Tender scoring and tender fraud

Article by Werner van Rooyen

We are frequently asked if there is a possibility that some tenders are awarded fraudulently. The short answer is no.

Last week we attended a briefing session of the National Department of Health. These briefing sessions are always interesting, specifically those requesting the supply of pharmaceutical products. These products are very specialized and only companies with the correct credentials can actually respond to these tenders.

Tenders and Fraudulent Certificates

By W van Rooyen


27 October 2014


Title Closing Date Tender No.
External Repair Works to, Main Building, at Sandringham Campus 2018-07-30 11:00 RFQ NO: 0479265
Upgrade of Ngumbela Sport Facility 2018-08-10 11:00 MBH/MIG/0003/2018-19
Request for proposals: Supplier of sanitary and plumbing material for the Blue Water Bay Hotel Development. 2018-08-13 12:00 CDC/237/18
Construction of MEJE CHC phase 2. 2018-08-13 12:00 CDC/17/18
Rental, delivery and servicing of portable non – flush chemical toilets 2018-07-24 12:00 13/2018/19
Horticulture services for Arnot Power Station inside and outside(South and North) the station for the period of 36 months. 2018-08-15 10:00 MPGXC005227
For Signs Including Delivery & Installation at NHLS Ehlanzeni Regional Office, 42 Ehkme Street, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga 2018-07-25 10:00 RFQ 0712043
Disposal of sellable material. 2018-08-16 11:00 DVS013-2018/19
Design and Construction of Hazardous Sorting Yard Roof. 2018-08-20 14:00 MAT00314
Supply and Install Air Conditioner at Nessie Knight Hospital 2018-07-25 11:00 RFQ 1530020
Construction of Njekeni Access Road. 2018-08-20 12:00 MNQ/SCM/07/18-19
Rental, delivery and servicing of portable non – flush chemical toilets 2018-07-24 12:00 14/2018/19
Supply and Install Air Conditioner at Willowvale Laboratory 2018-07-25 11:00 RFQ 1631018
Construction of Lusuthu to Masele Access Road. 2018-08-20 12:00 MNQ/SCM/10/18-19
Construction of Teko Fihla to Teko KonaAccess Road. 2018-08-20 12:00 MNQ/SCM/08/18-19
Construction of Joji to Tyeni Access Road. 2018-08-20 12:00 MNQ/SCM/09/18-19
Conducting Occupational Hygiene Surveys. 2018-08-21 10:00 ERIC7303-1
Supply Adobe Creative Cloud Software Licensing for a period of three (3) years to the SABC 2018-08-17 12:00 RFP/IT/2018/53
Maintenance of Bird Guards. 2018-08-21 10:00 ETW5736
Supply and delivery of support material. 2018-07-25 12:00 ANDM/CDS-CUSTOMER CARE/02/09/07/18


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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