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
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all registered architects were to be enrolled onto
Report on the Flemish/South African workshop on Architectural procurement held at Wits University on March 24 2011.