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.
Supply & delivery of single step brass reducer (reducing sets) 2018-08-23 10:00 DIC0025709
Supply: Lubricants 2018-08-27 16:00 GC11900093
Supply 20 kilogram x nutrient mix 459q 2018-08-22 16:00 GC11900095
Supply: Medical oxygen 2018-08-27 15:00 GF11900114
Supply & delivery of pine rough shutterply pine and chipboard 2018-08-23 10:00 DIC0025681
Request for Proposals: Revenue enhancement strategies 2018/2019 2018-08-29 11:00 ELM 15/2018
Request for proposal for liquid oxygen storage & supply of Liquid Oxygen (LOX) chemical for Magalies Water Klipdrift WTW for a period of five (5) years. 2018-09-17 12:00 RFP/MW/147/2018-19
Provision of Sootblowers, Flue Gas Cleaning & Smoke Stack Maintenance Services. 2018-09-17 14:00 MED00132Gx
Supply and Delivery of Archives Filing System and Binding Tapes 2018-08-24 11:00 11105782
Renovation of DC Office Building at Epping Fire Station (Training Centre). 2018-08-24 14:00 SL1190025A
Supply and deliver 2terbyte pocket HD - WD or approved equal 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181888
Supply and deliver professional video camcorder tripod with fluid drag head - BLACK. 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181888
Supply and deliver 500mm /1000mm F/8 telephone lens -Eos T 51i or approved equal 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181888
Supply and deliver Canon EOS 6D Mark 11 DSLR with 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181888
Supply and deliver interactive whiteboard and stand 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181888
Supply and deliver battery powered portable 12" PA system -JBL or approved equal. 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181888
Supply and deliver cordless microphone PGX 24 E - Shure Sm 58 or approved equal 2018-08-27 11:00 GQ08181888
Supply padded jackets 2018-08-30 10:00 GA11900161
Supply Medical supplies 2018-08-27 15:00 GF11900112
Supply and delivery of SO3 catalyst and ceramic balls spares on an “as and when” required basis for a period of 5 years to Kriel Power Station. 2018-09-18 10:00 MPGXC005283

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