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ICT tenders: Networking spike

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The National Tender Bulletin is an understandably subdued affair this week as government procurement officers waited to hear what changes finance minister Tito Mboweni's Supplementary Budget would bring.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an extraordinary impact on government finances as well as operations. Just months into the new financial year, the public sector would normally be digging into their fresh budget allocations to get started on projects that have been months, and sometimes years, in the planning. The current state of affairs, however, has removed the certainty of a fixed budget while adding unexpected demands to adapt the workplace environment, operational processes and engagement with citizens.

It is perhaps for this reason that this week's edition sees a sharp increase in networking interest: with face-to-face interaction best avoided, government will need to rely heavily on communications technology. Over half of the new tenders posted are based in the networking environment. Accordingly, companies in the hardware and services sectors are favoured.

Meanwhile, the State IT Agency continues its streak of heightened activity. SITA is the source for almost 75% of the new tenders, published under its own name as well as that of the Western Cape Government. 

As for outstanding decisions, SITA has announced three cancellations but does not add to the list of tenders awarded.

New tenders

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
The Office of the Valuer-General requires supply, installation, configuration and maintenance of Internet connectivity services for a period of three years.
Briefing: Kindly take note that there will be no briefing session for this bid. Prospective bidders are however encouraged to direct their queries in writing to the contact persons mentioned below. The closing date for questions is Friday 03 July 2020.
Tender no: OVG (01) 2020/ 21
Information: Technical: Tumelo Mokale, Tel: 060 582 1281, E-mail: Ricado.Mokale@ovg.org.za. General: Buti Matjila, Tel: (012) 338 7107/ 7208, E-mail: buti.matjila@drdlr.gov.za.
Closing date: 13 Jul 2020
Tags: Telecommunications, Internet, Services, Support and maintenance

State Information Technology Agency
SITA wishes to procure NGN Edge routers and peripherals for the national Department of Health VPN.
Tender no: RFB 2159/ 2020
Information: Nokwanda W­asa, Tel: (012) 482 3004, E-mail: nokwanda.wasa@sita.co.za.
Closing date: 19 Jul 2020
Tags: Hardware, Telecommunications, Networking

The agency is also looking to renew Veritas Net backup software licenses with maintenance and support for the Department of e-Government for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB 2136/ 2020
Information: Linda Vabaza, Tel: (012) 482 3000, E-mail: Linda.Vabaza@sita.co.za.
Closing date: 10 Jul 2020
Tags: Software, Security, Software licensing

A high-speed production laser printer is sought for the SITA Pietermaritzburg Data Centre in KwaZulu-Natal.
Tender no: RFB 2162/ 2020
Information: Mantsie Mabiletsa, Tel: (012) 482 2655, E-mail: mantsie.mabiletsa@sita.co.za.
Closing date: 10 Jul 2020
Tags: Hardware, Printers

University of South Africa
Unisa invites tenders from suitably qualified service providers for the provision of a comprehensive managed device service for a period of five years.
Tender no: PT2020/ 07
Information: Supply Chain Management, E-mail: tenders@unisa.ac.za.
Closing date: 7 Jul 2020
Tags: Hardware, Services, Managed services

Western Cape Government
Maintenance, support, peripherals and relocation of NGN equipment is sought for a period of five years.
Tender no: RFB 2138/ 2020
Information: Technical: Hlomela Cloete, Tel: (012) 672 2152, E-mail: Cloete.Hlomela@sita.co.za. General: Athini Ndungane, Tel: (021) 442 8531, E-mail: Athini.Ndungane@sita.co.za.
Closing date: 9 Jul 2020
Tags: Telecommunications, Networking, Hardware, Services, Support and maintenance

The province is also looking for a a fully redundant Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute service between the Western Cape government’s corporate VPN at SITA and Teraco in Cape Town for a period of five years.
Tender no: RFB 2141/ 2020
Information: Gertrude Potts, Tel: (021) 442 8556, E-mail: gertrude.potts@sita.co.za.
Closing date: 17 Jul 2020
Tags: Telecommunications, Networking, Software, Services, VPN, Cloud

