Issue Date: 
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.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a professional service provider to develop a detailed business plan for development of a new regional cemetery for VKLM 2019-06-06 10:00 T/S0C/05/2019/20
Supply and delivery of 5 x self-propelled grass mower with detachable ride-on seat 2019-06-06 10:00 T/SOC05/2019/2020
Professional Services for the Preparation of a Social Development Master Plan for the LHWP Phase II 2019-09-02 14:00 6032
Provision of HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT), Wellness Screening Services and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for a period of (36 months) three years. 2019-06-20 14:00 SW/HCTEAP/201908
Appointment of a Service Providers for Collection, Manage Waste and Dispose various Scrap Material within Autopax 2019-06-11 12:00 APX/ SCM/ 002/05/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Supply and Delivery of Bus Brake Parts and Brake Shoes Riveting 2019-06-11 12:00 APX/ TECH/ 001/05/ 2019
Evaluation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Support to the Development and Implementation of the African Union Human Rights Decade Project (2016-2018): 2019-06-07 15:00 AUC/DPA/CS/04
SAP System Support Services for Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA Fund) 2019-06-28 15:00 MVAFUND-RFP-02-2019: SAP Support Services for MVA Fund
Appointment of Service Provider for Compilation of Annual Financial Statements for a period of one (1) year. 2019-06-03 11:00 SK8/3/1- 37/2018/19
De Hoop/Malekana Water Scheme – Contract B – Storage 2019-06-19 11:00 SK8/3/1- 36/2018/19
De Hoop/Malekana Water Scheme – Contract A – Bulk Pipelines 2019-06-19 11:00 SK8/3/1- 35/2018/19
Appointment of a Service provider for Supply and Delivery of a TLB 2019-06-03 12:00 DLM02/2019
Construction of Burgersfort Ext 71 & 72 road and water 2019-06-13 12:00 FTM/T32/18/19
Construction of Burgersfort Ext 58 road and storm water 2019-06-13 12:00 FTM/T31/18/19
Construction of Magakala access bridge & access road 2019-06-13 12:00 MIG/LP/2286/R,ST/18/21
Construction of Magotwaneng access bridge & access road 2019-06-13 12:00 MIG/LP2069/ST/16/17
Appointment of designated service providers to form an efficient Hospital Network for the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) for a period of one year commencing 01 January 2020, which contract may be annually renewable for a maximum of two (2) more years 2019-06-20 11:00 GEMS/HospitalNetwork/ 2019/CON007
Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Health: Durban: Addington Hospital. Instyall pigeon proofing to foyer and roof 2019-06-24 11:00 ZNTD 04752W
ZNTD 03850W: WIMS 063936: Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Education: Stanger (Mbitane Area): Enyokeni Junior Primary School: Water and Sanitation: Phase 3. 2019-06-21 11:00 ZNTD 03850W
Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Education: Pinetown: Ingqungqulu High School: Water and Sanitation: Phase 3. 2019-06-21 11:00 ZNTD 03830W

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