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Procurement Disclosure Report reveals 47% of Covid-19 expenditure spent on SMMEs

1 September 2020

We are pleased to publish the second edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report by Provincial Treasury. This edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report expands on the previous report to include a snapshot of the Covid-19 expenditure spent on SMMEs which amounts to R669 million or 47.41% of total spend. 

The Procurement Disclosure Report also confirms that to date R1.25 billion has been committed towards Covid-19 related expenditure across the Western Cape government, of which R682 million was spent on personal protective equipment (PPE) and R575 million on other Covid-19 expenditure.

The Procurement Disclosure Report details all personal protective equipment (PPE) procurement and expenditure in the Western Cape in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, in a regular and standardised report that is made available on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to the public.  

This month’s edition not only details all PPE procurement and expenditure by Western Cape government departments from 1 April 2020 to 31 July 2020, but also includes all Covid-19 procurement expenditure such as disinfection services, quarantine and isolation facilities and field hospitals.  

And the report includes additional information on the PPE purchasing and emergency procurement environment, including National Treasury benchmark prices, the various iterations of the pricing and how Provincial Treasury has responded. 

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, David Maynier, said: “We remain committed to transparency and clean government in the Western Cape, and so welcome the second edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report. 

“It is also important to us that we are able to support small businesses through our procurement process and so it is good to see that almost half of our expenditure during the Covid-19 pandemic has been spent with small business.” 

Provincial Treasury Head of Department, David Savage, added: “Through the various iterations of the Procurement Disclosure Report we aim to expand on the information provided as we seek to further enhance transparency in our supply chain management processes. With the additional context on the PPE purchasing and emergency procurement environment our hope is to guide suppliers so they can respond accordingly.” 

Other pro-active support and compliance measures implemented by Provincial Treasury to mitigate procurement risks include the establishment of a Central Procurement Advisory Committee to support and advise the main procuring departments and enhanced surveillance of disaster-related procurement by internal audits of procurement transactions. 

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Media Enquiries: 

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