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.
Hire of a crane truck to load and transport a 12m shipping container from Swartklip Waste Facility to Faure Drop off Facility. 2018-07-20 09:00 WJ11900031
Supply and delivery of Plumbing Materials 2018-07-24 11:00 11068751/11031842
Hire of a 6kl Suction Tanker required on adhoc basis - if and when required at Vissershok Landfill Site. 2018-07-25 09:00 WJ11900032
Supply Footwear 2018-08-01 10:00 GA11900060
Appointment of a Contractor for the Completion of 3 Livestock Dams, Completion of a Weir and Spring Protection Device for the Livestock Infrastructure Projects Within Ilembe and Ugu Districts Municipalities Under the South Region of KwaZulu Natal 2018-08-02 11:00 SS-KZN 7/1/6/3 (657) 000R
Supply Safety wear 2018-07-25 10:00 GA11900059
Appointment of a Service Provider to Produce and Install 24 Signages at Trancraa Areas within a period of three months (Mamre, Saron, Suurbraak, Haarlem, Slangrivier, Kranshoek, Zoar, Rietpoort, Ebenhaeser, Pniel, Genadendal And Friemersheim). 2018-08-03 11:00 SSC WC 05 (2018/2019) DRDLR
Supply, deliver and install a prefabricated structure Gogozayo Day Care Centre at Mqanduli, King Sabatha Dalindyebo Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape. 2018-08-03 11:00 DRDLR EC003 (2018-2019)
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Design, Layout and Printing of Annual Performance Plans (App) and Strategic Plans (Sp) for the period of 3 years for the Department of Public Works (Dpw) and Property Managemant Trading Entity (PMTE) 2018-08-07 11:00 HP18/005GS
Section 26D internal staff - Apprenticeship fitter - WSP18 2018-07-25 12:00 SK11900010
Section 26D internal staff - Apprenticeship Electrical - WSP18. 2018-07-25 12:00 SK11900012
Service Description: Xhariep District: 24 Months Preventative Maintenance of Standby Generators 2018-08-07 11:00 BL18/024
Section 26D Internal Staff - Apprenticeship Plumbing – WSP18 2018-07-25 12:00 SK11900011
Section 26D internal staff - Apprenticeship training bricklaying trade for The Water & Sanitation Department. 2018-07-25 12:00 SK11900013
Rental and servicing of sanitary bins at Wemmershoek Water Scheme. 2018-07-25 12:00 SK11900014
Supply and delivery of 5x Printers Fo Cooperatives. 2018-07-26 12:00 RFQ/430
Weather forecasting services at TFR for a period of 3 years, Nationally. 2018-08-07 09:15 RFP: HOAC-HO-26239
Service Provider to Facilitate and Edit the Dannhauser Informal Economy Policy. 2018-07-26 12:00 RFQ/431
Supply and Delivery of 60000x Bin Bags Plastics (40 Micron). Packed In 20’s in a Pack, 50 Packs in a Bailer. Colour: Black 2018-07-26 12:00 RFQ/432
Repairs to AE4 and AE6. 2018-08-07 12:00 ASP/18/REP/AE4&AE6


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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