Issue Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015

Tender Scoring and Tender Fraud

We are asked by many people that attend our How-to-Tender workshops if all tenders are not awarded fraudulently. Our straight and quick answer is no, not all tenders are awarded on a fraudulent manner. 

The reason we are saying this is because there are just too many tenders going around in South Africa for all of it to be awarded fraudulently. If you look at the statistics it will show that there are at any given time about 3000 tenders available in South Africa - this consists of Public Sector tenders as well as Private Sector tenders. One can safely assume that most tenders are valid for 30 days (one month) before it closes and because of this it is safe to say that there are about 36000 tenders per annum floating in South Africa.  It will be impossible to commit fraud on all of these tenders.

There is also the drive from all Government departments and Provinces to be totally transparent in all there tender activities. We deal with the Public Sector on a daily basis and we experience more and more transparency from most of the departments especially when it comes to awarding a tender.

The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act also provides the Public Sector with the Preferential Procurement Scoring system whereby bidders have to score points in order to advance from one stage to another and to finally be awarded the tender. This scoring system should be the only way that tenders are awarded - if not then there is a problem. 

If you know of any fraudulent tender activities please be a whistle blower and report to the Tender Fraud hotline 0800 701 701.

If you want to learn more about tenders and how to respond to tenders successfully you can visit our website www.how2tender.com or contact us.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Vacant land - old scrap metal site 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3C
Supply: Furniture 2018-09-27 12:00 GL11900254
Vacant Land - Gately (Erf no. 20436) 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3C
Supply and install ferric dosing station at Voelvlei Water Treatment Plant. 2018-10-05 12:00 SK11900114
Workshop adjacent to Dry dock 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3C
Land and face-brick building adjacent to Car Terminal 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3C
Land and building - Radio workshop 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3C
Appointment of a Civil Maintenance Contractor for a Period of three years. 2018-10-16 12:00 PLZ 17/2018
Land and building-Old dredging building 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3C
Heritage Houses 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3B
Cape Town Stadium two day catering(25 and 26 September 2018). 2018-09-21 10:00 SD11900231
Supply: Tools and equipment 2018-09-26 12:00 GD11900336
Supply: Clothing 2018-09-26 10:00 GA11900263
Supply: Tools and equipment 2018-09-26 12:00 GD11900339
Land and building - Old Shipyard 2018-10-12 12:00 ELS/HPM 3/17/09/2018/3A
Supply & printing of no access notebooks Water & Sanitation Department. 2018-09-28 12:00 SK1190034A
Network Partner 2018-09-28 16:00 No Reference
Provision of a Talent Management Solution 2018-10-08 12:00 RFP GvdW-4601170/2018
Supply Tools and equipment 2018-09-21 12:00 GD11900341
Catering for Tourism Workshop. 2018-10-21 10:00 SD11900230

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Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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