Issue Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2015

Tenders and Fraudulent Documents

We had the privilege to attend a briefing session of the National Department of Health the other day. These briefing sessions are always special, specifically those for the supply of pharmaceutical products. These products are very specialized and only companies that have 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 licencing for your products then you waste your time attending the briefing session and responding to the tender.  

Now this is where the problem starts. Just like with any other tenders there are certain documents that you need to submit with your tender, for example Tax Compliance and B-BBEE certificates or affidavits. But together with these documents there are other compulsory documents like a Licence to manufacture medicines and a Medicines Registration certificate. You might think that these documents would be standard issue for these companies and that would all be genuine. But it is not.

We were very surprised to hear from the National Department of Health that companies actually submit fraudulent documents. Worst of all is that these documents are industry specific and if pharmaceutical companies are willing to commit fraud with these documents in order to win a tender what else are 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, ensures that your compulsory documents are the originals, or certified copies of the original 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 find guilty your tender days are over.

The Government is wide awake to fraud and one gets the feeling that they are starting to clamp down on fraud and corruption in the tender environment. That is good for South Africa as well as for all the companies that respond to tenders.

If you want to learn what not to do when you respond to tenders then it is time you attend one of our tender workshops. Visit our website for more details on our upcoming How-to-Tender workshops (www.how2tender.com) or email werner@how2tender.com  should you need any assistance in this regard.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Tenders are invited for Water Quality Testing in Humewood Beach as per specification available at SCM Acquisition Offices, Harrower Road, North End, PE 2019-08-01 11:00 CSQ07191683
Structural Maintenance, Corrosion Removal and Painting on 6 STS Cranes at the Port of Durban Container Terminal Pier 1 2019-08-13 10:00 iCLM HQ 322/TPT
Tenders are invited for Water Quality Testing in Kings Beach as per specification available at SCM Acquisition Offices, Harrower Road, North End, PE 2019-08-01 11:00 CSQ07191683
Mascot Virtual video clips 2019-07-29 12:00 09JUL19
Supply and deliver an extendable pole pruner for the purpose of tree maintenance within the cemetries throughout Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage area -HT133 STIHL pruner or approved equivalent. 2019-07-31 11:00 GQ07192189
Biometrics 2019-07-29 12:00 10JUL19
For the supply and delivery of black locomotive sand at Ermelo depot for a period of seven months 2019-08-06 10:00 ERACBZ-FDT-30587
Training Services: Renewable Energy Capacity Building Programme 2019-08-23 15:00 AUC/IED/C/060
Request for quotations for the supply, delivery and ofloading of food & beverages at various stores (Main Reef & Randburg stores) 2019-07-29 10:30 SJ0001/20
Provision of catering services as per approved Sharks Stadia supplier list for Transnet SOC Limited (Reg. No 1990/000900/30) operating as Transnet Port Terminals (hereinafter referred to as “TPT”) for Transnet Port Terminals Head Office on an as and when required basis for a period of twelve (12) months. 2019-07-29 10:00 iCLM HQ 346/TPT
Provision for the supply of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 standard edition licenses 2019-07-26 13:00 EWSETA/RFQ/28/2019
Provision of Event Management for Service Excellence Awards 2019-08-06 13:00 RFQ:24694
Delivering of Minimum Municipal Competency Levels Training (MFMP) for a period of one year for a maximum of 10 (ten) candidates 2019-08-08 12:00 NC065/T17/2019
ADVERTISED RFQ 06/07/19: Request for quotation for primary emergency care/first aid level 1 training for 80 employees NQF Level 2 (once off) 2019-07-26 12:00 ADVERTISED RFQ 06/07/19
Appointment of a service provider to offer training on enterpreneurship skills to graduates for period of 36 months 2019-08-09 11:00 NRF/SAASTA/03/2019-2020
Appointment of a service provider to offer training on life skills to graduates for a period of 36 months. 2019-08-09 11:00 NRF/SAASTA/02/2019-2020
Paving of internal streets at Maviljan Phase 5 2019-08-20 12:00 MIG/MP1755/RST/19/20
Paving of internal streets at Matsikitsane Phase 1B 2019-08-20 12:00 MIG/MP1682/RST/18/19
Paving of internal streets at Dwarsloop Phase 1B 2019-08-21 12:00 MIG/MP1680/RST/18/19
Paving of internal streets at Majembeni Village in Shatale Region Phase 7B 2019-08-21 12:00 MIG/MP/1711/18/18

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10 things to remember when you tender

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

There are many things that you as a small business owner must remember when you respond to a tender and sometimes responding to a tender can be overwhelming. Experience has taught me that there are some important things to remember when responding to a Tender and there are some less important things to remember when responding to a Tender.

Here are ten of the important things to remember when responding to a Tender. Please remember that all ten of these items mention here are equal... Read More

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