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Developing Effective and Compliant Bid Specifications

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Unpack the key elements for developing effective Bid Invitations as required under legislation.


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Online, instructor-led training


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Course Objectives

Unpack the key elements for developing effective Bid Invitations as required under legislation.

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The legislative context under which Bid Invitations fall (the PFMA, MFMA, SCM Regulations, PPPFA, and the B-BBEE Empowerment Act) can be complex, misunderstood or misinterpreted. This course unpacks the key elements for the development of effective and compliant bid specifications, beginning with an understanding of the key definitions and historical background of Bid Specifications and Bid Invitations.

You will learn

  • The legislative context under which Bid Invitations are required and how this differs for different organisations under the PFMA and the MFMA., The role of the Bid Invitation and the impact that bidder responses have on the contracting process., Market/industry research and analysis in the context of Bid Invitations., The strategic sourcing options to be considered before embarking on a Bid Invitation process., A framework for organising and compiling bid invitations., The establishment; structure and role of the Bid Specifications Committee (BSC)., Important requirements of the Preferential Procurement Regulations that influence evaluations; particularly local production and content; functionality; sub-contracting and consortiums., The purpose of the General Conditions of Contract; the relationship with Special Conditions of Contract and which Standard Bid Documents (SBDs) are required and when., Improve your skills in writing effective Bid Invitations by understanding important terms to include and what to avoid., The role of the Bid Adjudication Committee in approving specifications., How to check the Bid Invitation prior to submission to the Bid Adjudication Committee (particularly compliance with PPPFA requirements).

Who should attend

  • Accounting Authorities; Accounting Officers and Senior Managers in national; provincial and municipal government, Chief Procurement Officers, Procurement and Supply Chain Managers, Supplier Relationship Managers, Team Leaders, Commercial Specialists, Contract Managers, Sourcing Managers, Project Managers, Commodity Managers, Category Managers, Buyers (Junior to Senior)


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