Supply chain management | Provincial Treasury
supply chain management

Driving a centre led approach for Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Moveable Asset Management (MAM) governance and performance requirements.

The Department provides policy direction and facilitates the management of SCM and MAM practices by conducting impact assessments of new policy requirements and testing key gaps and controls from a practical, efficiency gains and service impact perspective and issuing Provincial Treasury Instructions, pro-forma Accounting Officer’s System, pro-forma Standard Operating Procedures and templates and checklists. The unit further conducts compliance assessments at provincial departments to test compliance with SCM and MAM policy and prescripts.

  • Strategic sourcing - Strategic sourcing was introduced by the Provincial Treasury for the Western Cape Government Supply Chain Management. Strategic Sourcing is based on Government adopting a differentiated approach to procurement that looks at the strategic importance of procurement as well as the complexity of supply and how best to manage commodities that are core to service delivery. Procurement efficiencies and prudent procurement spending is supported by strategic sourcing methodologies in the procurement planning process to leverage efficiency gains and economies of scale through bulk/consolidated buying initiatives and potential transversal contracts.
  • Technology support - To improve Supply Chain Management performance, technology is used as an enabler. The continued support and implementation of the central supplier database, and an evidence based approach through improved efficiencies, governance requirements and enhancements on the procurement solution for quotations and the continuous building of the business intelligence competence to support procurement decision-making and better supply chain information management.
  • System user support - To improve Supply Chain Management performance, technology is used as an enabler. The continued support and implementation of the central supplier database, and an evidence based approach through improved efficiencies, governance requirements and enhancements on the procurement solution for quotations and the continuous building of the business intelligence competence to support procurement decision-making and better supply chain information management.
  • Procurement reporting – The first edition of the Procurement Disclosure Report was published in July 2020, a proactive initiative by the Provincial Treasury to provide the public, oversight bodies and other interested parties with useful information on public procurement activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the focus of the first report was on Personal Protective Equipment, the scope will be incrementally expanded in order to provide a holistic view of all Western Cape Government procurement activities on a monthly basis. Click here to view or download this report.