‘Draft Procurement Bill’ Workshop

Thursday 7th May 2020

          A Definitive & Dynamic Workshop presented by:

Below are all the details for this unique & dynamic workshop. Click on the plus (+) symbol to expand the accordion for more info. Bear in mind that participation is limited hence early registration is advisable.

  • To outline the current challenges
  • To highlight the pertinent sections of the draft bill
  • To gather participant inputs for submission to government
  • To confirm greater knowledge of the forthcoming draft procurement bill.

The majority of MICE professionals – both from the services as well as supplier side – have become disillusioned with tender submissions. Even as preferred suppliers, the amount of time and effort in relation to the outcomes has been dismal, bordering on questionable.  To this end the Minister of Finance has taken a proactive step in ensuring that the procurement processes going forward are in keeping with the industry’s expectations.

This means that as a participant to this workshop – you will be able to digest the pertinent contents of the draft bill, concluding with your observations, inclusions and objections to the draft bill.

Thereafter these collated industry comments will be submitted to government  and –in turn – monitored by The MICE Academy.

The draft public procurement bill aims, “To regulate public procurement; to prescribe a framework for procurement policy envisaged in section 217(3) of the Constitution; and to provide for matters connected therewith”

It underpins the spirit of Section 217 in that it states procurement must occur in accordance with a system which is fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.  Provision is to be made for small businesses, women, youth as well as promote local production among others.

In essence it intends to contain a more equitable framework for the submission of tenders

Although the draft bill is focused on government tenders – it is likely the corporate sector will emulate sections of the bill going forward, especially in relation to B-BBEE compliance. 

Be a part of the solution to the procurement process going forward.

A Comprehensive Programme Awaits Participants       


(1)Domestic Announcements                                                   

(2)Workshop Guidelines  

Understanding the Challenges:

As a background to the workshop – the manner in which governments operate will be explained.

(a)          The Current Draw-backs

(b)          Liaising with Organs of State

Dissecting the Draft Procurement Bill:

Participants – with your own copy of the Bill – will be taken step-by-step as to what the Finance Minister is proposing.                                                                      

Way Forward with the Draft Procurement Bill:

The opportunity to put forward suggestions, inclusions & objections will be afforded to each participant.

The input process will be provided to participants at workshop commencement.

Wrap-up together with Authentic Certification:                          

The main aspects of each section of the workshop will be highlighted in order to ensure an effective follow-up process.                       Closure      

This programme is focussed mainly on management within the following sectors:

Event Services & Suppliers / Travel Trade / Corporate Procurement

The  investment is R1700.00 per participant.

Check the next concertina block for all the inclusions & exclusions


  • Personal ring-binder. This is the participant’s personal file which can be added-to during &  following the workshop. 
  • Copy of the 75 page draft procurement document;

  • Light Breakfast on arrival
  • Buffet Luncheon
  • Refreshment Breaks – mid-morning & afternoon;
  • CPD Test on knowledge gained;
  • Certification on 80% plus pass;
  • Parking;
  • Easy access to the Gautrain station.


  • 15% VAT
  • Transport to-&-from the host venue –  HB Connect
  • Accommodation (Signature Hotel in West Street Sandton is recommended)
  • Any other items not shown in the inclusions

Thursday 7th May 2020

9.00am (09h00) to 3.30pm (15h30) – 5 hours of presentations, explanations & templates

Host venue:  HB Connect  – The premier dedicated multi-purpose venue in the heart of Sandton .

The workshop’s facility at HB Connect allows individual seating with space between participants for notes and laptops.

HB Connect is also renowned for excellent cuisine under the watchful eye of the management owner: Executive Chef Nigel Sand & his Team

Lead Advisor & Presenter: TaranisCo Advisory CC, run by Gerrit Davids and founded in 1996. Gerrit is a leading Tendering & Procurement facilitator and also drafts procurement policies and consults for enterprises in preparing bids for government and private sector contracts. To date Gerrit has trained more than 2000 companies and individuals on how to submit compliant tenders to the South African government. Gerrit has also provided training for a number of government entities and advising them on the best practices required to comply ing with its own tendering regulations.

Helen Brewer Programme Facilitator with 4 decades of experience within all aspects of the MICE industry has structured the programme in ensuring participants come away with as much value add as possible.

  • On receipt of the completed registration form –   acknowledgement details will be forwarded.
  • Confirmation is via payment only. 
  • Registrations close 5 working days prior to the commencement of  the workshop;
  • Cancellation of a Confirmed  Participant before preparations commence ie 10 consecutive days prior to the commencement day (emailed notification)…
  • …a 50% discount is applicable;
  • …5 working days prior to the commencement date may register on a future workshop;
  • …An alternative participant is always welcome. A completed registration form is required stating the participant being replaced;
  • …Confirmed participants will receive full details of workshop programme timing, location map and directions 2 working days prior to the commencement of the workshop;
  • Participation numbers are limited hence early registration and confirmation is necessary.

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