Tender Preparation Time
We have been asked many times if there is something in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act that specifies how much lead time there should be for responding to tenders. The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act does not make provision for any time period.
Cancelation of Government Tenders
Many of you who have responded to Government tenders have been disappointed when a tender is cancelled. You have put in many days and nights' worth of effort just to receive the bad news the tender is cancelled.
The question is - do Government entities have the right to cancel tenders?
Sub-contractors versus Consortiums and Joint Ventures
The Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 states that 30% of all Government Contracts above R30 million must be sub-contracted to specific categories of SMME's. These SMME's include, but are not limited to, black female owned and black youth owned businesses.
What is my chance of winning a tender?
Evaluation of Technical criteria according to the Draft Regulations
Evaluation of Technical criteria according to the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017
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.
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.