The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

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:

New Functionality Scoring Rules

The new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 makes provision for new Functionality Scoring rules.

It is stipulated in the new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, that the evaluation criteria should be objective, giving enterprises a fair shot at being able to advance to the next phase of evaluation, namely Price and B-BBEE.

Most tenders are evaluated on Functionality, but an Organ of State will indicate in the tender documents how the tender will be evaluated.

Bid Adjudication Committee Rules

All competitive Bids that are awarded by Government Entities must be awarded by a Bid Adjudication committee. 

According to Treasury Regulation 16A6.2 a Government Entity's supply chain management system must, inter alia, provide for the adjudication of bids through a bid adjudication committee, the establishment, composition and functioning of bid specification, evaluation and adjudication committees and the selection of bid adjudication members.

2 Tender Misconceptions in South Africa

We at How2Tender.Com have presented our How-to-Tender workshops to many people and companies during the last two years. During these workshops we have encountered many wonderful stories of companies that won tenders in both the Public as well as the Private Sector. The opposite is also true - we also have heard horrible stories of how things can go wrong when responding to tenders. 

The 8 steps in the Tender Adjudication process

By W van Rooyen

31 January 2019

It is important to understand the Adjudication process when one responds to a Tender or Request for Proposal. If you have these 8 steps under control when responding to tenders, changes are good that you will proceed to the next round.

Here are 8 steps in the adjudication process that Organs of State will most often follow in determining which bidder will win the tender:

6 Reasons why tenders fail

By W van Rooyen

31 January 2019

There are many reasons why your tender response might fail. Here are 6 reasons why tender responses usually fail:

6 Key tender evaluation documents

By W van Rooyen

It is always to one’s advantage to attend a supply chain management information session. There you will always get inside information on how the tender processes work. These inside tips would help you to respond better to tenders and request for proposals.

12 Factors Considered by Adjudication Committees

The Tender Adjudication committee usually does a risk analysis before awarding a tender. 

Prior to being recommended for acceptance, a tender should be subjected to a risk analysis to ensure that it would, if accepted, not place the Government Entity or the bidder, at undue risk. The following features of the tender and the bidder should, inter alia, be considered:


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Invitation for maintenance, service and repairs of fire systems for the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) for a period of three (03) years. 2019-04-05 12:00 RFB 2/ 18/ 19
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop Learning Material for Municipal Property Assessor qualification (SAQA ID 99700) 2019-03-25 12:00 LGSETA/ PROPERTYASSE/ 18/ 19/ 16
Invitation for rendering of fleet garage cards for a period of three (03) years 2019-04-05 11:00 RFB 1/ 18/ 19
Invitation supply and installation of pneumatic air tubes system at Rob Ferreira Laboratory 2019-04-05 11:30 RFB 3/ 18/ 19
Dressing trolley 2019-03-20 11:00 ZNQ: 573/ 2018/ 19
Appointment of a Panel of Pharmaceutical Supplies 2019-04-01 11:00 SAMRC/ HPRUAPPS/ 2018/ 09 (1)
Supply and delivery of Sf6 (sulphur hexafluoride) recirculating and dryer system for the iThemba Labs existing en tandem accelerator at iThemba Labs Gauteng, Braamfontein, Gauteng over a fifteen (15) year period 2019-04-12 11:00 NRF/ iThemba LABS/ 2018 - 19: 02
LGSETA want to appoint a service provider to Develop of Learning Material and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) toolkit for Environmental Science Technician (SAQA ID 99508) 2019-03-25 12:00 LGSETA/ ENVIRONMENTAL/ 18/ 19/ 15
Provision of Unified Email Management 2019-04-08 11:00 LNW 05/ 18/ 19
Appointment of Multi-Disciplinary or Consortium Professional Engineering Services- Mopani District Municipality Water and Sanitation Revitalization Programme- Nandoni Nsami Pipeline Construction Continuation 2019-03-22 11:00 LNW 19/ 18/ 19
Appointment of Multi-Disciplinary or Consortium Professional Engineering Services- Mopani District Municipality Water and Sanitation Revitalization Programme- Giyani Intervention Project 2019-03-22 11:00 LNW 20/ 18/ 19
Procurement of Pipes for Giyani Water Project 2019-03-22 11:00 LNW 22/ 18/ 19
Procurement of juniper SRX340 firewalls devices and licenses with thirty-six (36) months maintenance and support for the Department of Defence (DOD). 2019-03-29 11:00 RFB 1907/ 2018
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider (Geo-Hydrologist/ Civil/Mechanical) for the Refurbishment of Boreholes Systems within Giyani Water Project. 2019-03-22 11:00 LNW 25/ 18/ 19
Request for information- (RFI) for high throughput next generation sequencing (NGS) instrument 2019-03-29 11:00 RFI/ 01/ 18/ 19
Invitation to Tender for the provision of an integrated IT Solution for Gambling and Liquor regulation. 2019-04-08 11:00 T02/ 2019
Medical brokerage services 2019-04-09 11:00 FSCA2018/ 19- P001
Lumension (Ivanti) 2019-04-01 12:30 10401240
Appointment of Service Provider to Provide Project Management Services to Manage Municipal Stock Transfer Process from the City of Ekurhuleni ( CoE) TO EHC on an and When Required Basis for a Period 24 months 2019-04-05 11:00 EHCST/ 02/ 19
Standard Laptops 2019-03-29 14:30 10393810


Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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