Explaining Key Tender Vocabulary

Vocabulary is an important element in our day-to-day lives and it determines how people respond or react to what is being said to them. The vocabulary of a tender is the language or jargon that is used when publishing a tender, these words are used in order to attract the right people and people that will understand what is expected of them.

The important key element of a tender is what is being done and where is it being done. The type of work being done has to be stated as this is essential in sourcing the right people for the job if the tender requires building the tender has to state that it is for construction and if the tender is for consultants the tender again will state “professionals”. Another element is the location of the work and the duration of the work. The work may be done in a city, town, province or national for the period stated.

In the tender sector, different companies do different works therefore categorizing a tender is important. The vocabulary also gives an understanding of the category the tender falls under meaning a tender can be categorized as IT or Building or Trades based on the vocabulary that is being used.

Tenders usually have restrictions on who can tender and conditions to tender, these restrictions are usually in tender jargon or tender language for example a tender may require a CIDB grading in order to tender. A CIDB grading is a rank given to a construction company based on the value and experience of its past construction projects. The rank is based on work, financial and general compliance criteria.

A tender is time-based like most things in the world and time waits for no man. It is important to note the site inspection and the closing date as this is beneficial. For some tenders, a site inspection is important and compulsory and one cannot tender if they did not attend the site inspection most tenders will not under any circumstances accept late submissions therefore time is a very important element to note and respect when tendering.

Is there any tender vocab we missed that you’d like covered? Drop a comment below.


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Featured Company: Nyondo Holdings (Pty) Ltd

 

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This week we are featuring Nyondo Holdings (Pty) Ltd, based in Bryanston, Gauteng with accreditations from the NHBRC and CIDB. They specialise in building new residential homes and also offer project management services on residential property projects. Nyondo Holdings (Pty) Ltd take great pride in the provision of unrivalled services at reasonable rates charged based on value creation whilst paying attention to detail on projects to meet clients’ expectations on every project.

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Eco Friendly Building Methods

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With growing concerns over climate change, it is important for construction firms to reduce their environmental impact, while this can be a challenge these methods can be of great benefit.

  • Proper insulation – This is important as it will reduce your energy consumption and therefore your pocket as well, if you use green insulation this will reduce the need for high-end finishes that are made from non-renewable materials.
  • Sustainable building materials – Recycled plastic, linoleum, recycled glass, cork and bamboo are excellent ways to build with renewable materials and reduce harm to the environment as they break down easily and don’t release harmful toxins.
  • Solar panels – This will initially cost you but will save you money in the long run and bring down your consumption as you draw energy from the sun, it is vital to place the panels in the best location for the most absorption from the sun.
  • Eco-friendly lighting – The lighting you choose needs to be long lasting and use less energy, the solution is either LED or CFL as incandescent bulbs will not give you these benefits. LED or CFL will cost more upfront but the energy you will be saving will make it worthwhile.
  • Cool roof – Using materials that reflect the sun’s energy away from the roof will assist in keeping the building cooler and that will, in turn, reduce cooling costs. Most energy-efficient products might be more costly at the onset put reduce cost long term and often require less maintenance.
  • Rammed earth brick – These bricks are made traditionally from clay-rich soil, water and a natural stabiliser, the mixture is then compressed at high pressure to form bricks. These bricks have been reintroduced as they are environmentally sustainable.
  • Ashcrete – This is an environmentally friendly concrete that has smaller pores and has the strength needed to be sustainable, it composes of 97% recycled materials.

 

Sources
Conserve Energy
Electric Choice
Rammed Earthworks
Green Future


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I started working at Leads 2 Business in May 2009, and have served as Head of Department of Telesales and Administration from 2010 until the present. I oversee both the Telesales department as well as the Administration of our Johannesburg Office.

Buildings of the Future

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The world is changing at an exponential rate and science-fiction is fast becoming science-fact.

We are moving toward an increasingly digital, interconnected society, and with it comes the realisation that everything we know will change.

Compared to other industries, the built environment has been slower to react to this change. Buildings will be built using organic methods that allow for better energy efficiency, less pollution, and even less invasive impact on the environment. The future of construction will focus on efficiency, environmental awareness, and safer practices and reduce health and safety issues.

Let’s explore…

These are few Buildings in the future in Dubai

Future Dubai Building (Foto von Isaiah) Zayed National Museum

By 2025, 25% of Dubai’s new buildings will be made using 3D printers.

