Tender scoring and tender fraud

Article by Werner van Rooyen

We are frequently asked if there is a possibility that some tenders are awarded fraudulently. The short answer is no.

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.
Tenders are invited to provide Perfomance Information Management Systems Training 2018-07-27 11:00 CSQ07181350
Provision of professional services in consortium/joint venture or multi-disciplinary practice for SCM offices. 2018-08-23 11:00 SCM/18-100/S
Provision of professional services: Review and development of an automated fare collection system (AFC) tender including contract management for the NMBM Integrated Public Transport System. 2018-08-23 11:00 SCM/18-230/S
Installation of street light furniture and maintenance. 2018-08-23 11:00 SCM/18-207/CSCM/18-207/C
Completion of Monti Ntlozelo (Electrification). 2018-10-05 11:00 MBIZ LM 0004 ENG
Strategic Session: MM and Directors 2018-07-26 11:00 FQ/SM 11/19
Invitation for the provision of food parcel for The Department of Social Development. 2018-08-16 11:00 NW/DSD/01/2018
Organisational Specialist for Facilitating the Appointment of the Chief Financial Officer 2018-07-26 11:00 FQ/SM 10/19
Construction of the Empuluzi/Methula Bulk Water Supply Scheme Phase 3A in Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality 2018-08-01 12:00 12/2018
Regravelling on L2017 Road. 2018-08-17 11:00 ZNT373T/C235/1000/S/7
Re-Advertisement: Lease of two (2) Single Cab Bakkies for 93 Days 2018-07-20 12:00 96/2018
Re-gravelling on L441 Road. 2018-08-17 11:00 ZNT373T/C235/1000/S/13
Regravelling on D1375 Road. 2018-08-17 11:00 ZNT373T/C235/1000/6
Supply, Delivery, Installation & Commissioning of a new recording and sound system (audio conference system) to Kouga Local Municipality 2018-07-20 12:00 117/2018
Installation of a new Security Fencing between Alkantpan Test Range and Prieska Copper Mine. 2018-08-17 11:00 R&D/ALK-2018/021
Design, Manufacture, Delivery of two (02) Fire Trucks for a period of Eighteen (18) months for the North West Province and Maintenance of Three Years after delivery. 2018-08-17 11:00 CS&TM 04/18/19
Appointment of a contractor for the Structural Rehabilitation of the SENTECH Tower, Brixton, Johannesburg. 2018-08-17 12:00 SENT/017/2018-19
Development of an electricity master plan for Elundini Local Municipality. 2018-07-27 11:00 RFP125/2018
Review AFS, APR and Compliance of the Institution with applicable laws and regulations for the 2017/2018 Financial Year. 2018-07-26 12:00 REF:IHLM/18/06/2018/AFS-REVIEW2017/18
External Audit Services for a period of Five (5) Years. 2018-08-06 12:00 HPCSA 03/2018


Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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