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Monday, February 2, 2015

5 pillars of Supply Chain Management

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

The South African Government introduced the Five Pillars of Procurement. These five pillars were introduced to stimulated and grow Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises. Every good State department’s Procurement Policy will include these five pillars. All Bid Evaluation Committees are to follow and apply these five pillars.

The Five Pillars are:

  1. Value for Money
    In short this means that it is not necessarily the tender with the lowest price that is going to win the bid. If the lowest price means an inferior product then the Evaluation Committee will seek for a better product. Ensure that, when you respond to a tender, your product is good value for money.
  2. Open and Effective Competition
    Government departments must take care that everybody has a reasonable chance to compete for tenders. They must ensure that their procurement process is transparent and fully understandable. They must make sure that there is no favouritism towards any bidder.
  3. Ethics and Fair Dealing
    Government officials must conduct themselves properly without compromising their integrity. When conducting their tender evaluation they must not accept bribes or gifts from potential suppliers. In fact, they must not accept anything of sorts from nobody.
  4. Accountability and Reporting
    This is a two way street. You, as potential supplier, must be able to account for your actions and plans. You must ensure that you have good reporting methods build into your bid. Government departments must report to their superiors and must be held accountable for their procurement actions.
  5. Equity
    The purpose of the fifth pillar is to promote business with Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDI’s). Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises together with PDI’s must player a bigger part in the development of the larger South African Economy. Any good Procurement Policy will address Equity as a main feature in the procurement process.

In responding to a tender or request for proposal it is always good to keep these five pillars in mind. Try to address these five pillars in your tender response and you might just be lucky and win a tender.

Now that you have this knowledge you might just want to invest in our newly revised Tender Manual that is available on our website www.howtotender.co.za. The Tender Manual will teach you all you need to know to respond to tenders correctly and hopefully successfully.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. For more information on the tender courses please email Estelle at Estelle@howtotender.co.za.

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

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Discretionary Grant Advert 2nd Funding Window 2019/2020 2019-06-18 11:00 RFQ/ SASSETA/ 201920120
Cape Town: parliamentary precinct: official office accommodation: provide integrated facilities management services.(2019-2024) appointment of consultants: quantity serverying, electrical & mechanical engineers, civil & structural engineers, health and safety agent. 2019-06-14 11:00 CPTC 004/ 19
Appointment of Board Secretariat Services until 31 March 2020 2019-06-14 11:00 RFP/ SASSETA/ 201920113
Provisioning of Productivity Study/ Assessment and other related services to the RTMC 2019-06-18 11:00 RTMC BID 03/ 2019/ 20
Provision of Security services to the RTMC Midrand offices 2019-06-17 11:00 RTMC BID 01/ 2019/ 20
Cape Town: Provision of integrated facilities management services for parliamentary residential accommodation for a five year period (2019-2024): Appointment of consultants: quantity surveying, electrical & mechanical engineers, civil & structural engineers, health & safety agent. 2019-06-14 11:00 CPTC003/ 19
Appointment of a panel of service providers to provide fraud risk management services to the NYDA for a period of three (3) years. 2019-06-19 11:00 NYDA2019/ 01/ IA
Appointment of a Panel of Service Providers for the National Treasury to Source the Services of Editors for Publications for a period of three Years 2019-06-14 11:00 NT005- 2019
24 months term contract for transportation of members of parliament and sessional officials in the three parliamentary villages. 2019-06-14 11:00 CPTSC 01/ 19
Appointment of a Service Provider to Implement an On-Going Solution for The Management of Emolument Attachment Orders Granted Against Public Servants and a Capacity Building Programme for a Period of 24 Months 2019-06-14 11:00 NT004- 2019
Appointment of a Decor Service Provider for The World Economic Forum on Africa Mokete 2019 to Be Hosted at ICC In Cape Town. 2019-06-14 11:00 NT003- 2019
Repair and maintenance of Generators at Limpopo High Court for 24 months 2019-06-18 11:00 PLK19/ 07
Appointment of a service provider for rendering of co-sourced internal audit services for the National Lotteries Commission for a period of three (3) years 2019-06-26 11:00 NLC/ 2019- 10
Repair and maintenance of HVAC System at Limpopo High Court for 24 months 2019-06-18 11:00 PLK19/ 06
Appointment of Service provider for Events Management (Golden Shield Heritage Awards) 2019-06-26 11:00 NHC/ 01/ 2019/ 20
Repair and maintenance of lifts at Limpopo High Court for 24 months 2019-06-18 11:00 PLK19/ 05
Bloemfontein Sandf: Tempe 1 Sa Tank Regiment: Upgrading of Facility/ Infrastructure (Kitchen) and Replacement of Kitchen Equipment: (Architectural Services) 2019-06-18 11:00 BL19- 009
Bloemfontein Sandf: De Brug Mobilisation Centre: Upgrading of Facility/ Infrastructure (Kitchen) and Replacement of Kitchen Equipment: (Architectural Services) 2019-06-18 11:00 BL19- 010
Postmasburg Magistrate Court: Provisioning of cleaning services for 36 months. (1208.14m²) 2019-06-14 11:00 PF17/ 2019
Olifantshoek Magistrate Court: Provisioning of cleaning services for 36 months. (531.00m²) 2019-06-14 11:00 PF18/ 2019

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10 things to remember when you tender

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

There are many things that you as a small business owner must remember when you respond to a tender and sometimes responding to a tender can be overwhelming. Experience has taught me that there are some important things to remember when responding to a Tender and there are some less important things to remember when responding to a Tender.

Here are ten of the important things to remember when responding to a Tender. Please remember that all ten of these items mention here are equal... Read More

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