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.

Tenders and Fraudulent Certificates

By W van Rooyen


27 October 2014


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a service provider for operation and maintenance of Solar PV plants across the City of Ekurhuleni as per specifications 2018-11-27 15:00 BOQ.MI.11.40
Appointment of a service provider for mid-term performance review of the City of Ekurhuleni against its predetermined commitments for the current 2016/17 - 2020/2021 municipal term of council as per specifications 2018-11-22 15:00 GEQ.CORP.11.99
Supply and delivery of cartridges 2018-11-23 12:00 ELM-2/021/2018-2019
Supply and Delivery of Steel Shelves Units at West Coast District Municipality – Moorreesburg 2018-11-27 12:00 6/5/2/47
Refurbishment and Commissioning of Existing Telemetry Outstation at Besaansklip Reservoir 2018-11-27 12:00 6/5/2/347
Supply and Delivery of Electromagnetic Flow Meter at Withoogte 2018-11-27 12:00 6/5/2/167
Service Provider to Set Up the Venue and Do Decoration for Business Week for 150x People for 2 Days. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ / 488
Video Recording, Taking Pictures and 2x TV Screens for Exhibitors for 2 Days for Business Week. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ / 487
Supply and delivery of fire rescue services uniform for the period ending 30 June 2021 2019-01-18 11:00 BV 737/2018
Quote: 1x National Artist’s For IDP/ Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/493
Quote : 1x Programme Director For IDP/ Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/492
Quote : 2x Stage, 4x Tables and 40x Chairs For Idp/ Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 At Durnacol Sport Complexs. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/491
Supply and Delivery of 220x Groceries for Senior Citizens Event. 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/489
Hire of 13x Buses for IDP/Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/494
Supply and delivery of heavy duty mobile 4x4 chassis with crew cab 2018-12-07 11:00 BV 751/2018
Hire of Sound System for IDP/Budget Roadshow on the 02/12/2018 at Durnacol Sport Complexs 2018-11-27 12:00 RFQ/490
Construction of municipal office building at the De Koppen Water Treatment Works (WTW), Worcester 2018-12-07 11:00 BV 750/2018
Appointment of panel of three service providers to perform investigation support for MPAC for a period of three years as and when required - (RE-ADVERT) 2018-12-14 10:00 EMLM 23/2018
Supply and Delivery of 6m Steel Container to Fairview 2018-11-27 12:00 217/2018/19
For 1x Sliding Double Door Glass Fridge For Middelburg Laboratory 2018-11-22 11:00 RFQ 1420578


Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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