Concluding processes lead by past president (2004) Dr Ron Watermeyer, National Treasury (NT) published the Standard for Infrastructure Procurement and Delivery Management in terms of the PFMA and MFMA (Treasury Instruction 4 of 2015/6). This instruction provides a framework for planning, design and execution of infrastructure projects as well as of monitoring performance – effectively separating the procurement of goods from the procurement of professional of engineering services.
On 3 December 2015, SAICE CEO Manglin Pillay signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NT that posits SAICE at the forefront of the implementation of this new legislation. Pillay said this new piece of legislation is a breakthrough for the engineering industry. “ We now have a uniform system that not only separates engineering procurement other kinds but also a framework that enables risks to be proactively managed and ensures that infrastructure acquisition provides value for money”, Pillay added. In light of the broader concerns that plague industry, this MOU signals a strengthening