Legal Aid South Africa
The organisation requires provision of CORE switches (Cisco 6800 model or equivalent) for a period of five years.
Tender no: 02/ 2020
Information: Technical: Jonas Skosana, E-mail: JonasS@legal-aid.co.za. General: Buhle Sesiko, E-mail: FelicityZ@legal-aid.co.za.
Closing date:
21 Jul 2020
Tags: Telecommunications, Networking, Hardware

Erratum

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
ICASA is looking for a service provider to provide a risk and compliance management system with a maintenance and support agreement of five years on an 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulation: 2017.
Tender no: ICASA 16/ 2019
Information: Sbahle Mhlaba, Tel(: 012) 568 4089, E-mail: Smhlaba@icasa.org.za.
New closing date:
2 Jul 2020
Tags: Services, Software, Risk management, Compliance, Support and maintenance

ICASA is looking for a service provider to provide an enterprise project management system maintenance and migration services for a period of three years on 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulation: 2017.
Tender no: ICASA 06/ 2020
Information: Samuel Siziba, Tel: (012) 568 3629, E-mail: Ssiziba@icasa.org.za.
New closing date: 2 Jul 2020
Tags: Services, Software, Project management, Support and maintenance

State Information Technology Agency
SITA is inviting bids for the provision of electronic signature software licences for a period of five years.
Tender no: RFB 2119/ 2019
Information: Mantsie Mabiletsa, Tel: (012) 482 2655, E-mail: mantsie.mabiletsa@sita.co.za.
New closing date:
10 Jul 2020
Tags: Software, Software licensing, Electronic signature

Cancellations

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
Appointment of an offsite storage vendor for the Department of Trade and Industry for a period of five years.
Tender no: dti 15/ 19- 20

National Health Laboratory Service
The provision of the MPLS WAN service for the period of three (3) years.
Tender no: RFB094- 19- 20

State Information Technology Agency
Provide hardware maintenance and operating system restoration of all end user computer related peripheral equipment for SAPS for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB 2020/ 2019

Provision of preventative and corrective infrastructure maintenance to the South African Police Service switching centres and nodal point sites for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB 2037/ 2019

Procurement of technical support and maintenance cover for PBX systems for South African Police Service for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB 2014/ 2019

Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa
USAASA wishes to appoint a panel of service providers for the procurement of 32-inch IDTVs for 2020 indigent matriculants.
Tender no: USAF- IDTV/ 01/2020

Results

National Home Builders Registration Council
Request for proposals for the appointment of a suitable service provider to install, supply and maintain video solution service for for a period of three years.
Tender no: NHBRC 07/ 2019
Successful bidder:
G X Connect (Pty) Ltd
Value: R1 954 836

KwaZulu-Natal Legislature
Appointment of a service provider to supply ICT connectivity and related services for a period of three years.
Tender no: KZNL 19/ 2018
Successful bidder: Datacentrix Pty Ltd
Value: R4 676 187

Appointment of a service provider to render SAP support and related services for the KZN Legislature for a period of two years.
Tender no: KZNL 20/ 2018
Successful bidder: Raminet Technologies Pty Ltd
Value: R7 143 570

KwaZulu-Natal Tourism Authority
Tourism KZN intends to appoint a suitable service provider to develop the organisation's Web site, and associated services for a period of three years.
Tender no: TKZN: 04/ 2020
Successful bidder:
Keep Group t/a Inco Creative
Value: R2 290 988

Tourism KZN intends to appoint a social media management agency to provide social media services for a period of one year.
Tender no: TKZN: 06/ 2020
Successful bidder: Keep Group t/a Inco Creative
Value: R2 539 200

Local Government Education and Training Authority
Request for proposal to supply and install a Microsoft Dynamics customer relationship management system including licensing, maintenance and support services.
Tender no: LGSETA/ CRM/2019/ 02
Successful bidder: DAC Systems Pty Ltd
Value: Not disclosed

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