An evaluation of the effectiveness of Transnet Capital Project’s Preferential Procurement in Civil Engineering Construction Projects
Dlamini, Lusanda Siphesihle Nomcebo
Preferential procurement is one of five elements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment which is used to measure the compliance of organizations. This research evaluates the effectiveness of Preferential Procurement that Transnet Capital Projects (TCP) has in civil engineering contracts. This research was conducted to understand the contribution made by of the civil engineering contracts in isolation to all the other procurement activities done TCP as the business mandate is to deliver Infrastructure projects reliably. A mixed research method was used to analyze the data for this research. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) tool was used to compare the overall organization scores to the scores calculated by this research, after which, a questionnaire was developed and interviews conducted to validate the quantitative results. The outcome of the analysis was that civil engineering projects were non-compliant to the desired targets outlined by TCP. As a result, initiatives were proposed by this research to assist both TCP and the service providers to improve future scoring in preferential procurement. As a deliverable for this research, a Microsoft Excel Model to track the compliance and monitor the preferential procurement scores was developed.
A research report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters in Industrial Engineering, to the faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2017
Dlamini, Lusanda Siphesihle (2017) An evaluation of the effectiveness of Transnet Capital Project's Preferential Procurement in Civil Engineering Construction Projects, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, http://hdl.handle.net/10539/23626