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B-BEE Policy of the University of Pretoria

The University's specific policy with regard to preferential procurement and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment is as follows:
  • The preferential policy should not compromise the University when it involves price or quality of goods and services.
  • All University suppliers have to provide information to Procurement indicating the degree to which the organisation meets the requirements of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment by means of a valid B-BBEE rating certificate. When this information changes, the supplier is responsible for providing the latest information to the University.
  • Procurement keeps a register with information on the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment status of all its active suppliers. Only suppliers who have given this information will be used for a purchase.
  • In accordance with the preferential procurement targets as stipulated in the Codes, the University also strives to achieve a target of 50% for preferential procurement by 2012 and 70% by 2017. "Preferential procurement" is defined as all purchases of goods and services made with local businesses or institutions with a few non-discretionary exclusions. The guidelines for preferential procurement as contained in the Codes for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment are meticulously adhered to in these cases.