Bid Committee Training

Bid Committee Training

When a municipality contracts for goods or services, it must make use of competitive bidding or a public call for tenders for contracts over R200 000 as well as for long-term contracts. A competitive bidding process generally consists of different stages, for example, compiling bid specifications, advertising the bid, the receipt and evaluation of bids, and the award and implementation of the contract.

SAIL’s Bid Committee training modules are designed for you to understand and examine supply chain management in the South African public sector.

The Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations require a municipality’s Supply Chain Management Policy to provide for a committee system to oversee the different stages. Such committee system must, moreover, consist of at least a bid specification committee, a bid evaluation committee and a bid adjudication committee. Until recently, little attention has been given by the courts to the roles and composition of the different committees in the committee system. It is only after government, and, municipalities have begun to implement the committee system in their procurement processes that it is evident that problems are arising. In recent months, the courts have increasingly had to deal with issues pertaining to the implementation of the committee system.

This course covers:

  • Legal framework for procurement
  • How to secure and manage supplier contracts
  • How to achieve cost-effective and transparent bidding processes for your organization
  • Create an effective bid specification committee in your SCM framework.
  • Identifying the appropriate guidelines and regulations for creating conditions of contract
  • Managing the advertising and promotion of competitive bidding and quotation processes
  • Establishing a cross-functional bid evaluation committee
  • Assessing whether the bidding party can add real value to your procurement process

To enrol in this course or to find out more information, feel free to get in touch with us by giving us a call on +27 (011) 028 0270 or sending an email to


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