Issue Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Extension of validity period  

By Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Those of you who are familiar with responding to tenders will know that it is common practice for procuring entities to extend the bid price validity period.  We received the undermentioned queries regarding the extension of the validity period of the bid price.

The client stated that they are 3 companies bidding on an Organ of State tender.  It is quite a complicated tender and the Organ of State asked for an extension of validity.  The client thinks that there are other forces at play and wants to request that the tender must be cancelled.  The question is: if they decline the extension of validity, is there any law forcing the Organ of State to cancel the tender?

We are not legal consultants or attorneys thus we cannot give a legal opinion.  We can give advice on the tender processes.  Here is our take on the scenario mentioned above:

  • Organs of State do have the authority to extend the validity period of a tender;
  • If you decline to meet the validity period, your tender response will be marked as non-responsive and your tender response will not be considered for evaluation;
  • There is no law which we are aware of that a tender must be cancelled if one of the responders declines the validity extension;
  • According to Regulation 13 of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017, a tender can be cancelled:
    • Due to a change in circumstances;
    • There are no funds available;
    • No acceptable tender offerings have been received;
    • There is a material irregularity in the tender process;

The best advice we can give is to be aware of any extensions of validity that might arise from the tender that you are responding to.  Remember to keep an eye on your fax machine – if you still have land-line fax machine – Organs of State likes to fax extensions of validity.  Normally an email would be the preferred communication method.

If you do receive a request for extension of validity it is good practice to double check your cost prices from 3rd party suppliers to ensure that the prices are still in order.  If the prices are in order, then sign the extension of validity and sent it back before the deadline.

If you cannot extend the validity period and decline the extension of validity, your tender response will be marked as non-responsive and will not be evaluated any more.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend our “Become a Tender Expert” 2-Day workshops presented in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.  Book and pay online at https://howtotender.co.za/tender-expert-form/

Contact us at wernervr@howtotender.co.za should you require more information.

You can also purchase a Tender Manual (Handbook) on our website https://howtotender.co.za/ which is a step by step guide how to respond to a South African Tender.  It includes examples of completed SBD forms.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Provision of Information Technology System for the Design,Supply,Implementation and Commissioning of an Integrated Electronic Systems for Lepelle Northern Water By a Consortium/Individual/Joint Venture Companies 2020-02-18 11:00 LNW 18/ 19/ 20
Department of Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs: Ugu: Hire of Office Accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 816m2 of office space plus to a maximum of 25% of nonassignable space plus 25 undercover bays of which 1 is to be a disabled bay 2020-02-19 11:00 ZNT 2933 W
Provision of Office Accommodation: Ixopo Satellite Office for a leased period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). The office space required should be minimum of 88.28m² with three(3) parking bays 2020-02-20 11:00 27/ 2019
Department of Community Safety and Liaison: Ugu: Hire of Office Accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 242m2 of office space plus to a maximum of 25% of non-assignable space plus 3 undercover bays of which 1 is to be a disabled bay., 4 lock up bays required 2020-02-19 11:00 ZNT 2936 W
Department of Human Settlement: Ugu: Hire of Office Accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 374m2 of office space plus to a maximum of 25% of non-assignable space plus 6 lockup garages,6 secure undercover bays of which 1 is to be disabled bay 2020-02-19 11:00 ZNT 2934 W
Department of Social Development: Howick: Hire of Office Accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 500m2 of office space plus to a maximum of 25% of non-assignable space plus 6 secure undercover bays of which 2 is to be a disabled bay, 8 open parking bays is required. 2020-02-19 11:00 ZNT 2922 W
Provision of Office Accommodation: Umzinto Satellite Office for a leased period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). The office space required should be minimum of 93m² and two (2) parking bays 2020-02-20 11:00 28/ 2019
Provision of Office Accommodation: Queenstown Local Office for a leased period of 5 years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered). The office space required should be minimum of 462m² with thirteen(13) parking bays 2020-02-20 11:00 26/ 2019
Appointment of a Panel of Forensic Investigation Service Providers 2020-02-10 11:00 GPAA 01/ 2020
Team effectiveness sessions 2020-02-11 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T017
Chairpersons for disciplinary hearings and initiators 2020-02-11 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T018
Office of the Premier: Pietermaritzburg: Hire of Office Accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodate 3785m2 of office space plus to a maximum of 25% of non-assignable space plus 100 secure undercover bays of which 2 is to be a disabled bay, 200 open parking bays is required. 2020-02-19 11:00 ZNT 2924 W
Supply, delivery and installation of five storage containers that will be used for storing condoms at five Eastern Cape Department of Health sub districts (Ngquza Hill, KSD, Mhlontlo, Sakhisizwe and Mbhashe sub district) 2020-02-17 11:00 SCMU3- 19/ 20- 0446- HO
Provision of offsite storage services 2020-02-11 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- P003
Supply & delivery of perishables to Dora Nginza Regional Hospital for a period of 36 months 2020-02-14 11:00 SCMU3- 19/ 20- 0417- DNG
Provision of Cloud Based ERP system 2020-02-07 11:00 CON3063/ 20
Rendering of Cremation and Burial service of Pauper and Destitute decedents for Western Cape Government: Health Facilities for three (3) year period 2020-02-14 11:00 WCGHSC 0202/ 2019
Provision of Cloud Based Infrastructure and Connectivity 2020-02-07 11:00 CON3062/ 20
Fasset is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced training provider to work with Fasset to present a half day seminar on Budget and Tax Update 2020 to an expected number of 6500 to 7000 delegates, at 36 venues (including additional venues excluding webinars) 2020-02-07 11:00 FAS/ AN/ PROECTS/ B&T2020/ CON2085
Appointment of an accredited service provider to provide group life scheme to ECRDA for a period of 5 years 2020-02-07 11:00 SCMU 10 – 2019/20

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