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.
Supply: L 11 retainer blocks 2017-08-17 14:00 A021800214
Supply: Fibreglass grating and step covers 2017-08-22 14:00 A021800213
Supply: Concrete fence rail bollards 2017-08-17 14:00 A021800212
Supply and delivery of a boom sprayer 2017-08-22 11:00 NOTICE NQ.05/2017-2018
Supply: Building, hardware and civils 2017-08-17 14:00 A021800211
Supply and delivery of a ride on mower 2017-08-22 11:00 NOTICE NQ.07/2017-2018
Supply: 1 activity unit x 110vdc coils for hoerbiger hydraulic solenoid 2017-08-22 14:00 A021800210
Horticultural Maintenance at St. Frusquin Sports Complex 2017-08-28 14:00 W101800149
Horticultural Maintenance at Turfhall Stadium Sports Complex 2017-08-28 14:00 W101800146
Basic plumbing training for various branches of the Water and Sanitation Department. 2017-08-23 12:00 E021800061
Hiring of portable toilets 2017-08-17 12:00 W071800072
Supply: Hammer 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800138
Supply: Holesaw 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800136
De-silting the waste water recovery (WWR) pre-settling sump and pollution control dams at Hendrina Power Station 2017-09-18 10:00 MPGXC004763
Supply: Electric drills 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800140
Supply: Side cutter 180mm 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800139
Supply: 25litres water containers with tap 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800143
Supply: Chuck & drill bit 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800141
Supply: Spade & shovel 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800137
Provision of Office Accommodation: Uitenhage Justice Centre for a period of 5 years 2017-09-18 11:00 21/2017

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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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