SANRAL takes public consultations on interim Preferential Procurement Policy to Free State


SANRAL takes public consultations on interim Preferential Procurement Policy to Free State

Pietermaritzburg, 8 November 2023 – The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) will on Friday, 10 November 2023, continue its series of stakeholder engagement sessions at various venues in and around Free State as part of public consultations on an Interim Preferential Procurement Policy (PPP).

The main stakeholder engagement session in Free State will take place in Rose Hall, Bloemfontein, and will also be linked virtually to venues in Welkom and Smithfield.

The decision to withdraw SANRAL’s new Preferential Procurement Policy which came into effect in May 2023 was taken by the Board on 23 October 2023 after careful consideration of the legal challenges to the policy launched by construction companies in various courts across the country.

These legal challenges would have prevented SANRAL from processing some 80 tenders worth billions of Rands, with significant negative consequences for the fulfilment of the roads agency’s constitutional and statutory mandate.

The purpose of the stakeholder engagement meetings is to enable SANRAL to receive inputs and contributions from interested and affected stakeholders to present a roadmap for implementation of the interim PPP.

SANRAL urges all interested and affected stakeholders to participate in this consultative process to facilitate a speedy resolution to any potential obstacles that would delay the roads agency from meeting its mandate to build and maintain the country’s road infrastructure network and pursue its transformation objectives.

Details of the stakeholder engagement sessions are as follows:

Time: 09h00-11h00

Main venue:

  • • Bloemfontein – Rose Hall

Satellite venues:

  • • Welkom – Ferdi Meyer Hall
  • • Smithfield – Trompsburg Town Hall

For further information please contact: Zenzele Bam on 072 891 5290 or Siyabonga Khuzwayo on 083 260 3555 or