Wesgro has an internal Supply Chain Management Unit dedicated to managing the purchasing of goods and services in a manner that assists Wesgro in achieving its provincial mandate. To achieve this, the unit largely focuses on promoting black economic empowerment, local economic development, and the promotion of small businesses.
As from 1 April 2012, the Western Cape government may no longer do business with suppliers that are not actively registered on the Western Cape Supplier Evidence Bank. Any supplier intending to do business with Wesgro must ensure that it is registered on the Western Cape Supplier Evidence Bank.
All suppliers who plan to do business with Wesgro need to be loaded onto the Wesgro Supplier Evidence Bank. This includes submitting a bank statement; completing a WCBD4 declaration form; and supplying valid tax-clearance and BEE certificates to the Supply Chain Management Unit.
A tender process is implemented when the required goods or services exceed R500 000. Acquisitions over R2 000 (but below R500 000) need to comply with the requirements set out in the Wesgro and national procurement policy guidelines. Wesgro requires a service-level agreement or service contract and valid BEE certificate for purchases exceeding R50 000.