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 & delivery of electrical switch 3-phase 22kv 400A LB SPM 3PGLBSP 2019-10-17 10:00 DIE0016527
Supply & delivery of electrical fittings & equipment 2019-10-17 10:00 DIE0016548
Supply & delivery of cleaner jeyes fluid 5lt (original). (Prices valid for a period up to 30 June 2020). 2019-10-17 10:00 WEB 38: 2019/2020
Supply & delivery of material to repair lights for the festival of lights. 2019-10-17 10:00 DIE0016603
Testing and Cleaning of Transformator Oil at Misverstand 2019-10-17 12:00 6/5/2/106
Training Course: Flagman and Radio Control at Moorreesburg 2019-10-17 12:00 6/5/2/111/A
Appointment of the Electrical Consultant for a period of thirty six months on as and when required basis for Emfuleni Local Municipality 2019-10-24 10:00 11/2020/18 N18/2020
Appointment of Contractors for Maintenance on the Electrical Network on as and when required basis for a period of thirty six (36) months. 2019-11-12 10:00 11/2020/17 N17/2020
Credit Rating Agency Services 2019-10-17 12:00 6/5/2/50
Appointment of Contractors for testing and repair of underground cables on the Electrical Network on as and when required basis for a period of thirty six months. 2019-11-12 10:00 11/2020/16 N16/2020
Appointment of contractors to service and repair load control equipment on the electrical network on as and when required basis for a period of thirty six months. 2019-11-11 10:00 11/2020/15 N15/2020
Appointment of contractors to service and repair protection equipment on as and when required basis for a period of thirty six months. 2019-11-11 10:00 11/2020/14 N14/2020
(Re-Advert) Request for Proposals for the Rendering of Telephony Services to Emfuleni local Municipality via an existing VoIP telephone system and Maintenance thereof for a period not exceeding thirty six (36) months 2019-11-08 10:00 11/2020/13 N13/2020
Appointment of Service Provider for Physical Security Services for a Period of Three (03) Years. 2019-11-07 11:00 SK8/3/1- 04/2019/20
Supply, Fabrication, Delivery and Installation of a New External Structural Steel Emergency Escape Staircase at the ESD Offices in Mark Street, Worcester 2019-10-22 11:00 301363
Supply and Delivery of Clothing for Electrical Department 2019-10-15 11:00 300080
Integration between active directory and performance information management system 2019-10-28 12:00 DST30/07/2019/52
Supply, delivery and registration of a 22 seater 2019-11-01 11:00 LET 2019- 015
Supply, delivery and commissioning of Surveillance cameras for Maake Campus, Tzaneen campus and Giyani Campus. 2019-11-01 11:00 LET 2019- 014
Air Quality Assessment for a proposed variation application (for a height increase) for the existing Worcester Landfill Site. 2019-10-17 11:00 301458


8 things you must know about Joint Ventures

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

One of the most popular types of business arrangements that are being used by South Africans, in the Tender environment, is Joint Ventures.

There are eight things that you must know about Joint Ventures:

  1. Definition

A Joint Venture is a strategic cooperation where two or... Read More

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