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.
Request for proposal to provide comprehensive security solutions 2019-06-12 12:00 02/04/2019
Supply and delivery of concrete works material for in-house construction unit for a period of 36 months. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0012
Supply and delivery of fencing material for departmental in house teams for a period of 36 months. 2019-06-03 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0007
Provision of occupational medical surveillance for all in house construction unit projects for a period of 36 months. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0008
Provision of accommodation for Cofimvaba construction site personnel for a period of 12 months. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0009
Supply and delivery of flushable and non flushable mobile toilets for all in house construction unit projects. 2019-05-27 11:00 SCMU10- 19/20- 0005
Framework contract for the supply and delivery of Tables within the Sol Plaatje University Campuses 2019-06-13 12:00 PPID/007
Framework contract for the supply and delivery of Executive Furniture within the Sol Plaatje University Campuses 2019-06-13 12:00 PPID/006
Framework contract for the supply and delivery of Office Furniture within the Sol Plaatje University Campuses 2019-06-13 12:00 PPID/005
NFVF seeks an expression of interest from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to secure sponsorships and commercial partners to fund the production of the SAFTAs ceremony for a period of 5 years 2019-05-31 11:00 EOI 001 2019-2020
Request for Proposal on Variety Food Related Services: Panel of Service Providers for Functions and Events (x3), Pie Shop Outlet at Student Centre, Fish and Chips Outlet (serving also variety of burgers), Local Cuisine Outlet (“Pap and vleis”/”Chisanyama”), Coffee and Ice Cream Shop Outlet for Students, Chicken Franchise (International/National) Outlet (x2), Staff Cafeteria and Coffee Shop for the University of Venda 2019-06-12 12:00 STS/001/2019
Tender for the purchase and removal of zinc top dross and zinc sweepings 2019-05-29 10:00 DSP 04-05-2019
Request for proposal - Appointment of an insurance broking service provider to assist with the insurance needs of the fund 2019-05-28 12:00 no reference number
Request for proposals - provision of services of an independent electoral officer 2019-05-24 12:00 no reference number
Security Guards Uniforms 2019-05-27 12:00 T13/2019
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pretoria, South Africa invites all qualified Security Service Providers to submit a firm offer for the Service delivery of Security guard services in Pretoria, Cape Town and Musina. 2019-06-06 13:00 UNHCR/RFP/RSA/SU/04.05/2019
Appointment of a contractor for the replacement of all steel windows with aluminium, as per specification. Replacement of all brick balustrades with steel balustrades as per design. Painting of exterior of building. 2019-07-08 11:00 KH/BWP/19
Appointment of Civil Engineers 2019-06-04 11:00 PUR 7101/12
Appointment of Architects 2019-06-04 11:00 PUR 7101/11
Appointment of Quantity Surveyors 2019-06-04 11:00 PUR 7101/10


Must my business be registered in order to tender?

By Werner van Rooyen


31 January 2019

Once, a very anxious business owner phoned me and asked if I can supply him with a CK number. I was amused by this and first asked why he asked me for such a number and secondly for what did he need a CK number for? He said that because of my Tender Manual that he bought, he thought that maybe I can help him with a CK number. Also, at the briefing session of the tender that he was responding to, the person in... Read More

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