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 and delivery of Male and Female Condoms and Lubricant to the state for the Period 1 July 2018 To 30 June 2021 2018-02-26 11:00 RT75- 2018
Appointment of a service provider to provide short term insurance to the Free State Development Corporation. 2018-02-22 12:00 FDC BID NO. 001/ 2018
Professional service provider (PSP) to provide a mobile phone based incident response activation system including a five year incident location and support data service as part of the incident response activation programme (IRAP) at all Department of Water and Sanitation Government Water Works 2018-02-27 11:00 WP11262
Appointment of a Professional Service Provider to Provide Specialist Support Resources to Drinking Water Quality, Water Use Efficiency and Waste Water Services Regulation within the Context of the Blue Drop, No Drop, and Green Drop Certification Programmes for a Period of 24 Months 2018-02-27 11:00 WP11263
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) is soliciting tenders from interested legal firms to enable SANRAL to appoint a panel of attorneys that will provide the Agency with legal services 2018-02-23 14:00 RFT NO: HO/ GL62110/ 2017
Provision of professional engineering services for the role of Independent Engineer on the N4 Platinum Corridor Toll road Concession Contract. 2018-02-23 11:00 CONTRACT SAPR N0010401/ 1
Pretoria: SAPS Silverton Forensic Science Laboratory: Upgrades and refurbishment of the entire building: Appointment of Mechanical Engineer 2018-02-20 11:00 Pt18/ 001
Pretoria: SAPS Silverton Forensic Science Laboratory: Upgrades and refurbishment of the entire building: Appointment of Electrical Engineer 2018-02-20 11:00 Pt18/ 002
Appointment of a contractor for the construction of water supply infrastructure for Enyathi and Bhokwe in the Abaqulusi Local Municipality in Kwazulu Natal Province. 2018-02-22 11:00 MISA/ MSTS/ E&B/ 026/ 2017
Request for Proposals to appoint a panel of service providers for an Intellectual Property Services for a period of three years. 2018-02-26 11:00 ARC/ 43/ 01/ 18
Provision of physical security services at Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Giyani 2018-02-27 11:00 LNW 02/ 17/ 18
Maitland: 3 Rusper Street: GMT: General cleaning of office space over a period of thirty-six (36) months. 2018-02-21 11:00 S114/ 17
The Supply and Delivery of Dry Rations to the Department of Defence (Johannesburg Area) for a Period of Three (03) Years. 2018-02-26 11:00 CPSC- B- PC- 036- 2017
The Supply and Delivery of 1500 x Boxes of Paper Tabulating Machine Continuous Flat Fold 3 Ply Paper to the Department of Defence. 2018-02-28 11:00 CPSC- B- G- 305- 2017
Supply, delivery, maintenance and commission of twenty four (24) starring fans in four (4) houses and two(2) laying cages at house D: Losperfontein Correctional Centre :Rustenburg Management Area 2018-02-26 11:00 LMN/ RTB 01/ 2018
Requirement for the placement of seventy (70) calf compressor devices inclusive of all servicing and maintenance of the devices and the supply of consumables for Groote Schuur Hospital over three (3) year period. 2018-02-26 11:00 GSH: PT91/ 2017
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Supply and delivery of Perfusion and Cardiothoracic Surgery Requirements to Groote Schuur-, Tygerberg- and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital for a period of three (3) years. 2018-02-23 11:00 TBH 507/ 2017
Supply, delivery and installation of two 1250KVA generator sets with two 1250KVA step-up transformers with related MV Switching equipment including civil and structural works at Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. 2018-02-23 11:00 SCMU3- 16/ 17- 0356- HO
Supply and Delivery of Cleaning Material and Toiletries for a period of 01 year to Krugersdorp Management Area. 2018-02-26 11:00 KRU01/ 2018
Request for Proposals for Cleaning Services for all the ARC Pretoria based offices for a period of three years. 2018-02-26 11:00 ARC/ 37/ 12/ 17


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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