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4.6 Procurement


Procurement can be broken down into three levels, namely: capital goods; services; and consumables.


Stakeholders undertake to give HDSAs a preferred supplier status, where possible, in all three levels of procurement. To this end stakeholders undertake to:


Identify current levels of procurement from HDSA companies;


Commit to a progression of procurement from HDSA companies over a 3 to 5-year time frame reflecting the genuine value added by the HDSA provider;


Encourage existing suppliers to form partnerships with HDSA companies, where no HDSA Company tenders to supply goods or services; and


Stakeholders commit to help develop HDSA procurement capacity and access Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) assistance programmes to achieve this.


List of suppliers: It is envisaged that information on all HDSA companies wishing to participate in the industry will be collected and published. All participants in the industry will assist the DTI in compiling such a list that will inter alia be published by government on the Internet and updated regularly.