Cleaning up government’s procurement system

The e-tender initiative will see all state tenders being electronically entered into a central portal.

Government announced earlier this year steps to clamp down on corruption by putting stricter monitoring measures in place.

The e-tender initiative will see all state tenders being electronically entered into a central portal.

Kenneth Brown, Chief Procurement Officer at Treasury, discussed the creation of a central database for suppliers for government.

Brown said it’s going to make it easier for all business to register once onto the system.

“You don’t have to go to Sars anymore to get your tax clearance certificate or got to the DTi to get your BEE certificate.”

The chief procurement officer said what the system will do is generate an identification number for a business.

The system will enable firms to be more efficient as paper-based transactions are reduced or eliminated, facilitating for a more speedy exchange of information.

It's aimed at rooting out graft when it comes to awarding tenders.

People can now access the e-tender on www.csd.gov.za.

Listen: Applying for a tender now made easier.


This article first appeared on 702 : Cleaning up government’s procurement system


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