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. 

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:

The 8 steps in the Tender Adjudication process

By W van Rooyen

10 November 2014

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, chances 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

24 November 2014

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

  1. Pricing

A tender response has to be competitive. It has to be competitive in pricing as well as good value for money. It is not to say that if your price is the lowest, you will be awarded the tender. If your supply is under par it can cost you a tender.

6 Key tender evaluation documents

By W van Rooyen

26 January 2015

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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Speed Humps on P333 & P32. 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT373T/C238/1100/S/19
Construction of Headwalls on L3150. 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT373T/C238/1100/S/71
Supply and Installation of Mobile, Portable Radios and Batteries for Fire Department at Moorreesburg 2018-10-18 12:00 6/5/2/1
Laboratory Services Needed for Sanas Accredited Testing of Roads Materials 2018-10-18 12:00 6/5/2/386
Supply: Tools and equipment 2018-10-23 12:00 GD11900446
Supply and Install Lime Feeder, Butterfly Valve and Fasteners at Withoogte 2018-10-22 12:00 6/5/2/384
Supply and Delivery of Water Striker Service Pump End at Moorreesburg 2018-10-23 12:00 6/5/2/340
Supply and Installation of a Robotic Camera 2018-11-08 12:00 RFP/RBF/2018/63
Design, Development, Manufacture and Integration of a Military Mobile Headquarters Vehicle. 2018-11-13 15:00 DLS150651
Replacement of old ICT equipment. 2018-11-14 10:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 783
Supply and Delivery of Salga Games 2018 Kits “tracksuit, T-Shirts and Shorts” for the Zululand District Municipality 2018-10-30 12:00 ZDM109/2018
Provision of fire detection system maintenance. 2018-11-14 10:00 MPGXC005354
Supply & delivery of ticketing equipment. 2018-11-14 10:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 792
Supply, delivery and Off-Loading of 5 Ton Sudfloc 3860 at Krugerdam Water Treatment Plant 2018-10-18 12:00 Q10.10.18
Supply, Delivery and Off-Loading of 12 Ton Sudfloc 3860 at Vaalbank Water Treatment Plant 2018-10-18 12:00 Q11.10.18
The supply and delivery of Gym Equipment. 2018-11-14 10:00 CORP4588
The replacement of Roof at Eskom Park in Witbank. 2018-11-14 10:00 CORP 4587
Supply and deliver Lamps Tubular metal halide ZDL250 MHT 2018-10-24 11:00 SQ10181287
Supply & maintenance of a self-propelled on-track wagon with crane - as & when required (12 months). 2018-11-14 11:00 DBN/CAP (RTPC) 789
Supply & Deliver Flourescent Fittings 1.2mm switch start 240 complete with 2 tubes 2018-10-24 11:00 SQ10181287


Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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