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.
Repairs and Maintenance to Filtration Plant equipment at Bellville South Swimming Pool 2017-10-02 12:00 SG11800027
Supply: Spanners 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800259
Supply: Cutter head, cutter blade & hand file 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800262
Supply of Academic Attire for Graduation Ceremonies. 2017-10-03 12:00 EGO 2017/01: ACADEMIC ATTIRE
Supply: Line & rakes 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800261
Supply: Line & rakes 2017-09-22 12:00 W041800260
Supply: Out-Board Engine 90hp Four Stroke (all cables and fitment of engine to be included in Price 2017-09-28 12:00 wc11800277
A Practical Approach to HACCP Training – Public Course 2017-10-02 09:00 SM11800165
Audio Visual Services - Older Persons Event 2017-09-27 09:00 SM11800168
Supply: 30 each x ups network management card 2017-09-27 11:00 W061800181
Supply and delivery of apc smart ups 2017-09-27 11:00 W061800180
Supply and delivery of timer switch 2017-09-22 11:00 W061800179
Supply and delivery of telephones 2017-09-27 11:00 W061800178
Supply: Sliced bread, brown 2017-09-21 15:00 R081800234
Supply: Groceries 2017-09-21 15:00 R081800241
Supply: Supply: Groceries 2017-09-26 15:00 R081800236
Tender for the supply, installation and provision of ICT solutions at African Peer Review Mechanism in Midrand, South Africa 2017-10-13 14:30 02/APRM/07/2017
Supply: Port-a-vac suction unit charger 2017-09-22 15:00 R081800239
Supply: Medical supplies 2017-09-22 15:00 R081800238
Supply: Refreshments 2017-09-26 15:00 R081800237

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Functionality and Tenders

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.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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