State Owned Companies (SOCs) supply chain managers and the small business fraternity recently gathered at the 2016 Annual Smart Procurement World Indaba held at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg. Marking its 10th year, the conference has continued to attract procurement practitioners, corporate representatives and small business owners over the years. Many attend the event to trace new trends and share knowledge while others come to rub shoulders with peers and showcase their products and ESD programmes.

Linked to the conference, is the Absa Enterprise and Supplier Development Expo which aims to support the business case for Enterprise and Supplier Development initiatives in South Africa.

Property Point, the award-winning enterprise and supplier development initiative founded by Growthpoint Properties, has opened the door to limitless opportunities for 10 SMEs with a sponsorship to attend the Smart Procurement World Indaba in Johannesburg this September.

Shawn Theunissen

Earlier this year it was mandated by National Treasury that all suppliers who want to do business with the State must be registered on the Central Supplier Database (CSD) .
Whilst this is in accordance with National Treasury’s aim to increase transparency in procurement, improve efficiency and reduce costs through electronic registration and verification, it also has benefits to local suppliers and small businesses. A key feature of the database is that government procurement officials will be able to identify local suppliers throughout the country.
The Absa Enterprise Supplier Development Expo and Smart Procurement World are pleased to inform all suppliers and small businesses that Gauteng Provincial Treasury will be at the Open Expo day, 14th September, to assist businesses with registering on the Central Supplier Database (CSD).
 

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