

By examining the reports, a sense of whether departments / entities are planning adequately to procure goods and services can be ascertained. The reports also provide a sense of what goods and services are being procured.

What can it be used for?

Using this information, citizen based monitoring efforts can be focused on ensuring departments maintain continuity of services when key contracts are coming to an end and a new round of contracting is occurring. By examining the reports in conjunction with Annual Performance Plans, it can be determined if a department / entity is intended to achieve planned objectives by obtaining the correct goods and services on time. Where no procurement plan was furnished, the department / entity's Annual Financial Statement can be examined for a sense of whether governance practices are a concern.

How can it be accessed and used?
  1. Visit National Treasury's OCPO website
  2. Go to Suppliers Area
  3. Select Scheduled bids
  4. Download report for national departments or entities for the relevant quarter

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