Issue Date: 
Monday, July 3, 2017

Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids/tenders you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids/tenders as follows:

  •  The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points is usually set, but this can be higher or lower, depending on the Organ of State.
  • All tender responses achieving less than the set threshold will be declared non-responsive and will not qualify to be evaluated on B-BBEE and Price.

Functionality includes the following main points:

  • Track record and experience;
  • Recourses;
  • Technology;
  • Operational fit;

In your tender response, it is always important to stipulate the following when it comes to your track record and experience:

  • How many years of experience does your company/enterprise have with the goods and/or services you provide?
    The more experience you have the better, this indicates to the Organ of State that you have been providing the goods and/or services for a significant period of time and thus have experience in your field of expertise.
  • Provide contactable references and a proven track record of the goods and/or services.
  • It is always good to provide references in your response, even if it is just one reference. Refences show that you can be trusted, and how better to evaluate your experience than by contacting your references. Remember to be honest in your response as the Organ of State is sure to contact your references.
  • Provide information on your success rate.
  • This is overstating the obvious, but it is good to tell them about previous tenders that were awarded to you, and how successfully you completed them.
  • What is the nature of goods and/or services your company supplies?
    It is imperative that you supply the goods and/or services that the tender asks for. If you do not supply the exact goods and/or services that the tender asks for, you may be disqualified.
  • Provide details of your monthly volume and rand value of goods and/or services you supply to your existing clients.
    This again shows your experience, even if the volumes are small, you still supply the goods and that means experience.
  • Is there any other information you deem relevant to your proposal? If yes, provide details. This is especially important when you can add value to the goods and/or services that the Organ of State requires.

It is very important to elaborate as much as possible on Functionality, in your response. In meeting the Functionality criteria of any tender, you will be sure to advance to the next phase of evaluation.

If you want to learn more about Functionality and how it works be sure to attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops that HowToTender present across South Africa. Please visit our website at www.how2tender.com to find out more or email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

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The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R40 from Maruleng Border to R71, R71 from Greater Tzaneen Border to Phalaborwa Kruger Park Gate and R526 from Maruleng Border to Gravelotte 2019-03-19 14:00 NRA X.002- 121- 2019/ 1F
Replace and install new alluminium silver windows for “A” ward 2019-03-05 11:00 ZNQ 945/ 18
Urgent remove sewer cast iron pipes and replace with pvc sewer pipes at G.J. Crookes Hospital under base labour ward and a ward 2019-03-05 11:00 ZNQ 940/ 18
Paint interior and exterior of all building at Dududu Clinic 2019-03-05 11:00 ZNQ 941/ 18
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R36 from Greater Tubatse Border to Greater Tzaneen Border, R40 from Mpumalanga Border to Ba-Phalaborwa Border, R526 from Mica to Ba-Phalaborwa Border and R531 from R40 to Orpen Kruger Gate 2019-03-19 14:00 NRA X.002- 120- 2019/ 1F
Bid No -RE/02/2019. Minimum CIDB 4GB. Closing on March 2019 @ 12h00 2019-03-18 12:00 RE/ 02/ 2019
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R101 from Mogalakwena Municipal Border to Polokwane, R37 from Polokwane to Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipal Border, R71 from Polokwane to Greater Tzaneen Municipal Border, R81 from Polokwane to Molemole Municipal Border and N1 from Mogalakwena Municipal Border to Molemole Municipal Border 2019-03-19 14:00 NRA X.002- 087- 2019/ 1F (NONTOLL),
Procurement of Licence Renewal of Mimecast for KZN Department of Treasury 2019-03-15 11:00 RFB 1874/ 2018
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of Consulting Engineering Services for the Routine Road Maintenance of National Route R510 from Lephalale to Monte Christo, R572 from Monte Christo to Tom Burke, R518 from Lephalale to Mogalakwena Municipal Boundary and N11 From Blouberg Municipal Boundary to Groblersbrug Border Post 2019-03-19 14:00 NRA X.002- 085- 2019/ 1F
Port Elizabeth & surrounding areas: Term contract for maintenance, repairs & servicing of airconditioning equipment. 2019-03-19 11:00 PET03/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider for the evaluation, due diligence and monitoring of Discretionary Grants until 31st March 2019 2019-03-08 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819127/ 2
Port Elizabeth & surrounding areas: Term contract for maintenance, repairs & servicing of refrigeration equipment. 2019-03-19 11:00 PET02/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to undertake Business Process Analysis, Development and Improvement for SASSETA 2019-03-08 11:45 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819126/ 1
East London & surrounding areas: follow- on contract for maintenance of mechanical equipment for state owned buildings. (mechanical engineering services) 2019-03-19 11:00 PET05/ 2019
Supply, Delivery, Installation, Configuration maintenance of PABX and Call Centre Management Solution for a period of 12 months with an option to renew 2019-03-15 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201819129/ 1
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of provident fund for PSETA 2019-03-25 11:00 PROVIDENT/ PSETA/ 2019- 02
Port Elizabeth Regional Office: Follow-on contract for maintenance of passenger and goods lifts. (electrical engineering services & machanical engineering services) 2019-03-19 11:00 PET04/ 2019
Kakamas: Construction of New School at Cillie Primary School. CIDB GRADING: 8GB or Higher. 2019-03-25 11:00 DRPW 019/ 2018
Pretoria: Procurement of Office Accommodation of 2275 square meters and 85 parking bays usage by the Department of Trade and Industry for a period of 5 years in Centurion CBD or the outskirts of the CBD 2019-03-19 11:00 Pt18/ 082
Pretoria: Leasing of Office Accommodation of 4295.45 square meters and 216 parking bays for period of 9 years and 11 months in Arcadia, Brooklyn and Hatfield 2019-03-19 11:00 PT18/ 080

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5 ways to find available tenders

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

We often get asked by business owners where can they find tenders that are currently available. Although we are not in the business of finding available tenders, our Tender Manual does have a chapter that deals with finding available tenders.

Due to the high demand for this I have decided to advise you on five different ways to find available tenders.

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