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Policy Name: White Paper on Municipal Service Partnerships – April 2000

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This document has been opened: 847 times to date.
Date Of Release: 26 Apr 2000
Date Of Expected Review:
Date Last Updated: 15 Feb 2007
Policy Type: White paper
Policy Level: National
Department: Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Contact Name: Switchboard
Phone Number: 012 334 0600
Fax Number: 012 334 0603
Email:
Directorate: Policy & Legislation
Contact Name: Switchboard
Phone Number: (012) 334 0600
Fax Number: (012) 334 0603
Email:
Topics covered:
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Policy Precis:

A strategy to ensure universal access to municipal services during this African century. South Africa is facing daunting challenges for municipal service delivery. As the White Paper on Local Government published in March 1998 indicates, achieving the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) objectives within a reasonable time frame requires municipalities to look at innovative ways of providing municipal services. Partnerships between municipalities and the public sector, the private sector and community and non-governmental organisations (CBOs/NGOs) are a key option that municipalities should consider in their efforts to rectify infrastructure deficits and disparities. However, improving and expanding the delivery of municipal services through municipal service partnerships (MSPS) breaks new ground for South Africa. Developing the partnership concept into a practical and beneficial method for providing good quality and affordable services for all, therefore required the government to review and consolidate its policies on these matters.

Section Summary

  Section Number Section Heading Section Description
1 The Rationale for a Municipal Service Partnership Policy Challenges Facing Municipal Service Delivery; What are Municipal Service Partnerships?; Why Use Municipal Service Partnerships?; Realising the Benefits from Municipal Service Partnerships
2 Policy Issues Municipal Service Partnership Policy
Implementation Strategy
3 The Legislative Framework and Municipal Service Partnerships Legal Authority of Municipal Councils to Engage in Municipal Service Partnerships; Other Aspects of the Legislative Framework Affecting Municipal Service Partnerships
4 Municipal Service Partnerships Planning and Procurement Municipal Service Partnerships Planning; Definition and Role of the Procurement Stage; Formal Competitive Procurement Methods and Thresholds; Competitive Negotiation;;Competitive Solicitation; Bid Evaluation; Exceptions to the Requirement for Competitive Procurement ;Unsolicited Proposals; Probity; Transparency; Amendment and Re-Negotiation of Municipal Service Partnerships Contracts
5 Capacity Building The Linkage between Capacity Enhancement and Service Delivery
6 Institutional Roles and Responsibilities Municipal Council institutional Arrangements;
Additional Institutional Functions

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