Public Procurement Law Special Interest Group launched

On 18 June 2018, AdJASA launched a Special Interest Group (SIG) on Public Procurement Law. The event was hosted at the Sandton offices of Webber Wentzel with a video link to the firm’s Cape Town offices.

Following the adoption of the terms of reference for the SIG, delegates appointed a chairperson, deputy chair and secretary, for the SIG. These are:

Chair: Mr Peter Volmink

Deputy Chair: Dr Allison Anthony

Secretary: Mr Jan-Hugo Fyfer

Following the constitution of the SIG, delegates deliberated on three topics relating to public procurement law.

Geo Quinot introduced a discussion on what to expect of the new public procurement statute that is currently being drafted.

Leslie Mkhabela

Achmat Toefy & Megan Adderley

Leslie Mkhabela spoke on adverse costs orders against public officials, asking whether such orders are an incentive for good governance or a ‘Sword of Damocles’?

Achmat Toefy & Megan Adderley considered transversal contracts and “piggybacking” arrangements in comparative perspective and in terms of South African law.

More details on the SIG can be found at this link.