Issue Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 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.
  • In the event of equal points being scored, the bid will be awarded to the bidder scoring the highest number of points for specified goals.

What this means is that after the closing date, an elementary check is done of all the tenders submitted to see if they comply with the formal requirements of the tender. If, for example, you have not indicated a price, your tender will be disqualified.

Small mistakes or omissions may be deemed insufficient to disqualify you from the tender process; this is a question of interpretation of the tender rules. For example, if the rules say "may disqualify" rather than "must disqualify" for a specific mistake, it is up to the official involved to decide whether the mistake is important enough to the particular tender to warrant your disqualification.

Thereafter the compliance of your product or service is compared with the specifications and price as per the terms of reference. Those submissions that do not comply with the specifications are removed from the list, while all the tenders which comply with the specifications are listed in order of price. Those that fall in the lowest price group are placed in a "lowest price tender" list.

At this stage the preference points come into play. All the preference points claimed by those on the list of lowest priced tenders are first verified. Then the formula is applied to determine who of those on the lowest price list, and whose points are verifiable, come out with the best result on points, and therefore who should be awarded the tender.

Preference points therefore only come into play after the most expensive tenders have been excluded. This is to ensure that the most expensive options do not win solely on points, and also to speed up the process, as only those on the lowest price list have their preference points verified.

The relevant tender bulletin announces tender winners, listing the price and other factors taken into account in awarding the tender.

 
Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request for Proposals for the Appointment of a Panel of Attorneys who will Render Specialised Legal Services to SALGA for a Period of 36 x Months 2019-03-20 11:00 SALGA/ 75/ 2019
Provision of Insurance services to the RTMC for a period of 9 months with an option to extend for another 3 months 2019-03-18 11:00 RTMC BID 22/ 2018/ 19
Provision of Driver Simulators to The RTMC 2019-03-12 11:00 RTMC BID 21/ 2018/ 19
The RAF invites proposals from Assessor (s) suitably qualified and experienced to perform investigative services on behalf of the Road Accident Fund, within a prescribed time frame to meet the service delivery standards of the RAF. 2019-03-19 11:00 RAF/ 2019/ 00005
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) seeks to appoint a security and OHS systems services provider to render services, repairs and maintenance of RAF electronics and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) security systems at Menlyn Regional Office and its Customer Service Centers (CSC’s) for a period of five (5) years 2019-03-20 11:00 RAF/ 2019/ 00006
Appointment of a corporate governance panel for the National Lotteries Commission for a period three (3) years 2019-03-19 11:00 NLC/ 2019- 1
The provision of Learnership Programme for the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for the period of two (2) years 2019-03-07 11:00 NERSA/ 1819/ HRD/ FLP/ BID007
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180601, “Develop A Feasible Methodology for Real - Time Personal Monitoring and Measurement of Respirable Dust” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC022/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180701, “Review the Current SAMI Noise Exposure Limit and Conduct a Study on Vibration OEL in Relation to SAMI” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC021/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180901, “Development of a Framework for Employees to Effectively Manage Contractors to Improve Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Performance in the South African Mining Industry (SAMI)” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC020/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180902, “Develop Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Risk Management Guidelines for The South African Mining Industry (SAMI)” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC019/ 2018- 19
Appointment of a service provider for Project CoE 180603, “Assess Feasibility of Utilising Exhaled Breath Screening as an Accurate and Reliable Alternative to Blood Sample Analysis as a Method to Indicate Over Exposure to Carbon Monoxide (co)” 2019-03-18 11:00 MHSC018/ 2018- 19
Evaluation of the merSETA Retrenchment Assistance Programme 2019-03-07 12:00 RFP017/ 2018
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop Learning Material for Municipal Property Assessor qualification (SAQA ID 99700) 2019-03-08 12:00 LGSETA/ PROPERTYASSE/ 18/ 19/ 16
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop of Learning Material and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) toolkit for Environmental Science Technician (SAQA ID 99508) 2019-03-08 12:00 LGSETA/ ENVIRONMENTAL/ 18/ 19/ 15
Placement/Outright Purchasing and Maintenance of Liquid Handling System for a Period of Five (5) years at Groote Schuur Hospital 2019-03-11 11:00 RFB 096/ 18/ 19
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop learning material and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Toolkit for Municipal Property Assessor qualification (SAQA id 99700 2019-03-08 12:00 LGSETA/ PROPERTYRPL/ 18/ 19/ 17
Terms of Reference for the Appointment of a Suitable External Audit Firm to Perform The External Audit on the Annual Financial Statements for the 2015, 2016, 2017 And 2018 Financial Years For Kwazulu Natal Community Education And Training College 2019-03-18 11:00 CET- KZN10
The provision of alternating pressure relieving mattress (60 per day-30 to general wards and 30 to ICU) on a rental basis over a thirty six (36) month period, to Groote Schuur Hospital. With an option to extend the contract by an additional twelve (12) months. 2019-03-15 11:00 GSHPT26/ 2018
Development of a Bank of Assessment Instruments, Model Answers and Compilation of Suitable External Examination Question Papers and Model Answers on Short-Term, Risk, Long-Term and Health Insurance Qualifications 2019-03-12 11:00 ETQA/ 2018/ 10

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The 8 steps in the Tender Adjudication process

By W van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

It is important to understand the Adjudication process when one responds to a Tender or Request for Proposal. If you have these 8 steps under control when responding to tenders, changes are good that you will proceed to the next round.

Here are 8 steps in the adjudication process that Organs of State will most often follow in determining which bidder will win the tender:

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