Issue Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2015

Tenders and Fraudulent Documents

Last week we attended a briefing session of the National Department of Health. These briefing sessions are always interesting, specifically those requesting the supply of pharmaceutical products. These products are very specialized and only companies with the correct credentials can actually respond to these tenders. What this mean is that if you are not in the pharmaceutical industry and you do not have the correct licensing for your products then you are wasting your time attending the briefing session and responding to the tender.

Now this is where the challenge starts. Just like with any other tender there are certain documents that you need to submit with your tender. For example Tax Clearances and B-BBEE certificates. But together with these documents there are other compulsory documents such as a License to manufacture medicines and a Medicines Registration certificate. One might think that these documents would be standard issue for these companies and would all be genuine but that is not always the case.

We were surprised to hear from the National Department of Health that companies submit fraudulent documents and worst of all is that these documents are industry specific and if pharmaceutical companies are willing to commit fraud in order to win a tender. Makes you wonder what else they guilty of?

But the lesson that we all need to take away from this briefing session is that no matter what you tender for, ensure that your compulsory documents are the originals, or certified copies of the real document. Government will validate your compulsory documents and if you have submitted a fraudulent certificate you will be exposed. Once you have been exposed and found guilty your tender days have ended.

The Government is fully aware of fraud and has become very strict regarding fraud and corruption in the tender environment. And that is good for South Africa as well as for all the companies that respond to tenders.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Upgrading of Trunk Extensions Phase 2 Moletjie of the Irpts, Polokwane- Section B. 2018-01-12 10:00 PM111/2017
Supply: Streetlight poles 2017-11-28 15:00 GJ11800511
A panel of approved contrators for the design and construction of a 250 truck fleet depo 2017-12-01 14:00 TG096017
Provision of facilities management (electricity, plumbling, hygiene, food and building/civil works) 2017-12-01 14:00 TG095017
Hire of a D8 Dozer ( +/- 25000kg operating weight) is required for Vissershok Landfill Site 2017-11-27 09:00 WJ11800213
SPU Meter Readings 2018-01-30 10:00 MdB18/01
Supply: Streetlight poles 2017-11-28 15:00 GJ11800513
Supply and deliver 48 X 48 Hour Meters 220-250 volt 2017-11-28 11:00 SQ11171137
Provision, disposal and servicing of sanitary bins at all the libraries in the City of Cape Town. 2017-12-01 09:00 SM11800201
Provision of armed escort and VIP services on adhoc basis for a period of 3 years 2017-12-01 14:00 TG094017
Supply: Luminaire adaptors 2017-11-22 15:00 GJ1180483A
Supply and deliver Water Meter Spares Connectors 2017-11-28 11:00 SQ11171137
Supply and delivery of 1,5 million liters of diesel p/m for a period of 3 years 2017-12-01 14:00 TG093017
Youth Development Program- Hair & Beauty training/workshop- WARD 75 2017-11-28 09:00 SM11800304
Supply and deliver Brass Bushes reducing 19mm x 15mm. 2017-11-28 11:00 SQ11171137
Supply and delivery of work uniform for a period of 3 years 2017-12-01 14:00 TG092017
Service provider: Hiring of toilets for the festive lights switch on – Sunday, 3 December 2017 2017-11-27 12:00 SL11800105
Supply and delivery of 10 000 boxes of A4 paper reams annualy for a period of 3 years 2017-12-01 14:00 TG091017
Supply and deliver Insertion Rubber 1.2mtr x 3mm thick 2017-11-28 11:00 SQ11171137
Sarah Baartman District Municipality Fire Service Assessment 2017-12-08 12:00 32/2017

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In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

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