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Community-based vendors encouraged to register as City suppliers<div>‘Smaller enterprises, youth, women and individual-owned entities are encouraged to register as community-based vendors (CBV) to access opportunities to provide the City with goods and services valued below R30 000. A CBV refers to a supplier of goods, services and/or construction works who resides and operates in a specific area or community. These vendors, or micro-enterprises, need to meet the criteria for CBV and must be registered on the City's vendor database and at the Subcouncil within which they reside.</div><div><br></div><div>‘Currently, suppliers are provided with on-boarding registration assistance at the Cape Town Civic Centre’s supplier registration office. Vendors may also make use of their local Subcouncil office for assistance with registration as well as any other information relating to the community-based vendor process. With regard to insurance requirements, the City has taken out public liability insurance for claims up to R10 million for any incidents that may occur during the execution of work by a community-based vendor.</div><div><br></div><div>‘Since the 2019/20 financial year, an average of 500 purchase orders to the value of approximately R5 million per year have been issued through Supply Chain Management’s community-based supplier programme for exempted micro-enterprises. </div><div><br></div><div>‘Furthermore, as of the end of September 2022, a total of 1 308 community-based suppliers, representing an increase of 20% as compared to September 2021, have been registered on the City’s database. This is indicative of a steady increase in opportunities and support available to community-based suppliers. To further promote opportunities for small businesses, the City has issued 20 549 purchase orders for the 2021/22 financial year. Additionally, approximately 29% of purchase orders were issued to youth- and women-owned enterprises.</div><div><br></div><div>‘The City is committed to working with residents and groups within communities to find sustainable ways of meeting their social, economic and material needs, as well as improving the quality of their lives. We encourage them to register in order to access the opportunities that are available,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Finance, Councillor Siseko Mbandezi.</div><div><br></div><div>The City strives to promote opportunities and inclusivity for small businesses in its procurement processes. We encourage firms to actively check the City’s website for RFQ and tender adverts on our Procurement portal at <a href=""></a> and to <a href="">register as a supplier</a>.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>The City has zero tolerance for fraud and corruption. Suppliers are encouraged to report any irregular conduct:</strong></div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>City’s Fraud Hotline: 0800 32 31 30 </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Supply Chain Management Department: </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>End</strong></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2022-11-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#616d06d3-df1e-4f8f-8f3f-46854851d694;L0|#0616d06d3-df1e-4f8f-8f3f-46854851d694|Finance;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#294a0677-c712-422f-8843-f5de8496368a;L0|#0294a0677-c712-422f-8843-f5de8496368a|supply chain management10


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