Issue Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Local Content Designated Sectors

By Werner van Rooyen, Director of HowToTender (Pty) Ltd which specializes in tender consulting and tender training.

Designated Sectors are those sectors that have been identified to have a certain percentage of Local Content.  Meaning that Designated Sectors’ goods must be manufactured locally, or a certain percentage of these goods must be manufactured locally.

Recently the National Treasury added new sectors/industries to the list of Designated Sectors, which now includes:

  • Buses (Bus Body)          
  • Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear      
  • Steel Power Pylons; Monopole Pylons; Steel Substation Structures; Powerline Hardware;
  • Street Light Steel Poles; Steel Lattice Towers
  • Canned / Processed Vegetables        
  • Pharmaceutical Products         
  • Rail Rolling Stock         
  • Set Top Boxes (STB)      
  • Furniture Products
  • Solar Water Heater Components       
  • Electrical and telecom cables
  • Valves products and actuators          
  • Residential Electricity Meter  
  • Working Vessels/Boats
  • Conveyance Pipes         
  • Transformers and Shunt Reactors
  • Solar PV Components
  • Two Way Radio Terminals and Associated Equipment
  • Rail Signalling
  • Wheely Bins
  • Fire Fighting Vehicle
  • Steel Products and Component for Construction    
  • Pumps, Medium Voltage (MV) Motor and Associated Accessories
  • Rail Permanent Way

If you are manufacturing or supplying any of these goods you will have to comply with the Local Content percentages.  You can find these percentages by following this link:

When responding to a tender you will be required to complete a Standard Bidding Document 6.2 or Municipal Bidding Document 6.2 form, regarding Local Content.  These forms are difficult to complete, without the necessary knowledge.

You can obtain this knowledge by attending one of our How-to-Tender workshops, where we will teach you to complete these forms and others like them.

The National Treasury also considers other industries, sectors, and sub-sectors for designation.  Once thorough research and consultations have been concluded a decision to designate will be communicated to the public

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend our “Become a Tender Expert” 2-Day workshops presented in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town.  Book and pay online at

(We also present a Local Content Specialist Workshop for experienced bidders)

Contact us at should you require more information.

You can also purchase a Tender Manual (Handbook) on our website which is a step by step guide how to respond to a South African Tender.  It includes examples of completed SBD forms.

Title Closing Date Tender No.
Appointment of a panel of radio stations 2021-05-21 11:00 GRDM/25/20-21
Appointment of service provider(s) to develop land use schemes for a period of (12) twelve months for Great Kei Local Municipality in Eastern Cape Province. 2021-05-27 11:00 5/2/2/1 DALRRD-0002 (2021/2022)
Appointment of service provider(s) to develop land use schemes for a period of (12) twelve months for Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality in Eastern Cape Province. 2021-05-27 11:00 5/2/2/1 DALRRD-0001 (2021/2022)
Request for recruiting a Panel of Legal Firms to deal with various litigations affecting Great Kei Local Municipality .for the period of one (01) year. 2021-05-10 11:00 SCM: 07/2020/21
Supply Installation and Management Of Sts6 Edition 2 Compliant Prepayment Electricity Vending: Period 1 July 2021 To 30 June 2024 2021-05-24 12:00 B/SM 67/21
Supply and Delivery Of Replacement ICT Hardware Equipment as and When Required for the Stellenbosch Municipality for a Period Ending 30 June 2024. 2021-05-31 12:00 BSM 90/21
Supply and Delivery Of Pole Mount Dome Miniature Circuit Breaker Cover Item: 540 2021-05-10 11:00 None
Supply and Delivery of Thermal Imaging Camera 2021-05-10 11:00 None
Supply and Delivery of 20 X Notebook/Laptops 2021-05-19 12:00 GLM033/2021
Supply and delivery of X 4x2 Double Cab bakkie for plumbing 2021-05-19 12:00 GLM032/2021
Supply and Delivery of Double Cab 4 X 4 Diesel Bakkie for electrical 2021-05-19 12:00 GLM031/2021
Supply and Delivery of Kit 3 Partial Discharge Scanner 2021-05-10 11:00 None
Supply and Delivery of Grader (Re-advert) 2021-05-19 12:00 GLM007/2021
Supply and Delivery of a Self Propelled Road Sweeper (Re-advert) 2021-05-19 12:00 GLM006/2021
Supply and Delivery of a 4X4 Single Cab Bakkie for Workshop (Re-advert) 2021-05-19 12:00 GLM005/2021
Service provider to design, compile and print the Dannhauser Council Exit Report Booklet. 2021-06-03 12:00 04/05/2021
Expression of Interest for Designs and Project Management of Durnacol sports centre in ward 2. 2021-06-02 12:00 03/05/2021
Installation of alarm system, cctv carameras and armed response services for the period of 36 months. 2021-06-15 12:00 05/05/2021
The compilation of the general valuation and supplementary valuation rolls for the period 01 July 2022 – 30 June 2027 2021-06-01 12:00 CED 19/2020-2021
Supply of pre-payment vending system and services 2021-05-28 14:00 SCM 39/2021


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