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 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.