Issue Date: 
Monday, February 16, 2015

Certificate of Independent Bid Determination

By W van Rooyen

16 February 2015

Treasury Regulation 16A9 prescribes that the accounting officers and accounting authorities of Organs of State must take all reasonable steps to prevent abuse of the supply chain management system and authorises them to take action against system abusers.

The Standard Bidding Document 9 - The Certificate of Independent Bid Determination - serves as a certificate of declaration that are used by Organs of State to ensure that, when tenders are considered, reasonable steps are taken to prevent any form of bid rigging.

To give effect to this, the Certificate of Bid Determination (SBD 9) must be completed and submitted with the tender..

How to complete this form correctly:

  1. On the first open line you fill in the tender number and the description of the tender that you will find in the Standard Bidding Document 1 tender document;
  2. On the second open line you fill in the name of the Organ of State that has given out the tender;
  3. The third open line is where you fill in your name or your company`s name or your joint venture`s name;
  4. The authorized person must sign and date the document;
  5. Position is the authorized person`s job title;
  6. Name of Bidder is your company/joint venture etc. name.

Remember that this Standard Bidding Document 9 must be part of all Organs of State tender responses. If you respond to a tender and this document is not part of the tender documents then get a copy of the Standard Bidding Document 9 and complete it. Your tender response will stand out and you might just be one of a few whose tender response will be correct and accurate. You can get a copy off all Standard Bidding Documents on the National Treasury`s website.

Our newly revised Tender Manual 2015 will teach you how to complete all the Standard Bidding Documents. The Tender Manual will also teach you, all you will need to know, on how to respond to tenders correctly and hopefully successfully. You can find the tender manual here

Until next time - happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a Maximum of two (2) Service Providers for the Supply, Delivery and Off-Loading of Lime and Sludge Thickening Polyelectrolyte as and when required for a period of thirty six (36) months 2018-04-19 12:00 BS12/02/2018
Consultants for the Investigation, Design, Supervision and Monitoring of Rietkuil Reservoir and Bulk Supply Pipe Lines in Steve Tshwete Local Municipality 2018-04-18 12:00 BS04/02/2018
Repair of light vehicle and trucks. 2018-04-18 11:00 67/2017/2018
Supply and delivery of cleaning chemicals, equipment and accessories. 2018-04-18 11:00 65/2017/2018
Supply and delivery of traffic road marking paints. 2018-04-18 11:00 77/2017/2018
Panel of Maximum Three (03) Mechanical Contractors to Provide Services for Repair and Maintenance of Plant and Equipment at the Water and Wastewater Treatment Works as and when required for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2018-04-24 12:00 BS06/02/2018
Supply, repair, fitting of tyres, wheel alignment and balancing. 2018-04-18 11:00 73/2017/2018
Supply and delivery of sanitary bins, air fresheners and dispensers. 2018-04-18 11:00 74/2017/2018
Supply and delivery of stationery. 2018-04-18 11:00 76/2017/2018
Request for the Civil Engineering Professional Service Providers for the Design, Supervision and Monitoring of Construction of a Outfall Sewer Line From German Development to Eastdene 2018-04-05 12:00 BS10/03/2018
Recruitment Engagement and Registration of Disaster Management Volunteers 2017/2018. 2018-04-17 11:00 COMM-36/2017/2018
Panel of a maximum of three (3) civil contractors for supply, delivery, erection and commissioning of ventilated improved toilets within MP313 rural areas for a period of 36 months as and when required 2018-04-19 12:00 BS04/03/2018
Provision of Employee Wellness Service. 2018-04-17 11:00 COR-A29/2017/2018
Proposal to invite black empowered enterprises, especially women owned to supply building and construction material on an "as when required basis" 2018-04-19 11:00 RFP065/2018
Proposals for design and supply of tables and chairs for municipal council chambers. 2018-04-19 12:00 2018/01/24/CCF
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, bread and rolls to the Department of Defence (Maluti area). 2018-07-05 11:00 SPSC- B- 080- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, various Meat (fresh and frozen) to the Department of Defence (Maluti area). 2018-07-05 11:00 SPSC- B- 079- 2017
The appointment of a service provider for the supply and delivery of perfusion and cardiothoracic surgery requirements to Groote Schuur - Tygerberg- and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for a period of three (3) years. 2018-04-20 11:00 TBH514/2017
The Supply and Delivery of Wet Rations, various Dairy Products to the Department of Defence (Maluti area). 2018-07-05 11:00 SPSC- B- 083- 2017
Appointment of a Panel of Maximum Seven (7) Consulting Engineers for the Provision Of Professional Services, Planning, Design And Implementation of Civil Engineering Projects for a period of 36 months as and when required 2018-04-24 12:00 BS06/03/2018


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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