Tender Preparation Time

It is often asked if there is mention in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act that specifies how much lead time there should be for responding to tenders. The answer is, the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act does not make provision for any time period.

In the SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A GUIDE FOR ACCOUNTING OFFICERS OF MUNICIPALITIES AND MUNICIPAL ENTITIES there is a paragraph that guides municipalities on the timeframes for responding to tenders.

In paragraph it states:

5 pillars of Supply Chain Management

By W van Rooyen


2 February 2015

The South African Government introduced the Five Pillars of Procurement. These five pillars were introduced to stimulated and grow Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises. Every good State department’s Procurement Policy will include these five pillars. All Bid Evaluation Committees are to follow and apply these five pillars.

The Five Pillars are:

Changes to Supply Chain Management in South Africa

By W van Rooyen


9 February 2015

The Public Sector tender landscape in South Africa is going to change dramatically in the coming months. This is, if the Department of Treasury`s findings and recommendations are adhered to. If you have read the 2015 Public Sector Supply Chain Management Review that was published recently you will see that Government is trying very hard to change the tender process.


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply: Snack packs 2017-12-18 15:00 GF11800536
Service Agents to Service Rosenbauer Fire Pumps in Various Fire Stations 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/19
Supply info signals 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800882
Accommodation needed in Paarl Area 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/141
Supply Fibreglass grating 2017-12-15 14:00 GE11800879
Supply and delivery of Fencing Material at Vanrhynsdorp 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/43
Supply and fit microwave cages 2017-12-15 14:00 GE11800878
Supply and delivery of Tyres at Moorreesburg 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/141
Supply 400mm Inlet Valve at Kloofnek 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800877
Supply: mainline valve 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800876
Service and Repairs of Transformators at Ganzekraal Holiday Resort 2017-12-20 12:00 6/5/2/106
Supply: interface line bore connector 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800880
Supply and delivery of W Type Gates at Moorreesburg 2017-12-21 12:00 6/5/2/365
Supply twin blast sprayer kit 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800881
Supply: mono pump progressive cavity pump stork pump 2017-12-19 14:00 GE11800895
Supply,deliver & install ,Floating Top - 1100 mm, SMALL MOUNTED TABLE without legs for stationery 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662
Supply Lubricants 2017-12-14 16:00 GC11800394
Supply and deliver SLEIGH BASE VISITORS CHAIRS ferrograin frame,SEAT NETTED BACK, intergral sleigh frame. Moulded foam seat, bonded leather. 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662
Supply,deliver & install BOARDROOM TABLE ,with storm slate table legs.Colour :SUMMER OAK MELAMINE. 8-10 Seater 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662
Suppl, deliver & install NETTED HIGH BACK CHAIR ,synchro no head rest. BLACK BONDED leather,adjustable arms 2017-12-20 11:00 GQ12171662


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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