Financial Guarantees for Tenders

It is becoming more and more important for companies responding to Government tenders in South Africa, to proof that the company responding, has financial capacity to execute the contract. The reason for this is to safeguard Government Entities against companies being awarded a tender and then failing to execute because of a lack of financial resources. 

Underneath is a typical Financial Guarantee requirement we found in a recent Gauteng Provincial Government tender:


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a Service Provider for the renewal of the Microsoft OVS licenses for 36 months 2019-03-22 11:00 SANAS/ OVS LICENCES/ 2018/ 05
Appointment of a Security Service Provider to Provide Guarding Services at Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha Village 1, Cape Town for a period of Two (02) Years With an Option to Renew 2019-04-08 11:00 35/ FIN/ 2019
Security Services for Robben Island Museum; in Cape Town at Quay 501, Jetty 1 and Nelson Mandela Gateway (NMG) Building and on Robben Island (RI) 2019-04-12 11:00 RIM EST 06- 2018 / 2019
Harrismith Magistrate Office: Rendering of Cleaning Services for Period of 24 Months 2019-04-09 11:00 BL18/ 097
Bethlehem Magistrate Office: Rendering of Cleaning Services for Period of 24 Months 2019-04-09 11:00 BL18/ 096
Provision of Security Services at Johannesburg, Mafikeng and Rustenburg Offices 2019-04-09 11:00 GPAA 03/ 2019
Provision of Security Services at Polokwane, Nelspruit and Thohoyandou Offices 2019-04-08 11:00 GPAA 05/ 2019
Provision of Security Services at Durban and Pietermaritzburg Offices 2019-04-10 11:00 GPAA 06/ 2019
Provision of Security Services at GPAA Head-Office and Trevenna Offices 2019-04-09 11:00 GPAA 04/ 2019
Justice: Somtseu: 36 Months Gardening, Cleaning and Hygiene Services 2019-04-10 11:00 DBN19/ 03/ 01
Rendering of Security Services for NDPW Old Mutual and Sanlam Buildings for a period of 24 months on month to month basis 2019-04-09 11:00 PLK19/ 02
Rehabilitation of Asbestos Mine Penge Village Limpopo Province 2019-04-16 12:00 MTK04/ 2018
Rehabilitation of Asbestos Mine Lagerdraai Limpopo Province 2019-04-16 12:00 MTK03/ 2018
Regravelling of L395 from 0+000 to km 10+421 in the Vulindlela Area office - Grade 4CE Tenderers must be registered with the CIDB in a Civil Engineering class of construction works and also registered with the National Treasury’s Central Supplier Database (CSD ) 2019-04-17 11:00 ZNT 0030/ 18T
The construction of Klein Boesmans (Mathamo) River Bridge no. 3528 at km 0.251 on District Road 69 (D69) in the Ladysmith Region. 2019-04-17 11:00 ZNT2253/ 18T
Caledon : SAPS FCS UNIT : New office accommodation : 229.55m2 & 7 parking bays : Category B & D : 5 year period 2019-04-05 11:00 CPTL54 / 19
National Dept Of Public Works: Cape Town : Supply and deliver of Plumbing material and equipment (24 months term contract) 2019-04-05 11:00 CPTSC27/ 18
The rendering of a service in respect of the supply, delivery, placement and removal of seating, tables, linen and related requirements for the Department of Public Works at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium and Bryantirion Estate for the Presidential Inauguration May 2019. 2019-04-09 11:00 HP18/ 019GS
The Construction of a Triple Celled 1.8MX1.8M Box Culvert at KM0+124, Earthworks, Layerworks, Surfacing and Ancillary Works on District Road 1252 (D1252) Between KM0+000 to KM3+920 in the Ladysmith Region 2019-04-26 11:00 ZNT3442/ 18T
Office partitioning to newly refurbished Building on 1st floor; Supply and installation of dry wall petition, Supply and install steel frames and wood doors with all accessories as specified on the tender document 2019-04-05 11:00 NEMISA/ 2019/ Office refurbishment


Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen

31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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