[email protected], UCT Faculty of Law, is pleased to offer a three-day course on government contracts and procurement law.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Government procurement, also called public tendering or public procurement, is the procurement of goods and services on behalf of a public authority (i.e. the government) in order to fulfill its public functions. Government procurement accounts for a substantial part of the global economy and is therefore closely regulated in law to prevent fraud, waste, corruption or local protectionism. This field of law called public procurement regulation is internationally one of the fastest growing areas of legal interest both in practice and academia.
The aim of this three-day course is to cover the important aspects of public procurement, explain the relevant procurement law and what has been achieved with regards to procurement policy, procedures and best practice.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS COURSE?
• Advocates and attorneys
• Legal advisors
• Legal practitioners
• Government officials (national, provincial and local)
• Anyone who has an interest in government procurement
The following topics will be dealt with during the three days:
• The government procurement process and its regulatory framework
• The impact of the Constitution on government contracting processes
• Procurement methods and the use of competition
• Fairness and transparency in the negotiation and variation of contracts
• The fair treatment of participating bidders
• The right to reasons and access to information
• Procurement and black economic empowerment
• The availability of remedies to aggrieved parties