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 and delivery of projectors 2018-02-23 14:00 GK11800463
Supply and delivery of wifi adapter - wifi adapter 2018-02-23 11:00 GK11800464
Provision of Central Printing Units for the Production of Mono and Color Printing 2018-03-09 12:00 CENTRAL PRINT UNIT CPU/2018/01
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of corporate sustainability performance solution for ATNS. 2018-03-19 16:00 ATNS/HO/RFP CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE SOLUTION/29/10/2017 (2)
Invitation to Submit an Expression of Interest in a Strategic Partnership with Atlantis Forge (Pty) Ltd 2018-03-09 16:00 Not Supplied
Provision of Learning and Development Programme Services. 2018-03-19 16:00 ATNS/HO/L&D PROGRAMME 12/17(1)
Provision of security services for eThekwini Municipality for 36 months 2018-03-29 11:00 1C-36961
Provision of Psychometric Assessment Services 2018-03-19 16:00 ATNS/PYSC-ASSESSMENT/30/07/17(1)
Panel of Legal Experts 2018-03-20 11:00 CATHS'PLSP/003/2017
Appointment of a service provider to capacitate implementers on the Social and behaviour change package of services/programmes (MCC and CCE) 2018-02-26 12:00 Not Supplied
Request for Bid- Insurance Brokerage and Related Advisory Services. 2018-03-07 12:00 ECDC/ELN/09/022018
Appointment of a service provider to capacitate Implementers on the Social and behaviour change package of services/programmes (YOLO and FMP) 2018-02-26 12:00 Not Supplied
Offer Welding Specialist training to Majuba TVET College personnel. 2018-03-12 12:00 NTC 17/110
Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) to conduct sensitisation workshop on social and structural drivers of HiV with Traditional Leaders in nine provinces 2018-02-26 12:00 Not Supplied
Invitation to bid for construction of 800 beds/ student accommodation through sustainable Innovative Building Technology Model. 2018-03-19 10:00 Bid No: SMU/ 002/2018
Request for proposals for commercialisation of SMU property Erf JR 324, Medunsa Land. 2018-03-19 10:00 RFP No: SMU/ 002/2018
Invitation for Engineering Panel of Experts (POE) 2018-03-02 15:00 LHWP Katse Dam Ten Year Review - Engineering PoE
Invitation to express interest in participating in the Transnet Emerging Miner Allocation Process relating to the rail transportation of export coal for Emerging Miners to (i) the Richards Bay Terminal" Grin drod ("RBTG") arid (ii) the Terminal de Carved da Matoia ("TCM") 2018-02-23 12:00 Not Supplied
Request for proposals for construction of 1 500 beds/ student accommodation through Public Private Partnership. 2018-03-19 10:00 RFP No: SMU/ 003/2018
Request for proposals for commercialisation of SMU property Nederwyck Building located in Madiba Street, Pretoria. 2018-03-19 10:00 RFP No: SMU/ 001/2018


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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