Call for Expression of Interest - Development of the Supply Chain Management Technical Standards and Competency Framework for Professional Practices 83369066

The Study and Expert Fund (SEF) measure on the establishment of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Council is a partnership programme agreed to between the Governments of South Africa and Germany. It is a technical cooperation programme steered and implemented by the National Treasury (NT) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through the Governance Support Programme (GSP) II, the latter responsible for the implementation of the development contribution on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The NT will champion and drive the establishment of the SCM Council.

The overall objective of the SEF measure is to support the establishment of a SCM Council and to co-ordinate SCM professionalisation activities in South Africa. The SEF measure’s focus areas of support to the Interim SCM Council in its endeavour to put key organisational requirement for a permanent structure in place are:

  • set up of the Interim Council secretariat and development of a council charter;
  • development of an international benchmarking study for a suitable design of the permanent SCM Council;
  • development of a financially sustainable support model for the SCM;
  • support the development of technical standard and competencies;
  • support the development of communication strategy; and
  • support the registration of the SCM Council as a legal body.

A service provider is required to develop the Supply Chain Management Technical Standards and Competency Framework for Professional Practices

The scope of work includes:

  • convene a virtual stakeholder forum to introduce the project;
  • develop Technical Standards and Competency Framework;
  • determine professional designation for SCM professionals;
  • validate competencies identified with relevant stakeholders (It is mandatory requirement that inputs must be solicited and received from at least seven Universities);
  • define SCM professional pathways, and identify the learning and development required under each pathway; and
  • Presentation of the Technical Standards and Competency Framework and professional designations to key stakeholder

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with legal local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender. Expression of Interest forms are available for downloading until 04.12.2020. Completed forms must be submitted to by 11.12.2020. Please quote reference 83369066 when submitting the documentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.