Public Procurement aligned to more stringent regulations as Bill goes to Cabinet

The Public Procurement Bill, which will be presented to Cabinet next month for gazetting for public comments, will be slightly delayed owing to the recent changes in government, an Office of the Chief Procurement Officer representative told Engineering News Online on Wednesday. The Bill was aimed at replacing and improving the revised public procurement regulations, which came into effect in April 2017 and would include small businesses and those operating in rural and township economies, to participate more effectively in public procurement.