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Government Contracting and Public Procurement

‘notable expertise in … public procurement disputes’ – Chambers and Partners, 2022

  • Overview
  • Significant Matters

Fairness, equitability, transparency, competitiveness and cost-effectiveness are the guiding principles, required by the Constitution in relation to all public procurement in South Africa.

We have had many successes in guiding both public and private sector clients through the complex regulatory regime of public procurement processes. We also advise corporate clients and government bodies on the application and interpretation of laws and on administrative action.

On the public sector side, we assist with the design and implementation of fair tender processes that meet the stipulated constitutional principles.

On the private sector side we advise clients on the procurement of goods and services by organs of state and help them challenge tender processes that do not meet constitutional standards.

We regularly represent clients in proceedings before statutory bodies that regulate diverse areas of economic and social activity. Our collective expertise in constitutional and administrative law makes us leading practitioners in judicial review proceedings.

A significant area of our work involves advising clients on the procurement of goods and services by organs of state. We have assisted public sector clients to design and implement procurement processes which comply with the legal requirements and helped private sector clients to challenge procurement processes which fall foul of these requirements.

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