The Law of Government Procurement in South Africa


Publisher Lexis Nexis has launched the The Law of Government Procurement in South Africa, the very first comprehensive analysis of this topic. It systematically covers the entire field of law applicable to government procurement and examines the scope and effect of the current procurement legislation in the light of existing case law and commentary.

This publication was a CODESRIA Prize Winner for the Best Doctoral Thesis produced in Africa 2006.
Dr. Phoebe Bolton BProc LLB LLM LLD (UWC); Associate Professor of Law, University of the Western Cape

Key benefits
The Law of Government Procurement in South Africa focuses on the principles applicable to government procurement, and provides essential guidelines to government departments, suppliers, professional service providers and consultants.

Topics covered

  • The background to procurement, including the government’s power to contract and the limitations on such power
  • The constitutional framework of government procurement, and the interpretation of Section 217 of the South African Constitution
  • The application of the principles in Section 217 to the decision to procure and the process of procurement
  • Competitiveness and cost-effectiveness in the procurement process
  • Fairness and transparency
  • Procurement as a policy tool in South Africa
  • The rules on contract formation and contract maintenance
  • The availability of public law and private law remedies to aggrieved parties

Annexures included

  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 200 of 1993, section 187
  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 200 of 1996, section 217
  • Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000 (the Act, Regulations)
  • Public Finance Management Act 1 of 1999 (Public-Private Partnership Regulations and Supply Chain, Management Regulations)
  • Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003 (Municipal Supply Chain M Management Regulations, Municipal Public-Private Partnership Regulations)

Practical features

  • The Law of Government Procurement in South Africa presents the issues in a manner relevant to the concerns of both the state and the contractors dealing with the state.
  • It is practical, yet sufficiently detailed to be the ideal reference for judges, attorneys and advocates

Price: R469.80 + VAT = R535.57

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