Procurement Directive Policy
Vita Community Living Services and Mens Sana Families for Mental Health (VITA) will abide to the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive issued by the Management Board of Cabinet under the authority of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010, (Section 12).
The purpose of the Directive is:
- To ensure that VITA’s publicly funded goods and services, including construction, consulting services, and information technology will be outlined through a process that is open, fair, and transparent.
- To ensure that VITA’s responsibilities will be outlined throughout each stage of the procurement process.
- To ensure that VITA’s procurement processes are managed consistently throughout this Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive Policy.
- To provide guidelines for entering into contracts and to establish internal controls over the authorization of procurement processes.
- To ensure that VITA shall endeavour to receive value for money when procuring goods, services and consulting services.
This Directive is based on the five key principles that will allow VITA to achieve value for money while following a procurement process that is fair and transparent to all stakeholders:
VITA will be accountable for the results of its procurement decisions and the appropriateness of the processes.
VITA will be transparent to all stakeholders. Wherever possible, stakeholders will have equal access to information on procurement opportunities, processes and results.
- Value for Money
VITA will maximize the value it receives from the use of public funds. A value-for-money approach aims to deliver goods and services at the optimum total life-cycle cost.
- Quality Service Delivery
VITA will ensure that front-line services provided by VITA staff, such as teaching and member care, will receive the right product, at the right time, in the right place.
- Process Standardization
VITA will ensure that standardized processes will remove inefficiencies and create a level playing field.