The ILM has established a Supply Chain Unit in line with the internal Supply Chain Management (SCM) Policy. The division is headed by the Chief Financial Officer. The calling for tenders to secure suppliers of goods and services is an integral part of SCM, as legislation compels public institutions to procure goods and services through this process. A thorough knowledge of the different phases of the tendering process and the accompanying procedures is therefore necessary to ensure that public officials procure goods and services timely and according to their requirements.
In line with the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA), the Accounting Offi er has approved the Bid Committees. The Municipality ensures that the tender process is fair, transparent, equitable and cost effective.