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.
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Injection Module and Imaging Cytometry for Multi-Mode Microplate Reader 2017-11-17 11:00 SAMRC/ BRIP- IMICMR/ 2017/ 30
Supply four lockable drawer filling cabinet (stainless steel) 2017-11-21 11:00 A1024/ 17/ 18
Pest Control and Fumigation (St Andrews District Hospital) 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 397/ 17/ 18
Supply and Installation of microscopes as per the required technical specifications, including value added products and services 2017-11-20 12:00 R&E/ BIOLABSystem/ 10/ 2017
Supply and Deliver Cobra Replacement Cartridge V/M-POU-CART 2017-10-27 11:00 ZNQ1152/ 17/ 18
Pest Control and Fumigation (Xhamini Clinic). Contract Period: 12 Months. 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 406/ 17/ 18
Supply: 5 x Units Warming Unit - Forced Air (Bair Hugger) 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 394/ 17
Supply and Install Weather Proof Light Fittings in Stores 2017-10-27 11:00 ZNQ1320/ 17/ 18
Supply: 1 x Pair Tow Tractor Shocks (Shock Absorbers) 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 368/ 17
Pest Control and Fumigation (Meadowsweet Clinic) 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 407/ 17/ 18
Pest Control and Fumigation (Weza Clinic) 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 404/ 17/ 18
Supply and Install Vaal Sanitaryware Fireclay 585 x 435mm “HYGIA” Hospital Basin 2017-10-27 11:00 ZNQ1322/ 17/ 18
Supply: 1 x Unit Portable Slit Lamp 2017-11-01 11:00 ZNQ 389/ 17
Supply of Optometric Refraction Station as per specification 2017-10-31 11:00 ZNQ 895/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Supply of Peripheral Nerve Stimulator. as per specification 2017-10-31 11:00 ZNQ 899/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Supply of Cast Cutter - Electric, as per specification 2017-10-31 11:00 ZNQ 897/ 17 - 18 GAZ
Service to vacuum pumps and air receiver tanks (04) 2017-11-09 11:00 ZNQ00340/ 2017- 18
Pest Control and Fumigation (Harding PHC) 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 400/ 17/ 18
Opthalmic knives 15 bevel up (box of 06) x 360 boxes 2017-11-01 11:00 185/ 10/ 17
Pest Control and Fumigation (KwaJali Clinic), Contract Period: 12 Months 2017-11-14 11:00 ZNQ: 401/ 17/ 18


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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