Issue Date: 
Monday, January 25, 2016

Draft Procurement Regulations 2015

The Government thought it a good idea to have a look at the Preferential Procurement Regulations of 2011 and to change these Regulations to better fit the South African Tender Environment.

These Regulations were quietly issued end of 2015 for public comment.

As the case with most new Regulations or Acts there is always good and bad that accompanies it.

Some of the good things addressed in these draft regulations are:

  • Better transparency when it comes to the measuring of functionality. These proposed regulations will help companies responding to tenders to have a better understanding of how many points each subsection of functionality will count.
  • Fair and reasonable pricing. This means that an Organ of State must conduct price analysis in order to determine what fair and reasonable pricing is. Further good news is that each price analysis conducted by Organs of State must be documented in writing and must form part of the evaluation pack of each tender.
  • Incorporation of procedures already used. These include negotiating with companies pre-awarding the tender to clarify unclear issues and streamlining the functionality process to what is already the norm in measuring functionality.

The bad thing is the proposed change in the preference points system. People familiar with the tender process will know that your tender response is eventually evaluated either on the 80/20 or the 90/10 preference points system, depending on the size of the tender. Currently the 80/20 principal is used for tenders less than one million Rand and the 90/10 principal is used for tenders with a value above one million Rand. The new thresholds proposed in the draft regulations are:

  • 50/50 preferential points system for tenders less than R10 million;
  • 80/20 preferential point system for tenders between R10 million and R50 million;
  • 90/10 preferential point system for tenders above R50 million.

There are a few uncertainties on how exactly the 50/50 preferential point system will work and if it includes white females and white persons with disabilities.

Hopefully all stakeholders will comment on the recommended Draft Regulations.

We will follow the progress of passing the Draft Regulations. As soon there is more news we will communicate it so that everybody knows what is coming.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Service Provider to Provide Service for Learner’s and Driver’s License for 39 People 2018-03-01 12:00 RFQ / 357
Conference facility with catering 2018-02-26 12:00 B651/2017/18
Supply: Gauge for spray Gun;1.3 Spray Gun;1.8 Spray Gun 2018-02-28 12:00 GD11800771
Service Provider to Train 50 Smme’s on the tender Document Processes 2018-03-01 12:00 RFQ / 358
Supply: Hardware items 2018-02-28 12:00 GG11800716
Appointment of a service provider to assist with the recruitment and selection process of Section 56 Managers 2018-02-27 12:00 RFQ 293/2017/18
Supply padlock; brass 2018-02-22 11:30 GG11800711
Accredited Firefighter 1 Training (Firefighter 1 course and Hazmat Awareness) 2018-02-27 11:00 296/2017/18
Supply ceramic tiles 2018-02-28 12:00 GG11800710
Trencing and Installation of Cables as and when required 2018-03-26 12:00 ENG012/2018
Provide Health Care Services - Medical Surveillance 2018-03-13 12:00 JCPZ/SHEQ01/2017
Recruitment Services 2018-03-13 12:00 JCPZ/HR03/2017
Monitoring and Inspection Services. 2018-03-13 12:00 JCPZ/RFP/NBD01/2017
To Operate, Maintain and to Supply Equipment in Sewer Treatment Plant 2018-03-27 10:00 MPPPSC001082
Supply solid SA pine timber 2018-02-28 12:00 GG11800714
Supply and deliver new borehole motor and pump combination 18.5KW 8.3l/s @ 125m (head) 2018-02-27 12:00 294/2017/18
Provision of Cleaning Services. 2018-03-14 11:00 OTT/444/201802
Request for Proposals are Invited for Investment in the Refurbishment and Management of the Rustenburg Showgrounds on a Long-Term Lease Basis 2018-03-27 10:00 RLM/DLED/0101/2017/18
Maintenance of Hydraulic Bin Compactors for two (2) years. 2018-03-15 14:00 58726
Request for Proposal for Drilling Two (2) Slim Hole Geologic Characterization Wells in the Zululand Basin for the South African Pilot Carbon Storage Project. 2018-03-16 11:00 435

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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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