Featured Tender: Construction of the Lushushwane Bulk Water Supply Scheme Phase 2 and 3

Contract Number: GSDM10/2017 – Gert Sibande District Municipality

Description: Gert Sibande District Municipality invites tenders for Construction of the Lushushwane Bulk Water Supply Scheme Phase 2 and 3 in Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality.

Industry Sector: Water

Industry: Infrastructure + Electrical & Instrument + Plant & Machinery + Mechanical

Region: Mpumalanga

Site Inspection: A compulsory clarification meeting with representitives of the Employer will take place at the offices of Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality in Mayflower from where the prospective tenderers will be directed to the site. Tenderers are advised to read and understand the tender conditions. on 17 August 2017 starting at 10:00.

Closing Date: 08 September 2017 at 12:00

Restrictions: It is estimated that tenderers should have a cidb contractor grading of 8CE or 8ME or higher. 7CE or 7ME Potentially Emerging Enterprises who satisfy criteria stated in the Tender Data may submit Tender offers. 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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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Upgrading and Rehabilitation of the N4/5X (km 29,4 to km 56,8) and N4/6X (km 0,0 to km 2,7) from Belfast to Machadodorp (MDC Section 5B)

Contract Number: TRAC/NEW-03/2013 – Trans African Concessions (Pty) Limited

Description: Trans African Concessions (Pty) Limited invites tenders for the Upgrading and Rehabilitation of the N4/5X (km 29,4 to km 56,8) and N4/6X (km 0,0 to km 2,7) from Belfast to Machadodorp (MDC Section 5B).

Industry Sector: Road

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Mpumalanga

Site Inspection: A compulsory clarification meeting with representitives of the Employer will take place at Milly’s Restaurant and Accommodation, Machadodorp on 16 August 2017 starting at 11:00.

Closing Date: 06 October 2017 at 12:00

Restrictions: It is estimated that tenderers should have a cidb contractor grading of 9CE. Preferences are offered to tenderers who will have to provide a R 20 million performance call bond valid for 5 years on new construction works and R20 million valid for 3 years on rehabilitation work. Only tenderers who 9CE 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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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Brits SAPS: Repairs and Renovation of Police Station

Contract Number: MMB2017/017EC – Department of Public Works

Description: National Department of Public Works Mmabatho invites tenders for Contractors who meet requirement: Brits SAPS: Repairs and Renovation of Police Station.

Industry Sector: Institutional + Renovations

Industry: Building

Region: Brits

Site Inspection: A compulsory clarification meeting with representitives of the Employer will take place at Brits SAPS on 04 August 2017 starting at 11:00

Closing Date: 23 August 2017 at 11:00

Restrictions: It is estimated that tenderers should have a cidb contractor grading of 8GB. Preferences are offered to tenderers who meet requirements Only tenderers who relevant CIDB Grading 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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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Connector pipes and reticulation to Lebalelo South village Driekop GaRiba Riba Cross GaMadiseng Mandela and France

Contract Number: SK8/3/1-31/2016/2017-System 3 – Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality

Description: Greater Sekhukhune District Municipality invites tenders for Connector pipes and reticulation to Lebalelo South village (Driekop, Ga-Riba, Riba Cross, Ga-Madiseng, Mandela and France).

Industry Sector: Water

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Limpopo

Site Inspection: A compulsory clarification meeting with representitives of the Employer will take place at Mooihoek water treatment plant (R37 Road) +- 6km from Burgersfort to Polokwane Road) on 14 July 2017 starting at 11:00.

Closing Date: 04 August 2017 at 12:00

Restrictions: It is estimated that tenderers should have a cidb contractor grading of 8CE. 7CE Potentially Emerging Enterprises who satisfy criteria stated in the Tender Data may submit Tender offers. 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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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Periodic Maintenance of MR 27 – Stellenbosch to Klapmuts

Contract Number: C1087 Tender No S019/17 – Department of Transport and Public Works

Description: Department of Transport and Public Works Supply Chain Management Western Cape invites tenders for C1087: Periodic Maintenance of MR 27 – Stellenbosch to Klapmuts.

Industry Sector: Road

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: Western Cape

Site Inspection: A compulsory clarification meeting with representatives of the Employer will take place at Warwick Wine Estate On The R44 Towards Klapmuts on 01 June 2017 starting at 10:00.

Closing Date: 22 June 2017 at 11:00

Restrictions: It is estimated that tenderers should have a CIDB contractor grading of 8CE. Preferences are offered to tenderers who is a B-BBEE Status Level Contributor 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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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Upgrading from Gravel to Surface Standard of Road 479 from Khunotswana Village Towards N4 at Tweefontein

Contract Number: PWR127/14 – Department of Public Works and Roads

Description: Department of Public Works and Roads Mmabatho invites tenders for Upgrading from Gravel to Surface Standard of Road 479 from Khunotswana Village Towards N4 at Tweefontein approximately Six (06) Kilometres.

