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To build the capacity of public service  bid committee members who serve on bid specification,evaluation and adjudication committees as well as Supply Chain Management practitioners who are responsible  for  support functions of  the Bid Committee system. The programme  is aligned to the basic values and principles  governing  public administration  as contained in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996, in that it promotes  a high standard of professional ethics, the efficient, economic and effective use of resources and accountability.

Target Group

The course is aimed at all candidates who are Supply Chain Management Practitioners, Senior Managers, Managers, CFOs, Accounting Officers and End Users who operate  in cross functional teams as well as specialists in specific fields who are members of the bid committees in municipalities and municipal entities.

Minimum Requirements for Enrolment

  • Communication at NQF Level 4 and
  • Mathematical literacy on NQF Level 4.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the elements of  the  Supply Chain Management  model within  local government that applies to the bid committee system to establish the Supply Chain Management context.
  • Explain the regulatory framework that governs Supply Chain Management within the local government to demonstrate an understanding of how each legislation and/ or prescript regulates the decision making of bid committees.
  • Discuss the importance of  ethical conduct for  Supply Chain Management practitioners within the public service and how this impacts on bid committee member behaviour.
  • Prepare a bid invitation for a specific commodity within the public service, according to National Treasury Regulations and Practice Notes a fair, transparent and equitable bid invitation.
  • Evaluate bids and compile a written submission to the Bid Adjudication Committee recommending the award of the bid to a provider according to bid specification criteria to ensure fairness and compliance.
  • Consider for the adjudication of bids, the written submissions from the Evaluation Committee for fairness, correctness and compliance  against predetermined   bid criteria or for the drawing up of a resolution to the relevant authorities for the


This course is credit bearing and is registered  against this unit standard: “337061”. Demonstrate  knowledge and insight into a  bid committee system  applicable to an Organs of State in South Africa, pitched at NQF Level 5 with 15 credits.

Unit Standard ID Title
NQF Level Credits
337061 Bid Committees – MFMA 5 15

Assessment Approach

Participants must submit  a completed  work book and post course  assignment. Upon completion, participants who are  found competent  will be given a certificate of competence.


This course is presented over five (5) working days.