Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tenders and fraudulent documents

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

We had the privilege to attend a briefing session of the National Department of Health the other day.  These briefing sessions are always special, specifically those for the supply of pharmaceutical products.  These products are very specialized and only companies that have the correct credentials can respond to these tenders.  What this mean is that if you are not in the pharmaceutical industry and you do not have the correct licencing for your products then you waste your time attending the briefing session and responding to the tender. 

Just like with any other tenders there are certain documents that you need to submit with your tender, for example Tax Compliance and B-BBEE certificates or affidavits, but together with these documents there are other compulsory documents like a licence to manufacture medicines and a Medicines Registration certificate.  You might think that these documents would be standard issue for these companies and that would all be genuine.  But it is not.

We were incredibly surprised to hear from the National Department of Health that some companies submit fraudulent documents to win a tender.

The lesson that we all need to take away from this briefing session is that no matter what you tender for, ensure that your compulsory documents are the originals, or certified copies of the original document.  Government will validate your compulsory documents and if you have submitted a fraudulent certificate you will be exposed.  Once you have been exposed and found guilty you will not be able to tender for any tender.

The Government is wide awake to fraud and one gets the feeling that they are starting to clamp down on fraud and corruption in the tender environment.  That is good for South Africa as well as for all the companies that respond to tenders.

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/

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a service provider or a consortium of service providers with the expertise to print, pack and distribute the systemic evaluation 2021 material for a period of four Months 2021-02-17 11:00 DBE165
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (REI) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support Of The Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI): Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform And Rural Development For Northern Cape Province 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0068(2020/ 2021)
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (REI) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support Of The Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI): Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform And Rural Development For Mpumalanga Province 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0066(2020/ 2021)
Appointment of a Panel for the Supply of Information Technology Hardware & Peripherals 2021-02-19 11:00 SAMRC/ ITSDAPSH& P/ 2020/ 14
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (REI) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESi): Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform And Rural Development For North West 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0067(2020/ 2021)
Department of Public Works: Southern Regional office: Supply and delivery of 29 Laptops and 17 Desktops at Southern Region 2021-02-23 11:00 ZNT 2995W
Appointment of service provider for the supply and delivery of printed java cards for a period of thirty six (36) months 2021-02-12 11:00 DHA01- 2021
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (REI) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support of The Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI): Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development For Western Cape Province 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0069(2020/ 2021)
Expansion for Expression Of Interest (REI) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI): Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development for Gauteng Province. 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0063(2020/ 2021)
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (REI) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support Of The Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI): Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform And Rural Development For Free State. 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0062(2020/ 2021)
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (Rei) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (Pesi): Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform And Rural Development For Kwazulu Natal. 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0064(2020/ 2021)
Appointment of a service provider for the procurement of hardware, licenses, support and maintenance of the firewall solution for a period of five (5) years 2021-02-12 11:00 DHA02- 2021
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (REI To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI): Department of Agriculture, Land Reform And Rural Development For Eastern Cape. 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0061(2020/ 2021)
Appointment of a panel of preferred service providers for provision of catering services for a period of three (3) years in Cape Town Office. 2021-02-19 11:00 PO 2020/ 21: 010
Invitation To Service Providers To Submit Proposals for a CIPC Customer Enquiry Management System. 2021-02-23 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 15/ 2020/ 2021
Request for proposal for the Licensing, Support and Maintenance of Sage 300 ERP, Sage 300 Third Party Modules, and Sage VIP, Payroll and HRM for a period of twenty-four (24) months. 2021-02-12 11:00 CCMA/ 2020/ 22- ICT
Appointment of supplier (s) for the Supply and Delivery of food hampers to various families in neighbouring Addo Elephant National Park 2021-02-05 11:00 GNP- 019- 20
Expansion For Expression Of Interest (Rei) To Supply Subsistence Producers / Farmers With Agricultural Production Inputs: In Support Of The Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI): Department Of Agriculture, Land Reform And Rural Development For Limpopo Province 2021-02-04 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- DARLRRD 0065(2020/ 2021)
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Review of Existing Manufacturing Designs and Assembly Drawings, Completion of Detailed Designs, Manufacturing, Supply, Delivery and Installation of a Full-Scale Prototype and up to Four Production Target Stations for iThemba LABS in Faure, Western Cape 2021-02-19 11:00 NRF/ ILABS SAIF/ 23/ 2020- 21
Agricultural Research Council (ARC) seeks to solicit the services of the service providers for the Analysis of Soil, Water and Plant Materials at Infruitec-Nietvoorbij 2021-02-12 11:00 ARC/ 17/ 11/ 2020

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