Tender adjudication process

14 Feb 2018

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.


Basic Tips for Successful Tendering

7 Feb 2018

Once you have identified a tender that you would like to try and win, obtain the tender documents (these are usually downloadable from the relevant website) as quickly as possible and ascertain if \and when there is a compulsory briefing meeting. Some tenders have a compulsory briefing meeting, if you miss this meeting you can be disqualified from competing for the tender.


The Central Supplier Database

1 Feb 2018

The Central Supplier Database (CSD) , an initiative of the National Treasury, is a database of organisations, institutions and individuals who wish to provide goods and services to government.


Functionality and Tenders

3 Jul 2017

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.


Tenders, B-BBEE and the new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017

29 May 2017

We have previously asked: How important is a good B-BBEE status level of contributor in the tender process?

The answer is still the same: VERY IMPORTANT!


Brand new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017 for Tenders

7 Feb 2017

The brand new Preferential Procurement Regulations 2017, has been finalized and was gazetted on 20 January 2017. There are some interesting changes and challenges that we will discuss during the coming months. This is the official media release from National Treasury:


When Must I Sub-Contract?

1 Nov 2016

There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst entrepreneurs when it comes to tenders and sub-contracting. The Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations, have been gazetted and are currently up for review. However, these Regulations are the major cause for the confusion. Many entrepreneurs ask whether they should sub-contract or not whilst responding to a tender.


3 Basic Tips to Remember When Responding to a Tender

25 Oct 2016

When responding to tenders, whether it is Public or Private Sector, it is vital that your business makes a good impression by following these tips:

Do Your Research


Finding Sub-contractors

18 Oct 2016

According to the Draft Preferential Procurement Regulations, 30% of all Government Contracts above R30 million must be sub-contracted to specific categories of SMME’s. These categories are:


Difference Between a RFI, RFQ and RFP

11 Oct 2016

We are regularly asked, ‘what is the difference between a Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quote (RFQ)’. Below is an explanation of these three requests.

According to the Government, the differences between RFQ’s, RFI’s and RFP’s are as follows:



Title Closing Date Tender No.
Supply and deliver one new bus with a seating capacity of between 8 and 10 seater to Majuba TVET College 2018-04-09 12:00 CO 17/03 C Rev 02
Supply and deliver Bursting Disc Bs&B Type Xn in 316 stainless steel 2018-03-23 11:00 SQ03181188
Supply and deliver STOCK BRICKS. 2018-03-23 11:00 SQ03181188
Provision of Multi-Functional Office Machines for a contract period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-04-26 12:00 SC 1870/2018
Provision of Hygiene Services for a contract period ending 30 June 2021. 2018-04-26 12:00 SC 1871/2018
Completion of Qumbu Town Hall and Municupal Offices. 2018-05-02 12:00 CQTHMO-EQ-MLM 2017/18
Service provider to repair high mastlights in ward 07 and 08. 2018-04-03 12:00 RFQ / 381
Supply and delivery of layers, cages and feeding trays. 2018-04-04 12:00 RFQ / 383
Supply and delivery of protective wear for Councillors. 2018-04-04 12:00 RFQ / 384
The Zululand District Municipality hereby invites all suitable qualified service providers to assist the Municipality with the provision of advertising support services for a period of at least three (3) years. 2018-04-30 12:00 ZDM 062/2017
Professional services providers for the provision of traveling agent services for at least a period of one year with an option to extend for further two years (expression of interest/methodology proposals). 2018-04-23 12:00 ZDM049/2018
Tenders are invited for the RENTAL & REFILL of OXYGEN & ACCETYLENE cylinders. 2018-03-28 11:00 GQ03181709
Appointment of a service provider to manufacture, supply, deliver and install furniture to the Motheo Artisanal Development Academy. 2018-04-19 11:00 Proc TS24
Refurbishment of Sivebeek Kopano Residence (UJ Student RES). 2018-04-09 16:00 TUJ 07/2018
Re-advertisement: Request for Proposal (RFP) for the provision and implementation of a treasury cash management system 2018-04-13 15:15 No reference number
Appointment of a professional service provider for the provision of technical and strategic support to the National Treasury before and during the parliamentary processes to finalise the Municipal Fiscal Powers and functions amendment bill, 2018. 2018-04-13 11:00 RFP061 /2018
Security services Ntabankulu Sites. 2018-04-05 12:00 ANDM/CPS/78/15/02/18
Proposals for Supply and Delivery of Mayoral Vehicle by Trade-In of Existing Vehicle. 2018-04-06 12:00 01/2017/18
Provision of professional engineering services (electrical consultant) for implementation of electrical projects within Blue Crane Route Municipality. 2018-04-06 12:00 T09/2018
Provision of Banking Services for a Period of 36 Months. 2018-04-06 10:00 06/2017/18