Procurement

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Ekurhuleni: Residents’ experiences of the procurement of, delivery, and servicing of chemical toilets to informal settlements.

18 August 2023

We asked 260 informal settlement residents in the City of Ekurhuleni about their experiences of the procurement of chemical toilets and give recommendations to the metro on how to improve this service.

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The procurement of basic services should respond to the needs of women

15 August 2023

This research paper argues that gender-responsive procurement should be inclusive of the voices and needs of women. This will have far-reaching benefits by ensuring safer and healthier access to basic services for women, children and other vulnerable groups living in informal settlements in South Africa.

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Why are municipalities not publishing procurement information on their website and the eTender portal?

7 June 2023

Following on from the 2021 report,  How transparent is municipal procurement?, this report finds three main reasons why municipalities are not publishing procurement information on their websites and eTender portal as required. The report also gives recommendations on how to overcome these challenges to enhance transparency.

How transparent is municipal procurement?

20 November 2021

Following on from the 2020 report on transparency of municipal websites, this report focuses on transparency in local government procurement. The report provides key steps to enhance transparency in local government procurement and makes a case for open contracting. It explains why municipal websites are crucial for transparent local government and pro-poor service delivery.

How transparent are municipal websites about the goods and services that municipalities procure?

01 December 2020

This report focuses on transparency in local government procurement, presents the findings of a survey of municipal websites.

Systemic Challenges Facing the Procurement of Outsourced Basic Services for Informal Settlements in South Africa

01 December 2019

This research examines the findings of social audits, provider bid specifications, and interviews with municipal officials to identify the systemic causes of outsourced service delivery challenges and outlines several issues local governments could address to improve service delivery to informal settlements at scale.

Which Procurement Information Should We Publish?

Recommendations for Metropolitan Municipalities in South Africa

01 December 2019

This paper provides a detailed overview of the minimum level of procurement information metropolitan municipalities should be publishing on their supply chain management websites to support public engagement in the monitoring of the delivery of outsourced services and engagement in the tender process.

South Africa: A Proposal for a Learner Transport Conditional Grant

01 September 2017

This paper presents two possible approaches to the design of a learner transport grant that will, over time, enable South African provinces to provide learner transport to all learners in need, and ensure that funding is protected for the delivery of this service.

Public Monitoring Of Government Food Security Services In South Africa:

What Data Need To Be Produced And Published?

01 February 2016

This note explores what information the South African government needs to publish to enable effective public monitoring of the delivery of food security through South Africa’s Social Relief of Distress (SRD) program.

Monitoring Public Procurement In South Africa:

A Reference Guide For Civil Society Organizations

01 December 2015

This guide presents civil society organizations with information and tools to help monitor public procurement.

Public Monitoring Of Government Mental Health Services In South Africa:

What Data Needs To Be Produced And Published?

01 October 2015

This note explores what information the government needs to publish to enable the effective public monitoring of the delivery of mental health services.

Public Monitoring Of School Infrastructure In South Africa:

What Data Needs To Be Produced And Published?

01 September 2015

This note explores what information needs to be published by government to enable the public to monitor the delivery of school infrastructure.