Issue Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014

The 8 steps in the Tender Adjudication process

By W van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

10 November 2014

It is important to understand the Adjudication process when one responds to a Tender or Request for Proposal. If you have these 8 steps under control when responding to tenders, chances are good that you will proceed to the next round.

Here are 8 steps in the adjudication process that Organs of State will most often follow in determining which bidder will win the tender:

  1. Opening and recording of tenders

When tenders are opened in public, the following features of each tender usually are announced and recorded:

  • The name of the tenderer;
  • The tender price as stated on the form of tender;
  • The number of B-BBEE points claimed by the tenderer;
  • Tenders usually are endorsed and dated with the approved tender stamp of the Organ of State or Private Entity.
  1. Determine whether or not tenders offers are complete

After the opening of tenders, the tender officials will determine the responsiveness of each tender by determining whether:

  • The tender complies with all the conditions of the tender or request for proposal;
  • The tender has been properly completed and signed;
  • The tender meets the minimum resource objectives;

Above are just some of the requirements that have to be met in order for your response to advance in the tender process. Any tender that does not meet the stipulated requirements will be regarded as being non-responsive. Non-responsive tenders will be eliminated from the adjudication process at this stage. All responsive tenders will proceed to the next stage.

  1. Price Review

The prices of all responsive tenders are checked for errors. Bidders who have tendered an unrealistically low price can be interviewed by the Organ of State to determine whether there is a valid reason for its tender price being unrealistically low. If the bidder can not supply a valid reason, the tender would most probably be eliminated from the tender adjudication process.

  1. Award of points for Functionality

Tenders that remain in contention will be awarded points for functionality.

  1. Awarding of points for Price

At this stage the points for price will be awarded according to the Preferential Points System. Prices are usually adjusted to a common base so that it can be comparable with each bidder`s price.

  1. Process review

At this stage the legitimacy of the B-BBEE Levels claimed by the bidders will be validated and recorded. If there are any reasons for eliminating tenders on the grounds of process review it will be recorded here.

  1. Summation of points

The points awarded for price and B-BBEE will be added for each tender and, subject to satisfactory risk analysis; the tender which has been awarded the highest total number of points will be recommended for acceptance.

  1. Risk Analysis

An Organ of State will do a risk analyses before acceptance of any tender to ensure that it would, if accepted, not place the Organ of State or the tenderer, at undue risk.

As one can see there are various elements that all contribute to the final awarding of a tender.

Please visit our website at www.how2tender.com for more on these as well as other interesting topics. You will also find our Tender Manual there - the Tender Manual guides you through the whole process of responding to a Tender or a Request for Proposal.

Until next time.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a Panel to Supply ICT Hardware 2018-07-12 12:00 RFP006/ 2018
Service Theatre Table X 01 2018-06-29 11:00 ZNQ: 8975/ 18 NIEM
Service dental chair at Niemeyer Hospital X 01 KwaZulu-Natal. 2018-06-29 11:00 ZNQ: 8971/ 18 NIEM
C993.02: Reseal of TR75/1 (KM 0.00 to KM 16.50) Holgaten to Oudtshoorn. Designated CIDB Grading: 8CE or higher 2018-07-26 11:00 S048/ 18
Procurement of Human Resource Recruitment & Selection Service (x3) 2018-07-12 12:00 RFP004/ 2018
Inspection, maintenance & repair of the department fleet. 2018-08-19 11:00 ZNB468/ 15T
Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Multi functional Photo Copiers 2018-07-12 12:00 RFP008/ 2018
Appointment of a property management company or an agent to source office accommodation for USAASA for a period of five years in Gauteng. 2018-07-17 11:00 USAASA- OFS/ 04/ 2018
Provision of Legal Services 2018-07-23 11:00 EWSETA008/ 2018
Request for bid for renovation services for the National Health Laboratory Service at Bongani Provincial Hospital, Welkom. 2018-07-16 11:00 RFB 022/ 18/ 19
Terms of Reference for the maintenance of Security Operational Centre for GDED 2018-07-13 11:00 GT/ GDED/ 089/ 2018
Department of Health: RK Khan: Repairs and waterproofing of flat roof over physiotherapy department (contract period: 6 calendar Months). 2018-07-20 11:00 ZNTD 03917W/ WIMS 063046
Department of Public Works: Ethekwini Regional Office-Mayville: Tender Office relocation 2018-07-23 11:00 ZNTD 04435W
Appointment of a service provider to render cleaning and hygiene services for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform - Mpumalanga Deeds Registry for a period of 24 months. 2018-07-16 11:00 DRDLR (CRD- 10) 2018/ 19
Annual service of Theatre UPS. 2018-07-02 11:00 C23/ 18/ 19
Supply , Installation and Commissioning of Bio-metric system 2018-07-24 11:00 EEC/ T06/ 2018
Appointment of Consultants/Professional Services for designing of plans for the following campuses: 1. Brakpan Campus-classrooms and offices. 2.Springs Campus-classrooms, offices and Hospitality kitchen 2018-07-24 11:00 EEC/ T10/ 2018
Appointment of Service provides to supply, deliver and offload Fertilizer for supplementing. 2018-06-28 11:00 ZNB 4261/ 18A
Appointment of a service provider for the revision of the HDA Business case, organisational design and resourcing framework. 2018-07-16 11:00 HDA/ JHB/ 2018/ 001
Appointment of Consultant/Professional Services for designing of 7 Main Entrances at College delivery sites 2018-07-24 11:00 EEC/ T09/ 2018

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Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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