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: L 11 retainer blocks 2017-08-17 14:00 A021800214
Supply: Fibreglass grating and step covers 2017-08-22 14:00 A021800213
Supply: Concrete fence rail bollards 2017-08-17 14:00 A021800212
Supply and delivery of a boom sprayer 2017-08-22 11:00 NOTICE NQ.05/2017-2018
Supply: Building, hardware and civils 2017-08-17 14:00 A021800211
Supply and delivery of a ride on mower 2017-08-22 11:00 NOTICE NQ.07/2017-2018
Supply: 1 activity unit x 110vdc coils for hoerbiger hydraulic solenoid 2017-08-22 14:00 A021800210
Horticultural Maintenance at St. Frusquin Sports Complex 2017-08-28 14:00 W101800149
Horticultural Maintenance at Turfhall Stadium Sports Complex 2017-08-28 14:00 W101800146
Basic plumbing training for various branches of the Water and Sanitation Department. 2017-08-23 12:00 E021800061
Hiring of portable toilets 2017-08-17 12:00 W071800072
Supply: Hammer 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800138
Supply: Holesaw 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800136
De-silting the waste water recovery (WWR) pre-settling sump and pollution control dams at Hendrina Power Station 2017-09-18 10:00 MPGXC004763
Supply: Electric drills 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800140
Supply: Side cutter 180mm 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800139
Supply: 25litres water containers with tap 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800143
Supply: Chuck & drill bit 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800141
Supply: Spade & shovel 2017-08-17 12:00 W041800137
Provision of Office Accommodation: Uitenhage Justice Centre for a period of 5 years 2017-09-18 11:00 21/2017


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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