Tenders and VAT

By Werner van Rooyen

22 September 2014

One question that gets raised during each How to Tender Workshop is must my business (or I) be registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) in order for me to tender? Or, must I register my business for VAT?

The answer according to the VAT Act, 1991 (Act No. 89 of 1991) is simple:


Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply engineering material 2018-02-27 14:00 GE11801122
Supply Sensus Meinecke Water Meter 2018-02-23 14:00 GE11801140
Supply: Fittings/Segment 2018-02-27 14:00 GE11801136
Upgrading of Green Valley Library Grounds 2018-03-09 12:00 SCM/2018/176/ENG
Supply: lock grip couplers 2018-02-23 14:00 GE11801144
Supply aluminium walking ramp 2018-02-28 14:00 GE11801142
Supply and delivery of additional items Protective Clothing and Uniform for a period of three years 2018-03-13 12:00 CE: 2A
Waste Management in Elsies River Area 2018-03-05 09:00 SN11800566
Supply: tsurumi 50pua2.75s auto pump 2018-02-23 14:00 GE11801143
Supply: Electrical requirements 2018-02-28 15:00 GJ11800682
Supply: Euromag Battery Pack Model 6X230V including installation and commisioning 2018-02-23 11:00 GH1180410A
Supply 410 charts and Red pens for Kent PX105M0302 Electronic chart recorder. 2018-02-26 11:00 GH11800426
Investigation from the fraud hotline reports 2018-02-23 12:00 RFQ/OCM/2017-18/302
Supply and deliver Ultrasonic for Airport 5 pump station 2018-02-27 11:00 GH11800427
Supply 20 x 5l cans of diesel top up oil typical characteristics 2018-02-22 16:00 GC11800504
Supply: Electric bicycle 2018-03-02 14:00 WE11803193
Maintenance, inspection, services and repairs of overhead cranes at Groovlei Power Station. 2018-03-21 10:00 MPGXC005056
Provision of a 24Hour Private Security Services at Head Office (Agricentre Building) for a period of two (2) Years. 2018-03-23 11:00 13 READ 34/2017
Supply: Portable spotlight 2018-02-22 12:00 GD11800751
Supply: Plumbing, hardware & cleaning supplies 2018-02-22 15:00 GB11800665


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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