Issue Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Functionality Scoring Rules

The new Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016 make provision for new Functionality Scoring rules. An Organ of State will indicate in the tender documents if the tender will be evaluated on Functionality, however, most of the tenders will be. It is stipulated in the new Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016, that the evaluation criteria should be objective, giving enterprises/companies a fair chance in being able to advance to the next phase of evaluation, namely Price and B-BBEE.

The tender document will usually specify the evaluation criteria for measuring functionality. It will also state the following:

  • The points available for each criteria and, if any, each sub-criteria;
  • The minimum qualifying score needed to advance. Normally the threshold will be between 65% and 85% out of 100%;

An Organ of State will declare all tenders achieving less than the set threshold non-responsive and those tender responses will not qualify for evaluation on Price and B-BBEE.

It must be stated that when an Organ of State set the minimum qualifying scores for Functionality it:

  • Must not be generic;
  • Must be determined separately for each tender;
  • May not be so low that it jeopardise the quality of the required goods or services; and
  • May not be so high that is unreasonable to achieve.

All tenders that score the minimum qualifying score for functionality must be evaluated further in terms of Price and B-BBEE in accordance with the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. Dates and details can be found here: www.how2tender.com

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver 1100 Solar Energy Kits in Tswelopele, Mamello, Kromdraai, Sokhulumi and Lethabong Situated Municipalities Within Gauteng Province 2018-03-09 11:00 DRDLR- GP- 0006(2017/ 2018)
Appointment of service provider(s) for a period of eighteen (18) months to develop a Regional Spatial Development Policy for the mining belt in Gauteng province which will be known as the mining belt Regional Spatial Development Policy. 2018-03-09 11:00 GT/ OOP/ 051/ 2017
Invitation to an open tender for an experienced service provider to provide in-house consulting services: Management of operations division for a 24 months period. 2018-03-16 11:00 AIDC _T09/ 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver Shade Nets Materials for 20 Farmers in Dreamland Under Emfuleni Local Municipality in Sedibeng District in Gauteng Province 2018-03-09 09:00 DRDLR- GP- 0007(2017/ 2018)
Terms of Reference to appoint a service provider to provide accredited project management training to 30 employees of research organisations 2018-03-19 11:00 SCMU: 15 - 2017/ 18
Appointment of a preferred list of suppliers to conduct Marine Geophysical Surveys for council for Geoscience for a period of three (3) years. 2018-03-27 11:00 CGS- 2017- 055
Appointment of a service provider to Redesign The National Land Transport Information System (NLTIS) in terms of the National Land Transport ACT NO.5 OF 2009. 2018-03-16 10:00 DOT/ 13/ 2017/ PT
Re-Advert - Provision of CETA toolkits to learners on CETA - funded projects 2018-03-02 11:00 014- 2017/ 2018
Highly experienced service providers for New website design, hosting and support, content management system implementation, social intranet design and development and digital services. 2018-03-26 14:00 NRA 58000/ 03/ 07/ 2018R
Appointment of a Service Provider to Supply and Deliver 90litres of Water Rollers in Sedibeng District Municipality, Tshwane Metro , West Rand District Municipality Within Gauteng Province 2018-03-09 11:00 DRDLR- GP- 0005(2017/ 2018)
Re-Advert - Provision of CETA branded personal protective equipment (PPE) to learners on CETA - funded projects 2018-03-02 11:00 015- 2017/ 2018
Appointment of a service provider to provide maintenance services for telephone management and switchboard systems at the Bloemfontein Deeds Registry for a period of 24 months 2018-03-19 11:00 DRDLR (CRD- 11) 2017/ 18
Appointment of a service provider to render garden maintenance services for a period of twenty four (24) months: Bloemfontein Deeds Registry 2018-03-19 11:00 DRDLR (CRD- 10) 2017/ 18
Request for Secure Care Services 2018-03-16 11:00 GT/ GDSD/ 053/ 2018
Erp Implementation Resouces on an ‘as and when Required’basis for a period of 36 months. 2018-03-19 11:00 H17/ 050
The appointment of a service provider for 3 regions to assist the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform with design, layout and printing on a 24 month term contract. 2018-03-15 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0146(2017/ 2018)
A Bid in order to appoint a service provider to conduct a research on the reduction of silicosis in the non-mining sector for the Department of Labour. 2018-03-23 11:00 LAB 01/ 2018
Rendering of a Cleaning Service to Vredenburg Hospital, Department of Health, Western Cape Government for a three (3) year period 2018-03-26 11:00 WCGHSC0132/ 2018
Procurement of accommodation to support the April 2018 Grade 12 camps 2018-03-05 12:00 CS/SCM/COO/SSIP/R17-18/67
Appointment of a service provider for VAT administration for the National Department of Health for Global Funds grant. 2018-03-09 11:00 NDOH 27/ 2017- 2018

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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