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.
Refreshments for Office of the Director: Corporate Services 2018-12-14 12:00 B391/2018/19
Videography and Photography Services for Cross Over 2018-12-20 12:00 Q07.12.18
Supply and Delivery of 6m Steel Container to Fairview 2018-12-18 12:00 241/2018/19
Supply and Delivery of Traffic Uniforms for Traffic and Law Enforcement Officers 2019-01-15 12:00 08/2/16/41
Supply and Delivery of Traffic Signal Materials (Until June 2020) 2018-12-20 10:00 CES 34/2018
Supply and Delivery of Road Traffic Signs (Until 30 June 2020) 2018-12-20 10:00 CES 33/2018
Invitation for the provision of security services at Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District for the Department of Social Development 2019-01-30 11:00 NW/DSD/06/2018
Invitation for the provision of security services at Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District for the Department of Social Development 2019-01-31 11:00 NW/DSD/05/2018
Supply & delivery of toolboxes. 2018-12-20 10:00 DIE0015186
Supply & delivery of fluke clamp 375. 2018-12-20 10:00 DIE0015182
Appointment of a Service Provider to Design, Manufacture and Delivery of Two (02) Fire Trucks for a period of Eighteen months (18) for The North West Province and Maintenance of Three (03) years after delivery. 2019-01-31 11:00 CS&TM 07/18/19
Provision for municipal finance management programme 2019-01-14 12:00 GTLM/FS06/2018/2019
Provision of legal services to review draft By-law and finalization thereof 2018-12-14 11:00 FQ/SM: 93/19
Supply and delivery of ready mixed, concrete 2019-01-14 11:00 FIN/SC/C1/09/2018
Supply and delivery of cement products, kerbs, etc 2019-01-14 11:00 FIN/SC/CP/09/2018
Supply and delivery of crushed stone, crusher sand, slurry seal 2019-01-14 11:00 FIN/SC/S1/09/2018
Upgrade of Rosendal Chlorine Station. (Supply and Install Chlorine Dosing Equipment) 2018-12-18 11:00 FQ/SM: 86/19
Appointment of a Supplier for the Bioremediation at the pniel wwtw 2018-12-18 11:00 FQ/SM: 88/19
Construction of toilet top structures in Kutlwanong, Kagisho & Phomolong Phase 1 2019-01-28 11:00 INFRA/CE/T2/2018
Tenders are invited to Supply,Install and Deliver eight(8) Gun Safes 2018-12-18 11:00 CSQ12181511

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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:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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