The aim of the 3D-printing strategy is to reduce labor by 70 % and cut costs by 90 % as well as solve the emerging homelessness crisis.

The above photo is of pictures of buildings of the future, with 71% of the Earth’s surface covered in water, and the threat of rising sea levels, innovative inventors and architects are looking to aquatic crafts as the next logical step forward for the future of human living.

These are just some concepts that could take to the seas in the near future.

Sources:
Youtube
Aurecon
Smart City Hub


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Iconic African Buildings

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As we know South Africa is known for its diversity and extraordinary views, Often when people think of Africa, they think of wide-open spaces, breathe taking sunsets and animals running free in our back gardens, overlooking the beautifully architectonic Iconic buildings throughout Africa.

Take a look at the 5 Iconic Buildings below, do you have any you’d add to the list?

1. Bosjes Chapel / Steyn Studio – Witzenberg, Western Cape, RSA

Photo by Adam Letch
Architects: Steyn Studio
Area: 430 m3
Address: Breederiver Valley, R43, Witzenberg Municipality, South Africa
Set within a vineyard in South Africa, is designed by South-African-born Coetzee Steyn of London-based Steyn Studio.

2.The Big Pineapple House – Bathurst, Eastern Cape, RSA


The structure is 55ft high
Consists of four floors containing a gift shop, a museum that houses the history of pineapple farming in South Africa

3. The Castle of Good Hope – Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA

Coordinates: 33°55′33″S 18°25′40″E
Built:1666–1679
History: Battles/wars – Second Boer War
Build in the 17th century in Cape Town, South Africa. In 1936 the Castle was declared a historical monument (now a provincial heritage site) and following restorations in the 1980s it is considered the best-preserved example of a Dutch East India Company fort.

4. Great Mosque of Djenné – Djenné, Mali, West Africa

The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud- or earth-brick building in the world and is widely acknowledged to be the greatest achievement of Sudano-Sahelian architectural style
Rebuilt/refurbished 3 times due to heavy rains in West Africa

4: Basilica of Our Lady of Peace – Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa

“Basilica in the Bush” is the largest church in the world.
This is a presidential project, commissioned by the first president of Ivory Coast, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, who was 83 at the time.

5. Independence Square – Accra, Republic of Ghana, West Africa

Black Star Square, is the second-largest square in the world after Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.
Completed in 1961, the square was commissioned by Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah.

As we can see The architectural differences and historical differences in these buildings are just another example of how diverse South Africa and Africa really are. These iconic buildings give our tourist industry insight into our culture and history.

Did you know: South Africa is the only country in the world with three Capital cities?

Sources:
Arch Daily
The Guardian
Wikipedia
Pinterest
The Guardian
Expat Explore
Architecture Around the World


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Building Innovations to Look Out for

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The world is constantly evolving and improving especially with regards to technology. Everyone is looking for new and easier ways to build their businesses. Here are some Construction Building Innovation Ideas listed that is taking place and to look out for in the future.

HD Surveying and Geolocation

Projects can get delayed because of ground conditions, looking for better ways to improve this with new techniques that incorporate high-definition photography. 3-D laser scanning, and geographic information systems. This can improve accuracy and makes the process faster saving time on projects.

5-D Building Information Modeling (BIM)

What is BIM?  BIM is a digital representation of the characteristics, including physical and functional aspects of a project. This is a 5D designed model created to give a detailed example on how the finished project will be looking like as an end result.

Digital Collaboration and Mobility

Everything is being digitized so as to communicate and collaborate with each other in the building and construction industry with regard to the latest projects. Creating mobility to have a connected network saves you time and avoids errors, making communication easier and more understandable.

IoT and Advanced Analytics

In the construction industry, the IoT can allow construction machinery, equipment, materials, structures, and more to talk to a central data platform. Sensors can be used to monitor productivity and reliability in your business.

Robotics

Robots will become the future in construction whether it will be laying bricks or tying rebar. Robots are more accurate and can lift heavier objects. Various types of robots, such as collaborative industrial robots and logistics robots impacting the construction industry hugely.

Cloud and Mobile Technology

In 2021, you can expect developers, engineers, and contractors to easily integrate and manage their existing processes through a single, always-connected cloud-based platform. Projects running in real-time with accurate data and digitalization, eliminating various manual tasks, saving time, providing greater cost flexibility, and improving profitability and productivity.

