Tender Briefing sessions, Site Meetings & Information Sessions

If you have ever responded to a request for quotation or a competitive bid you will have come across 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 when you attend one of these sessions:

Tender openings and responsiveness

By Werner van Rooyen

13 April 2015

www.how2tender.com

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.
Supply, Fitment and Maintenance of a Fleet Tracking System to Government Vehicles for a period of five (5) years 2018-01-26 11:00 SCMU 10-17/18-0011
Appointment of a Panel of External Professional Service Providers to assist in conducting Internal Audit services as per internal operating plans at various Provincial Departments and Public Entities as and when the need arises during the Financial Years 2018/19 to 2020/21. 2018-01-26 11:00 Bid 1217/2017-F
Appointment of a Panel of Professional Service Providers to assist the Provincial Treasury (Financial Management Unit) to fulfil its obligations in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) by providing services on an “as and when required” basis for a period of 3 years. 2018-01-26 11:00 Bid 1216/2017-F
Appointment of a Panel of Professional Service Providers to assist the Provincial Treasury (Municipal Finance Unit) to fulfil its obligations in terms of the Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003 by providing services on an “as and when required” basis for period of 3 years. 2018-01-26 11:00 Bid 1215/2017-F
Request for Proposals for Property Investments System Implementation, Support and Maintenance for a period of 5 years 2018-02-12 11:00 PIC011/2017
Supply: 8mm uv resistance pipe 500m 2017-12-20 15:00 GB11800591
Hire of digger loader 2017-12-20 09:00 WJ11800280
Hire of digger loader 2017-12-20 09:00 WJ11800279
Cleaning services at transport management centre / disaster risk management buildings, City of Cape Town. 2017-12-20 12:00 SC11800080
Audit Services of NIM Projects 2017-12-17 12:00 43093
Provision of transaction advisory services to INSETA 2017-12-18 11:00 RFQ/2017/56
Hire of digger loader 2017-12-20 09:00 WJ11800281
The appointment of a service provider to conduct enumeration services for Komatiland Forests for a period of three (3) years 2018-01-25 11:00 RFB 072/2017
Construction Of Dakota Pilot Street 2018-01-25 12:00 164/2017
Construction Of Cessna Street 2018-01-25 11:00 165/2017
Bid for the supply and delivery of 6 cubic metre skip bins for Midvaal Local Municipality 2018-01-26 10:00 8/2/4/121
Request for Proposals for the Appointment of a Service Provider to Assist with the Insurance Broking Service for I’ts Requirements in Respect of I’tsshort Term Insurance Portfolio (Non – Motor) 2018-01-25 10:30 A748
Supply Plants 2018-01-12 16:00 GC11800395
Bid for the supply and delivery of uniform and protective clothing for the Waste and Environmental Management Section of Midvaal Local Municipality. 2018-01-26 10:00 8/2/4/122
Construction of Luthuthu Community Hall with a CIDB Grading of 4 GB or Highe 2018-01-15 12:00 068/2017/18

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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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