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.
Completing Standard Bidding Document 7
General Procurement Guidelines
How the tender process works
It is imperative for all potential bidders to familiarize themselves with the tender process in South Africa. There are procedures that need to be followed by Government Entities when they issue a request for quotation or competitive bid (tender). These procedures are governed by different Acts such as the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (Act no 5 of 2000) and the Public Finance Management Act (Act 1 of 1999 as amended by Act 296 of 1999) to name but two.
Functionality in Tenders Part 2 - 10 Tips
Tenders in South Africa are measured on three principles, namely Functionality, Price and Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). An Enterprise's ability to execute a contract is measured through the Functionality Principal in the Tender Environment. If an Enterprise's tender response does not pass the Functionality test it can't be measured on Price and B-BBEE. Enterprises that respond to tenders must ensure that they will pass the Functionality test in order to advance.
Functionality in Tenders Part 1
The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 2011, establishes the rules according to how Government Entities must evaluate tenders. The Preferential Procurement Regulations of 2011 takes it a step further and gives guidance on how to specifically award points according to certain criteria such as B-BBEE and Price.
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.