Dear South Africa

The National Treasury has invited public comment on the draft amendments to the Municipal Supply Chain Regulations to allow for an increase in what municipalities can spend without issuing tenders.

9065 participants (closed 30 November)

Dear South Africa

Have your say – shape this amendment.

    Do you support the proposed amendments to the Municipal Supply Chain Regulations?

    What is your top concern?


    Dear South Africa


    Goods, services or consulting services below a transaction value of—

    • R300 000 (VAT included), in the case of a local municipality;
    • R200 000 (VAT included), in the case of a district municipality; and
    • R750 000 (VAT included),  in the case of a metropolitan municipality,

    may be procured by the municipality or municipal entity without a competitive bidding process.



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