Issue Date: 
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Evaluation of Technical criteria according to the Draft Regulations

Evaluation of Technical criteria according to the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017
All Government Tenders in South Africa should be evaluated on Technical criteria or Functionality before it is evaluated on Price and B-BBEE. The current Preferential Procurement Regulations of 2017 does address this matter specifically. 
According to the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, paragraph 3, it states the following: An Organ of State must:

1)    determine and stipulate in the tender documents-
       a)    the preference point system applicable to the tender as envisaged in regulation 6 or 7; or
       b)    if it is unclear which preference point system will be applicable, that either the 80/20 or 90/10 preference point system will apply and that the lowest acceptable tender will be used to determine the applicable preference point               system;
2)    determine whether pre-qualification criteria are applicable to the tender as envisaged in regulation 4;
3)    determine whether the goods or services for which a tender is to be invited, are in a designated sector for local production and content as envisaged in regulation 8;
4)    determine whether compulsory subcontracting is applicable to the tender as envisaged in regulation 9; and
5)    determine whether objective criteria are applicable to the tender as envisaged in regulation 11.

This is very good news. After the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, and specifically paragraph three, were implemented it makes tenders much more transparent. Previously it had been a struggle to determine how many points one can score on specific functionality criteria. 

We are eagerly awaiting the final amended Regulations and as soon as it has been gazetted we will report on all the changes that will have an effect on your tender responses.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at

This article was written by Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd. which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.


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The Road Accident Fund hereby invites suitably qualified service provider to provide Leasing of Office Space for Durban Regional Office for a period of Nine (9) years and Eleven (11) months. 2019-10-22 11:00 RAF/ 2019/ 00023
National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites tenders for the contractor to carry out the refurbishment of Eastern Cape Film Hub at Eastern Cape Local Content Hub, 33 Church Street, Quigney, East London. 2019-10-11 11:00 RFT 08 2019- 2020
Supply and delivery of dog kennels 2019-10-17 11:00 7 MAINT/ B/ 02/ 2019
Supply and delivery of multi sport gym equipment for physical training and recreation. 2019-10-15 11:00 7MAINT/ B/ 03/ 2019
Various Projects: Theunissen & Wepener: Magistrates Offices: Construction of Facilities for People with Disabilities 2019-10-15 11:00 BL19/ 035
Request for Proposal for the Provision of Office Premises to the Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority (INSETA) 2019-11-12 11:00 Proj/ 2019/ 03
Supply and delivery of coal to St Albans management area for a period of 24 months 2019-10-11 11:00 STALB 3/ 2019
Interior construction and renovation of office space 2019-11-12 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T012
Appointment of a panel of accredited catering suppliers to render catering services for MISA for a period of 36 months. 2019-10-14 11:00 MISA/ CS/ CS/ 011/ 2019
Chatsworth: Chatsworth Primary School: Construction Of New Replacement School. 2019-10-22 11:00 S040/ 19
Mossel Bay: Dagamaskop, SAPS, Replacement of Boundry Wall on Eight Houses, 13 Hougaardt Street 2019-10-11 11:00 CPT 1006/ 19
Dept of Justice: Group 2: Colenso Magistrate Court, Ezakheni Magistrate Court, Nkanyezi Magistrate Court, Ladysmith Magistrate Court and Escourt Magistrate Court: Facilities for Persons with Disabilities 2019-10-16 11:00 DBN779/ 2019
Supply, installation and leasing of photocopy machines for period of 36 months - Re advert 2019-10-17 11:00 LNM013/2018/19
Midlands Region: Department Of Basic Education: Uthukela District ( Estcourt) Mathamo Primary School: Water And Sanitation: New Ablution Facilities 2019-10-22 09:30 ZNTL 03218 W
Supply and delivery of protective clothing period of 24 months (on as when required basis) - Re advert 2019-10-15 11:00 LNM014/2019/20
ZNTL 02987 W : Midlands Region: Department Of Basic Education: Umzinyathi District ( Msinga) Gangenyana Primary School; Madudula Primary School: Water And Sanitation: New Ablution Facilities: Cluster 4E 2019-10-22 11:00 ZNTL 02987 W


Tender Knowledge

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

Sometimes I am surprised at how little business people in South Africa know about Tenders and the Tender Process. Simple things like terminology and general tender information are difficult for people to comprehend not to mention the Standard Bidding Documents and Tender Pricing.

Unbelievably there are still Entrepreneurs that thinks to respond to tenders are an actual business? You will find that these Entrepreneurs would... Read More

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