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.
3 Year SAP basis support for Denel's system (Technical Support). 2018-07-25 12:00 DEN409/12/08/2018
Construction of Makgwabe to Mphane Access Road Phase 2. 2018-07-27 12:00 MIG/LP/1980/R/15/19
The provision of meteorological Services. 2018-07-31 10:00 KBG1850 - R1
Dismantling and construction of 33 and 132 KV Overhead power lines and optical ground wire within Msunduzi Municipal Electrical Network. 2018-07-27 12:00 CONTRACT No. SCM 1R OF 17/18
Provision of procurement services. 2018-07-31 10:00 MPGXC005163
Supply and Delivery of Street Light Fittings 2018-07-16 11:00 INFRA/CEE15/2017
Hosting of Local Economic Development Summit 2018. 2018-07-23 11:00 DEV/LED01/2017
Refurbish of boardroom table and office desk at Athlone Subcouncil Offices. 2018-07-20 12:00 SK11900004
Fleet Replacement 2018/2019 2018-07-23 11:00 INFRA/TSD01/2018
Dismantling of R-Tanks at the TM1 Terminal in Durban 2018-07-17 12:00 3342620-215C-716
3 year sap BW functional support for Denel's bw reporting system and BCS. 2018-07-25 11:00 DEN410/12/06/2018
Supply, delivery and erection of 15m tower at Estancia Substation in Mpumalanga Operating Unit 2018-07-18 10:00 PTATEN2413
Supply of pressure transducers and accompanying signal conditioning hardware for the measurement of pressure fluctuations in a low-pressure steam turbine. 2018-07-26 10:00 ERIC 0087
Supply, delivery and erection of 21m Tower at Jericho Substation in Mpumalanga Operating Unit 2018-07-18 10:00 PTATEN2414
Appointment of a panel of service providers for the supply, installation and commissioning of Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning systems, including the manufacture and installation of ducting and associated ventilation controls or the repair and maintenance of existing systems on an “as and when required “ basis for a period of three ( 3 ) years. 2018-07-26 12:00 SENT/011/2018-19
Supply, delivery and erection of 21m Tower at Lebohang Substation at Mpumalanga Operating Unit 2018-07-18 10:00 PTATEN2415
Appointment of a service provider to maintain the current Traffic Authority Management System (TRAFMAN) of the Alfred Duma Local Municipality for period of three years. 2018-07-27 11:00 PS 12/2018
Request for Proposal for Construction of Additional Ablution Facilities at the International Arrivals. 2018-07-18 11:00 DIA79/2018
Provision of cleaning services at SABC Offices in Kimberley and Platfontein in Northern Cape for a period of three (3) years. 2018-07-27 12:00 RFP/LOG/2018/47
Appointment of Service Provider to Provide Physical Security Services for the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence for a period of 36 months (3) years. 2018-07-18 11:00 ZNT18/19KZNSB01


Tender adjudication process

The SBD/WCBD6.1 document must form part of all bids invited.  It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment (B -BBEE) Status Level of Contribution, and explains how tenders or bids are decided.

The document says:

  • The bidder obtaining the highest number of points will be awarded the contract.
  • Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis.
  • Points scored will be rounded off to two decimal places... Read More
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