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.
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


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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