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.
Provision of existing 196m2 leased office accommodation for The Department of Culture Arts and Traditional Affairs at Naledi service point in Vryburg for a period of 36 months. 2019-01-17 11:00 PWR 133/18
Supply & delivery of plinths for minisub and ringmain unit 2018-11-29 10:00 DIE0014914
Supply & delivery of electrical equipment 2018-11-27 12:00 SCM04-2011-18
Supply & delivery of galvanized poles and pole caps 2018-11-29 10:00 DIC0025766 (READVERTISE)
Provision of existing 196m2 leased office accommodation for The Department of Culture Arts and traditional affairs at Kagisano Molopo service point in Ganyesa for a period of 36 months. 2019-01-17 11:00 PWR 124/18
Supply & delivery of blue jot – it down notebook – 75 with full colour branding. 2018-11-29 10:00 DCG0011888
Supply & delivery of seedling & trees 2018-11-27 12:00 SCM03-2011-18
Cleaning of Reservoirs and Towers 2019-01-22 10:30 JWOPS 015/17RT
Appoint a service provider for the construction of ten (10) timber wendy house units in various areas. 2018-11-27 14:00 1056812
Cleaning and Maintenance of Outfall Sewers. 2019-01-22 10:30 JW OPS 043/18
Printed Books 2018-11-27 14:00 PNQ2 PRINTED BOOKS
Construction of multipurpose community centre building - phase 2B white location, Knysna. 2019-01-23 12:00 T 31/2018/19
Supply and Delivery of One Automated Mineralogical Scanning Electron Microscope based mineral/phase analyser (QEMSCAN) including Training. 2019-01-24 10:00 ERIC0340
Consulting Services- Digital Archivist & Librarian within the Directorate of Information & Communication 2018-12-07 15:00 Re advert- AUC/DIC/IC/327
Supply of hygiene products and services. 2019-01-24 12:00 33/2018
Provision of basic sanitation services in informal settlements with The City of Johannesburg on an as and when required basis. 2019-01-25 10:30 JW 13855
The supply and delivery of water meters 2018-11-28 12:00 61954
Panel to provide travel management services. 2019-01-25 12:00 36/2018
Supply and installation of security parameter fencing at Matopie High Site, Franschhoek. 2018-11-28 11:00 FQ/SM: 75/19
Supply, delivery and installation of high security cage at miniature substation 2018-12-03 11:00 FQ/SM: 73/19

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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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