Effective and efficient service delivery implementation requires the integration and co-existence of various systems and processes. One of these processes which require successful implementation in order to be effective is the supply chain management process as prescribed in section 110 of the MFMA;
Section 111 of the MFMA requires that each municipality and municipal entity must have and implement a supply chain management policy.
The primary task of the Municipality’s supply chain management system shall always be to find reliable, cost effective service providers for the Municipality. B-BBEE companies will not be treated any differently from the norm with regard to quality, expected service delivery and technical performance. On the other hand, it is required that all personnel associated with the Municipality’s supply chain management system must be made aware of this initiative and are expected to commit themselves to its implementation through good faith, efforts and appropriate purchasing procedures.
Section 217 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa requires an organ of state to contract for goods or services in accordance with a system which is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective. This SCM Policy of the Municipality has been drawn up to give effect to this principles and the Preferential Procurement Legislation, and furthermore to comply with the provisions of the MFMA and regulations promulgated in terms thereof.
This policy is effective as from 1 July 2018.