What is Open Tender?
Open tender is an initiative of Gauteng Provincial Government to improve transparency in government procurement processes in order to build public confidence in the procurement system. The open tender system aims to promote transparency of the procurement process to award bids through fair competition in GPG while ensuring compliance with Supply Chain Management rules and regulations. Open tender contributes to the transformation of state and governance as part of the Transformation, Modernization and Reindustrialization programme.
The GPG is currently piloting the open tender process.
Key Features of Open Tender
The key distinctive features of open tender process includes, amongst others:
Strengthening of internal controls, compliance, governance and transparency by subjecting procurement processes (Bid Specification and Bid Evaluation) to probity audit
An effective support from the Provincial Treasury Supply Chain Management by reviewing and advising departments on specifications.
Publication of tender information on key stages of the procurement process.
Promoting transparency and accountability through inviting the public to observe the Bid Adjudication Committee (BAC) process.
Establishing a Gauteng Provincial Government Procurement Hub over the MTEF.
NB. The dates mentioned above are planned dates and do not take into account any unforeseen circumstances which may result in an extension of the overall timeframe. The schedule will be updated and published should there be any changes that arise.