Issue Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Functionality Scoring Rules

The new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 makes provision for new Functionality Scoring rules.

It is stipulated in the new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, that the evaluation criteria should be objective, giving enterprises a fair shot at being able to advance to the next phase of evaluation, namely Price and B-BBEE.

Most tenders are evaluated on Functionality, but an Organ of State will indicate in the tender documents how the tender will be evaluated.

The tender document will normally specify the evaluation standards for measuring functionality. It will also state the following:

  • The points available for each criteria and, if any, each sub-criteria;
  • The minimum qualifying score needed to advance. Usually the threshold is between 65% and 85% out of 100%;

All tenders achieving less than the minimum qualifying score will be declared non-responsive, and will not qualify to be evaluated on Price and B-BBEE.

When an Organ of State sets the minimum qualifying scores for Functionality, the scores should:

  • Not be generic;
  • Be determined separately for each tender;
  • Not be so low that it jeopardises the quality of the required goods/services;
  • Not be so high that they are impossible to attain.

All tenders that score the minimum qualifying score for functionality must be evaluated further, in terms of Price and B-BBEE as stated by the preference point systems in accordance with the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. Tender Workshop dates are published on our website at www.how2tender.com. For more information on the tender courses please email Werner at werner@how2tender.com.

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

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Air Conditioners at SAAF HQ Loftus building for period of 24 months 2019-01-08 11:00 PT18/ 042
Supply and delivery of four (4) clover high-purity germanium detectors and two (2) BGO (Bismuth Germanate) suppression shields for the Department of Subatomic Physics at iThemba Labs, Faure, Cape Town over a two year period 2018-12-10 11:00 NRF/ iThemba LABS/ 2018 - 19: 07
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Air Conditioners at Department of Labour: Laboria House for period of 24 months 2019-01-15 11:00 PT18/ 048
Repairs and Renovations to entire building at Acacia Court, Empangeni, Department of Human Settlement. 2018-12-14 11:00 ZNTU 03427 W3
Supply smartcards for the Biometrics Access Control System (BACS) to KZN Provincial Treasury. 2018-12-07 11:00 RFB 1842/ 2018
Construction of a borehole and erecting of a new galvanised elevated storage facility at Ngudwini Clinic, Eshowe 2018-12-07 11:00 ZNTU 03409 W
The appointment of a service provider to develop, supply, deliver, install and maintain electronic security systems at 184 Jeff Masemola Street and South Block (National Office) of The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. 2018-12-06 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0049(2018/ 2019)
Construction of a borehole facility at Ocilwane Clinic, Empangeni 2018-12-14 11:00 ZNTU 03410 W
Implementation evaluation of corporate governance in South Africa’s State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) 2018-12-07 12:00 DPME 11/ 2018- 2019
Repairs to ceiling boards, gutters, floors, fascia boards, wall, tiles and paintwork at DOT cost centre office, Eshowe 2018-12-14 11:00 ZNTU 03429 W3
Supply and delivery of ten (10) laptops equivalent to lenovo thinkpad T580 2018-12-14 11:00 ZNQ 18/ 19/ 0017/ NCR
Dundee Regional Laundry: Refurbishment, Service Equipment and Procurement of New Equipment. 2018-12-14 11:00 WIMS 068237- ZNTL 03894W
Supply and delivery of twenty (20) of all-in-one desktops equivalent to Lenovo think centre M910z. Contract period: 01 month. 2018-12-14 11:00 ZNQ 18/ 19/ 0016/ NCR
Appointment of a Mult-Disciplinary Entity to Provide Professional Services to Undertake the Assessment and Upgrading of the Central Air Conditioning System at St. Aidans Hospital 2018-12-14 11:00 WIMS 063141
The Department of Local Government (DLG) requires a Service Provider to provide the Municipal Minimum Competency (MMC) Training programme to identified officials. 2018-12-14 11:00 LG 01/ 2018/ 2019
Training of 100 beneficiaries in Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Assistant Skills Programme NQF L2. 2018-11-23 11:00 T/ 37/ 18 Skill VMRA
The appointment of the service provider to develop an Environmental Management Framework (EMF) for the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site (CFRPA WHS) for the period of eighteen months. 2018-12-07 11:00 E 1489
False Bay College: All Campuses: Supply & Delivery of IT Workstations and Peripheral Devices 2018-12-07 11:00 FBC T12/ 2018
Sibasa SAPS Training Centre: Repairs to Training Centre 2018-12-11 11:00 PLK18/ 43
SAPS: Grassy Park Police Station: Upgrading of Stormwater Drainage 2018-12-07 11:00 CPT 1014/ 18

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