Briefing sessions, Site Meetings & Information Sessions

If you have ever responded to a request for quotation or a competitive bid you will have encountered a Briefing Session, Site Meeting or Information Session. These are meetings that are held before the quotation or a competitive bid (tender) is due.

Most of the time these sessions is compulsory and not attending it can and might most probably lead to your tender response being disqualified.

Here are a number of things that you must remember or do when you attend one of these sessions:

Tender Openings and Responsiveness

We often attend tender opening sessions but does anyone stop and ask what must be done at such events? Here are the core steps that need to be followed when government entities open and record tenders responses in public:

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Digital Refractor / Phoropter 2018-10-30 11:00 PSH 665/ 1819
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Servers for the College 2018-11-09 11:00 Ingwe/ 04/ 2018
Supply, Delivery and Installation of IT Equipment for the Eastern Cape Department of Health for a period of twelve (12) months 2018-11-16 11:00 SCMU3–18/ 19- 0363- HO
Invitation to Service Providers to Submit Proposals for the Procurement of a Quantum Scalar 16000 Generation 2 Robotics Tape Library Including Standard OEM Support and Maintanance 2018-11-20 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 14/ 2018/ 2019
Invitation to Service Providers to Supply Laptops and Desktops to Cipc on a “as and when” basis under a warranty and Support Contract for three years (36 months) 2018-11-21 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 15/ 2018/ 2019
Invitation to Service Providers to Submit Proposal to Supply Mpls Connectivity Between the Commission’s Main Data Center Located at the DTI Campus, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria and the Remote Sites” 2018-11-19 11:00 CIPC BID NUMBER: 16/ 2018/2019
Supply and Delivery of one Piece Coverall to the South African Police Service for a period of two (02) years 2018-11-16 11:00 19/ 1/ 9/ 1/ 63TT(18)
Identification of Premises for Office Space (Provincial & District)for the NDA to be occuoied over a period of five years. 2018-11-12 14:00 NDA32/ FIN20/ 18
Appointment of a Service Provider for the Provision of Employment Wellness Services to All NDA Employees Over a period of three (3 years) 2018-11-12 14:00 NDA31/ CS15/ 18
Removal of Safes 2018-10-26 11:00 RFQ/ 2018/ 87
Invitation to an open tender for the Design, Supply, Installation And Certification Of Fire Sprinkler System at Building A8 Within Automotive Supplier Park Situated At Rosslyn (North Of Pretoria) 2018-11-14 11:00 AIDC T09/ 2018
Appointment of a Service Provider to Upgrade and Render Support Services for a Performance and Management System for a period of three years 2018-11-12 11:00 DST02/ 2018- 19
Mossel Bay : New offices of 173.86m2 and 5 undercover secured parking bays for the Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fishaeries for a 5 year lease : BBBEE Level - 4 Category A, B, C, & D 2018-11-09 11:00 CPTL30 / 18
Paarl : SASSA : New office accommodation : District Office : 453.82m2 & 10 parking bays : Category A, B, C, & D : BBBEE Level - 4 2018-11-09 11:00 CPTL38 / 18
Paarl: SASSA: New office accommodation: Local Office: 868.75m2 & 8 Lockup garages, 2 open parking bays and 5 visitors parking bays: Category A, B, C, & D: BBBEE Level - 4 2018-11-09 11:00 CPTL39 / 18
Supply, install and service wall mounted automatic Air Fresheners x 100 units to be installed in Eastboom CHC and 12 Clinics - public and staff toilets (12 months contract) 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 263/ 18
Supply, install and service Sanitary Towel Bins x 64 units to be installed in Eastboom CHC and 12 Clinics - public and staff toilets (12 months contract) 2018-10-26 11:00 ZNQ 230/ 18
Industrial Tilting Pan 2018-10-30 11:00 PSH 926/ 1819
Measuring Cylinders -Stainless Steel 1,2,5 And 10 Litre 2018-10-30 11:00 PSH 864/ 1819
Betterment and Regravelling on District Road D761 between Chainage 0.00km to 4.00km in the KwaDukuza Local Municipality for Grade 3CE Vukuzakhe Contractors 2018-11-20 11:00 ZNT373T/ 3/ C2930/ 019/ S/ 1/ 2018- 2019

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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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