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 Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016 make provision for new Functionality Scoring rules. An Organ of State will indicate in the tender documents if the tender will be evaluated on Functionality, however, most of the tenders will be. It is stipulated in the new Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations 2016, that the evaluation criteria should be objective, giving enterprises/companies a fair chance in being able to advance to the next phase of evaluation, namely Price and B-BBEE.

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 committee; the establishment, composition and functioning of bid specification; evaluation and adjudication committees; and the selection of bid adjudication members.

Tender misconceptions in South Africa

There are many wonderful stories of companies that won tenders in the Public as well as the Private Sector plus some horrible ones of how things can go wrong.  However, two of the most common misconceptions regarding tenders and the tender process in South Africa are:  

1. All tenders are awarded fraudulently:

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.

12 Factors considered by Adjudication Committee

By Werner van Rooyen

20 April 2015

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.
Oil and Lubricants 2018-04-20 12:00 WDM 08/2018
Supply: Cartridges 2018-03-27 11:00 GM11800686
Ironstone (Laterite) Gravel 2018-04-20 12:00 WDM 07/2018
Traffic Control Signs 2018-04-20 12:00 WDM 06/2018
Supply: Ink cartridges 2018-03-27 11:00 GM11800688
Concrete pipes and culverts 2018-04-20 12:00 WDM 05/2018
Supply and Delivery of Fencing Material and Erection of Fencing 2018-04-20 12:00 WDM 04/2018
Appointment of professional resource team to design and project manage the development of a jewellery manufacturing precinct (JMP) top structure at the OR Tambo International Airport. 2018-04-20 11:00 GDDA/01/2018-19/PRT
Review of Coastal Management Plan (CMP) for West Coast District Municipality (WCDM) 2018-04-20 12:00 WDM 14/2018
Review of Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) for the West Coast District Municipality and the five Local Municipalities 2018-04-20 12:00 WDM 13/2018
Supply Hp latex 310 printerheads 2018-03-27 11:00 GM11800689
Supply of Electrical Consumables. 2018-04-11 11:00 PUR 5800/9
MBDA hereby invites suitably qualified service providers to submit tenders for internal audit services 2018-03-27 11:00 BDA0318532
Supply of Steel Consumables. 2018-04-11 11:00 PUR 5800/10
Supply and deliver Science lab Materials 2018-03-27 11:00 BDA0318531
Supply and deliver Science Project Supplies 2018-03-27 11:00 BDA0318530
Supply of Practical Consumables. 2018-04-11 11:00 PUR 5800/11
Supply of Protective Clothing. 2018-04-11 11:00 PUR 7000/4
Supply and deliver Science Experiment Materials 2018-03-27 11:00 BDA0318529
For the Maintenance to Examining of Machinery, Plant and Equipment at the Electrical Depot in the Port of Durban for a period of Thirty Six (36) Months. 2018-04-12 10:00 PD18/18


Tender adjudication process

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.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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