Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tender scoring and tender fraud       

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

We are asked by many people that attend our How-to-Tender workshops if all tenders are not awarded fraudulently.  Our straight and quick answer is no, not all tenders are awarded on a fraudulent manner.

The reason we are saying this is because there are just too many tenders going around in South Africa for all of it to be awarded fraudulently.  If you look at the statistics it will show that there are at any given time about 3000 tenders available in South Africa – this consists of Public Sector tenders as well as Private Sector tenders.  One can safely assume that most tenders are valid for 30 days (one month) before it closes and because of this it is safe to say that there are about 36000 tenders per annum floating in South Africa.  It will be impossible to commit fraud on all these tenders.

There is also the drive from all Government departments and Provinces to be transparent in all their tender activities.  We deal with the Public Sector daily and we experience increased transparency from most of the departments especially when it comes to awarding a tender.

The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act also provides the Public Sector with the Preferential Procurement Scoring system whereby bidders must score points to advance from one stage to another and to finally be awarded the tender.  This scoring system should be the only way that tenders are awarded – if not then there is a problem.

If you know of any fraudulent tender activities, please be a whistle blower and report to the Tender Fraud hotline 0800 701 701.

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.
Request for Expressions of Interest: Roster for international consultant for country review mission – socio-economic development (SED) 2021-07-07 11:00 EOI APRM/CRM/AUC/SED / 02/2021
Request for Expressions of Interest: Roster for international consultant for country review mission– democracy and political governance (DPG) 2021-07-07 11:00 EOI APRM/CRM/AUC/DPG/ 01/2021
Request for Expressions of Interest: Consultancy Services to Operationalize and Conduct Trainings on the Use of Digital Platform 2021-07-02 15:00 AUC/IED/C/005
Supply and Delivery of Electrical Consumption Meters and Related Hardware and Equipment 2021-06-25 12:00 TDR192/2020/2021
Supply and Delivery of Passive Ambient Air Quality Equipment and Analysis Services 2021-07-02 12:00 TDR196/2020/2021
Professional Service Providers For The Mossel Bay Municipal Contractor Development Programme 2021-07-16 12:00 TDR186/2020/2021
Supply and delivery of Personal Protective clothing (PPE) for the Mossel Bay Municipality for a period ending 30 June 2022. 2021-07-16 12:00 TDR189/2020/2021
Erection Of A Billboard: Hartenbos 2021-07-23 12:00 TDR200/2020/2021
Renting of Commercial Outdoor Advertising Space For Billboards In Mossel Bay On Municipal Property 2021-07-23 12:00 TDR202/2020/2021
Supply, Delivery And Installation Of Fire Fighting Equipment And Services 2021-07-23 12:00 TDR201/2020/2021
Proposal For The Appointment Of A Panel Of Service Providers For Fundraising 2021-07-09 12:00 SCM 81 OF 2020/2021
Supply and Installation of a Vehicle Monitoring, Tracking and Recovery System 2021-07-15 12:00 SCM 71 OF 20/21
Supply and Deliver Cleaning Material for The Period 1 July 2021 To 31 December 2021 2021-06-25 12:00 Q001/2022
Supply and Deliver Workshop Material for the Period 1 July 2021 To 31 December 2021 2021-06-25 12:00 Q002/2022
Supply and Delivery of Electrical Material For The Period 1 July 2021 To 31 December 2021 2021-06-25 12:00 Q003/2022
Supply and Deliver Household And Consumer Connections Plumbing Material for the Period 01 July 2021 to 31 December 2021 2021-06-25 12:00 Q004/2022
Printing Services For Saldanha Bay Municipality For The Period From 01 July 2021 – 31 December 2021 2021-06-29 12:00 Q005/2022
Supply and Delivery Of Hardware Material For Saldanha Bay Municipality for The Period From 01 July 2021 – 31 December 2021 2021-06-29 12:00 Q006/2022
Supply and Delivery of Hand Sanitizer For Saldanha Bay Municipality For The Period From 01 July 2021 – 31 December 2021 2021-06-29 12:00 Q007/2022
Supply and Delivery of Office Furniture For Saldanha Bay Municipality. 2021-06-25 12:00 SBM 63/20/21

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