Published on March 5, 2014
SITA's role in tendering with Government by Danie van der Merwe 2014-03-05
Agenda SITA Establishment SITA Must… SITA Act & Regulations Applicability Types of Contracting Open Procurement Process Where to Bid Conclusion 2
SITA Establishment SITA Act (Act 88 of 1998 as Amended) SITA Regulations (Gazette 28021 23 Sep 2005) Established as a State Owned Company National Treasury tender delegation 3
SITA Must… • Comply with Government Policies, Norms, Standards • Eliminate Duplication • Leverage Economies of Scale • Set standards for Interoperability & Security • Certify all acquired ICT Goods & Services • Provide “MUST” services as defined May also… R&D on ICT Goods on Contracts 4
SITA Act & Regulations Applicability Scope: • National & Provincial Departments MUST • Local Government & Public Entities MAY “Procure all IT Goods & Services through the Agency” One of the Following Manner: • From the Agency itself • Through the Agency ie. SITA Tenders / RFQ • Directly off a Transversal Contract 5
Types of Contracting Transversal Contracts: • Nat Department Public Service & Admin is owner • End User Dept / Entity engages directly with Suppliers • According to published Engagement Guidelines • Listed suppliers SITA Only Contracts: • SITA is owner • End User Dept / Entity engages through SITA • SITA accountability for Process and Service • Listed suppliers Open Tenders / Quotes: • Any supplier may bid 6
Open Procurement Process • • • • • Quotations – for up to R500,000 Mandatory Tenders – for over R500,000 Bid Spec Committee (BSC): MIOS Interoperability and Open Standards Open Specification vs Brand specific Duplication, Fairness, etc Recommendation Committee (RC): Governance over Process Recommendation to Dept Accounting Officer • 7
Where to Bid Open Bids and SITA Contracts via SITA Website at: http://www.sita.co.za under • Tenders (and Government Gazette) • RFQs on Contracts • Purchasing & Inventory for Open Quotes Transversal Contracts via Departmental Processes in adherence to SITA Engagement Guidelines 8
Conclusion Although processes and objectives are similar… SITA also has standards setting, transversal contracts, interoperability, research, systems integration, etc roles to play from a national level… Report Fraud & Corruption (24/7/365) to: 0800 3 FRAUD (3 37283) or firstname.lastname@example.org 9
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