Tender Scoring and Tender Fraud

We are asked by many people that attend our How-to-Tender workshops if all tenders are not awarded fraudulently. Our straight and quick answer is no, not all tenders are awarded on a fraudulent manner. 

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.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Department of Health: Richardsbay: Malaria control programme. Hire of office accommodation: A lettable area sufficient to accommodates 400 m2 of assignable space plus 15 secure undercover and 10 lock up, 29 open bays parking and 1 must be for disabled person. 2019-07-01 11:00 ZNT 7863 W
Provision of credential and credit checks 2019-06-25 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T001
The Upgrade of the Existing Two Deck One Tree Hill (Oth) Weigh-bridge to a 4 Deck (Multi-Deck) 22M Weigh-bridge 2019-06-25 11:00 ZNB0005/ 19T
Supply and delivery of office furniture nationally for a period of two (02) years to the South African Police Service 2019-07-01 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 142TA (18)
ORBIT TVET College invites capable and competent contractors to Construct new workshop at Mankwe Campus. The Required CIDB Grading is 5GB. 2019-07-05 11:00 M02/ 2019
Paper; carboard; Litho, various colours, Paper; coated art; various, Paper; smooth plain and white plain Maritime Chart paper. 2019-07-04 11:00 SPSC- B- 009- 2019
Supply of Steel Office Containers (3 mr x 3 mr) qty 3 for Regional Works Unit, KwaZulu-Natal. 2019-07-04 11:00 SPSC- B- 010- 2019
Appointment of a service provider to develop a file plan and schedule for records other than correspondence systems(SROCS) for the Compensation Fund (CF) 2019-07-02 11:00 TCF 01: 2019/ 2020
Security Services at Head Office Prescints for a 3 year period Prequalifying Criteria 2019-06-28 11:00 ZNB0015/ 19T
Port Elizabeth: National Department of Public Works: Eben Donges Building: Hancock Street: Provision of Cleaning of Windows for a Period of Twenty four (24) Months. 2019-06-25 11:00 PEC03/ 2019
Rendering of physical security services at Rustenburg Labour Centre for a period of 24 months 2019-06-25 11:00 RTB- LNW- 05/ 2019
Rendering Cleaning Services at Potchefstroom Labour Centre (office and fleet) for a period of 24 months 2019-06-25 11:00 POTCH/ CLNW- 05/ 2019
Rendering of physical security services at Potchefstroom Labour Centre for period of 24 months 2019-06-25 11:00 POTCH- LNW- 05/ 2019
Kirkwood Prison: Agricultural Section: Dislodge Sewerage From Septic Tank for a period of twenty four (24) months 2019-06-25 11:00 PET07/ 2019
Addo: Slagboom SAPS Training College: Dislodge Sewerage From Septic Tank for a Period of Twenty four (24) Months. 2019-06-25 11:00 PET08/ 2019
Request for proposal: for the establishment of a frame agreement for the provision of mobile telephone service 2019-06-30 23:45 RFP/RSA/SU/05.06/2019
Appointment of Two (02) Service Providers to Supply and deliver protective clothing for fire brigade, traffic & licensing, security and game ranger for a period of three (03) years 2019-07-02 10:00 PM147/2018
Appointment of Two (02) service providers to supply and deliver uniform for fire brigade, traffic & licensing, security and game reserve for a period of three (03) years 2019-07-03 10:00 PM148/2018
Provision of Value Added Tax review services for a period of 36 months. 2019-06-28 12:00 No reference number
Upgrading of electrical network in Noupoort 2019-06-26 12:00 BID NO: 04/02/2016


2 items that determine tender pricing

Article by Werner van Rooyen


31 January 2019

Many bidders that respond to tenders struggle when it comes to calculating a price for a specific tender. One of the reasons for this is that a large number of Small Business Owners are usually new to the tender process and therefore they lack the necessary experience to price their bids correctly.

Without getting into the fundamentals of accounting there are two basic items that determine your... Read More

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