How the tender process works

30 May 2016

It is imperative for all potential bidders to familiarize themselves with the tender process in South Africa. There are procedures that need to be followed by Government Entities when they issue a request for quotation or competitive bid (tender). These procedures are governed by different Acts such as the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (Act no 5 of 2000) and the Public Finance Management Act (Act 1 of 1999 as amended by Act 296 of 1999) to name but two.

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Functionality in Tenders Part 2 - 10 Tips

23 May 2016

Tenders in South Africa are measured on three principles, namely Functionality, Price and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). An Enterprise's ability to execute a contract is measured through the Functionality Principal in the Tender Environment. If an Enterprise's tender response does not pass the Functionality test it can't be measured on Price and B-BBEE. Enterprises that respond to tenders must ensure that they will pass the Functionality test in order to advance.

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Functionality in Tenders Part 1

16 May 2016

Functionality in Tenders (1)

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Briefing Sessions, Site Meetings & Information Sessions

9 May 2016

If you have ever responded to a request for quotation or a competitive bid you will have encountered a Briefing Session, Site Meeting or Information Session. These are meetings that are held before the quotation or a competitive bid (tender) is due.

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Must I Have Specific Experience To Tender?

3 May 2016

Recently we received the following question via email: "I am interested in registering a CC, specifically to apply for government tenders. Now, I don't have any experience in business let alone in tendering, so I want to find out if one can be awarded a tender if he/she does not have specific experience?"

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Tenders and subcontracting

25 Apr 2016

Tenders and subcontracting go hand in hand. In fact, subcontracting part of a tender is so commonly placed that in South Africa there are specific rules regulating subcontracting in executing tenders. This is especially true for South African Government tenders.

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Compiling your tender response

19 Apr 2016

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2 Tender Misconceptions in South Africa

15 Mar 2016

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Acts Governing the South African Tender Environment - PPPFA

8 Mar 2016

There appears to be a serious lack of knowledge regarding South African tender procedures. Here, the tender processes are ruled by various Acts, Regulation and Guidelines which are specifically designed to ensure that the tender processes are in line with the Constitution of South Africa - which dictates that the tender process should be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.

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Planning, Stipulation of Preference Point System to be Utilized and the Determination of Designated Sectors

1 Mar 2016

It is important to know that when you respond to a tender there are certain guidelines that Government Officials need to follow in order to evaluate your tender. According to the Implementation Guide - Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017, pertaining to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Accounting Officers and Accounting Authorities of all public entities listed in Schedules 2, 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D to the PFMA and municipal entities must comply with the rules and guidelines stipulated below.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Bethlehem Department of Rural Developement And Land Reform (Drd & Lr): Thabo Mofutsanyane District: Alternative Office Accommodation And Parking Facilities (1994.17m² and 25 Parking Bays) 2018-11-13 11:00 BL18/ 063
For sale of: removal and recycling of cardboard and waste paper 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 64/ 08/ 2018
FICKSBURG: SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCY (SASSA): New Office Accommodation and Parking Facilities (561.01m² and 20 Parking Bays) 2018-11-13 11:00 BL18/ 065
Appointment of a service provider at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa for provision of storage facilities on an 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulation: 2017 2018-10-26 11:00 ICASA 21/ 2018
Invitation to bidders to submit proposals for the appointment of a group risk insurance/assurance provider for all CIPC employees. 2018-10-22 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 17/ 2018/ 2019
Invitation for an open tender for the Supply of Telephone Management System and Maintenance of Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) At Aidc’s Multiple Sites 2018-11-15 11:00 AIDC T10/ 2018
Staff lockers (ABS Plastic) 3 tier x40 2018-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 744/ 18
Request for proposal for air quality monitoring in The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ). 2018-11-12 12:00 CDC/ 446/ 18
Fridge tags 2018-10-31 11:00 ZNQ: 303 / 2018/ 19
Construction of Sidewalks on P483 in the Amajuba District. Tenderers must be registered as 3CE with the CIDB ,Department of Transport’s Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractors Database and also be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database (CSD).Target designated group: Women. The duration of the project will be stipulated in the tender document. 2018-11-15 11:00 C253/ 1819/ SW/ 561
Construction of Sidewalks on P41 in the Amajuba District. Tenderers must be registered as 3CE with the CIDB ,Department of Transport’s Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractors Database and also be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database (CSD).Target designated group: Open. The duration of the project will be stipulated in the tender document. 2018-11-15 11:00 C253/ 1819/ SW/ 563
Consultancy Services for Implementation of a Contract Management System 2018-11-16 15:00 AUC/OLC/C/325
The Province of KwaZulu-Natal, Department of Transport, invites tenders from Established Contractors, experienced in Bridges, and earthworks construction, for the construction of the Extension of Kwasitholane River Bridge No. 3527.The duration of the project will be 4 months. 2018-11-15 11:00 ZNT3507/ 18T
Provision of Security Services at RTI Mkondeni DLTC. 2018-11-21 11:00 ZNB1432/ 17T
Require: Tender must be registered as grade 2CE only with the CIDB register of contractors.Tender must be registered as Emerging Contractors in the Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractor Development Programme (as per database of Department of Transport).Tenders must be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database(CSD).Tenders will be evaluated in terms of the 80:20 Preference Points(as per Preferential Policy Framework Regulations,2017). 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT373T/ C238/ 1100/ S/ 18
Require: Tender must be registered as grade 2CE only with the CIDB register of contractors.Tender must be registered as Emerging Contractors in the Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractor Development Programme (as per database of Department of Transport).Tenders must be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database(CSD).Tenders will be evaluated in terms of the 80:20 Preference Points(as per Preferential Policy Framework Regulations,2017) 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT373T/ C238/ 1100/ S/ 71
National Department of Public Works: Cleaning of carpet, sofas and chairs for a period of 24 months. 2018-11-13 11:00 JHB.18/ 20
Require: Tender must be registered as grade 2CE only with the CIDB register of contractors. Tender must be registered as Emerging Contractors in the Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractor Development Programme (as per database of Department of Transport).Tenders must be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database(CSD). Tenders will be evaluated in terms of the 80:20 Preference Points (as per Preferential Policy Framework Regulations, 2017) 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT373T/ C238/ 1100/ S/ 19
Require: Tender must be registered as grade 2CE only with the CIDB register of contractors. Tender must be registered as Emerging Contractors in the Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractor Development Programme (as per database of Department of Transport). Tenders must be registered with the National Treasury’s Centralized Supplier Database(CSD). Tenders will be evaluated in terms of the 80:20 Preference Points(as per Preferential Policy Framework Regulations,2017). 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT373T/ C238/1100/ S/ 17
Department of Justice & CD: Roodepoort, Kagiso, Westonaria, Brakpan, Heidelberg and Randfontein Magistrate Courts: Rendering of gardening services for a period of 24 months. 2018-11-13 11:00 JHB.18/ 19

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