Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Local Content Designated Sectors

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

Designated Sectors are those sectors that have been identified to have a certain percentage of Local Content.  Meaning that Designated Sectors’ goods must be manufactured locally, or a certain percentage of these goods must be manufactured locally.

Recently the National Treasury added new sectors/industries to the list of Designated Sectors, which now includes:

  • Buses (Bus Body)          
  • Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear      
  • Steel Power Pylons; Monopole Pylons; Steel Substation Structures; Powerline Hardware;
  • Street Light Steel Poles; Steel Lattice Towers
  • Canned / Processed Vegetables        
  • Pharmaceutical Products         
  • Rail Rolling Stock         
  • Set Top Boxes (STB)      
  • Furniture Products
  • Solar Water Heater Components       
  • Electrical and telecom cables
  • Valves products and actuators          
  • Residential Electricity Meter  
  • Working Vessels/Boats
  • Conveyance Pipes         
  • Transformers and Shunt Reactors
  • Solar PV Components
  • Two Way Radio Terminals and Associated Equipment
  • Rail Signalling
  • Wheely Bins
  • Fire Fighting Vehicle
  • Steel Products and Component for Construction    
  • Pumps, Medium Voltage (MV) Motor and Associated Accessories
  • Rail Permanent Way

If you are manufacturing or supplying any of these goods you will have to comply with the Local Content percentages.  You can find these percentages by following this link:

When responding to a tender you will be required to complete a Standard Bidding Document 6.2 or Municipal Bidding Document 6.2 form, regarding Local Content.  These forms are difficult to complete, without the necessary knowledge.

You can obtain this knowledge by attending one of our How-to-Tender workshops, where we will teach you to complete these forms and others like them.

The National Treasury also considers other industries, sectors, and sub-sectors for designation.  Once thorough research and consultations have been concluded a decision to designate will be communicated to the public

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

(We also present a Local Content Specialist Workshop for experienced bidders)

Contact us at should you require more information.

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

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Revision of by-law relating to the prevention of public nuisances and public nuisances arising from the keeping of animals 2021-04-19 12:00 QUOTATION 8/2/23-2021 / MN76-2021
Tenders are invited for the rental of scanner machines, period of twelve ( 12 ) months, service plan to be included, machines to be compatible with NMBM system to store and save scanned documents as per Specifications available from our SCM Acquisitions Office, Harrower Rd, North End, Port Elizabeth. 2021-04-16 11:00 CSQ04212213
Quotation: Lease of room no. 2 or room no. 5 at the Kwa-Mandlenkosi Mini Market, Bantom Street, Kwa-Mandlenkosi for a period of 2 years 2021-04-23 14:00 Notice no. 46/2021
Upgrading and repairs at the Vicky Zimri Thusong Centre in Citrusdal. 2021-04-16 12:00 Q37/2020-2021
Supply and delivery of five (5) notebooks/laptops to Clanwilliam. 2021-04-16 12:00 Q39/2020-2021
Provision of Short Term Insurance Services for 24 Months 2021-04-23 11:00 BM38/20/21
The Development of the Asset Management plan for maintenance of road infrastructure within 22 wards of Blouberg Municipality 2021-04-23 11:00 BM40/20/21
Provision of support, maintenance & supply digital radio infrastructure 2021-04-23 12:00 SCM/2021/54/CORP
Supply and support bulk sms and unified messaging platform software and services 2021-04-30 12:00 SCM/2021/55/CORP
Provision of a graphic design agency to conceptualize, design, produce and print creative communication and marketing elements for the Gautrain Management Agency 2021-04-30 11:00 GMA/001/21
Supply & Delivery and Off-loading of white Hydrated Water Purification Lime 2021-04-23 12:00 SCM/2021/57/ENG
Demolishing of buildings and removal of rubble 2021-04-23 14:00 SCM 09/2021
Request for Proposals: Provision of strategic revenue investigations on various revenue streams for a period of 1 year 2021-04-23 14:00 SCM 38/2021
Supply and delivery of electrical spares 2021-04-16 12:00 Q2021/11
Supply and delivery of 6x desktop printers 2021-04-19 12:00 Q2021/14
Supply, deliver and assemble of office furniture 2021-04-19 12:00 Q2021/15
Repairs on the raw water pipeline from Chelmsford Dam to Durnacol and Danhauser Water Treatment Plant 2021-05-07 12:00 T2021/09
Provision of fire station building for a minimum of two years (with the possibility of an extension) 2021-05-07 11:00 GRDM/23/20-21
Consultancy services to establish the Africa CDC Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Network (RISLNET) in Eastern Africa 2021-04-23 15:00 ET-AUC-225261-CS-QCBS


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

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