Industry Sector: Road

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: North West

Site Inspection: A compulsory clarification meeting with representatives of the Employer will take place at Khunotswana Tribal Hall on 18 May 2017 starting at 10:00.

Closing Date: 02 June 2017 at 11:00

Restrictions: It is estimated that tenderers should have a cidb contractor grading of 7CE. Preferences are offered to tenderers who 7CE or higher. 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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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Burbreeze Reservoir: Construction of 3.3 km of DN 300 Continuously Welded Steel Rising Mains, 5Ml Reinforced Concrete Reservoir, Pumpstation Auxilliary Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation Plant

Contract Number: WS-6991 – Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality

Description: Ethekwini Metropolitan Municipality invites tenders for Burbreeze Reservoir: Construction of 3.3 km of DN 300 Continuously Welded Steel Rising Mains, 5Ml Reinforced Concrete Reservoir, Pumpstation Auxilliary Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation Plant.

Industry Sector: Water

Industry: Infrastructure + Electrical and Instrument + Plant & Machinery + Mechanical

Region: KwaZulu-Natal

Site Inspection: A compulsory clarification meeting with representatives of the Employer will take place at In Room 301, 3rd Floor, Ethekwini Water & Sanitation Building, 3 Prior Road, Durban on 09 May 2017 starting at 10:00.

Closing Date: 02 June 2017 at 11:00

Restrictions: It is estimated that tenderers should have a cidb contractor grading of 8CE. Preferences are offered to tenderers who are registered with CIDB Only tenderers who are Grading 8 CE /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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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Did you Know #DYK – 15 Ways to be more successful in Tendering

15 Ways to be More Successful at Tendering

  1. Register on the applicable Supplier Database. Currently, that means being registered on the CSD (Centralised Supplier Database) https://secure.csd.gov.za/. If you are not registered, you can not tender. Period. Plus you also have to be registered on individual Municipality Supplier Databases. Keep on top of these registrations, and save yourself the last minute hassle. Being registered on these Supplier Databases, also puts you in the position to be approached directly to quote.
  2. Maintain your CIDB, NHBRC and Professional Membership Registrations If these apply, do not let them lapse in any way.
  3. Be in the Know. Leads 2 Business has got you covered in this department since we publish tender notices and project information for the building and construction industry, as well as related industries.
  4. Be quick off the mark The quicker you make a decision on a tender notice, the quicker you can move on or start working on it.
  5. Note the Dates on a Tender Notice. Set reminders for site meeting dates, for document collection cut-off dates (if applicable) and the closing date. Don’t leave anything to the last moment.
  6. Attend the Site Meeting. If compulsory, this is not negotiable. If just strongly recommended, attending the meeting allows you to ask questions and get information that might not be in the tender documents, and therefore gives you an edge when filling out your tender document.
  7. Pay attention to tender criteria and requirements If you do not comply with the specific requirements, you are wasting your time.
  8. Read the entire Tender Document. If there are any discrepancies or you have any questions, talk to the applicable contact people to gain clarity.
  9. Complete the entire Tender Document and attach supporting documents These are BEE certificates, Tax clearance certificates etc. Make sure all the supporting documents are the latest copies and everything is signed and initialled accordingly. Don’t use a pencil or forget to carry your total.
  10. Closing Date. Do not be late with your submission. This is non-negotiable. Be 100% sure of where you have to submit your tender document.
  11. Price Competitively. Do not focus on just “getting the contract”. Focus on “getting the work done”. If you undercut your prices, your company will suffer. And it is glaringly obvious when looking at all the submitted prices, and the lowest price is as depressingly unrealistic as the highest price.
  12. Follow up on the receipt of your Tender Documents Attend the opening of the tenders or follow up with the applicable contact people.
  13. Keep a copy of your submitted tender document. Not only can this be good for comparison purposes for later tenders, but if you win the contract; you need to know what you quoted.
  14. Stay informed about the Adjudication and Evaluation process Don’t submit and forget about your tender. Please don’t move your company premises, and forget about the tender. Follow up and keep informed of the process.
  15. Follow through Tendering is neither an easy nor cheap process, so maintain your presence and relationships and follow through with the contracts to the best of your company’s ability. Let your work speak for itself.

http://www.news24.com/Archives/City-Press/10-tips-to-get-a-government-tender-20150429

About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

L2B Blog: What is the importance of appointing an architect?

What is the importance of appointing an architect?

What is the importance of appointing an architect?

What is the importance of appointing an architect?

What is Architecture?

Architecture is the art of building. It satisfies a basic, universal human need for shelter.

An architect is an artist who designs structures to enclose residential, commercial, or public space. Architects work with construction technologies, building materials, topography, contractors, and governmental regulations within a project budget to satisfy their clients’ wants and needs.

To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use.

Professionally, an architect’s decisions affect public safety, and thus an architect must undergo specialised training consisting of advanced education and a practicum (or internship) for practical experience to earn a license to practice architecture. Practical, technical, and academic requirements for becoming an architect vary.

