Issue Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Functionality Scoring Rules

The new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 makes provision for new Functionality Scoring rules.

It is stipulated in the new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, that the evaluation criteria should be objective, giving enterprises a fair shot at being able to advance to the next phase of evaluation, namely Price and B-BBEE.

Most tenders are evaluated on Functionality, but an Organ of State will indicate in the tender documents how the tender will be evaluated.

The tender document will normally specify the evaluation standards 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. Usually the threshold is between 65% and 85% out of 100%;

All tenders achieving less than the minimum qualifying score will be declared non-responsive, and will not qualify to be evaluated on Price and B-BBEE.

When an Organ of State sets the minimum qualifying scores for Functionality, the scores should:

  • Not be generic;
  • Be determined separately for each tender;
  • Not be so low that it jeopardises the quality of the required goods/services;
  • Not be so high that they are impossible to attain.

All tenders that score the minimum qualifying score for functionality must be evaluated further, in terms of Price and B-BBEE as stated by the preference point systems in accordance with the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. Tender Workshop dates are published on our website at www.how2tender.com. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

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

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Technical Assessment of Air Quality, Noise and Vibration including the Impact on Humans at Ridgeview Lane (Ward 24). 2018-10-03 11:00 7H-38999
External audit services 2018-09-28 12:00 TRI-2018
The installation of new chlorine dosing systems and plant safety upgrade projects for a period of 8 months. 2018-10-22 10:00 MPGXC005326
The provision of Management and Maintenance of Sootblower system on unit 1-10 at Hendrina Power Station for a period of 3 years. 2018-10-23 10:00 MPGXC005329
Supply and delivery of road stone and road building materials for road maintenance in the Matzikama Area. 2018-10-05 12:00 T24-2018
The NMB Stadium, managed under the MBDA require quotes for the following: Exhibition Shell Scheme and Electrics 2018-09-28 11:00 BDA0918618
The NMB Stadium, managed under the MBDA require quotes for the following: Conference Notepads 300 x Printing Conference 2018-09-28 11:00 BDA0918617
The NMB Stadium, managed under the MBDA require quotes for the following: Printing of Event Catalogues for Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (in association with Africa Manufacturing Advance Show) 2018-09-28 11:00 BDA0918616
The NMB Stadium, managed under the MBDA require quotes for the following: Scope and delivery of services: Videography to be taken of all aspects of the African Advanced Manufacturing & Composites Show from 7 to 9 November 2018. 2018-09-27 11:00 BDA0918615
Construction of KwaBhala Water Supply Scheme: eMarhasha & Ngqelemane. 2018-10-05 12:00 ORTDM SCMU 08-18/19
The NMB Stadium, managed under the MBDA require quotes for the following: Printing & Framing of National Innovation Awards (Certificates) 2018-09-27 11:00 BDA0918614
Construction of Kwandayini Water Supply. 2018-10-05 15:00 ORTDM SCMU 09-18/19
The NMB Stadium, managed under the MBDA require quotes for the following: Catering for Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (in Association with Africa Advance Manufacturing Show) Delivery dates: Catering and morning tea & coffee for 7 - 9 November 2018 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 2018-09-26 11:00 BDA0918613
The NMB Stadium, managed under the MBDA require quotes for the following: Catering for National Innovation Awards for Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (in Association with Africa Advance Manufacturing Show) 2018-09-26 11:00 BDA0918612
Construction of Xurana Water Supply. 2018-10-05 12:00 ORTDM SCMU 11-18/19
Tenders are invited for the Waterproofing of Guttering of Office and Veranda Section of Roof of office area 2018-09-20 11:00 CSQ09181435
Appointment of a professional consulting engineer for the planning, design and project management: Upgrading of the eastern bulk outfall sewer line. 2018-10-05 14:00 TN033/2018
Tenders are invited to Supply an Tyre Repair/Break Down Service Equipment 2018-09-28 11:00 CSQ09181431
Tenders are invited to Clean, Cut all Grass. Trim Trees and Remove all Rubble in Diaz Road Depot at the Bottom Camp Area 2018-09-28 11:00 CSQ09181431
Printing Dannhauser Municipality newsletter 2018-09-26 12:00 RFQ / 460

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