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The Bitou Municipality has and implements a Supply Chain Management Policy in terms of Section 111 of the Municipal Finance Management Act, No 56 of 2003 (the Act), that: (a) gives effect to – (i) Section 217 of the Constitution; and (ii) Part 1 of Chapter 11 and other applicable provisions of the Act; (b) is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective; (c) complies with – (i) the Supply Chain Management Regulations; and (ii) any minimum norms and standards that may be prescribed in terms of section 168 of the Act; (d) is consistent with other applicable legislation; (e) does not undermine the objective for uniformity in supply chain management systems between organs of state in all spheres; and (f) is consistent with national economic policy concerning the promotion of investments and doing business with the public sector. (g) applies the highest ethical standards; (h) promotes local economic development; and (i) assigns responsibility for the implementation of the policy to the Accounting Officer of the Municipality.

Vision/ Mission

  1. In terms of Regulation 7(1) the Accounting Officer must establish a Supply Chain Management Unit to implement this Policy.
  2. The supply chain management unit operates under the direct supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, who duly delegated this duty to the Manager: Supply Chain Management in terms of Section 82 of the MFMA.
  3. The officials in the SCM Unit has received training in terms of National Treasury requirements and their behaviour are subject to a Code of Ethics for SCM Practitioners.

Key Performance Areas

  1. Ensure that procurement processes are fair, equitable, transparent, competitive, cost effective and consistent with the Supply Chain Management Policy.
  2. Ensure that goods and services are delivered to the right place, in the right quantity, with the right quality, at the right cost and at the right time.
  3. Promote consistency in respect of SCM policy and other related initiatives in Government.
  4. Give effect to the provisions of the Constitution.
  5. Give effect to the provisions of the MFMA.

Key Documents

Key Contacts