Framework for Infrastructure Delivery & Procurement Management (FIDPM)
The Framework for Infrastructure Delivery and Procurement Management (FIDPM) replaces The Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management (SIPDM) as of 01 October 2019. All infrastructure procurement by the various tiers of government will utilize the FIDPM from this date.
FIPDM view / download here
Issue Date May 2019
Effective Date October 2019
FIPDM Instruction Note view / download here
National Treasury Instruction No. 03 of 2019/2020
Revised tender value ranges across all grades provide for adjusting grades to take into account inflationary impacts, effective 07 October 2019.
Related documents: -
Auditor-General Act of 1995 (Act No. 12 of 1995)
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Auditor-General Act of 1995 (Act No. 12 of 1995) which requires that
the Auditor General reasonably satisfy himself or herself that
satisfactory management measures have been taken to ensure that
resources are procured economically and utilised efficiently and
effectively. (The Auditor General has wide powers to investigate and
enquire into procurement matters and related control and is obligated
to report findings either to parliament or a provincial legislative, as
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)
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The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003 (Act
No. 53 of 2003) requires that organs of state and all public entities
take into account and, as far as is reasonably possible, apply any
relevant code of good practice issued in terms of this Act in
developing and implementing a preferential procurement policy.
publishes regulations and standards in terms of its mandate.
- Standard for Developing Skills
through Infrastructure Projects Download
- Standard For Contractor Performance Reports
for Use on Construction Works Contracts (Grades 2 to 9) Download
- Standard for Indirect Targetting for
Enterprise Development through Construction Works Contracts
Best Practice Green Building Certification Download
- Standard for Uniformity in Construction
Procurement and Best Practice Guidelines Download
The cidb Act of 2000 (cidb
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The Construction Industry Development Board Act of 2000 (cidb Act)
defines the construction industry as "the broad conglomeration of
industries and sectors which add value in the creation and maintenance
of fixed assets within the built environment." The
Construction Industry Development Regulations issued in terms of this
Act defines construction procurement as "procurement in the construction
industry, including the invitation, award and management of contracts."
Accordingly, construction procurement involves not only
engineering and construction works contracts, but also supply contracts
that involve the purchase of construction materials and equipment,
services relating to any aspect of construction including professional
services, disposals of surplus materials and equipment and demolitions.
The cidb Act establishes a means by which the cidb can promote and
implement policies, programmes and projects aimed at procurement
reform, standardisation and uniformity in procurement documentation,
practices and procedures within the framework of the procurement policy
of government. The Construction Industry Development Regulations
require that all organs of state only award construction works
contracts to contractors who are appropriately registered with the
cidb, advertise tenders and calls for expressions of interest on the cidb’s web based i-tender service and record the award of contracts and
any cancellation or termination of a contract in the register of
projects on the website.
The Competition Act of 1998 (Act No. 89 of 1998)
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The Competition Act of 1998 (Act No. 89 of 1998) provides for
the establishment of a Competition Commission responsible for the
investigation, control and evaluation of restrictive practices, abuse
of dominant position, and mergers. This Act also provides for the
establishment of a Competition Tribunal responsible to adjudicate such
matters and for the establishment of a Competition Appeal Court.
The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act of 2000
(Act No. 5 of 2000)
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The Constitution requires the public procurement
system to be "fair,
equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective."
The Constitution does, however, establish a procurement policy
providing for "categories
of preference in the allocation of contracts" and "the protection or advancement of
persons, or categories of persons, disadvantaged by unfair
discrimination" provided that such a policy is implemented
in accordance with a framework provided for in national legislation.
The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act of 2000 (Act No. 5 of
2000) gives effect to these Constitutional provisions by providing a
framework for the implementation of a preference points system which
includes requirements for transparency in the awarding of points and
the limiting of the potential economic rents associated with such a
The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of
2004 (Act No. 12 of 2004)
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The Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004 (Act No.
12 of 2004):
- makes corruption and related activities an offence;
- establishes a Register of Tender Defaulters in order to
place certain restrictions on persons and enterprises convicted of
corrupt activities relating to tenders and contracts; and
- places a duty on certain persons holding a position of
authority to report certain corrupt transactions.
The Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000, (Act No.
2 of 2000)
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The Bill of
Rights also gives everyone the right of access to information held by
the state. The Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000, (Act No.
2 of 2000) gives effect to this right. This Act sets out the procedures
pertaining to the obtaining of public records and the grounds for
refusal of access to information.
The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act of 2000 (Act No.
3 of 2000)
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The Bill of Rights contained in the Constitution gives
everyone the right to administrative action that is lawful, reasonable
and procedurally fair as well as the right to written reasons for
adverse administrative action which affects their rights. The Promotion
of Administrative Justice Act of 2000 (Act No. 3 of 2000) establishes
fair administrative procedures, permits those affected by unfair
administrative action to request written reasons for such
administrative action within 90 days of, or when they became aware of,
such actions and requires administrators to respond within 90 days of
receipt of such requests.
The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair
Discrimination Act of 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000)
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The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair
Discrimination Act of 2000 (Act No. 4 of 2000) expressly prohibits the
state and all persons (natural and juristic) from discriminating
unfairly against any person on the grounds of race or gender through
the denial of access to contractual opportunities for rendering
services or by failing to take steps to reasonably accommodate the
needs of such persons.
Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 1999
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Section 76(4) of the PFMA permits National Treasury to make regulations
or issue instructions applicable to all institutions to which the Act
applies concerning "the
determination of a framework for an appropriate procurement and
provisioning system which is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive
and cost effective. Supply Chain Management Regulations,
Guidelines, Practice Notes, Circulars and Instructions have been issued
in terms of the PFMA. These documents are applicable to all departments
and public entities with the exception of major public entities e.g.
ACSA, DBSA, DENEL, ESKOM, IDT, Transnet, Telkom and TCTA. These
documents address issues such as ethical standards, restricting
suppliers from doing business with the public sector, codes of conduct,
compliance monitoring, improving transparency, prohibition of
restricted practices, tax clearance certificates etc.
The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) of 2003
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The Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) of 2003 requires
each municipality and municipal entity to have and implement a supply
chain management policy which is "fair,
equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective"
and complies with a prescribed regulatory framework for municipal
supply chain management. This regulatory framework covers the range of
supply chain management processes that municipalities and municipal
entities may use, procedures and mechanisms for each type of process,
disclosure of any conflicts of interests, participation in the supply
chain management system of persons who are not officials, the barring
of persons from participating in tendering or other bidding processes,
measures for combating fraud, corruption, favouritism and unfair and
irregular practices in supply chain management, the promotion of the
ethics of those involved in municipal supply chain management, the
delegation of municipal supply chain management powers and duties
including to officials etc.
Public Protector Act of 1994 (Act No. 23 of 1994)
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The Constitution also provides for the establishment of the
office of Public Protector. The Public Protector Act of 1994 (Act No.
23 of 1994) permits the public to raise issues and empowers the Public
Protector, acting as an ombudsman, to investigate, report on and take
the necessary remedial action on any conduct in state affairs or in the
public administration, that is alleged, or suspected to be improper or
to result in any impropriety or prejudice. Information or evidence that
suggests criminal activity is referred to the South African Police
Services and the Director of Public Prosecutions. Non-compliance that
renders expenditure irregular or unauthorised is referred to the