Featured Tender: Extensive Maintenance of Erica Drive and Belhar Drive

Featured Tender: Extensive Maintenance of Erica Drive and Belhar Drive

Contract Number:

37Q/2019/20 – City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality

Description:

City of Cape Town Metropolitan invites tenders for Extensive Maintenance of Erica Drive and Belhar Drive between Stellenbosch Arterial and Albama Avenue.

Category Industry
Infrastructure Road
Region Site Inspection
Western Cape (021) 2019-09-04 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
25 September 2019 at 10:00 No Details

 


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Featured Tender: Completion Contract: Masterplan for the conversion of carpenter workshop into offices and face lifting of main building

Featured Tender: Completion Contract: Masterplan for the conversion of carpenter workshop into offices and face lifting of main building

Supply, Install or Replacement of High Voltage and Medium Voltage Equipment in Various Substations

Contract Number:

ZNTU03609W – Department of Public Works

Description:

Bids are invited for: Completion Contract: Masterplan for the conversion of carpenter workshop into offices and face lifting of main building at Department of Public Works, Vryheid

Category Industry
Building Renovations, Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Mtubatuba 2019-03-13 11:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
01 April 2019 at 11:00 No details.

 

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Fraudulent Tenders: What to look out for

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Is it too good to be true…

I see all sorts crossing my desk, when it comes to researching and sourcing tender notices. I see not only the various notifications companies and organisations put out alerting the public to the scams out there, but I also get sent quite a few scams myself. This has inadvertently created a new skill set. And that is, inhouse dodgy tender notice identifier.

Fraudulent tenders and scams involving tenders is not new. It tends to take on various incarnations, and, unfortunately, tends to get more inventive as time goes on. There’s a bizarre combination of old tricks and new tricks. So this misuse of imagination keeps everyone on their toes. It takes learning on the job to a new level.

Scams are not limited to any one type of service or product. It can be anything from supplying wheelie bins to building RDP houses. It doesn’t matter what the service or product is, because it’s just used as bait to lure unsuspecting suppliers and contractors to fall for the scam.

Any procurement process is competitive. And companies have to work hard to take advantage of all the opportunities that come their way. Fraudsters tend to prey on this eagerness, and in some cases desperation. They use a company’s naivity to their advantage as well as greed (to be blatantly honest). Heightened emotions, of any kind, put someone at risk of making a risking decision.

Money is the focus for scammers. They are trying to get as much as they can as quickly as they can as often as they can. So a red flag is any tender deposit that is exorbitantly high. A registration fee of any kind, needs to be questioned.

Has a tender notice or request for quotation shown up unannounced? Unsolicited quotations are very common. There are all manner of electronic procurement systems out there allowing buyers to send RFQs to vendors legitimately. But if you do not recognise the format or who the RFQ has come from, always double check. The way to double check, is to not call any numbers listed directly on the quotation. Look up the switchboard numbers of the organisation and call them directly and this will allow you to get confirmation of the legitimacy or the fraudulent nature of the tender notice/ quotation.

These fraudulent quotations/ tenders tend to also ask for very specific goods or products. Usually, where there’s only one company that can supply the item in question. Be wary of these types of quotations, as they channel you in the direction that the scammer wants you to go.

Did you tender for the contract award that has suddenly shown up in your inbox or doorstep? No? Then it’s most likely a scam. You cannot be awarded a tender you did not submit a tender/ quote for.

You will never be asked to pay, before being awarded a tender.

Is the quotation/ tender notice not only on a “official” looking letterhead, but has a watermark and all manner of crests and coats of arms? Trying too hard to look legitimate and official; then give this a wide berth, and call the organisation and check

Is the email address given, some bizarre derivative of an official organisation’s domain name? Then it’s a scam. Government Departments, Municipalities and legitimate private companies do not have various versions of their own domain names. There’s one official domain name and that’s it. This is a dead give away.

Most of these fraudulent tenders/ quotations are variations of exactly the same advert but with varying dates and slightly different cell phone numbers listed. This repetition stands out. Companies are posting warnings of these scams; so a good Google search can quite quickly confirm whether the tender/ quotation is fake or not.

