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.
Supply and delivery of 5 x self-propelled grass mower with detachable ride-on seat 2019-06-06 10:00 T/SOC05/2019/2020
Professional Services for the Preparation of a Social Development Master Plan for the LHWP Phase II 2019-09-02 14:00 6032
Provision of HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT), Wellness Screening Services and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for a period of (36 months) three years. 2019-06-20 14:00 SW/HCTEAP/201908
Appointment of a Service Providers for Collection, Manage Waste and Dispose various Scrap Material within Autopax 2019-06-11 12:00 APX/ SCM/ 002/05/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Supply and Delivery of Bus Brake Parts and Brake Shoes Riveting 2019-06-11 12:00 APX/ TECH/ 001/05/ 2019
Evaluation of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Support to the Development and Implementation of the African Union Human Rights Decade Project (2016-2018): 2019-06-07 15:00 AUC/DPA/CS/04
SAP System Support Services for Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA Fund) 2019-06-28 15:00 MVAFUND-RFP-02-2019: SAP Support Services for MVA Fund
Appointment of Service Provider for Compilation of Annual Financial Statements for a period of one (1) year. 2019-06-03 11:00 SK8/3/1- 37/2018/19
De Hoop/Malekana Water Scheme – Contract B – Storage 2019-06-19 11:00 SK8/3/1- 36/2018/19
De Hoop/Malekana Water Scheme – Contract A – Bulk Pipelines 2019-06-19 11:00 SK8/3/1- 35/2018/19
Appointment of a Service provider for Supply and Delivery of a TLB 2019-06-03 12:00 DLM02/2019
Construction of Burgersfort Ext 71 & 72 road and water 2019-06-13 12:00 FTM/T32/18/19
Construction of Burgersfort Ext 58 road and storm water 2019-06-13 12:00 FTM/T31/18/19
Construction of Magakala access bridge & access road 2019-06-13 12:00 MIG/LP/2286/R,ST/18/21
Construction of Magotwaneng access bridge & access road 2019-06-13 12:00 MIG/LP2069/ST/16/17
Appointment of designated service providers to form an efficient Hospital Network for the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) for a period of one year commencing 01 January 2020, which contract may be annually renewable for a maximum of two (2) more years 2019-06-20 11:00 GEMS/HospitalNetwork/ 2019/CON007
Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Health: Durban: Addington Hospital. Instyall pigeon proofing to foyer and roof 2019-06-24 11:00 ZNTD 04752W
ZNTD 03850W: WIMS 063936: Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Education: Stanger (Mbitane Area): Enyokeni Junior Primary School: Water and Sanitation: Phase 3. 2019-06-21 11:00 ZNTD 03850W
Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Education: Pinetown: Ingqungqulu High School: Water and Sanitation: Phase 3. 2019-06-21 11:00 ZNTD 03830W
ZNTD 04776W: WIMS 066099: Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Education: Ndwedwe: Magudwini Junior Primary School: Replacement of doors, windows, chalkboards and painting *Contract Period: Three (03) months. 2019-06-10 11:00 ZNTD 04776W

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By Werner van Rooyen

www.howtotender.co.za

31 January 2019

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