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.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Service and repair of 2 Robot Pumps and Robot Pump Related Repairs 2017-12-21 11:00 278844
Supply Nsg119/107p connector 2017-12-21 12:15 GL11800452
Supply PVC Banners 2017-12-19 12:00 GL11800453
Supply and delivery of Emergency Kits 2017-12-21 11:00 278927
Supply Nfg/127/79/p/connector 2017-12-21 12:00 GL11800455
Supply Electrical boxes and pole boxes 2018-01-18 11:00 GH11800325
Supply: Conduits, fuses and contactors 2018-01-18 09:00 GH11800324
Appointment of a construction health and safety agent to act on behalf of the Services SETA to fulfil its duties as stipulated in the construction regulation 5. 2018-01-11 11:00 RFQ.07.12.17-3470
Supply Glass notice boards 2018-01-15 09:00 GL1180423A
Supply Trestle table and chairs 2018-01-15 12:00 GL1180424A
Supply Batteries and air filters 2018-01-18 11:00 GH11800322
Appointment of a panel of service provider for distribution of academic books to bursaries 2018-01-11 11:00 RFQ.07.12.17-3469
Supply and Deliver SMC Reed Switch D-Z73L and BMP1-032 Bracket for reed switch 2018-01-19 11:00 GH1180299A
Expression of interest on management and training of a Day-care centre at Service SETA. 2018-01-11 11:00 RFQ.07.12.17-3468
Supply and Deliver Sika Flow Switch 2018-01-19 11:00 GH1180300A
Appointment of a service provider to supply and install hardware and software to manage and distribute content/information to various display media within the services seta 2018-01-12 11:00 Proc T483
Repairs to security lights and floodlights at Sarepta Sports Complex 2017-12-19 12:00 SB1180345A
Appointment of a security service provider to provide and/or maintain security guards services and armed response at Services SETA North West provincial office. 2018-01-12 11:00 Proc T482
Supply Display stands for artworks 2018-01-15 12:00 GL1800375A
Supply: Electrical - components 2018-01-18 11:00 GH11800323

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Functionality and Tenders

In all competitive bids (tenders) you as the bidder will have to respond to Functionality. You will need to score a set minimum number of points, measured as a percentage, on Functionality of a competitive bid (tender) in order to advance to the next phase of evaluation in the tender process.

Usually Organs of State evaluate competitive bids (tenders) as follows:

  • The tender response is evaluated on Functionality where the bidder must score points out of a maximum of 100 points.
  • A threshold of between 65 to 75 out of 100 points... Read More
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