office of the chief procurement officer

Leadership Profile: Mark Kuipers

This month SmartProcurement profiles Mark Kuipers, Chief Director: Capacity Building, National Treasury and Chairman of the SCM Council. The SCM Council seeks to professionalise supply chain management (SCM) within South Africa – making it a discipline governed by national SCM norms, standards and principles. The Council engages with SCM stakeholders to unpack leading practices and […]

Leadership Profile: Mark Kuipers Read More »

Overpricing is where government’s real leakage sits, says Treasury’s Kenneth Brown

It is South Africa’s equivalent to the proverbial $640 Pentagon toilet seat — a paper binding machine that the government buys from its suppliers for the rand equivalent of almost $2,000, about 13 times what it should cost. Chief Procurement Officer Kenneth Brown cited the binding machine as an example of the massive waste that

Overpricing is where government’s real leakage sits, says Treasury’s Kenneth Brown Read More »

CPO website to make government SCM more accessible

  The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) has launched a website to assist government officials and personnel of state-owned enterprises to create tenders, and to provide guidance to suppliers bidding for tenders. The website forms part of the OCPO’s objective of minimising procurement-related corruption in government while, at the same time, making government’s

CPO website to make government SCM more accessible Read More »

Scroll to Top