3 Quote System: For once-off transactions below R2 million, TPT obtains three quotes from vendors on the company database.
Approved List Process: TPT draws up a list of goods or services required on an on-going basis where there is limited market competition. This list also contains relevant service providers on the TPT database where goods or services are sourced based on unique Transnet specifications.
Open Tender Process (local/national): For transactions greater than R2 million, where there is a competitive market and a clear detailed specification available.
Confinement Process: Where other procurement mechanisms would be impractical due to urgency, limited market or sole source supplier – TPT confines goods or services to one or a limited number of bidders.
Emergency Procedure: This process is effected when an unforeseen occurrence gives rise to imminent risk of human injury or death, human suffering, serious business disruption, environmental damage or degradation and immediate action is required.