Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Local Content Designated Sectors

By Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Designated Sectors are those sectors that have been identified to have a certain percentage of Local Content.  Meaning that Designated Sectors’ goods must be manufactured locally, or a certain percentage of these goods must be manufactured locally.

Recently the National Treasury added new sectors/industries to the list of Designated Sectors, which now includes:

  • Buses (Bus Body)          
  • Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear      
  • Steel Power Pylons; Monopole Pylons; Steel Substation Structures; Powerline Hardware;
  • Street Light Steel Poles; Steel Lattice Towers
  • Canned / Processed Vegetables        
  • Pharmaceutical Products         
  • Rail Rolling Stock         
  • Set Top Boxes (STB)      
  • Furniture Products
  • Solar Water Heater Components       
  • Electrical and telecom cables
  • Valves products and actuators          
  • Residential Electricity Meter  
  • Working Vessels/Boats
  • Conveyance Pipes         
  • Transformers and Shunt Reactors
  • Solar PV Components
  • Two Way Radio Terminals and Associated Equipment
  • Rail Signalling
  • Wheely Bins
  • Fire Fighting Vehicle
  • Steel Products and Component for Construction    
  • Pumps, Medium Voltage (MV) Motor and Associated Accessories
  • Rail Permanent Way

If you are manufacturing or supplying any of these goods you will have to comply with the Local Content percentages.  You can find these percentages by following this link:

When responding to a tender you will be required to complete a Standard Bidding Document 6.2 or Municipal Bidding Document 6.2 form, regarding Local Content.  These forms are difficult to complete, without the necessary knowledge.

You can obtain this knowledge by attending one of our How-to-Tender workshops, where we will teach you to complete these forms and others like them.

The National Treasury also considers other industries, sectors, and sub-sectors for designation.  Once thorough research and consultations have been concluded a decision to designate will be communicated to the public

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend our “Become a Tender Expert” 2-Day workshops presented in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.  Book and pay online at

(We also present a Local Content Specialist Workshop for experienced bidders)

Contact us at should you require more information.

You can also purchase a Tender Manual (Handbook) on our website which is a step by step guide how to respond to a South African Tender.  It includes examples of completed SBD forms.

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Prospective bidders are invited for detailed proposals for the supply, delivery, support and maintenance of an integrated financial system that complies with municpal standard chart of accounts (MSCOA) for a period of thirty-six (36) months. 2021-05-07 11:00 RFP CORP(ICT) 05/2021
The conversion of pdf financial statements into XBRL format and lodgement of annual cipc returns 2021-04-19 11:00 RFQ234 SN 120402021
Purchase of storage containers 2021-04-23 12:00 COM013/2021
Collection Of Recyclable Waste In Hessequa Municipal Area for a Period Of One (1) Year 2021-04-23 12:00 HES-TECH 35/2021
The Provisioning Of Traffic Law Enforcement Equipment, Back-Office Systems, Vehicles, Call Centre and Other Related Services for a period of three (3) years 2021-04-30 12:00 HES-COM 06/2021
Provision Of Courier Services For A Period Of Three (3) Years. 2021-04-30 12:00 HES-CORP 17/2021
Maintenance Of Elevator For Riversdale Civic Centre For A Three-Year Period 2021-04-30 12:00 HES-CORP INF 04/2021
Printing and Distribution of Monthly Municipal Services Accounts and Newsletters for a Period Of Three (3) Years 2021-04-30 12:00 HES-FIN 02/2021
Upgrading and Extension of Cemeteries In The Hessequa Municipal Area. 2021-04-30 12:00 HES-TECH 05/2021
Supply and Delivery Of Protective Clothing and Equipment for a Period of Three (3) Years. 2021-04-23 12:00 HES-CORP 12/2021
Supply and installation of security alarm systems in the George Municipal Side Halls of New Dawn Park, Protea Park, Rosedale, Thembalethu Swanepoel and the Thembalethu Thusong Centre; as well as the monthly monitoring and armed response for a period of 12 (twelve) months. 2021-04-16 12:00 BA006/2021
Supply and Delivery Of Five (5) Notebooks/Laptops To Clanwilliam 2021-04-16 12:00 Q39/2020-2021
Supply, Delivery And Installation Of New Overhead Sectional Machine Bay Doors As Well as the Maintenance and Repair Of Current Overhead Sectional Machine Bay Doors for a Period Of Three (3) Years From Date Of Appointment 2021-04-23 12:00 WDM 04/2021
Short –Term Insurance For The Period 01 July 2021 To 30 June 2024 2021-05-11 12:00 WDM 05/2021
Supply and Deliver of Valve System at Withoogte 2021-04-16 12:00 6/5/2/259
Appointment of electrical contractor for electrification of 350 dwellings at Mlambongwane 2021-04-28 11:00 Bid No: 269/2021
Repair and Replacement of Tube Lights at West Coast District Municiplaity 2021-04-16 12:00 6/5/2/67
Refurbishment Of Filter Sluice Gate Valves At Withoogte 2021-04-20 12:00 6/5/2/259
Supply and delivery of Magnetic Name Tag Badges for ZDM Staff members 2021-04-20 16:00 ZDMQ: 0079/04/2021
Supply and delivery of Petrol and Diesel Ulundi Aiprort 2021-04-20 16:00 ZDMQ: 0080/04/2021


Who is the bidder or his or her representative?

By Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

In Organ of State tenders, the Standard Bidding Document 4 – Declaration of Inters – ask in paragraph 2.1 the following: “Full name of bidder or his or her representative... Read More

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