NPWP & POLICY BRANCHStrategic Planning Workshop forPublic Works Portfolio Committee 12 15 March 2006
Contents of the PresentationStrategic objectives of the Branch;Construction Industry Transformation; National Construction Week (NCW); Skills Development Programme; Forum of SADC Public Works Ministers; Property Industry Transformation; Disposal Policy; Emerging Sector Programmes; Verification ExerciseASGISA
Strategic Objectives a)To provide strategic leadership to the Construction and Property Industries to promote sustainable economic growth, transformation and development. b)To provide a custodial function for the property portfolio the Department is responsible for; andc) To address poverty and unemployment through the Expanded Public Works Programme.
Construction Industry TransformationTransformation of the IndustryConstruction Charter:--Text and Scorecard finalised (September 2004)-Handed over and accepted by Minister-To be signed off by all stakeholders (17/03/06)-Process underway to set up the charter council.
National Construction Week (NCW)National Construction Week:-To promote the image of the industry through:- exposing youth to exciting opportunities in the industry;-platform for stakeholders to celebrate opportunities & achievements.Cooperation between public and private enterprises involved in the industry
National Construction Week (NCW)NCW 2006 Campaign-to change the image of the industry -to create awareness of wide range of careers opportunities to aspiring professionals & artisans-to encourage skills development & retention-to celebrate achievements people, institutions, processes and innovation
National Construction Week (NCW)Buy-in: -National, provincial and local government, organised labour, NEDLAC, Research & Standards Bodies-Professions, employer & volunteer associations-Material supplier bodies-Financial institutions- International & Development Organisations & Donors
National Construction Week (NCW)Marketing, PR, Media, Advertising:Radio & TV adverts in five languagesWebsiteAll forms of media (national & provincial) to receive Newsflash of events in their ProvincesCall Centre Service to enable companies & schools without access to internet to log in their event information and obtain event information
Skills Development ProgrammeMSD:- 40 post-matriculants were selected for the 2006 intake-Selected using DPW & SANDF selection criteria2014 Youth Foundation:-3 pilot schools in 2005: WC, LM, Mpuma-Roll-out to 3 additional: FS, EC, NC
Skills Development ProgrammeTotal of 72 youths now on the programmeProgramme entails:-competition to design projects for development of their schools (2005)-new design projects to be completed by the start of NCW in July 2006;Industry support: finance for winning project, bursaries, mentors.
Forum of SADC DPWStatus quo report on the SADC industry finalisedTerms of Reference finalisedDraft programme developed (to be discussed with Minister)Conference on 24 -25/04/06
Property Industry TransformationProperty Charter:- Charter accepted by stakeholders- Submitted and accepted by Minister- Charter to be signed by all stakeholders on 17/03/06- Plans to establish Charter Council underway
Disposal PolicyContext:- Biggest portfolio platform for service delivery;- Cost of management of unutilised assets high- Disposal backlog - Opportunities: Property Charter
Disposal PolicyConstraints (PPPFA (90/10; 80/20) principles DPW policy:to guide officials on sales, donations, letting, or exchange, PPP, transfer between spheres of government, unsolicited bids, disposal to govt officials and public office bearers, etc;
adjudication guidelines:overall target 70% of the property value or Level 4 contributor in terms of the Property charter.
Disposal PolicyProcess-Policy & adjudication mechanisms developed-Discussions with DPE to consolidate DPW and SOE disposal documents for uniformity among govt agencies -Joint Cabinet memo to be submitted asap-This policy has been discussed with Provincial Public Works and will be promoted to other custodians
Emerging Contractor Development Programme (ECDP)Dept continues to support emerging contractors. A review of the existing ECDP conducted in 2004 highlight some weaknesses in our ECDP such as -access to finance-effectiveness of support programmes-capacity issues, etcThe dept has since realigned its programme to focus it more on developmental and training issues through learnership programme supported by CETA.
Contractor Incubator Programme (CIP)To further accelerate the development of emerging contractors, a CIP programme was developed to focus on contractors managing projects from R1m to R30m.Since inception, a total of 81 contractors were selected to be on database of pre-selected contractors for CIP.
Contractor Incubator Programme (CIP)These contractors were subjected to a verification process to confirm their BEE status.The result of this exercise was:69 were confirmed to be BEE9 did no respond3 were non BEE. Thus: 69 contractors are on the CIP database of which 22 (31.8%) are women. The available space (11) may be filled by women contractors.
Contractor Incubator Programme (CIP)A total of 170 Projects ranging from R1m to R30m have been identities for the CIP.At least 30% of these will target women owned construction companies. Mentors will be identified to support the contractors.
Women In PropertyThe Dept has supported the establishment of an association for women in property.A dedicated official has been appointed and accommodation and equipment have been provided.The Dept is in the process of appointing an Manager for a period of three years.Targets for women-owned enterprises and individuals have been set in all empowerment programmes of the Dept
Women in ConstructionThe Dept continues to support women owned construction enterprises.As mentioned above, over 30% of enterprises on the CIP are women owned this figure may increase to at least 40%.The projects identified for this year (170) are enough to support most of these enterprises
Emerging Landlord ProgrammeOpportunity: leasing annual budget of about R1,3mMore leases running on month-to-month basis or short termEmerging landlord programme to be developed to promote BEEDiscussions underway with financial institutions to develop accessible financial facilities for emerging landlords (ABSA, Nedbank)
Verification exerciseProgress:- MOU between NPA & DPW being finalised for DPW to fund & for NPA to authourise investigation- have started preliminary investigations- getting contracts from regions and affidavits- PriceWaterhouse Coopers to do forensic audit
ASGISAGovt infrastructure spend of R370bnWomen under represented in most sectorsFact-finding mission to UAE in Feb initiated by DPs officeReason for choosing UAE: two Emirates visited are some of the fastest growing cities in the world, 12% of the world cranes are in Dubai, large scale projects.
ASGISAConcrete officer from SA House:-placement of 100 women -sectors: infrastructure development, finance, hospitality-to start work on 1 April 2006-Period: 6 12 months
ASGISAPackage: return tickets, accommodation, allowance, medical assurance, transportRecruitment: Received 502 applications, shorlisted 176, selected 100 women Orientation workshop 17 19/03/06Departure 24/03/06