New Requirements for Construction Industry B-BBEE
The final draft for gazetting of the Amended Construction Sector B-BBEE Codes has been released. There are various interesting changes that will impact heavily on company’s B-BBEE strategies going forward.
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.
Cancelation of Government Tenders
Many who have responded to Government tenders have been disappointed when a tender is cancelled. Many days and nights’ worth of effort is wasted when the bad news is received.
The question is – do Government entities have the right to cancel tenders?
Sub-contractors versus Consortiums and Joint Ventures
What is my chance of winning a tender?
What is my chance of winning a tender? This question gets ask many times. The problem is that there is no straight forward answer. People expect us to say “your chances are 50% or 60%” or whatever the case might be. But the real answer is much more complex than a simple percentage.
Evaluation of Technical criteria according to the Draft Regulations
Pre-Qualification Criteria When Awarding Tenders
On June 14 2016, the Draft Procurement Regulations 2016 were released for public comment. One of the new Regulations that will certainly have an effect on the awarding of tenders is the “Pre-qualification criteria” that is stated in paragraph 10 which states the following criteria:
Draft Procurement Regulations Media Release
The Draft Procurement Regulations 2016 were released on 14 June 2016. If these regulations are going to be implemented it will change the Tender environment in South Africa. Below is the media release from the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, explaining the major changes in the Regulations:
Financial Guarantees for Tenders
Bid Adjudication Committee Rules
All competitive Bids that are awarded by Government Entities must be awarded by a Bid Adjudication Committee.