How the tender process works

30 May 2016

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.

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Functionality in Tenders Part 2 - 10 Tips

23 May 2016

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.

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Functionality in Tenders Part 1

16 May 2016

Functionality in Tenders (1)

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Briefing Sessions, Site Meetings & Information Sessions

9 May 2016

If you have ever responded to a request for quotation or a competitive bid you will have encountered a Briefing Session, Site Meeting or Information Session. These are meetings that are held before the quotation or a competitive bid (tender) is due.

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Must I Have Specific Experience To Tender?

3 May 2016

Recently we received the following question via email: "I am interested in registering a CC, specifically to apply for government tenders. Now, I don't have any experience in business let alone in tendering, so I want to find out if one can be awarded a tender if he/she does not have specific experience?"

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Tenders and subcontracting

25 Apr 2016

Tenders and subcontracting go hand in hand. In fact, subcontracting part of a tender is so commonly placed that in South Africa there are specific rules regulating subcontracting in executing tenders. This is especially true for South African Government tenders.

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Compiling your tender response

19 Apr 2016

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2 Tender Misconceptions in South Africa

15 Mar 2016

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Acts Governing the South African Tender Environment - PPPFA

8 Mar 2016

There appears to be a serious lack of knowledge regarding South African tender procedures. Here, the tender processes are ruled by various Acts, Regulation and Guidelines which are specifically designed to ensure that the tender processes are in line with the Constitution of South Africa - which dictates that the tender process should be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective.

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Planning, Stipulation of Preference Point System to be Utilized and the Determination of Designated Sectors

1 Mar 2016

It is important to know that when you respond to a tender there are certain guidelines that Government Officials need to follow in order to evaluate your tender. According to the Implementation Guide - Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017, pertaining to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, Accounting Officers and Accounting Authorities of all public entities listed in Schedules 2, 3A, 3B, 3C and 3D to the PFMA and municipal entities must comply with the rules and guidelines stipulated below.

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Title Closing Date Tender No.
Request for proposals to appoint a service provider to render psychosocial support to identified learners in the Frances Baard District for a period of 36 months for Northern Cape Department of Education. 2018-11-09 11:00 NC/ DE/ 003/ 2018- 2019
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Air Conditioners at Department of Home Affairs New Cooperation Building for period of 24 months 2018-11-20 11:00 PT18/ 035
Cleaning brush 420mm x 5mm (instruments) 2018-10-30 11:00 PSH 859/ 1819
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Air Conditioners at SANDF Blenny building for period of 24 months 2018-11-20 11:00 PT18/ 037
Pretoria: Service, Repairs and Maintenance of Air Conditioners at Thaba Tshwane 1 Military Hospital for period of 24 months 2018-11-20 11:00 PT18/ 036
Pretoria: SAPS: Repairs and maintenance of roof and stabilizing of foundation for Salvokop Radio Tech Unit Official Quarters 2018-11-20 11:00 PT18/ 034
Midlands Region: Department of Public Works: Regional Office Extension of the Existing Parking Area Contract Period : Six (06) Calendar Months. 2018-11-19 11:00 ZNTL 03930 W
NDPW: Repairs and replacement of all types of roofs, waterproofing, roof tiling, building works, facia, barge, ceilings and bird proofing for all Clients within the jurisdiction of the JHB Regional Office for a period of 24 months. 2018-11-13 11:00 JHB.18/ 18
Biliblanket pads for neonates and premature babies. 2018-10-30 11:00 PSH 877/ 1819
KIMBERLEY AREA B: Service, repair and maintain all kitchen equipment for 24 months. 2018-11-09 11:00 KIM- 0718- 107087
Request for proposals for training and workshops on sexual reproductive health education in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District for a period of 36 months for Northern Cape Department of Education. 2018-11-09 11:00 NC/ DE/ 005/ 2018- 2019
Southern Corridor Phase 1 - Ithemba West Housing Project 2018-11-26 11:00 Western Cape: Department of Human Settlements: Supply Chain Management
Request for proposals to appoint a service provider to render psychosocial support to identified learners in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District for a period of 36 months for Northern Cape Department of Education. 2018-11-09 11:00 NC/ DE/ 004/ 2018- 2019
Southern Corridor Phase 1 - Ithemba East Housing Project 2018-11-26 11:00 HSC 06/ 2018/ 2019
Conduct women Councillors gender mainstreaming training programme 2018-11-09 11:00 COGTA 4/ 2/ 2- 2018/ RFP/ 04
Construction Of Infrastructure For Cement Crusher Plant (OSHO) and Kenako Concrete Batching Plant In Zone 5 Of The SEZ Retender 2018-11-12 12:00 CDC/ 496/ 18
Request for Proposal - Expression of Interest - provision of an E-Sourcing solution. 2018-10-31 17:00 ESD0001
The South African Social Security Agency hereby invites proposals from independent auditors to perform audit verification on cash paymaster services (Pty ) Ltd ( CPS)’s audited statements of expenses incurred, income received and net profit earned for a period not exceeding Four (4) Months. 2018-11-02 11:00 SASSA: 13/ 18/ IA/ HO
The appointment of a service provider to conduct feasibility study for the Amalgamation of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) entities. 2018-11-09 11:00 DAC 13/ 18- 19
The South African Social Security Agency hereby invites proposals from potential service providers to provide the CONTENT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SUITE 16 ( LIVELINK) Support and Maintenance for a period of three (3) years 2018-11-09 11:00 SASSA: 14/ 18/ ICT/ HO

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