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.
Quantum – Backup Maintenance and Support 2019-09-20 11:30 10418626
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Provision of Physical Security Services at Psira Empangeni Office for a period of 36 months 2019-10-01 11:00 PSiRA/ 2019/ RFB/ 09
The innovation Hub Management Company (SOC) invites potential services providers to submit bids for Supply and Installation of cosmetic manufacturing and packaging plant equipment at the BioPark@Gauteng 2019-09-20 11:00 TIHMC/ 2019/ 04
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Supply and Delivery of Laptops to the National Nuclear Regular. 2019-09-19 11:00 NNRSCM- 05- 2019
The innovation Hub Management Company (SOC) invites potential services providers to submit bids for Supply, Install and Configure a Firewall Solution with maintenance and support for a period of three (3) years. 2019-09-20 11:00 TIHMC/ 2019/ 03
Appointment of a Technical Support Organisation (TSO) to Provide Engineering and Scientific Services to the National Nuclear Regulator for a period of five (5) years 2019-09-20 11:00 NNRSCM- 06- 2019
Appointment of a Service provider to Develop and Implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System for the Mining Qualifications Authority. 2019-09-30 11:00 MQA/ 01/ 19- 20
Appointment of a service provider to provide internal Audit Service for a period of three years 2019-10-01 11:00 MHSC020/ 2019- 20
Appointment of a service provider to develop a pay philosophy, develop pay scale/framework based on benchmarking and within the equal work for equal pay principles and to identify disparities and make recommendations accordingly 2019-10-01 11:00 MHSC021/ 2019- 20
Terms of Reference for the Appointing of a Panel of Legal Firms to Provide Legal Services to Inseta for a period of three (3) years 2019-10-02 11:00 Proj/ 2019/ 02
Appointment of three (3) Skills Development Providers (SDPs) to provide services for a special learner rescue project (Certification clean-up operation) in the INSETA - Quality Assurance Division 2019-10-03 11:00 ETQA/ 2019/ 05
Provision of business continuity management services 2019-10-01 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- P002
Panel of service providers for office furniture 2019-10-01 11:00 FSCA2019/ 20- T011
Provision of mentoring training services 2019-10-01 11:00 FSCA2018/ 19- T010
The Financial Intelligence Centre invites service providers to submit proposals for a panel of professional services in Project Management, Enterprise Architecture and Information and Communications Technology for a period of three (3) years 2019-09-20 11:00 FIC/ RFB/ ICTPANEL/ 007/ 2019/ 20
Expression of Interest: Supply, delivery, installation, configuration, commissioning and implementation of an eboard management system 2019-09-20 12:00 EOI/OIB/NAMFISA/005- 2019
Ditsong museums of South Africa (DMSA) is inviting a qualified and experienced service providers to submit proposals for the provision of banking services to Ditsong Museums of South Africa (DMSA). 2019-09-20 11:00 DMSA 005/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider Provider to Draft the Nairobi Wreck Removal Bill. 2019-09-20 11:00 SCM/ 02/ 2019/ MT
Procurement of Coaching and Mentoring Training Services 2019-09-27 12:00 NCS/ONB/NAMFISA- 02/2019
Appointment of a Service Provider Provider to Finalise the Draft Ballast Water Management Bill. 2019-09-20 11:00 SCM/ 03/ 2019/ MT


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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