Closing date for nominations has been extended to 17 October 2014

The State Owned Enterprise Procurement Forum (SOEPF), All About Public Procurement (AAPP) and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Africa’s Pan African Awards have opened for nominations.

The awards aim to reward public and private sector procurement professionals and recognise excellent practices across the procurement profession.

"Public procurement is one of the key industrial levers in the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and state-owned entities remain the main procurement catalysts. Therefore, this makes SOEPF a strategic partner to the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to maximise support for local procurement and transformation," says Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina.

The awards follow a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed by the dti and SOEPF in March last year, where it was agreed that SOEPF will serve as a strategic partner and an advisor to the dti regarding procurement matters. The purpose of SOEPF is to support the developmental agenda of the country; through implementation of policies such as, but not limited to, Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment, Black Industrialists, Industry Policy Action Plan, Local Procurement Accord, competitive Supplier Development Plan and New Growth Plan.

Members of the public can make nominations in these categories:

SOEPF TEAM CATEGORIES

  • Best Cross-Functional Teamwork.
  • Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement and Supply Profession.
  • Best Procurement and Supply Consultancy Project of the Year.
  • Best Public Sector Procurement and Supply Project.
  • Best Supplier and Enterprise Development Project.
  • Best Supplier Relationship Management in Procurement and Supply.
  • Best People Development Initiative.
  • Most Empowered SOE in compliance with BBBEE Adjusted Generic Scorecard for Public Sector and Localisation.
  • Best Third Sector/Not-for-profit Procurement Project.
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology in Procurement and Supply.

SOEPF INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

  • CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year.
  • Most Procurement and Supply orientated CPO/CEO of the Year.
  • CIPS Young procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year.

For nominations and more information on the awards click here.

Closing date is 17 October 2014, with adjudication on 24 October 2014 and the awards ceremony on 30 October 2014 at the Premier Hotel – Kempton Park.

Enquiries:
Sidwell Medupe – Departmental Spokesperson
Tel: (012) 394 1650
Mobile: 079 492 1774
E-mail: MSMedupe@thedti.gov.za
Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry
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