Issue Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2014

Query Tender Results

By Werner van Rooyen

www.how2tender.com

28 July 2014

I cannot stress the need to query tender results too much! You have the right to query the tender results of tenders that you have responded to and which you were not successful in winning.

The first stage where your bid can be non-responsive is at the Technical Criteria stage where you must score a minimum of 75 or 80 points out of a possible 100 points to move to the next stage of evaluation. If your bid was non-responsive you should ask the Organ of State or the Private Sector Entity if you can have the results of the Technical Criteria Evaluation.

When you receive the results ensure that the correct number of points has been allocated to your business per Technical Criteria Item. Experience has shown us that wrong points can be allocated to a specific Technical Criteria Item due to a lack of knowledge by the Evaluation Committee. This can cause your business to score less points and your tender deemed to be be non-responsive. Be careful how you answer questions because it can be misunderstood by the Evaluation Committee causing you to lose points.

When you respond to a Tender ensure that you calculate your Technical Criteria Points yourself. By doing this, you will know if your business will make it through the first stage or not. This will also ensure that you provide sufficient information in your response to be evaluated correctly.

Please take note of the correctness of the points allocated per Technical Criteria Item. We have seen tender documents where the points that you could earn per Technical Criteria Item were indicated as 5, 3 and 0. What it should have shown was 5, 2.50 and 0. This meant that when you calculated your score and you had item where you earned 3 points, you actually only scored 2.50. This doesn’t sound like much but if you end up on 74.50 points, that 0.50 makes a big difference.

The point that must be reiterated is that you must take extra care when responding to a tender. Ensure that you earn all the points that you eligible for by answering all questions clearly and preciously. If you have done this you are more than likely go through to the next round of scoring. But that is for another day.

If you want to ensure you score all the points you need to advance to the next stage in the tender process, buy our complete Tender Manual at www.how2tender.com.

Until the next time - happy tendering.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply, Delivery, Installation & Commission of Three Headlight Aim Testers for Vehicle Test Station for Traffic Services 2018-12-24 12:00 RFQ/HPS/2018-19/291
Provision of Driver Education (Learner and Driving Licence) 50 Persons in Ward 38 2018-12-24 12:00 RFQ/IDP/2018-19/290
Supply & Delivery of Electrical Inventory Items 2019-01-11 12:00 SCM/2019/94/ENG
Provision of Driver Education (Learner and Driving Licence) 50 Persons in Ward 08 2018-12-24 12:00 RFQ/IDP/2018-19/289
Appointment of construction of a small administration block, 2 x grade R classrooms, guard house, erection of fence, completion of the multi- purpose classroom, nutrition centre, 2 x 3 classroom blocks, conversion of 1 x 3 classroom block into hall and external works at Leboeng Primary School located in Leboeng Village in Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province grade 7 GB and Above 2019-01-30 12:00 EDDP 184/57B
Advanced Firearm Training Programme 2018-12-28 12:00 RFQ/DHR/2018-19/297
Updating and Maintenance of BCMM`s Water Hydraulic Models and Water Demand Analysis in IMQS - Inland 2018-12-28 12:00 RFQ/DES/2018-19/296
Procurement of Professional Service Providers from the Built Environment that specializes in Architecture, Quantity Surveyors, Civil & Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers and OHS Agents For The Planning, Design, Supervision and Closure of the Programme 9 Schools for the Limpopo Department of Education 2019-01-28 09:00 LDOE/66PSP/2018/1
Thermocycler 2018-12-21 11:00 RFQ GAU86
Jagerust Water Treatment Plant Refurbishment 2019-02-28 10:00 E/BS3691R
Supply of parts, spares and repairs of Teledyne make of ambient air quality monitoring gas analyser for lab and site network 2019-03-08 10:00 CORP 4655
Supply and delivery of electrical material and equipment for Nkomazi LM for a period of three (3) years 2019-01-31 12:00 NKO 90/2018
Provision of a functional and technical support service for Ellipse and associated bespoke systems implemented at eThekwini Electricity 2019-02-15 11:00 E.9646
Online coal quality measurement staithes incline conveyors 2019-02-12 10:00 MPGXC005157R
The maintenance and repair of portable earthing gear in Mpumalanga Operating Unit on an as and when required basis 2019-02-12 10:00 MPDX001033
Appointment of a service provider to compile a waste characterization report - Solid Waste Management 2018-12-28 11:00 FQ/SM: 97/19
To design, manufacture, supply, delivery, removal, installation and commissioning of 2 (two) spare LP heaters (1 x LPH 3 and 1 x LPH 4) for a period of 5 years 2019-02-13 10:00 MPGXC005426
Supply, delivery and installation of 2 x automated multi-deck weighbridges at Tutuka Power Station 2019-02-13 10:00 MPGXC005428
Supply and delivery of one (1) Landfill Compactor 2019-01-18 12:00 IHLM-78/12/2018-19/COMM
Provision of Short Term Insurance for the period from 01 July 2019 To 30 June 2022 2019-01-18 12:00 FIN 01/2019/20

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