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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Rules and Guidelines for Government Accounting Authorities

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*, Accounting Officers and Accounting Authorities of all public entities** and municipal entities must comply with the rules and guidelines stipulated below.

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5 reasons why Joint Ventures fail

15 Feb 2016

Joint ventures are collaborative arrangements where two or more businesses decide to collaborate for a common purpose such as bidding for a tender.

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Open and effective competition when bidding

8 Feb 2016

If one looks at the General Procurement Guidelines that National Treasury issued to Government Departments, it is clear that Government wants the tender process to be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective exactly as Section 217 of the Constitution of South Africa requires.

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5 rules when starting your own business

1 Feb 2016

If one looks at the General Procurement Guidelines that National Treasury issued to Government Departments, it is clear that Government wants the tender process to be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective exactly as Section 217 of the Constitution of South Africa requires.

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Draft Procurement Regulations 2015

25 Jan 2016

The Government thought it a good idea to have a look at the Preferential Procurement Regulations of 2011 and to change these Regulations to better fit the South African Tender Environment.

These Regulations were quietly issued end of 2015 for public comment.

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Imported content - 8 important things you need to know

18 Jan 2016

What is Imported Content? If you are operating in the tender environment you will know that content is the term that is used for your products/services/goods that you intend in selling to the Government.

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7 security features when registering on the Central Supplier database

11 Jan 2016

At the moment the hottest topic in the South African tender environment is the Central Supplier Database (CSD). If you want to do business with the South African Government in the near future you will have to register.

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Central Supplier database versus vendor registration

4 Jan 2016

As you know the Government has launched the Central Supplier Database on 1 September 2015. One of the purposes is "the establishment of a Central Supplier Database (CSD) that will result in one single database to serve as the source of all supplier information for all spheres of government.

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Tender scoring and tender fraud

14 Dec 2015

Article by Werner van Rooyen

We are frequently asked if there is a possibility that some tenders are awarded fraudulently. The short answer is no.

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