Pre-Qualification Criteria When Awarding Tenders

On June 14 2016, the Draft Procurement Regulations 2016 were released for public comment. One of the new Regulations that will certainly have an effect on the awarding of tenders is the “Pre-qualification criteria” that is stated in paragraph 10 which states the following criteria:

a.     The tenderer must have a stipulated minimum B-BBEE status level of contribution;

b.     The tenderer must sub-contract at a minimum of 30 per cent of the value of the contract to one or more:

Important Evaluations Before Responding to a Tender

Although bidding for a tender can be attractive, not all tenders will suit your criteria, experience and expertise. It is not wise to quickly jump into responding to any tender that you come across. An objective decision must be made as to whether or not to bid for a tender.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Proposed Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment with Iqhayiya Design Workshop for Professional Services Rendered for the Construction of Community Hall in Ward 9 2018-01-02 12:00 149/2017
Proposed Amendment of the Existing Contractual Appointment with SKC Engineers of Aliwal North for Professional Services Rendered for the Construction of an animal pound in Lady Grey 2018-01-02 12:00 150/2017
Supply and delivery of projector 2017-12-15 11:00 GK11800375
Supply and delivery of software 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180364A
Supply 0 – 1000kpa ½’ BSP Stainless Steel Pressure Gauges with Chemiseal,Ball Valves and Nipples 2017-12-14 12:00 GD11800604
Public function – Hiring of Audio-Visual (AV) Equipment 2017-12-18 09:00 SA11800248
Supply and delivery of transformer power 2017-12-14 11:00 GK11800369
Raising of Loans 2018-01-12 12:00 FIN 06/2017/18
Supply and delivery of AC adapters and power cords 2017-12-14 11:00 GK11800365
Supply and delivery of Smallworld Geospatial Analysis (GSA) solution 2017-12-20 11:00 GK11800373
Supply and delivery of television 2017-12-14 11:00 GK11800374
Grass cutting / cleaning / maintenance for various traffic services DLTC (2017-2018) 2017-12-18 12:00 SL11800125
Supply and delivery of sms modem 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180336A
Appointment of a suitable service provider for the Supply and delivery of Wireless Hardware Equipment 2018-01-19 12:00 B/SM 52/18
Supply and delivery of potsdam ethernet 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180338A
Supply, upgrade and replacement of water networks in the Witzenberg Area (3 year tender) 2018-01-22 12:00 BID 08/2/15/45
Supply and delivery of software 2017-12-14 11:00 GK1180364
Supply, Fitment and Maintenance of a Fleet Tracking System to Government Vehicles for a period of 5 years. 2018-01-26 11:00 SCMU 10 17/18 - 0011
Appointment of a suitable service provider to manage funds for the National Skills Authority (NSA) on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training 2017-12-26 11:00 DHET115
Manufacture, Supply, deliver and Installation of High Voltage (66kv) Circuit Breakers 2018-01-12 12:00 BSM 46/18


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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