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.
CATHSSETA is seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced service providers with applicable expertise and experience for the following competitive Bid: Project Management for Qualification Development 2018-11-20 11:00 RFP Number CATHS/ PMQD/ 013/ 2018
The regravelling of L753 And L2073 - in The Vulindlela RRTF area - Grade 3CE. 2018-11-12 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 3/ 225/ 1264/ 2018T
The regravelling of L805 And L777 (km 0 -2.02km) & (km 0 -0.51km) - in The Vulindlela RRTF Area - Grade 2CE. 2018-11-12 11:00 ZNT373T/ 2/ 3/ 222/ 9280/ 2018T
10 X Boardroom Chairs; 10 X 4 Drawer Lockable Filing Cabinet 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ. NO: 296/ 06/ 18- 19
The road safety projects in The KZ222 & KZ223 Zone – in The Vulindlela RRTF Area- Grade 3CE. 2018-11-12 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 3/ 222- 3/ 1209- 2/ 2018T
The road safety projects in The KZ224 & KZ222 Zone – in the Vulindlela RRTF area - Grade 3CE. 2018-11-12 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ 3/ 222- 4/ 1209- 1/ 2018T
Appointment of a panel of Travel Management Companies for the provision of travel, accommodation and related services for Northern Cape Department of Education for a period of 36 months. 2018-11-09 11:00 NC/ DE/ 002/ 2018- 2019
Provision of Routine and Safety Maintenance on various Roads, Within Zone 1 Underberg -Underberg Area Office -Grade 8CE 2018-11-16 11:00 ZNT 4022/ 16T
Supply, pack and deliver Life Sciences equipment addressing Grades 10 -12 to seven (7) selected schools 2018-11-09 11:00 B/ WCED 2463/ 18
Gardening Service for the Castle of Good Hope as per specification C/G/H/01/2018 for a period of three (3) years. 2018-11-14 11:00 SPSC- B- 049- 2018
Provision of Routine and Safety Maintenance on various Roads Within Zone 3 -IXopoArea Office -Grade 8CE. 2018-11-16 11:00 ZNT 3999/ 16T
Rendering of a Cleaning Contract at the Military Acadamy, Saldanha for the period of one (1) year as per User Requirement Specification MILACAD/01/18 2018-11-13 11:00 SPSC- B- 048- 2018
The province of KwaZulu-Natal, Department of Transport, invites tenders from Vukuzkhe Contractors for the Construction of 2.10 kms of Local Road A996 Contract 1 in the Nongoma Municipality within the Zululand District. 2018-11-27 11:45 ZNT373/ C265/ 2021/ S/ 1/ 2018T
The province of KwaZulu-Natal, Department of Transport, invites tenders of Mva’s Contractors for the Regravelling of 2KMs of Road L2602 Contract 1, between Chainage 0 KM and 2 KM in the Mahlabathini Municipality within the Zululand District. 2018-11-27 11:00 ZNT373/ C266/ 2111/ S/ 1/ 2018T
The province of KwaZulu-Natal, Department of Transport, invites tenders from Mva’s Contractors for the Betterment & Regravelling of D1805 Contract 2 in the Nongoma Municipality within the Zululand District. 2018-11-27 11:00 ZNT373/ C265/ 2045/ S/ 2/ 2018T
Construction of an ICT Data Centre Room 2018-11-12 11:00 007– 2018/ 2019
Construction of Sidewalks on P565/P37 in the Amajuba District. 2018-11-15 11:00 C253/ 1819/ SW/ 562
Refurbishment of units 1 & 4 Electrostatic Precipitation (ESP) at Matla Power Station. 2018-11-20 10:00 MPPPSC001093
Ntabankulu CHC in Ntabankulu - Alfred Nzo District municipality: Refurbishments 2018-11-21 11:00 SCMU3-18/19-0369-HO
Request for proposal for the lease and development for a portion of erf 1406 (The Heads, Knysna). 2018-12-14 12:00 T34/2018/19


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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