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.
Re - development lease of Development House, Mthatha 2017-11-30 12:00 ECDC/011 DEVH/9/2017
Call for proposal for the implementation of section 78 study findings through the establishment of public private partnership for the general waste collection services for Kwadukuza Local Municipality 2017-11-27 12:00 MN 82/2017
Supply and Installation of new air-conditioning and refrigeration units for Centlec's owned, rented offices and sites. 2017-10-20 14:00 Re-advert CD67-2016
Suitable service provider for refurbishment of a portion of the power station building and addition of a mezzanine floor 2017-10-20 14:00 RFP56-2017
Professional service providers to manufacture, supply and delivery of personal protective equipment & clothing. 2017-10-20 14:00 CD19A - 2017
Service providers to manufacture, supply and delivery of corporate & equipment 2017-10-20 14:00 CD 19C/ 2017
Provision of digital screen management and general advertisement services 2017-10-20 14:00 RFP59/2017
Provision of Libraries Connectivity 2017-11-06 11:00 NEPO/091/2017
Car rental concession tender 2017-11-01 14:00 COR50/2017
Tender for the rendering of cleaning service at JJ Bosmanhuis in Silverton: three year period 2017-10-20 10:00 SDCT 19-2015/16
Tender for the rendering of cleaning service at Kingsley hostel in Mamelodi: three year period 2017-10-19 10:00 SDCT 18-2015/17
Appointment of a Panel of Accredited Catering Suppliers to Render Catering Services to the NYDA 2017-11-11 11:00 NYDA2017/02/FAC
Integrated Regulatory System (IRS) 2017-10-31 11:00 FSB2017/ 18- T015
Appointment of a Panel of Accredited Catering Suppliers to Render Catering Services to the NYDA 2017-11-10 11:00 NYDA 2017/ 02/ FAC
Appointment of provision of cleaning,pest control and hygiene services at NYDA Branches for a period of two (02) years 2017-10-27 11:00 NYDA 2017/ 01/ FAC
Eradication of alien invasive vegetation at specified SA Navy Units for a period of three (3) years. 2017-10-24 11:00 SPSC- B- 009- 2017
Provision of banking services for a period of 5 years 2017-11-06 12:00 BID 09/17
Supply & Delivery of Voter Registration Devices 2017-11-07 11:00 IEC/ LG- 04/ 2017
Reconfiguration of ERI TSS Workshop into a transformer assembly and repair works 2017-11-01 10:00 RFP/ERI/2017/ST
2 hectares of land for sale or development in Benoni suitable for 50 clusters,150 apartments or a mixed use development 2018-12-31 12:00 ERDT 0014


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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