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and perhaps this is a stage where professional

this system. This roster system is still applicable

architects maybe consulted by public bodies.

for all bids for National Public works. However, the

The issue may also allow for the proposal of an

government was looking into a new system which

independent advisory board or a government-

Chipaco referred to as the “PSSR” and was still

appointed advisory, as seen in the Bouwmeester’s

to be implemented. The PSSR system aimed to

affect in intervening when necessary during a

connect all the separate, provincial roster bases into

project’s briefing and scoping stage.

a single, national roster database that is run by the

Entry levels in public work procurement also

government. This would allow all architects to be

need to be revisited, which provide equal

registered on the system and should give them equal

opportunities for previously disadvantaged

bidding opportunities for new developments.

companies or start-up companies. Simultaneously, t.he levels of experience gained

with public services, resulting in environments that don’t produce opportunities or communities. Delegate 2 posed a direct question to Mr Mampura


versus the quality and innovation obtained from

Mc Ms Kgaka then brought the workshop to an end

open design competitions need to be emphasised

with a brief overview of the day’s events and the

and practiced more frequently.

discussions that came about. Haba provided a brief overview through various points:

Votes of thanks were extended to the various

The workshop illustrates various interactions

presenters and attending delegates, as well to as

and exchanges that appear to indicate a

to the workshop’s sponsors and partners. These

renewed engagement between the public sector

included the Flemish Government, the JDA, the Wits

and professional bodies and service providers.

School of Architecture and Planning and SAIA.

regarding the transparency of the procurement system used by the DoPW and specifically how or which roster system is being used today.

This seems to be directing the procurement of services in the built environment to a positive

Linda Mampura suggested that the department was

setting and should present new opportunities for

in the process of dismantling the roster system and producing a new procurement system that was in line with the Preferential Policy Procurement Act (PPFA). In terms of the roster system, Mampura passed the question to his senior Mr Chipaco who was a member of the audience. Mr Chipaco revealed that existing roster system has been in use for well over the past fifty years and that

both the public and private sectors. •

Another strong point that came through in the workshop is that the project briefing is a critical stage in procurement. This stage should be rethought or made clearer to professionals, specifically with regards to budget constraints and the scope of work required. It is critical to avoid numerous situations of project escalations


all registered architects were to be enrolled onto

Procuring Architecture  

Report on the Flemish/South African workshop on Architectural procurement held at Wits University on March 24 2011.

Procuring Architecture  

Report on the Flemish/South African workshop on Architectural procurement held at Wits University on March 24 2011.