Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tender preparation time

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

We have been asked many times if there is something in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act that specifies how much lead time there should be for responding to tenders.  The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act does not make provision for any period.

In the SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A GUIDE FOR ACCOUNTING OFFICERS OF MUNICIPALITIES AND MUNICIPAL ENTITIES there is a paragraph that guides municipalities on the timeframes for responding to tenders.

In paragraph 4.5.2.5 it states:

  • The time allowed for the preparation and submission of bids should be determined with consideration of the circumstances of the project and the magnitude and complexity of the contract.
  • Usually no less than 14 days from the date of the invitation to bid or the date of availability of bidding documents, whichever is later, should be allowed for competitive bidding.
  • For contracts above the value of R 10 million (VAT included), such period may not be less than 30 days.  In such cases, the municipality / municipal entity is encouraged to convene pre-bid conferences and arrange site visits.

In justifiable circumstances accounting officers may allow shortening of the closing date.  Cognisance should also be taken of the fact that the shortening of the closing date should not disadvantage any potential suppliers from bidding for the requirements.  Other Organs of State also follow these guidelines.

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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