Completing Standard Bidding Document 7

If  you have responded to a competitive bid or request for quotation you would have seen a Standard Bidding Document 7 (SBD 7) in the Government tender pack. This document is the official Contract that should be signed by both the successful bidder and the Government Entity that awards the tender. There are three different SBD 7 documents namely:

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.

10 Essential documents needed to tender

By Werner van Rooyen

12 October 2015

Last week we were asked to help a client respond to a request for a quotation for cleaning services to a Public Entity. It seemed pretty easy at first but once we got to the stage where we had to submit the required and mandatory documents the problems started. The main reason it became a challenge was that this particular business that required our services was a start-up business and being a start-up means it’s going struggle to comply with all the required and mandatory documents.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a panel of service providers for the provision of Legal Services commencing 01 January 2019 2018-07-19 11:00 GEMS/LegalPanel/2018/CON008
Supply and Delivery of six (6) with attachments for the Port of Cape Town as a once off supply. 2018-07-12 12:00 PCT/Q/43/2018
Construction of Sporini community hall. 2018-07-12 12:00 PWBS-007/18/19
Appointment of a panel of service providers for the provision of Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) services to GEMS commencing 01 October 2018 2018-07-18 11:00 GEMS/DistributedComputing Environment Panel/2018 CON007
Construction of Gobhogobho Community Hall. 2018-07-12 12:00 PWBS-008/18/19
Supply and fit canopy Canvas, shade cloth windows and upholster seats and back rests with black vinyl and sponge. Print reg, ‘CCT30704”in white on Canvas. (notification number: 901329868) 2018-06-28 12:00 WC11804680
Supply: 3 x photo Frame A3 Cllr Picture, Print in Aluminium Frame With Glass 2018-06-28 14:00 SA11800528
Supply: Pickhead - type: diamond and chisel 2018-06-25 12:00 GD11801375
Supply: tripod - function: floodlight stand 2018-06-25 12:00 GD11801376
Written translation required 2018-06-27 10:00 WEB 06: 2018/2019
Supply Scraper - material: steel with plastic or wooden 2018-06-25 12:00 GD11801377
Supply and fit canopy Canvas, shade cloth windows and upholster rear seat x1 with black vinyl and sponge. Print reg, ‘CA795540”in white on Canvas. 2018-06-28 12:00 WC11804678
Wash and iron of 2 piece overalls 2018-06-27 10:00 WEB 05: 2018/2019
Script writer required 2018-06-27 10:00 WEB 04: 2018/2019
Consultancy services for the evaluation and revision of the 2006 Ouagadougou Plan of Action to combat trafficking in human beings, especially women and children in Africa 2018-07-06 15:00 AUC/SAD/C/309
Supply: Electrical accessories 2018-06-27 15:00 GJ11801081
Media monitoring required. 2018-06-27 10:00 WEB 03: 2018/2019
Supply: Boots 2018-06-27 10:00 GA11800705
Printing, supply & delivery of staff newsletter 2018-06-27 10:00 WEB 02: 2018/2019
Hire & servicing of flushable portable toilets at Hillstar Water and Sanitation Depot. 2018-06-29 12:00 SK11900001


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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