It might be tedious; double checking and notifying the proper companies of these scams out there, but it helps tremendously in shutting these scammers out by spreading the word.

Once bitten, Twice Shy.

 

 

 

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CSD – How, Where, Why to Register

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CSD – How, Where, Why to Register

CSD stands for Central Supplier Database. It came into effect in April 2016. Basically, if you want to participate do business with the South African Government and its entities, you are required to be registered on the CSD.

Below is from the CSD website:

What is the CSD?

The Central Supplier Database (CSD) is a single database that will serve as the source of all supplier information for organs of state. The supplier information will be verified with institutions such as the South African Revenue Service, Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, Department of Home Affairs etc. All suppliers will be required to complete the required information on the CSD website and must ensure it is complete, accurate and comprehensive.

What do I need to register on the CSD?

Depending on the supplier type, the following would be amongst the required information:

  • A valid cell-phone number to receive a One Time Pin (OTP);
  • A valid email account;
  • Supplier identification information e.g. identification number or company registration number or trust number, etc.;
  • Industry classification information;
  • Supplier contact information e.g. preferred contact name, email address, cell-phone number, telephone number etc.;(Note: Please ensure that you provide all relevant numbers where available i.e. telephone number (landline), cell-phone number, fax number, toll-free number, website address. This is to enable the Organ of State practitioners to reach you when intending to contact you for procurement purposes) ;
  • Supplier address information e.g. country, province, municipality, city, suburb, ward, and postal code;
  • Bank account information if relevant to ensure future payments; (Note: It is critical to refer to the banking FAQ on the OCPO website prior to capturing your bank information. Verification against the banks may take up to four (4) days, please complete this information in advance to prevent payment delays);
  • Supplier tax information if relevant;
  • Directors/Members information, e.g. name and identification number of directors, members etc.;
  • Commodities the supplier can provide; (Note: commodities need to be captured accurately as they are used by the Organ of State practitioners to search goods and services required by them. The delivery locations of commodities must be accurate to prevent you from not responding to request for quotations sent from practitioners in areas where you do not supply commodities); and
  • Accreditations the supplier is associated with e.g. CIDB, SETA, SANAS etc. if relevant.

How do I register on the CSD?

You are required to follow a two-stage, self-registration process:

How do I know I am successfully registered?

The registration is complete once the supplier information is assigned a Supplier number and a 36-digit Unique Registration Reference Number.

How do I obtain a registration report?

  • Click on Report, followed by Registration;
  • Enter your Supplier number and the Unique Registration Reference Number;
  • Click View Report.

I sent a list of questions through to the CSD on 10 December 2018, in a bid to not only get some answers to questions but also to see how responsive they were to my queries. You are able to contact the CSD directly through their website, by using their Provide Feedback option. I have corresponded with them previously, and haven’t had any complaints about their response time, and with this little test; I was impressed. They responded a couple of hours after I emailed them. Below are the questions I sent and the answers, I received:

Q. How long, on average, does it take from beginning to registered?

A. It takes about 20 minutes to register a supplier. The bank takes up to four business days to verify after registering.

Q. Which form of communication is encouraged by the CSD? Through the website, telephone or the Walk-In Centres?

A: All those forms of communication are encouraged, it depends which one you prefer.

Q. What info is required should a supplier use a Walk-In Centre?

A. To register in the walking center one should bring their ID, tax clearance, banking details (business account), CK (depends what type of business it is).

Q. Is there any company/ supplier that doesn’t have to be registered on the CSD?

A. Everyone that wishes to conduct business with the government needs to register on CSD.

Q. Does a supplier’s registration lapse?

A. As long as you pay your CIPC annual fee, you will not be de-registered.

Q. How does a supplier de-activate their registration, i.e. remove themselves from the CSD?

A. One can deactivate or delete their profile at any point. When deleted, the supplier number cannot be retrieved back.

Q. How many companies can be registered per profile?

A. You can register up to five (5) companies under your profile.

Q. Is the CSD involved in payment being made to suppliers for services rendered?

A. The department that awarded the tender will be responsible for payment for services rendered.

Contacting the CSD:

The website address is https://secure.csd.gov.za/

There are various ways to contact the CSD, the main being National support: csd@treasury.gov.za

