The Government Immovable Asset Management Bill [B1B-2006] was adopted by both National Assembly and National Council of Provinces and has been submitted to the President for approval. In the interim, DPW has:
Finalized a comprehensive guideline for the compilation of User Asset Management plan (U-AMP) and has been distributed for further comment.
Developed a comprehensive discussion document on the proposed approach to extend GIAMA to local government, which was presented to dplg .
Established a DPW/ dplg task team which will look into the best way to extend the principles and objectives of GIAMA to Local Government, taking into account existing legislation.
Custodians are responsible for the efficient & effective management of immovable assets throughout their life-cycle and therefore must produce a custodian asset management plan to ensure that immovable assets are:
provided in a transparent & cost effective manner to meet the service delivery requirements of users;
maintained in the state in which they would optimally support service delivery objectives;
assessed in relation to performance, suitability, condition & effect that condition of an asset has on service delivery ability; and
All national and provincial departments will be required to annually compile an Asset Management Plan (AMP) that will form part of Government’s strategic planning & budgeting processes.
A department responsible for custodial functions in respect of immovable assets will compile a Custodian AMP (C-AMP) that must cover all the immovable assets (State-owned and leased) that such custodian controls or intends to control.
A user of immovable assets will compile a User AMP (U-AMP) that must cover all the immovable assets (State-owned and leased) that such department uses or intends to use.
Custodians and users of immovable assets should jointly conduct the annual strategic planning process. Custodians must assist users by availing information pertaining to:
performance of immovable assets allocated to such users; and
available feasibility studies on acquisitions, refurbishments and assets to be surrendered.
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SA Schools Act (School board vs custodian responsibilities) - National
Each Province may establish sub-forums for Users and Custodians
Training and workshops will be conducted on a regular basis
14. Key milestones before implementation Item Date Technical forum established 31 August 2007 Circulate draft U-AMP Guideline for comment Consultation workshop (National and Provincial) Guideline for U-AMP (approved by Minister) 15 September 2007 31 October 2007 30 November 2007 Circulate draft C-AMP Guideline for comment Consultation workshop (National & Provincial) Guideline for C-AMP (approved by Minister) 15 November 2007 15 February 2008 31 March 2008 Publish draft regulations for comment Regulations for implementation of GIAMA gazetted 28 February 2008 31 March 2008 Priority Space Norms First draft of planning guidelines completed 28 February 2008 30 June 2008
15. Proposed implementation dates Sphere of government Date to commence preparation of first AMPS in terms of GIAMA Date to submit first AMP to custodian and relevant treasury National Government