The PS³ procurement system is used to facilitate the procurement needs of large government organisations. The following processes are facilitated by PS³:

  • Requisition approval
  • Expenditure
  • Inventory movements
  • Request for quotations
  • Fixed Term Contract management
  • Asset management
  • Bid management

PS³ is designed to facilitate all the buying office functions (FTC, RFQ, Bid etc) on a central database and all transactions (Requisitions, IC etc) on distributed cluster databases.

These databases are synchronised by the PS³ Sync tool. This tool synchronises all the transactions that have been processed on the Cluster Server to the Root Server and all the static and buying office data applicable to the cluster from the Root Server to the Cluster Server.

PS³ allows the buying office to manage procurement centrally and allows the various clusters to process their transactions on their local cluster servers (decentralised transaction processing). The advantage of this architecture is that a breakdown in the network will not prevent the clusters from performing their daily procurement and inventory control movements, and that the buying office can manage and draw statistics on a national basis from a single point.

PredCom is an accounting and discreet manufacturing package with built-in MRP scheduling functionality. The name PredCom is derived from “Predicate Commerce Engine.” The purpose of its design was not to create a conventional software package for re-selling, but rather to establish an intricately designed set of database tables and procedures that can be integrated into new or existing systems to rapidly empower them with solid financial accounting. The system was developed by Predicate Software to form the financial backbone for a variety of software solutions – from small scale to full scale enterprise solutions. Many of the software packages available from the Predicate Group feature the PredCom financial engine.

iQual is a procurement tool to assist in the Supply Chain Management process. iQual complies with the regulations of the South African Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act 1 of 1999) (PFMA), the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act 5 of 2000) (PPPFA) and Treasury Instructions.

Preferential procurement ensures:

  • Distribution of wealth
  • Broader and meaningful participation in the economy by Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI)
  • An effective instrument to promote Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)
  • Equal opportunities for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME)

iQual incorporates the “Policy to Guide Uniformity in Procurement Reform Process in Government” published by the National Treasury in September 2003, as well as the “Framework for supply management” as per the amendment of the PFMA.

iQual is designed for a client-server environment. The server hosts the Microsoft SQL 2000 database, client setup software and manuals. The Predicate Hosting and Deployment Framework (PHDF) eases the network administrator’s work by automatically updating client software. iQual can be deployed on a LAN or a WAN depending on user requirements and geographical layout.

iQual has been developed with the purpose of assisting the procurement office in obtaining quotations from all registered suppliers on a rotation basis.

iQual focuses on the following aspects of a registered company:

  • HDI status of the company including –
    • Woman Equity Status
    • Disability Status
  • SMME Status.
  • Commodities, goods and services the company is registered to render.

iQual provides you with the following:

  • Supplier Database
  • Database utilised for RFP / RFQ
  • Quotation Capturing
  • Order Capturing
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