Tender Preparation Time

We have been asked many times if there is something in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act that specifies how much lead time there should be for responding to tenders. 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.
Appointment of a Service Provider to Render a Standard Cleaning and Hygiene Service for the Period Of 24 Months for the Office Of Regional Land Claims Commissioner KZN Restitution Durban Office in the Kwazulu – Natal. 2018-11-08 11:00 SS- KZN 7/ 1/ 6/ 3 (681) 2L
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Supply,Delivery and Installation of High Density Steel Lockable Bulk Filling Bays for the Registry Rooms in the Regional Land Claims Commission(RLCC) At Cape Town 14 Long Street and Mowbray 19 Van Der Ster Building 2018-11-09 11:00 SSC WC Q19 (2018/ 2019) DRDLR
Request For Proposals for the Appointment of a Compliance Officer for the Office of the Accounting Officer. 2018-11-19 11:00 RFP 07/ 18/ 19
Supply and deliver sterile gauge swabs 100mmx100mm 8ply 500 pouches per box. x300Boxes 2018-10-29 11:00 ZNQ203/ 2018/ 2019
Supply and deliver red bag garbage 90litres 40micron packed in packet of 100. x1000 pkts 2018-10-29 11:00 280/ 2018/ 2019
Rendering of a gardening services to Stikland hospital for a period of three (3) years; Department of Health; Western Cape. 2018-11-16 11:00 WCGH SC 0181/ 2018
Re-Advertisement of an Appointment of a Legal Firm of Conveyancers to do the Transfer of Immovable Properties From Nkandla ,Big Five Hlabisa and Endumeni Local Municipalities to KZN Provincial Government 2018-11-16 11:00 ZNT04/ 18/ 19
Kakamas: Construction of a New Full Service School at Cillie Primary School. 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 019/ 2018
Kuruman/Gamopedi: Construction of Double ECD Classroom at Gamopedi Primary School. 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 017/ 2018
Mothibistad: Construction of Double ECD Classroom at Kudumane Primary School 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 018/ 2018
Mothibistad: Construction of a Ten Classroom Block (Replace Mobile Classrooms) at Baitiredi Secondary School 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 016/ 2018
Prieska: Construction of a New Technical Workshop at Prieska High School 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 020/ 2018
The removal and disposal of general waste, ash and garden waste, from Groote Schuur Hospital over a three (3) year period, with the option of extending the contract for an additional year. 2018-11-16 11:00 GSHPT25/ 2018
Ntabankulu CHC in Ntabankulu - Alfred Nzo District municipality: Refurbishments 2018-11-21 11:00 SCMU3- 18/ 19- 0369- HO
Calvinia: Construction of a Large Admin Block at Hantam Primary School 2018-11-20 11:00 DRPW 015/ 2018
The appointment of a private security contractor to render a security service at the aquarium building, Lower Beach Road, Sea Point, Western Cape province for a period of two (2) years. 2018-11-09 11:00 MLRF 155/ 19
Ronderbosch: Groote Schuur House/ Museum: Appointment of a Curator for a two year period. 2018-11-09 11:00 CPTSC 18/ 18
Provision of security services for a period of three years. 2018-11-16 12:00 DAC005/ 1819
Alternate office accommodation: 461.36m² and 15 parking bays for a period of 3 or 5yrs 2018-11-09 11:00 LS14/ 2018
Replace septic tank at Philani Clinic 2018-10-30 11:00 ZNQ 773/ 18


Advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums

Consortiums are often considered as entities to use when responding to tenders in South Africa. The question that arises is whether to use a Consortium or a Joint Venture when responding to a tender. To help you with this we have compiled a list of advantages and disadvantages for both Consortiums as well as Joint Ventures. In this article we list the advantages and disadvantages of Consortiums. Look out for the same article on Joint Ventures.

Consortiums Advantages:

  • Easy to establish as there are no formal procedures... Read More
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