Issue Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

7 New Sectors added to Designated Sectors

Designated Sectors are those sectors that have been identified to have a certain percentage of Local Content. Meaning that Designated Sectors' goods must be manufactured locally or a certain percentage of these goods must be manufactured locally.

Recently the National Treasury added seven new sectors/industries to the list of Designated Sectors. The 7 new Designated Sectors/Industries are:

  1. Solar PV components;
  2. Two Way Radio Terminals and Associated Equipment;
  3. Rail signaling;
  4. Wheely Bins.
  5. Steel Products and Component for Construction
  6. Pumps, Medium Voltage (MV) Motor and Associated Accessories
  7. Rail Permanent Way

If you are manufacturing or supplying any of these goods you will have to comply with the Local Content percentages. You can find these percentages by following this link:

When responding to a tender you will be required to complete a Standard Bidding Document 6.2 or Municipal Bidding Document 6.2 form, with regard to Local Content. These forms are difficult to complete, without the necessary knowledge.

You can obtain this knowledge by attending one of our How-to-Tender workshops, where we will teach you to complete these forms and others like them.

The National Treasury also considers other industries, sectors and sub-sectors for designation. Once thorough research and consultations have been concluded a decision to designate will be communicated to the public

To learn more about this and many other Bidding Documents please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. Workshop dates are published on our website at For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at

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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Neonatal Intr-Abdominal Pressure Monitoring Device 2018-10-02 11:00 ZNQ NO.22/ 04/ 18
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) invites an experienced and suitable service provider to Architect, Implement, Maintain and Support an Enterprise Management System for a period of five (5) years. 2018-10-23 11:00 RAF/ 2018/ 00045
Request for proposals for appointment of a service provider for supply, installation and maintenance of the online training (examination) accreditation system for security officers for a period of 36 months. 2018-10-24 11:00 RFB/ 2018/ PSiRA/ 08
Disposable, Elasticated and Knee Length Boot Covers, Must be Antistatic, Fluid and Tear Resistant 2018-10-02 11:00 ZNQ NO.942/ 05/ 18
Request for proposals for appointment of a panel of legal service providers for a period of 36 months. 2018-10-25 11:00 RFB/ 2018/ PSiRA/ 09
Appointment of a Recruitment Panel for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2018-10-26 11:00 SCMN007/ 2018
Vaginal Ring Pessary, Various Sizes: Vaginal Ring Pessary Size 60 20 Units 2018-10-02 11:00 ZNQ NO.585/ 05/ 18
Appointment of a service provider to conduct an implementation evaluation of the Foster \Care programme. 2018-10-12 11:00 SD04/ 2018
Blood Glucose Monitor - Accu - Check Active (Proprietory Compatible to Accucheck Active Strips Currently In Use) Quantity:1 2018-10-02 11:00 ZNQ NO.1184/ 05/ 18
Appointment of a panel of service providers to render internal audit services for a period of three (3) years. 2018-10-08 11:00 RFB 073/ 18/ 19


Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

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