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Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 (Act No. 56 of 2003)


Municipal Supply Chain Management Regulations, 2005

Chapter 2: Framework for Supply Chain Management Policies

Part 2: Acquisition management

24. Negotiations with preferred bidders


(1) A supply chain management policy may allow the accounting officer to negotiate the final terms of a contract with bidders identified through a competitive bidding process as preferred bidders, provided that such negotiation—
(a) does not allow any preferred bidder a second or unfair opportunity;
(b) is not to the detriment of any other bidder; and
(c) does not lead to a higher price than the bid as submitted.


(2) Minutes of such negotiations must be kept for record purposes.