Issue Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tender misconceptions in South Africa

There are many wonderful stories of companies that won tenders in the Public as well as the Private Sector plus some horrible ones of how things can go wrong.  However, two of the most common misconceptions regarding tenders and the tender process in South Africa are:  

1. All tenders are awarded fraudulently:

This misconception is the most common and it is hard to defend it. The media are full of articles of tenders that have been awarded fraudulently - especially Government tenders. This might be so, but the reality is that there are hundreds of tenders available on a daily basis in South Africa and if all of these tenders were awarded fraudulently then our economy would come to a standstill. The fact of the matter is that more tenders are awarded in a fair and transparent manner than on a fraudulent one.

2. You can only win tenders if you are a Black South African:

Although the focus of Government - both National and Provincial - is to encourage and promote Black business in South Africa, there are instances where a White owned businesses can be awarded a tender. The fact of the matter is that if the Preference Point System is used correctly then the best company will win, irrespective of whether it is Black or White owned.

When you respond to tenders ensure that you are doing it 100% correctly. If all your compulsory documents as well as your additional documents are submitted you can't be disqualified. If you pass the Functionality test you will advance to the Preferential Point Scoring system and then the outcome is dependent on your Price and B-BBEE Score. If your product or service is well priced and you have a good B-BBEE Score then chances are good that you might just get lucky.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Forklift training. 2018-07-19 12:00 SD11900050
Underwriting and Management of Insurance Portfolio for a Period of Three (3) Years 2018-08-13 11:00 8/2/224/2017-2018C
Supply 100 each concrete kerb 2018-07-19 14:00 GE11900132
Supply carbon asphalt 2018-07-19 14:00 GE11900131
Supply 60 meter steel round bar 2018-07-19 14:00 GE11900136
Supply mild steel angle iron 2018-07-19 14:00 GE11900135
Supply 60 meter flat bar 2018-07-19 14:00 GE11900137
Supply and delivery of Uniform for the Traffic Department 2018-07-27 12:00 SCM /05/2018-19
Supply 5 each galvanised Metal sheet 2018-07-19 14:00 GE11900138
Supply ductile iron saddle 2018-07-19 14:00 GE11900139
Supply and delivery of Printing Paper for the period ending 30 June 2021 2018-08-10 11:00 BV 658
Supply and delivery of Tissue Paper Products for the period ending 30 June 2021 2018-08-10 11:00 BV 657
Consultancy Service to prepare 2019 Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Status Report under the theme “Women and Children in Humanitarian/ Conflict Contexts and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) 2018-07-31 15:00 AUC/SAD/C/2
Rental and servicing of sani bins for all fire stations 2018-07-19 14:00 SL11900014
Supply: Cleaning items 2018-07-23 15:00 GB11900013
Supply and delivery of detergents and cleaning materials for the period ending 30 june 2021 2018-08-10 11:00 BV681
Supply plain ended ductile iron valve 2018-07-23 14:00 GE11900112
Supply Lubricants 2018-07-20 16:00 GC11900020
For Consultancy Service to prepare 2019 Common African Position on Population Report 2018-07-31 15:00 AUC/SAD/C/6
Supply, Deliver and Install Alarm Systems into Electrical Substations 2018-07-17 11:00 SCM 04/2018

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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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