In the architectural profession, technical and environmental knowledge, design and construction management, and an understanding of business are as important as design. However, design is the driving force throughout the project and beyond. An architect accepts a commission from a client. The commission might involve preparing feasibility reports, building audits, the design of a building or of several buildings, structures, and the spaces among them. The architect participates in developing the requirements the client wants in the building. Throughout the project (planning to occupancy), the architect co-ordinates a design team. Structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers and other specialists, are hired by the client or the architect, who must ensure that the work is co-ordinated to construct the design

General Points

  • Architects are trained to take your brief and can see the big picture.
  • Architects look beyond your immediate requirements to design flexible buildings that will adapt to the changing needs of your business.
  • Architects solve problems creatively
  • When they are involved at the earliest planning stage, they gain more opportunities to understand your business, develop creative solutions, and propose ways to reduce costs.
  • Architects can save you money by maximising your investment.
  • A well-designed building can reduce your bills now and increase its long-term value.
  • Architects can manage your project from site selection to completion.
  • In many building projects, the role of the architect includes co-ordinating a team of specialist consultants such as landscape architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, interior designers, builders and subcontractors.
  • Architects can save you time.
  • By managing and co-ordinating key project elements they allow you to focus on your organisation’s activities.
  • Architects can help your business.
  • They create total environments, interior and exterior, which are pleasing and functional for the people who work and do business within them.

And hopefully, you end up with a building that is considered both beautiful and functional. Some Architects are hired for their creativity and bold designs, which result in buildings and structures that dominate the skyline. See 30 St Marys Street or more commonly known as The Gherkin. These buildings can often become tourist attractions and works of art in themselves. See Park Güell in Barcelona, which was designed by architect Antoni Gaudi.

Unfortunately, like all art; the beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In some cases, buildings can be judged by “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Some buildings with the striking designs are considered eyesores or worse. Worse being “badly” designed. There are stories of highly polished exteriors of buildings setting fire to people and things when the sun hits them at the wrong angle. See Vdara Hotel, Las Vegas:

Or huge skyscrapers, that apparently were designed and subsequently built with no space left for the elevators shafts and the machinery required for them. See the Intempo Skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain with its 47 storeys:

Hiring an architect can save time and money, and allow you access to expertise and creativity, and results in the art that we live in and experience daily. But ensure you hire the good.

“The space within becomes the reality of the building” – Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architect

http://saia.org.za

http://www.bkia.co.za/for-the-public/why-use-an-architect/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_G%C3%BCell

About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

Featured Tender: Periodic Maintenance of National Route R22 section 4 from Mseleni River (km 0.0) to Phelendaba Circle (km 31.2)

Contract Number: NRAR.022-040-2017/2 – SANRAL

Description: For the Periodic Maintenance of National Route R22 section 4 from Mseleni River (km 0.0) to Phelendaba Circle (km 31.2). The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) invites tenders for the Periodic Maintenance of National Route R22 Section 4 from Mseleni River (km 0.0) to Phelendaba Circle (km 31.2). This project is in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal and in the district municipality of uMkhanyakude. The approximate duration is four (4) months.

Industry Sector: Road

Industry: Infrastructure

Region: KwaZulu-Natal

Site Inspection: A compulsory tender clarification meeting with representatives of SANRAL will take place at Mbazwana Inn, Mbazwana (behind Superspar) on 11 April 2017 starting at 11:00. Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate in the meeting and their submissions shall be declared non-responsive.

Closing Date: 27 April 2017 at 14:00

Restrictions: Tenderers are eligible to tender if they have access to a suitably qualified and experienced Contracts Manager, who shall be the single point of accountability and responsibility for the management of the construction works, and who is registered with SACPCMP as PrCM or with ECSA as PrEng or PrTechEng. Tenderers should have a CIDB contractor grading designation of 7 CE or higher. However, tenderers attention is drawn to sub-sub-clause 4.1.1 of the Tender Data when submitting their tender. Tenders from tenderers with a CIDB contractor grading designation of 6 CEPE or lower will not be accepted. The primary criterion in selection, apart from the qualification and experience of the Contracts Manager, CIDB grading and costs, will be the degree to which the tenderer can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and expertise. Only locally produced or locally manufactured products and components for construction with a stipulated minimum threshold for local content and production as stated in the Tender Data will be considered. Preferences are therefore offered to tenderers who comply with the criteria stated in the Tender Data. Telegraphic, telephonic, telex, email, facsimile, late tenders and submissions from tenderers who arrived late at the tender clarification meeting shall not be accepted. Tenders may only be submitted in the format as stated in the Tender Data. Requirements for sealing, addressing, delivery, opening and assessment of tenders are stated in the Tender Data.

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About Claire Donaldson

I started working at Leads 2 Business in February 2005, and have served as Head of Department of Daily Tenders from 2007 until the present. I oversee both the Daily Tenders South Africa and Africa Departments.

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