Preferencing Policies

Preferencing Policies

This practice guide provides a range of uniform methods and procedures for implementing a wide range of policy themes in a consistent manner. The guide assumes that a preferential procurement policy is in place and focuses on the capturing of preferencing requirements in procurement documents. It contains sample preferencing schedules, clauses required to activate preferencing in the tender data where use is made of the cibd Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement and data capture forms.

This practice guide presents a range of policy options and implementation methodologies that may be pursued in the formulation of preferential procurement policies that are consistent with the provisions of the South African regulatory regime. The guide introduces the thinking behind preferential procurement policies, the manner in which such policies are implemented internationally and the constraints to implementation within South Africa. 

It interprets the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act and related regulations, identifies the methods by which preferences may be applied, provides guidelines as to how preferential procurement policies may be formulated to satisfy legislative requirements and contains examples of preferential procurement policies that are drafted in accordance with this practice guide.

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