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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request for Proposals to assist with the valuation of ARC Buildings, Valuation of Land Earmarked for Disposal and Determination of Market Related Rentals. b, Feasibility Study for Consolidation of Pretoria Campuses. 2021-02-22 11:00 ARC/ 26/ 01/ 2021
Provision of physical security guarding services 2021-02-16 11:00 FSCA2020/ 21- T015
NORTH COAST CLUSTER: Justice: 14 Magistrate Court Across KZN: Manguzi Court, Mtubatuba Court, Hlabisa Courts, Empangeni Court, Ngwelezane Court, Mtunzini Court, Inkanyezi Court, Mahlabathini Court, Ulundi Court, Nongoma Court, Nquthu Court, Babanango Court & Ubombo Court:36 Months Term Contract Supply of Cleaning Material. 2021-03-02 11:00 DBN21/ 01/ 05
SOUTH COAST CLUSTER: Justice: 12 Magistrate Courts Across KZN: Kokstad Court, Harding Court, Ramsgate Court, Vulamehlo Court, Hlanganani Court, Umzinto Court, Phungashe Court, Richmond Court, Umzimkhulu Court, Mbumbulu Court, Camperdown Court & Hammarsdale Court : 36 Months Term Contract Supply of Cleaning Material. 2021-02-25 11:00 DBN21/ 01/ 04
DURBAN CLUSTER: Justice:12 Magistrate Courts Across KZN: Point Court, Verulam Family Court, Verulam Magistrate Court, Ndwedwe Court, Maphumulo Court, Kranskop Court, Pinetown Court, Masonic Court, Public Works: Durban, Wentworth Court, John Ross & Stanger Court: 36 Months Term Contract Supply of Cleaning Material. 2021-02-23 11:00 DBN21/ 01/ 03
MIDLANDS CLUSTER: Justice:14 Magistrate Courts Across KZN: Dundee Court, Msinga Court, Greytown Court, Ladysmith Court, Escourt Court, Howick Court, PMB High Court, Newcastle Court, Ezakheni Court, Ekuvukeni Court, Glencoe Court, Himville Court, Weneen Court and Bergville Court: 36 Months Term Contract Supply of Cleaning Material 2021-02-18 11:00 DBN21/ 01/ 02
Request for proposal to render Cleaning, Gardening and Car Wash to the Northern Cape Provincial Treasury for the period of thirty six (36) months 2021-02-12 11:00 BID NO: NCPT/ 08/ 2020
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Cleaning Services and Provision Of Cleaning Materials to the Department Of Correctional Services At Poyntons Building for a period of three years (36 months) 2021-02-12 11:00 HO 1/ 2021
Supply and Installation of Biometrics and Security Systems at NHLS Green Point Complex 2021-02-12 11:00 RFB 043/ 20/ 21
Appointment of a service provider to provide physical security services at the CCMA Bloemfontein office for a period of 48 months and Welkom office for a period of 60 Months. 2021-02-12 11:00 CCMA/ 2020/ 29- SEC
Contracting of a service provider to undertake security services at the Makhathini Irrigation Scheme, Mjindi farming, Jozini for a period of thirty six (36) months 2021-02-17 11:00 ADAB 01/ 2021
Agricultural Research Council (ARC) seeks to solicit the services of the service providers who are registered with the Construction Industry Development Regulations Board (CIBD) in 2EP grade class for the Upgrade of the 400 KVA Transformer and Switchgear at Nietvoorbij Wine Cellar Substation, and Distillation room D/B Board at Infruitec-Nietvoorbij 2021-02-12 11:00 ARC/ 18/ 11/ 2020
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the provision of the Consulting Engineering Services for the Supervision of the Rehabilitation of National Route 2 Section 20 from Mount Frere (km 0.0) to Ngcweleni River (km 39.4). 2021-02-19 11:00 SANRAL N.002- 200- 2011/ S
Consulting engineering services for the supervision of the Reseal of the National Route N6 section 5 from Jamestown (km 0.0) to Nek (km14.0) 2021-02-12 11:00 SANRAL N.006- 050- 2017/ 2S
Special Maintenance on National Route R63 Section 12 from N10 (km 0.0) To Bedford (km 20.7). 2021-02-12 11:00 SANRAL R.063- 120- 2017/ 1
Supply and Deliver SDIC KLORMAN Biochlor Tablets, As per specification available at the SCM Offices, Harrower Rd, PE. 2021-01-28 11:00 GQ01212643
Disposable Bins Cardboard 2021-02-19 11:00 0010444255
Disposable Sanitizer Wipes 2021-02-19 11:00 0010444249
Face Shields 2021-02-19 11:00 0010444260
Hand Sanitizer Spray 500ml 2021-02-19 11:00 0010444257


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