Procurement Officer 

Procurement Officer 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the above mentioned position which has become vacant in the Town Clerk’s Department.

The Position: 

The Procurement Officer is a strategic position that focuses on identifying the procurement needs of an organization, reviewing purchase requisitions, awarding supplier tenders and supervising the performance of contractors as well as ensuring compliance to the provisions of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (Chapter 22 23) and related legislation in an effective economic and efficient manner.


  • Honours Degree in Purchasing and Supply or equivalent.
  • A Masters degree or higher qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Membership of a recognized professional body is a must.
  • At least 3 years’ post qualification experience level in purchasing and supply

Personal Attributes 

  • Ability to ensure that each procurement decision is based on adequate information to the extent that it is available, and is made in good faith, for a proper purpose in accordance with the Procurement Act in the best interest of Council.
  • Capacity to exercise fair competitive access by bidders to procurement proceedings including the awarding of procurement contracts.
  • Skills to avoid any conflict of interest in the procurement exercise.
  • Ability to act with utmost propriety and honesty.
  • Not to reveal confidential information including bidders proprietary information and to abide by the Code of Conduct in terms of Section 71 of the Procurement Act.
  • To comply with any other provision of the Act that is applicable to the Procurement Officer.

Job Specification: 

  • Championing the development and the implementation of the procurement plan for Council.
  • Managing all procurement, and contracts (tenders).
  • Advising correctly and timeously the Accounting Officer on all procurement issues.
    Adopting appropriate procuring methods.
  • Preparing bidding documents in compliance with provisions of the Procurement Act.
  • Designing the contract specifications and evaluation criteria.
  • Preparing bid notices and shortlists.
  • Managing bidding processes, bidding meetings, clarifications and the receipt and opening of bids.
  • Managing the evaluation of bids and any post-qualification negotiations required.
  • Supervising the evaluation committee.
  • Preparing evaluation reports, including contract award recommendations, where the value of the procurement is less than the prescribed threshold.
  • Submitting all evaluations to the accounting officer, with confirmation that the procedure followed has complied with the Procurement Act.
  • Preparing contract documents and amendments.
  • Managing procurement contracts.
  • Preparing procurement reports and submit to the accounting officer.

• In return council offers a competitive salary package and benefits.
• Generous leave days.
• Contributory pension and medical aid.

Interested candidates should submit detailed CVs with certified copies of qualifications to the Office of The Chamber Secretary not later than 30 August 2018 or alternatively email on [email protected]

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