The leading centre of excellence in  HE Procurement.
Supporting best practices in an ethical, open and transparent manner.

Who We Are

PURCO SA is the purchasing consortium of the Higher Educational sector in Southern Africa. Our members include all South African and Namibian public universities and their allied institutions, TVET Colleges and private higher education institutions. We focus on providing maximum benefit for our members through collaborative procurement and professional support.

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What We Do

66 members

66 higher education institutions in South Africa and Namibia are members.

598 suppliers

We work with 598 contracted suppliers who provide products and services to our Members.

804 contracts

We manage 804 product and service contracts across a wide array of sectors and commodities.

R1.83 billion

In 2021 our Members spent R1.83 billion via PURCO SA-negotiated contracts.