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.
Provision of Management Coaching Services to NAMFISA 2019-09-27 12:00 SC/RP/NAMFISA- 013/2019
Request for Proposal for the Online Engineering Education Regulation for ECSA 2019-09-29 12:00 ECSA/ RFP06/ 2019
Appointment of a Service Provider to Develop and Implement a Leadership Development Programme in the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and Department of Communication 2019-09-27 11:00 DTPS/ 01/ 2019/ 20/ A
Appointment of a Service Provider to be the Convener of the Second HYSA Five-Year Review 2019-09-23 11:00 DSI10/ 2019- 20
Provision of Occupational Wellness Services to NAMFISA 2019-09-27 12:00 SC/RP/NAMFISA- 012/2019
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Development Of Six Business Plans for the KZN Toilet Paper and Sanitary Towel Manufacturing Program in six districts Municipalities in the KwaZulu Natal Province 2019-09-20 11:00 SS- KZN 7/ 1/ 6/ 3 (728) 3T
Appointment of a Service Provider to Maintain an Existing Departmental Wide Enterprise Licence Agreement to Include Gis Software, Maintenance and Support Services for all Units Within The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development for a period of three (3) years 2019-09-23 11:00 5/ 2/ 2/ 1- RDLR 0033(2019/ 2020)
Invitation of Bids for the Pre-Qualification of Service Providers with Suitable Skills and Experience in Editing Services for Policy and Legislation Content in the Department of Mineral Resources for a Period of 3 Years Subject to Annual Performance Review. Evaluation Will Be Based on an 80/20 Principle 2019-09-20 11:00 DMR/ 004/ 2019/ 20
The Appointment of a Professional Service Provider for the Compilation of the 15 Year Western Cape Integrated Drought and Water Response Plan (WCIDWRP) for the Western Cape Department Of Local Governm 2019-10-04 11:00 LG 01/ 2019/ 2020
Terms of Reference: Sale (Disposal) of Broken Obselete Assets - IT EQUIPMENT - (Approximately 329 Items), Audio Equipments (Approximately 20 Items) and Security Equipment for National Department Of Human Settlements in Pretoria. 2019-09-25 11:00 BID VA50/ 319
The Appointment of Service Providers to Conduct Assessment on the Implementation of Signed Comanagement Agreements and Alignment of Agrrements With National Co-Management Framework, Ascertain Why Co-Management Framework is not Being Implemented at Accelarated Pace, Identify Gaps, Propose Models/Recommendations, Highlight Key Enables and Further Develop a Framework to Facilitate Partnership Between Communities With Land /Private Party and State for Biodiversity Economy Programme 2019-09-20 11:00 Q- 128/ 19/ 20
Appointment of a Service Provider to Conduct Urban Design and Masterplanning Services Towards the Delivery of Serviced Stands and Construction Planning of Selected Facilies at the Second Beach Neighbourhood Development, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape 2019-09-27 11:00 E 1526
Supply of an initial seventy four (74) action cameras and associated accessories with replacement service for three (3) years 2019-09-30 11:00 NRF/ SAEON/ ACTION- CAMERAS/ 2019
The Appointment of a service provider that will develop a museum master plan and museum exhibitions for the Sarah Bartmann Centre of remembrance for the Department of Arts and Culture( DAC). 2019-09-27 11:00 DAC 02/ 19- 20
Evaluation of the Diagnostic, Design and Implementation of the Western Cape Agricultural Sector Climate Change Framework and Implementation Plan (SMARTAGRi) 2019-09-30 11:00 BID 863 - 2019/ 2020
Appointment of a Service Provider to Provide Suitable Office Accommodation for CIDB Free State Provincial Office for a period of one (01) year 2019-10-01 11:00 RFB60020
Ditsong museums of South Africa (DMSA) is inviting a qualified and experienced service providers to submit proposal for custom-build-in steel specimen cabinets. 2019-09-20 11:00 DMSA 006/ 2019
Appointment of a service provider for the supply and delivery of production material for Sewing Co-operative members in two District Municipalities in Kwa-Zulu Natal 2019-09-19 11:00 SS- KZN 7/ 1/ 6/ 3 (729) 3T
Pofadder SASSA: New office accommodation: 166.53m² and 01 parking bays for a period of 3 years. 2019-09-20 11:00 KIM14/ 2019
Kuruman SASSA: New office accommodation: 812.50m² and 5 parking bays for a period of 5 years. 2019-09-20 11:00 KIM220/ 2019


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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