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2nd annual Central Region meeting

The second PURCO SA Central Regional meeting for 2012 was hosted by Waltons Pencil Park on 15 June 2012.  Of interest was Mr Trevor van Noord’s feedback report on the NAEP (National Association of Educational Procurement) Conference he attended earlier in the year in Los Angeles. .  Two presentations on institutions’ tender policies were conducted by Ms M.

Commerce Edge trains Central Region

Renee’ Vermeulen from Commerce Edge conducted a successful half day training session on Managing Total Cost of Ownership for the Central Region. The training formed part of a strategy by the PURCO SA Central regional committee to increase skills development in Procurement within the region. The Central Region thanks Waltons for hosting the training session.

Catering User Group - KZN Tour

 
The Catering User Group Tour of KZN is scheduled for 23-27 July 2012. Sixteen delegates whose routine job duties relate to menu planning, food purchases and /or food preparation within the PURCO SA membership will form part of the tour.  The itinerary includes visits to food manufacturers such as Rainbow Chicken, Freys, and Unilever, just to name a few. 

Second Annual Catering User Group meeting

The Catering User Group held their second meeting for 2012 at FoodCorp Speciality in Kempton Park.   A tour of the factory highlighted the manufacturing processes of a range of speciality breads, cakes, pastries and pancakes.