Electronic Procurement NetworkDate posted: 06.08.2014 | Author: Harry Bovensmann
Some 500 local suppliers in the Western Cape can now enlist on an integrated electronic procurement network, following the launch of the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s (DEDAT) access to markets programme. The department says the programme will offer small enterprises exposure to potential buyers.
Supply Chain Network, which uses an online system to connect buyers and sellers, has been appointed to manage the programme. Launched in 2012, the procurement portal is currently used by over 3 000 buyers who can instantly source services from any of the portal’s 20 000 small supplier members.
To join the online portal, suppliers must be qualified in their respective field of work, and their businesses must be registered and compliant with industry protocols.
These regulations include routine registration validation by the Companies and Intellectual Properties’ Commission (CIPC) and tax compliance checks by the South African Revenue Service (Sars). By joining the network, suppliers will be able to make online submissions on quotes and invoices in a matter of seconds.
Registered members can create and manage their own company profiles, while marketing their services to big corporates by publishing their compliance levels. Monthly membership fees for the portal amount to R195 per month or R2 340 per year. But those companies accepted into the programme will only have to contribute R65 a month (or R768 per year).
Contact DEDAT on 021 483 9026 for further information.