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.
Implementation of Cool Surfaces and required associated training for DOD 2019-09-20 11:00 109
Appointment of a Service Provider to Procure, Implement, Commission and Support Hardware/ Kiosk For Self-Service Ticket Sales For Robben Island Museum (RIM) for a period of thirty -six (36) months 2019-09-27 11:00 RIM ICT 01- 2019 / 2020
Supply and delivery of white meat at Madwaleni, Tafalofefe, Butterworth, Komga, Stutterheim, Cathcart, SS Gida, Nompumelelo, Victoria, Tower, Fort Beaufort, Bedford and Adelaide Hospitals for a period of 36 months 2019-10-08 11:00 SCMU 3- 18/ 19- 0481- AM
Terms of reference to request for bids from the accredited service providers for the Development, Implementation and Support for the Information Technology Service Management Solution for a period of thirty (36) months 2019-09-27 11:00 OCJ2019/ 02
Request For Bids From Service Providers to Implement Wi-Fi Solution at Selected Superior Courts for a period of three (3) years 2019-10-04 11:00 OCJ2019/ 13
Bid for the supply, delivery, installation, demonstration and commissioning of an ear, nose and throat surgical microscope for use in Paarl Provincial Hospital. 2019-09-27 11:00 WCGHCC069/ 2019
Appointment of service providers for the provision of Security Services at Chris Hani Health District facilities, in the Eastern Cape Department of Health for a period of 36 months. 2019-10-09 11:00 SCMU3- 19/ 20- 0264- CH
Supply and delivery of rigid gaspermeable and soft contact lenses including plungers with multipurpose solutions for ophthalmology surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital for three (3) year period. 2019-10-11 11:00 GSH: PT69/ 2019
Five (5) Years Rented Office Accommodation for the Ulwazi Node in Cape Town 2019-09-30 11:00 NRF/ SAEON/ ULWAZI/ ICT/ 23/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render Internal Auditing Services for the Municipal Demarcation Board (Mdb), for a period of thirty-six (36) months. 2019-09-20 11:00 MDB002- 2019/ 2020
Western Cape Province: All Regions: Iam Valuation Services: 3 Year Framework Agreement 2019-09-25 11:00 S036/ 19
Supply, delivery, installation, commission and maintenance of hemodialysis machines Eastern Cape Department of Health for a period of 36 months 2019-10-09 11:00 SCMU3- 19/ 20- 0268- NMA
The Appointment of a Service Provider to Repair Nine(09) Global Satelite Systems Receivers and one (01) Trimble Survey Controller for the Directorate: Survey Services Ngi: Mowbray Westren Cape. (Once Off) 2019-09-20 11:00 SSC WC Q12 (2019/ 2020) DRDLR
KZN: Department of Human Settlements: ILembe Districts Office:Proposed of hire of office accommodation in extent of 178m² and (03) undercover, (02) lock-up, (02) open parking bays plus (01) parking for disabled person 2019-09-30 11:00 ZNT 02759W
KZN: Department of Health: iLembe District Municipality: Stanger Hospital: Hire of Residential Office Accommodation: 8 x 2 Bedroom Flats/Apartment Units Fully Furnished Plus (16) Secure on - Site Parking Bays for 18 Months. 2019-09-30 11:00 ZNT 02974W
RCCH17/2019 The supply, delivery, installation, demonstration and commissioning of a state of the art digital bi-plane cardiac catheterization system and decommissioning of the current equipment at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital 2019-09-27 11:00 RCCH17/ 2019
KZN: DOPW: eThekwini Region: Durban (CBD): Esplanade Government Building(EGB): Procurement of Security Services for a Period of Thirty-Six (36) Months (3 years). 2019-09-30 11:00 ZNTD 04800W
Supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, demonstration and training of Qty 3 Panorex Dental X-Ray Machine for various sick bays. 2019-10-16 11:00 SPSC- B- 017- 2019
Western Cape: 24 months term contract :Service, maintenance and repairs for Generators : Area 2-3 2019-09-20 11:00 CPTYT08/ 19
Western Cape: 24 months term contract :Service, maintenance and repairs for Generators : Area 2-3 2019-09-20 11:00 CPTYT07/ 19


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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