012 406 9222

The direct link for all the Provincial options is https://secure.csd.gov.za/Feedback/ProvincialContacts

There are seven Provincial Walk-In Centres:

Walk-In Centres

National Treasury

National Treasury

240 Madiba Street, City of Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng

Free State

Free State Provincial Treasury

Fidel Castro Building, 55 Elizabeth Street, Mangaung, Bloemfontein,

Free State

Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury

Tyamzashe Building, Phalo Avenue, Bhisho, Buffalo City, Eastern Cape

Western Cape

City of Cape Town

12 Hertzog Boulevard, 2nd Floor Civic Centre Building, Cape Town,

Western Cape

Limpopo

Limpopo Provincial Treasury

56 Paul Kruger Street, Capricorn, Polokwane, Limpopo

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Provincial Government

Building No 4, Lower Ground Floor, 7 Government Boulevard, Ehlanzeni, Mbombela, Nelspruit,

Mpumalanga

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Treasury

Treasury House, 145 Chief Albert Luthuli Road, Msunduzi, uMgungundlovu, Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal

Sources:
http://ocpo.treasury.gov.za/Resource_Centre/CSD/Supplier%20Leaflet.pdf
https://secure.csd.gov.za/
http://ocpo.treasury.gov.za/Resource_Centre/CSD/CSD%20User%20Guide%20Master.pdf

 

 

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Featured Tender: Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School

Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School

Taung Hotel School

Contract Number:

DOT01NWER009 – IDT

Description:

Construction of Administration Block, Assembly Area and Bulk Earthworks at Taung Hotel School (Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

Category Industry
Building
Infrastructure
Renovations
Institutional
Hospitality & Leisure
Region Site Inspection
North West 2018-11-16 12:30 PM
Closing Date Contract Period
03 December 2018 No Details

 

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Featured Tender: Mawa Block 12 Low Level Bridge

Mawa Block 12 Low Level Bridge

Mawa Block 12 Low Level Bridge

Contract Number:

SCMU30/2018 – Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality

Description:

Greater Tzaneen Local Municipality invites tenders for Mawa Block 12 Low Level Bridge.

Category Industry
Infrastructure Road
Region Site Inspection
Limpopo 2018-11-07 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
21 November 2018 at 12:00 No Details

 

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Featured Tender: Contractors for Maintenance on the Electrical Network

Contractors for Maintenance on the Electrical Networkof meter reading services company

meter reading

Contract Number:

11/2019/19N19/2019 – Emfuleni Local Municipality

Description:

Emfuleni Local Municipality invites tenders for Appointment of Contractors for Maintenance on the Electrical Network on as and when required basis for a Period of Thirty Six (36) Months.

Category Industry
Electrical & Instrument Power Grid
Region Site Inspection
Gauteng 2018-10-17 10:00 AM
Closing Date Contract Period
30 October 2018 at 10:00 Thirty Six (36) Months

 

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Featured Tender: Construction of Fairyland Sport Facility, Groenheuwel Urban Park

Drakenstein Local Municipality invites tenders for Construction of Fairyland Sport Facility, Groenheuwel Urban Park.

Fairyland Sport Facility

Contract Number:

COMP7/2018 – Drakenstein Local Municipality

Description:

Drakenstein Local Municipality invites tenders for Construction of Fairyland Sport Facility, Groenheuwel Urban Park.

 

Category Industries
 

Infrastructure
Building

 

Hospitality & Leisure
Renovations
Institutional
Region Site Inspection
Western Cape 2018-07-06 10:00 AM
Closing Date Restrictions
30 July 2018 at 10:00 It is estimated that tenderers should have a cidb contractor grading of 6CE. Only tenderers who Tenderers must be registered with the CIDB in a CE class of construction works and have a grading designation equal to or higher than that determined in accordance with the sum tendered or a value determined in accordance with regulation 25(7A) of the Construction Industry Development Regulations, 2004. It is estimated that tenderers will need a grading designation of 6CE or higher. are eligible to submit tenders. Telephonic, Telegraphic, Telex, Facsimile, Emailed and Late Tenders will not be accepted. Tenders may only be submitted on the tender documentation that is issued. Requirements for sealing, addressing, delivering, opening and assessment of Tenders are stated in the Tender Data

