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.
Appointment of Supplier for the provision of the 36 MHz Ku-band satellite capacity for VSAT Hub for a period of three (3) years with an option to extend for a further two (2) years. 2018-09-21 12:00 SENT/025/2018-19
Supply and delivery of backup generator. 2018-09-21 12:00 MBIZ LM 0012 GEN
Professional Services for Designs and construction Monitoring for R61 Main Road in Flagstaff. 2018-09-21 12:00 HL/30/08/2018-19/TS
Professional Services for Preparation of designs and Construction Mornitoring of Flagstaff Taxi Rank Hub. 2018-09-21 12:00 IHLM/31/08/2018-19/TS
Tender for the drilling, blasting and hauling of rock at Bon Accord Quarry, as and when required: three year period. 2018-09-24 10:00 ROC 20-2017/18
Terms of reference for acquisition of three legal firms to appear on Municipality's panel of attorneys. 2018-09-24 11:00 MLM/MM/01/2018/19
Radio Presenter: RSG Landbou. 2018-09-24 11:00 848 - 2018/19
Testing of various signaling equipment, nationally with an aim of framing an approved list of suppliers. 2018-09-25 10:00 RFP: HOAC-HO-27348
For the Avaya and Verint Maintenance and Support. 2018-09-25 10:00 CORP4543
Appointment of a service provider for the provision of various Employment Wellness Programme (EWP) for a period of three (3) years. 2018-09-25 11:00 NYDA2018/1/EWP
Once off major service for air-conditions and fridges for Gauteng region 2018-10-07 11:00 RFQ GAU06-2018/19
The RAF hereby invites experienced, suitably qualified service providers to provide leasing of office space for Polokwane Customer Service Centre (SCS) for a period of five (5) years. 2018-09-25 11:00 RAF/2018/00038
Appointment of a service provider to supply and delivery of road marking paint and road traffic signs, as well as road marking service and installation of road traffic signs as identified arrears on as and when required basis for a period of 36 months. 2018-09-25 11:00 RWCLM-5/005/2018/2019
Renovation of Workshop at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp. 2018-09-25 11:00 PWR55 /18
Supply, support and maintenance of public key infrastructure, software, services, development and licensing. 2018-09-25 10:00 50S/2018/19
Supply and Delivery of Ferric Sulphate to the Faure and Voelvlei Water Treatment Plants and various Wastewater Treatment Plants. 2018-09-25 10:00 46G/2018/19
Implementation of Non-Motorised Transport Facilities in Fisantekraal and Durbanville. 2018-09-25 10:00 49Q/2018/19
Design and construction of the Lusikisiki Temporary CNC in the Eastern cape operating unit. 2018-09-25 10:00 EZN 5743
Provision of Scheduling And Planning Fundamentals Training For TFR Operational Control Centre (OCC) For A Period Of Three (03) Years. 2018-09-25 10:00 RFP HOAC-HO-27338.
The Supply and Delivery of Three Phase Electrical Power Line Telecommunication (PLT) Prepayment Meters. 2018-09-25 10:00 48G/2017/18


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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