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Procurement strategies in focus at the annual CESA Infrastructure Indaba

The CESA Infrastructure Indaba witnessed an exchange of ideas, strategies, and insights, with the procurement of goods and services taking centre stage. Organised by the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), the event brought together industry leaders, professionals, and stakeholders committed to driving innovation and excellence in infrastructure development, in Cape Town, from 19-20 March.
Procurement emerged as a critical theme of discussion, underscoring the pivotal role it plays in delivering affordable and quality public infrastructure. Speakers emphasized the importance of achieving “value for money” through efficient risk transfer and pricing strategies, highlighting the need for strategic alignment between societal needs, economic imperatives, and procurement practices.
On the second day of the event, under the facilitation of Darrin Green, CESA Board member and Managing Director of AECOM Africa, the fourth session delved into the complexities of procurement strategies essential for addressing societal needs while ensuring economic sustainability.