Drones

How can a Drone impact the Construction industry? Surveyors can survey a site in minutes, which normally can take weeks or even months. This is saving time and money, and accuracy and precision. This is what will help construction in the future to better in general.

These are some of the Newest Building innovations to be on the lookout for.
How has this new way of building affected your company?

Sources:
Imaginovation
BSI Group
ABB
National


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Featured Project: Panorama Hilltop Villas – Building

Free State

Description
Construction of townhouses on portion 43 of farm Pretoruis Kloof 152 L in Bethlehem, Free State. GPS coordinates: lat: -28.231872777450114; long: 28.328408866115005.

 

Status Region
Awarded Bethlehem
Category Value
Building Unknown At This Stage
Industry Timing
Residential 8 months
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated / Turnkey

 


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Featured Tender: Construction of Mahangu Access Road and Bridge in Ward 09

Featured Tender: Eastern Cape

Contract Number:

MATAT/2020/2021-0054 – Matatiele Local Municipality – Readvertisement

Description:

Matatiele Local Municipality invites tenders for Construction of Mahangu Access Road and Bridge in Ward 09.

Category Industry
Infrastructure Road
Region Site Inspection
Eastern Cape 07 June 2021 at 09:00
Closing Date Contract Period
28 June 2021 at 10:00 No Details

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Construction Highlights from 2020

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Where do I even start? 2020 was a year like no other, caused by a global pandemic that claimed many lives, spiked retrenchment, closure of businesses, projects paused, increased food prices, and the list goes on. But today we focus on Construction Highlights from 2020. With Covid-19 construction had to adapt to new trends and technology. This coming with both disadvantages as well as advantages, communication between tenderers and clients became easier, but connectivity was sometimes an issue, systems required constant updates. IT was and continues to be the biggest contributor to communication during these times.

The construction industry was knocked with the Level 5 lockdown as all work came to a standstill for roughly 3 months, impacting on completion time, as well as other projects that were in the pipeline.

Commercial construction stats are expected to fall by 16% in 2020, with retail stats projected to be down by 33% and hotel/motel stats by 31%. Apart from the bad, there was also a good side to construction in 2020, please see projects below.

1. Calgro M3 breaks ground on student housing projects in South Africa (Linked to PPA 25970 which is Underway)

To be located within the Belhar CBD development, a mixed-use residential project, the accommodation will be built in three parcels of land located next to one another.

The 44 000m² site will border the southern boundary of the University of the Western Cape campus and is situated close to the Unibell train station and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Comprising of six buildings with nearly 2,720 beds, the accommodation will have different types of sleeping quarters for students including single and double rooms and double room apartments.

Additionally, there will be suitable accommodation and ablution facilities designed specifically for disabled students.

The accommodation is expected to have several communal facilities within the residences such as bathrooms, lounges, study and dining areas, kitchens, laundries, and tuckshops, along with gym areas and residence manager apartments.

2. World Bank approves $131m financing to upgrade roads in Uganda (Linked to DTA 818876 which closed on 03 July 2020)

The Uganda Roads and Bridges in the Refugee Hosting Districts Project will involve upgrading 105km Koboko-Yumbe-Moyo road, and upgrade road infrastructure in areas hosting refugees in the country’s West Nile sub-region.

Additionally, the bank is financing the rehabilitation of the 340km Tororo-Mbale-Soroti-Lira-Kamdini road under the Uganda North Eastern Road-corridor Asset Management Project as well as the construction of the 100km of the Kyenjonjo-Kabwoya road under the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project.

3. Maire Tecnimont wins $400m contract for two oil and gas projects in Algeria (The contract, worth $400m, was secured by Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary Tecnimont)

The project will be implemented in the BirSeba and Mouiat Outlad Messaoud oil fields, located in the Touggourt area, about 130km northeast of Hassi Messaoud.

The scope of the contract includes full engineering, procurement, and construction activities such as the expansion of the existing oil central processing facility, by installing a new oil separation train to double the total capacity up to 40,000 barrels of oil per day.

It also includes installing two additional remote gathering stations and over 400km of pipelines connecting the new oil production wells, along with implementing gas lift and water injection facilities.

Sources
World Construction Network
Epic Flow
BDC Network


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