Issue Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Functionality Scoring Rules

The new Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016 make provision for new Functionality Scoring rules. An Organ of State will indicate in the tender documents if the tender will be evaluated on Functionality, however, most of the tenders will be. It is stipulated in the new Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016, that the evaluation criteria should be objective, giving enterprises/companies a fair chance in being able to advance to the next phase of evaluation, namely Price and B-BBEE.

The tender document will usually specify the evaluation criteria 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. Normally the threshold will be between 65% and 85% out of 100%;

An Organ of State will declare all tenders achieving less than the set threshold non-responsive and those tender responses will not qualify for evaluation on Price and B-BBEE.

It must be stated that when an Organ of State set the minimum qualifying scores for Functionality it:

  • Must not be generic;
  • Must be determined separately for each tender;
  • May not be so low that it jeopardise the quality of the required goods or services; and
  • May not be so high that is unreasonable to achieve.

All tenders that score the minimum qualifying score for functionality must be evaluated further in terms of Price and B-BBEE in accordance with the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions please attend one of our How-to-Tender workshops. Dates and details can be found here:

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply: Universal Electrosurgical pad with cord: Quantity: 20 Sets 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 577/ 05/ 18
To appoint a qualified and services Seta Accredited Training Provider Emerging Entrepreneurs [TP (EE)] for Soweto, Benoni and Krugersdorp, Gauteng for a period of fifteen (15) months on a one-on-one coaching method. 2018-08-06 11:00 T04- 2018/ 19
Ophthalmic Microscope, Light, Operating X1 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 340/ 18
Supply: Autoclave tape holders. Must be able to be secured to the work surface e.g by means of screws. Must be able to hold X2 lots of autoclave tape that stand next to each other which are 24mm in breadth Quantity: 6 units 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 65/ 04/ 18
Hydrocollator Chattanooga X1 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 156/ 18
Provision of Security Services at Small Enterprise Development Agency’s National Office in Pretoria, for a period of Eighteen (18) months as from 01 December 2018. 2018-08-07 12:00 T01- 2018/ 19
Supply: Universal wire cutters. Must be stainless steel, be 12cm in length and be autoclavable at 134 degrees celsius (Please submit a sample) Quantity: 14 units 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 68/ 04/ 18
Supply, Delivery and Installation of tables for the live enrollment units at the Driving License Testing Centres (DLTCs) nationwide. 2018-08-03 11:00 DLCA/ 2018/ 03
Supply: Rectengular durable plastic basin/ container with lid +/- 15 litres. Base of 20 X 20cm height +/- 50cm. Quantity: 2 units 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 344/ 04/ 18
R/M33/2018: 1 (one) x trailer: low bed: 36301-45400kg 2018-08-16 11:00 S061/ 18
kwaMakhonyeni P School, repairs roof,doors and painting 6 classrooms 2018-08-10 11:00 ZNQ UM 2960 U
Supply: Ethylene oxide tape holder. Must be able to be secured to a table surface e.g by means of screws. Must be able to hold X1 ethylene oxide tape which is 12mm in width. (Please submit a sample). Quantity: 1 unit 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 64/ 04/ 18
five) x pump: plant cleaning trailer mounted: <1000l 2018-08-16 11:00 S062/ 18
Upgrading of water reticulation system: Maluti Military Base 2018-08-16 11:00 MTH 34/ 2018
R/M19/2018: 8 (eight) x caravan: all: single berth 2018-08-16 11:00 S060/ 18
R/M64/2018: 1 (one) x crane: forklift engine: 5000kg 2018-08-16 11:00 S063/ 18
Erecting of a New Fence at Oudtshoorn Campus 2018-08-13 11:00 SCC 05- 2018
Appointment of a service provider to provide diesel for SITA Switching Centres for a period one year 2018-07-20 11:00 RFB 1768- 2018
Supply Curved Moynihans 18cm length curved on flat box joint - German surgical stainless steel 10-15 year warranty Quantity: 1 unit 2018-07-24 11:00 ZNQ 1325/ 06/ 18
R/M18/2018: 11 (eleven) x caravan: All: 2 Berth 2018-08-16 11:00 S059/ 18


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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