 

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Featured Tender: Appointment of Suitably Qualified Engineering Consultants and Related Service Providers to Moretele Local Municipality – Rural Sanitation

Appointment of Suitably Qualified Engineering Consultants and Related Service Providers to Moretele Local Municipality – Rural Sanitation

Moretele Local Municipality

Contract Number:

MLM/S/PSP-PAN/2018/2021 – Moretele Local Municipality

Description:

Moretele Local Municipality hereby invited prospective bidders for the following: Appointment of Suitably Qualified Engineering Consultants and Related Service Providers to Moretele Local Municipality – Rural Sanitation.

 

Category Industries
Consultants Institutional

 

Region Site Inspection
North West 2018-06-26 09:00 AM
Closing Date Restrictions
19 July 2018 at 12:00 Evaluation Criteria: 80/20 Price and BBB-EE status level and a minimum of Functionality score of 70%. Sealed documents marked as per above reference and description, must be submitted before the closing date and time. No late bids will be accepted. Moretele Local Municipality does not bind itself in accepting the lowest or any bid and Municipality reserves the right to accept a whole or part of any bid and further reserves a right to re-advertise if it wishes to. All bids will be evaluated in accordance with the Supply Chain Management Policy of Moretele Local Municipality, the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, (Act. No 5 of 2000) and the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2011, as well as Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (Act 53 of 2003). Bids will remain valid for 90 days.

 

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700 000 Tender Notices Published

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700 000 Tenders

On the 28 May 2018, Leads 2 Business celebrated the publishing of our 700 000th tender notice.

And like the publishing of the 600 000th, the 500 000th and all the big milestone tenders that have come before; I laugh at how fleeting the moment is. In fact, between that moment and now; L2B has published an additional 2000 plus tenders. Being then asked to write a blog article on this occasion, seems a bit late to the party.

Were we surprised by hitting that number? No. We’ve been looking out for it for awhile. In fact, we were hoping to hit it the Friday before.

The fact is, we’d hit 700 000 at some point. It’s guaranteed, like death and taxes. So whether we publish one tender a day or 100 tenders a day; the milestones will come. Does that diminish the accomplishment? No. The accomplishment doesn’t lie in the number. It’s taken years to get to this point. Numerous staff, current and past, have contributed by doing what needs to be done. Getting the work in, and getting the work out.

The usual words bandied about concerning the publishing of tenders is monotonous, routine, repetitive. I can see you’re just chomping at the bit, to become part of this exciting and glamourous data capturing world. Like all things, it isn’t that straight forward or that simple.
I’m a huge advocate of “It’s not what you do; it’s how you do it”. How you do something speaks volumes, and that “how” can be applied to any aspect of your life.

When attempting to come up with an approach for this article, two words kept cropping up; namely “consistency” and “preparation”. Consistency gets a bad rap. It’s usually lumped in with the “repetitive” and “monotonous” crowd. There’s nothing exciting about being consistent, clearly. But that’s what 700 000 tenders represents; consistency. What we did yesterday, is what we have to do
today. And hoping against hope, that’s something to be proud of.

Now, I’m a creature of habit. I like routine, and cannot abide surprises. My skill set is better suited to thoughtful preparation, rather than “fly by the seat of your pants” recklessness (much to the chagrin of those I work with). So I recognise when my colleagues also show consistency in their work, recognise that it isn’t always an easy process. Being reliable in this day and age, is hard and rare.

Preparation comes from seeing the bigger picture. It isn’t only today, that needs to be handled. Coming in early, and skipped lunches, staying late, doubling up to compensate for Public Holidays and downed websites, supporting colleagues and actively carrying your own weight day in and day out. These decisions are made throughout L2B (in every Department) every day to meet targets, meet and even exceed expectations and strengthen our internal Culture of Excellence. Scoff all you want. But like I said; it’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. And quite frankly, if you want to be good at anything in your life; accept consistency and preparation and be better for it.

 

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence,
but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit”
– Aristotle.

So let’s see if our habits get us to 800 000 by February 2020.

 

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