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.
Expression of interest for painting. 2018-09-27 11:00 SCM/19-39/C
Tender for the construction of roads and storm water drainage to Rustenburg reservoirs (Minimum CIDB Grading 7CE / 6CE PE). 2018-09-28 12:00 RW01375/17
The provision of weighbridge maintenance services for a period of 6 months at Camden Power Station. 2018-10-01 10:00 MPGXC005298
Rehabilitation of Qumbu Sport Feild 2018-10-03 12:00 MIG/CS/EC/12532/15/18
Expression of interest for carpentry works. 2018-10-04 11:00 SCM/19-31/C
Expression of interest for waterproofing. 2018-10-04 11:00 SCM/19-34/C
Expression of interest for steelworks. 2018-10-04 11:00 SCM/19-32/C
Expression of interest for locksmith. 2018-10-04 11:00 SCM/19-36/C
Completion Contract: Upgrade existing red meat abattoir to white meat abattoir. 2018-09-20 11:00 ZNTU 03201 W
Environmental Authorisation (EA) from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). 2018-09-21 12:00 LNS/RFQ/09/2018
Professional civil engineering services on the upgrading of Masoyi Stadium. 2018-09-21 11:00 97/2018
Procurement of a global borrowing facility for the period of five years commencing on 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2023. 2018-09-21 11:00 RFP NO: TCTA/2018/PF/GBF/10
Security Upgrades Specifications – CAS, SAS Server Upgrade and Network Optimization. 2018-09-21 11:00 FBD-SCM-2018-TEN-0006
Request to be registered on the Umnotho We Afrika Foundation database. 2018-09-30 12:00 Umnt1808_001
Appointment of consultants on various engineering projects - contract period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-09-21 12:00 EC/PN/NC/061/08/18
Services to clean locomotive toilets within a period of 24 months. 2018-09-25 10:00 KBY/54315
The Construction of High Voltage (HV) 66kV - 132kV Line (foundations, structure assembly and stringing) for various zones within the Limpopo Operating Unit, on an "as and when" required basis over a period of 36 Months. 2018-09-26 10:00 59con1879
Contractor - Construction of Nancefield Concrete Paved Roads and Storm Water. 2018-09-26 11:00 1/2018
Contractor: Construction of Nancefield Stormwater Channel Phase 2. 2018-09-26 11:00 2/2018
Provision of Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repairs for Municipal Office Building Including the Supply, Installations of New and Replacement Units for the Period of Three Years. 2018-09-26 11:00 6/2018


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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