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Public procurement law : a comparative analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Eiselen, G.T.S. De la Harpe, Stephanus Petrus Le Roux 2010-11-18T12:41:33Z 2010-11-18T12:41:33Z 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation De la Harpe, Stephanus Petrus Le Roux (2009) Public procurement law : a comparative analysis, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to determine whether or not the South African public procurement regime, within the framework set out in section 217(1) of the Constitution 1996, complies with the internationally accepted objectives or principles of public procurement, as contained in the UNCITRAL Model Law on the Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services (1994) and the World Trade Organisation‟s Plurilateral Government Procurement Agreement, and how these objectives are balanced with the need for the government‟s socio-economic policies. The main features of the public procurement reforms after South Africa became a constitutional state are the provision of constitutional principles applicable to public procurement; the creation of a single national legislative framework in terms of the Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999 and the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003, applicable to organs of state in the national, provincial and local spheres of government; and the creation of a supply chain management function that is fully integrated with the financial management processes in government, in which decisions on public procurement are decentralised to the procuring entities. The following broad principles applicable to public procurement, which are common to the Model Law and the GPA, were identified: (a) Economy; (b) Competitiveness; (c) Effectiveness; (d) Transparency; (e) The combating of abuse; (f) The avoidance of risk; (g) Accountability; (h) Fairness and equitability; and (i) Integrity. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 590 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject.ddc 346.23068
dc.subject.lcsh Government purchasing -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Public contracts -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Finance, Public -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Municipal finance -- Law and legislation -- South Africa
dc.title Public procurement law : a comparative analysis en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Private Law LL.D.

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