Issue Date: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Acts Governing the South African Tender Environment - PPPFA

The other day I was attending a session on "How-to-tender" (not our own) and it was shocking to see the lack of knowledge regarding South African tender procedures. In South Africa the tender processes are ruled by various Acts, Regulation and Guidelines that are specifically designed to ensure that the tender process are in line with the Constitution of South Africa which dictates that the tender process should be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.

First and foremost is The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000. This act was specifically introduced to comply with Section 217 (2) (a) of the Constitution of South Africa. This act must be followed by ALL Government entities. It is not a choice. It is not something that they can ignore if they feel like it. It must be followed.

Then there is the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017. These Regulations are there to guide Government entities on how to implement the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act. The Act and its Regulations go hand in hand and the one cannot exist without the other. 

In these Regulations you will also find clear guidelines on the 80/20 and 90/10 Preferential Procurement Points scoring system. All tender responses must be evaluated according to one of these points scoring systems regardless of any other special conditions that might be applicable for a specific tender. Remember that the:

  • 80/20 system is for tenders with a Rand value of up to R50 000 000 (all applicable taxes included); and 
  • The 90/10 system is for tenders with a Rand value above R50 000 000 (all applicable taxes included).

Don't let anybody tell you that this is not important. It is the heartbeat of all tender evaluations in South Africa. Our advice to you is to familiarize yourself with this Act and its Regulations. When you do so, you will empower yourself to have bargaining power when tenders are awarded.

One way to ensure you know all that there is to know is to attend our How-to-Tender workshops that we present Country wide. Please email us at werner@how2tender.com should you be interested in attending one of these workshops.
 
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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Construction of Workshop at Jouberton Campus 2019-03-01 11:00 No reference number
Department of Science and Technology Illumination Assessment 2018-2019 2019-03-04 13:00 RFQ-0000062
Provision of security services 2019-02-28 12:30 08/2/16/57
Panel of two (2) Service providers for Supply and delivery of protective clothing for a period of 36 months(as and when required) 2019-03-01 11:00 LNM071/2018/19
Printing and folding of municipal monthly statements for a period of 36 months 2019-03-01 11:00 LNM067/2018/19
Supply and delivery of ICT equipment 2019-02-26 11:00 LNM050/2018/19
Professional Service provider for licensing of municipal borrow Pits 2019-02-26 11:00 LNM056/2018/19
Professional Service provider for review of environment management plan 2019-02-26 11:00 LNM055/2018/19
The Madikwe River Lodge is calling for proposals from reputable tourism agencies to provide marketing and sales services to the resort. 2019-03-20 13:00 MRL001/19
Organised supply and delivery of reagents for the analysis of Chemical Oxygen Demand and Free Chlorine at BCMM municipal laboratory 2019-02-22 12:00 RFQ/DSS/2018-19/364
Operation of an electrical control centre and fault centre in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality for a period of three years 2019-03-19 12:00 ED: 405
Re-advertisement: TD-01/06/18: Provision of tyres and tyre associated service items, including new and re-treaded replacement tyres, puncture repairs, fitment, wheel balancing, wheel alignment, wheel rotation and emergency call out to attend to tyre breakdowns for a period of three years 2019-02-22 11:00 TD-01/06/18
Tender for heritage study: De Rust, Dysselsdorp & Oudtshoorn 2019-03-25 12:00 TD-01/02/19
Provision and administration of an electricity and water prepayment vending system for a contract period ending 30 June 2022 2019-03-25 11:00 TD-05/02/19
Supply, delivery, assembly and installation of various items of furniture and accessories for Thusong Centre in Motherwell. 2019-02-28 11:00 SCM/19-97/G
Expression of interest for the supply and delivery of PPE. 2019-03-14 11:00 SCM/19-139/G
Document: Archiving: Learners and Drivers licences. 2019-03-14 11:00 SCM/19-114/S
Standards of Generally Recognised Acccounting Practices (GRAP) financial reporting training service provider for a two year period 2019-02-28 12:00 SAICA0032019
Provision of Security Services at Various ECDC Owned Premises for thirty Six months (3 years) 2019-03-11 12:00 ECDC/ELN/108/012019
Supply and delivery of Road Construction Material for Taweni Access road 2019-03-11 12:00 IHLM/87/01/2018-19/TS

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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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