Steps to tender for Government business
The Western Cape Government encourages and promotes: local economic development; black economic empowerment; small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The system to procure goods and services on behalf of government is designed to be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective.
There are a number of policies that guides the WCG on how to make decisions on which tender/bid to accept. Although price is very important in the decision on which tender or bid to accept, it is not the only factor taken into account.
Once government accepts a tender, it is binding on both parties and in most cases the WCG will enter into a Service Level Agreement with the successful bidder. This means that the person or company that won the tender has to provide the goods or services in the manner agreed to and at the price offered. In turn, the WCG must pay the agreed price at the agreed time. In other words, once accepted, a tender is a binding contract.
Supply Chain Management (SCM) manages the supply and acquisition of goods and services to the Western Cape Government. This includes infrastructure works and consultancy services, the disposal of goods no longer needed, and the selection of contractors to assist in the provision of provincial services.