Purpose

To equip Supply Chain Management officials and other role players to identify the different forms of bid rigging and to design internal supply chain processes and controls to minimize the risks of bid rigging. If illegal bid rigging practices such as price collusion are allowed to flourish in public Supply Chain Management it would seriously undermine the benefits of a competitive market place and diminish public confidence in the competitive process. Bid-rigging conspiracies waste tax payer’s money and cause government to pay more than a fair price. When bid-rigging impacts public procurement, it has the potential to cause great harm to service delivery.

Target Group

This is a highly specialized course in bid rigging in the Public Service and will be used for capacity building of employees working in all institutions  as listed in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Municipal  Finance Management Act (MFMA)  including those who perform anti-corruption duties in senior, middle and junior management positions:

  • Heads of Supply Chain Management
  • Members of Bid Specification, Evaluation and Adjudication Committees
  • Supply Chain Management practitioners
  • Line managers and end users

Minimum Requirements for Enrollment

  • Communication at NQF Level 4;
  • Mathematical literacy on NQF Level 4;

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Identify the common forms of bid rigging;
  • Design internal supply chain management processes in such a way that it minimizes the risks of Bid Rigging and maximizes the potential participation of genuinely competing bidders;
  • Detect, prevent and report on bid rigging practices;
  • Take the necessary steps if bid rigging is suspected.

Accreditation

This is a non-credit bearing course.

Assessment Approach

Participants will write a summative assessment at the end of the second day. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of successful completion.

Duration

This course is presented over two (2) working days.

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