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Procurement, Policy, Legislation and Socio-Economic Development (PPLSED)


The PPLSED TCC is established in terms of the following sections of the Council for the Built Environment Act (No 43 of 2000) (the CBE Act) as a sub-committee of the Built Environment Matters Committee (BEMC):

    1. serve as a forum where the representatives of the built environment professions may discuss (v) the relevant legislation impacting on the built environment;
    1. advise government on any matter falling within the scope of the built environment, including socio-economic development, and for this purpose carry out such investigations as it or the relevant Minister deems necessary;
    1. provide advice and consultation on national policy that could impact on the built environment, human resource development in relation to the built environment professions, and the recognition of new professions;

The work of the PPLSED TCC would also contribute to Government’s Priority 1: Economic transformation and job creation, aligned to the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) Transformed Built Environment outcome and the National Development Plan Implementation Plan (NDPIP) towards skilled built environment professionals in increased ownership and participation by historically disadvantaged individuals.

The primary mandate of the PPLSED TCC is to:

  1. ensure that procurement systems achieve the transformation goals as set out in sections 217(2) and (3) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
  2. identify gaps in current procurement policies and propose amendments that will achieve primary transformation objectives
  3. ensure that the proposed Procurement Bill is in line with section 217 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in its entirety
  4. give impetus to the State’s mandate in relation to Government’s role (Infrastructure)

Goals and Objectives:

The PPLSED TCC will specifically focus on policies and legislation that impact directly on transformation in the Built Environment sector. Key priorities for this Committee will include but not be limited to:

  1. Participate in the review of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA)
  2. Assess the impact of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Regulations in the Built Environment sector and propose potentially required reforms. These recommendations should also be incorporated into the proposed Procurement Bill currently published for comment
  3. Identify and assess overall challenges with legislation impacting the Built Environment sector and its sustainability thereof
  4. Review previous and current procurement systems, among others the Consultants Roster System, with the purpose of coming up with more transformative systems
  5. Consider a database of professional practices
  6. Realign all procurement legislation (such as the B-BBEE Act, PPPFA, Competition Commission, etc.) to benefit targeted groups
  7. Review and relook the B-BBBE Act
  8. Propose a streamlined and shortened cycle of the project delivery process
  9. Establish mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of this policy

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