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.
Supply and delivery of Traffic Controller 4 Phase Lamp Driver Module. 2021-05-10 12:00 RFQ354/2020/21
Supply and delivery of Bulk Gas, Gas Cylinders and installation of Gas infrastructure 2021-05-31 12:00 JCPZ/RM02/2020
Unified Email Management Solution 2021-05-31 12:00 JCPZ/ICT06/2020
Preventative Maintenance 2021-05-31 12:00 JCPZ/ICT05/2020
The supply and delivery of renal dialysis fluids: Various Institutions: contract period: 3 years 2021-05-18 11:00 ZNB6686/2021-H
Supply, delivery of digital mobile x-ray unit (SPEC NO: AC 10883) for Ngwelezane hospital. Once off. 2021-05-21 11:00 ZNB9933/2021-H
Supply, delivery, installation, training and commissioning of 4 x cardiac output monitor for Dr Pixley Ka Seme Memorial Hospital. Once off 2021-05-24 11:00 ZNB9932/2021-H
Supply and installation of security fencing at York Street Cemetery 2021-05-14 12:00 COM016/2021
Supply and installation of 10 line electric fence at workers collection point, erf 464, Industrial Road, George Industria 2021-05-14 12:00 DPD043/2021
Request for Proposal: For the provision of customs clearing services for UNHCR in South Africa 2021-05-30 16:00 RFP/2021/RSA/003
The GIZ South Africa and Lesotho intends to conclude a contract with an Organisational Management consulting company to provide an expertise in Organisational Development Analysis and Process (OD) for its operations. 2021-05-14 23:00 83380000
The provision of gardening and grounds maintenance, to the North West Provincial Legislature for a period of three years 2021-05-17 11:00 NWPL 01/2021/22
Supply and delivery of personal protective equipment for fire & rescue services personnel at Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality for a period of three (03) years on an as and when required basis 2021-05-21 11:00 NMMDM 19/20/08 CS
Appointment of panel of not more than fifteen (15) specialised attorneys for a period of three (03) years. 2021-05-21 11:00 NMMDM 18/19/03 CRSS
Appointment of a contractor for the ancillary works at Pelican Beach Resort in Velddrif 2021-05-14 12:00 QUOTATION 8/2/25-2021 / MN91-2021
The supply street light fittings, street light poles and 11 kv equipment cable and terminators 2021-05-11 10:00 BLE 3430/2021
Transport of containerised municipal solid waste and chipping of garden waste for the period from 01 July till 30 June 2024 2021-05-21 12:00 ENG 02/2021/22
Rental of Office Accommodation for the Atlantis Satellite Office for a leased period of five (5) years. (Leases ranging from seven to ten years will also be considered) 2021-05-25 11:00 04/2021
The provision of accounting support services for a three-year period 2021-05-28 12:00 HES-FIN 01/2122
Appointment of a service provider for media monitoring services for George Municipality, for a period of three years from date of appointment 2021-05-31 12:00 MM007/2021


Who is the bidder or his or her representative?

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

In Organ of State tenders, the Standard Bidding Document 4 – Declaration of Inters – ask in paragraph 2.1 the following: “Full name of bidder or his or her representative... Read More

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