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.
Supply and Delivery of Submersible Slurry Dewatering Pumps at Misverstand Pump Station 2019-09-23 12:00 6/5/2/227
Supply and Loading of Clayish Material in the Klawer Area 2019-09-25 12:00 6/5/2/165
Renting of Kiosk at Ganzekraal Resort for the Period 01 November 2019 To 30 June 2021 2019-09-25 12:00 6/5/2/182
Training Course: First Aid Level One at Moorreesburg 2019-09-24 12:00 6/5/2/111
Supply and Delivery of Protective Clothing at Withoogte 2019-09-27 12:00 6/5/2/41
Compilation and Maintenance of the General Valuation Roll 2020 and the Supplementary Valuation Rolls for the Period 01 July 2021 to 30 June 2025 2019-10-17 10:00 Inc2/ 2019
Request for Expressions of Interest: Targeted review individual national consultant on “Mineral resources contribution to the economy of Zambia’’ 2019-09-24 17:00 EOI 7/2018
Request for Expressions of Interest: Targeted review individual national consultant on “The contribution of tourism to the economy of Zambia’’ 2019-09-24 17:00 EOI 7/2018
Leasing of kiosk at various municipal resorts and swimming pools. 2019-09-26 10:00 WEB 32: 2019/2020
Refurbishment and seal of Hawston swimming pool 2019-10-04 12:00 SC2023/2019
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of services in relation to validation, evaluation and reporting on commitments 2019-10-16 11:00 Proc T571
Supply and Delivery of Office Furniture for the Directorate Of Human Settlements 2019-09-25 12:00 RFQ/HS/2019-20/121
Report Writing Training Programme NQF Level 4 2019-09-25 12:00 RFQ/DHR/2019-20/120
Road and Maintenance Training Programme 2019-09-25 12:00 RFQ/DHR/2019-20/119
Occupational Health and Safety Training Programme 2019-09-25 12:00 RFQ/DHR/2019-20/118
Supply and Deliver 10 Steel Rubbish Removal Bins (Rocker Bins) at Buffalo City Fresh Produce Market 2019-09-25 12:00 RFQ/FPM/2019-20/117
The Appointment of a Panel of Specialist Service Providers To Supply, Install And Commission Air Quality Monitoring Station Equipment for a period of three years. 2019-10-08 12:00 CE: 366
The Appointment of Service Providers to Service, Repair And Calibrate Air Quality Monitoring Instruments And Noise Monitoring Instruments for a period of three years. 2019-10-08 12:00 CE: 367
Provision of security services for the NEF 2019-10-14 14:00 RFP: NEF 06/2019/20
Provision of audio visual equipment to the North West Provincial Legislature for a period of three years. 2019-10-23 11:00 NWPL 03/2019/20


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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