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ICT Tenders – Software slump

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The ICT sector benefits from another notably busy week for the National Tender Bulletin; despite minimal appearance from national government and no provincial government representation at all.

The edition is dominated by services requests followed by a jump in hardware interest. Both sectors attract advertisements in the double digits. Software tenders, on the other hand, experience a marked decline.

Moving to the close of the bulletin, government has been busy tying up outstanding tenders, resulting in four cancellations and eight awards.

This week's entries of interest include a new call from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa for an integrated business and IT service continuity solution with fully integrated offsite data backup and protection. Meanwhile, the national Department of Water and Sanitation has awarded an R8.6 million contract to Jovansoft for a mobile phone based incident response activation system.

New tenders

National Metrology Institute of South Africa
NMISA wishes to procure 3PAR storage for disaster recovery, including delivery, commissioning and training.
Compulsory briefing: 25 November
Tender no: NMISA (19- 20)T0035
Information: SCM, tel: (012) 841 2671, e-mail: scm@nmisa.org
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, hardware, storage, security, disaster recovery, training

The organisation also requires Tintri SAN including delivery, commissioning and training.
Compulsory briefing: 25 November
Tender no: NMISA (19- 20)T0034
Information: SCM, tel: (012) 841 2671, e-mail: scm@nmisa.org
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, hardware, storage, security, disaster recovery, training

South African Weather Service
SAWS is looking for a service provider for the provision and implementation of a forecaster workstation solution, to allow for optimal visualisation of different meteorological data sets needed to deliver weather forecasting services.
Tender no: SAWS- 225/ 19
Information: Vusi Maditsi, tel: (012) 367 6264, e-mail: Bids@Weathersa.co.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Software, hardware, computing

A service provider is also sought for the supply and installation of an audio visual and video conferencing solution that will include video walls to work towards a complete unified communications system, including maintenance and support for a period of five years.
Tender no: SAWS- 217/ 19
Information: Vusi Maditsi, tel: (012) 367 6264, e-mail: Bids@Weathersa.co.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Software, hardware, audio visual, video conferencing, unified communications, services, support and maintenance

State Information Technology Agency
SITA is advertising preventative and corrective infrastructure maintenance to the South African Police Service switching centres and nodal point sites for a period of three years.
Note: Kindly note that bid documents published by SITA are available and can be downloaded from the National Treasury Web site at www.etenders.gov.za. Bidders can also request bid documents by sending e-mails to Tenders@sita.co.za.
Tender no: RFB 2037 - 2019
Information: Takalani Singo, tel: (012) 482 2253, e-mail: tenders@sita.co.za and www.etenders.gov.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, support and maintenance

The agency is also looking for supply, installation and configuration of 400 scanners with an extended five-year warranty to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
Note: Kindly note that bid documents published by SITA are available and can be downloaded from the National Treasury Web site at www.etenders.gov.za. Bidders can also request bid documents by sending e-mails to Tenders@sita.co.za.
Tender no: RFB 2038 - 2019
Information: Takalani Singo, tel: (012) 482 2253, e-mail: tenders@sita.co.za and www.etenders.gov.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Hardware, imaging

SITA has published a request to follow its procurement for appointment of SITA as a SUSE cloud service provider for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB 2033 - 2019
Information: Hemrajh Buldeo, tel: (012) 482 2588, e-mail: Hemrajh.Buldeo@sita.co.za.
Closing date: 29 November
Tags: Services, cloud computing, consulting

Electoral Commission
The IEC requires IRIS Powerscan software maintenance renewal.
Note: Bids received will be evaluated in respect of the evaluation criteria as set out in the bid documentation as provided for in the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017. All services providers that wish to render goods/services to the Electoral Commission must self-register on the National Treasury Central Suppliers Database at www.csd.gov.za.
Non-compulsory briefing: 26 November
Tender no:10405393
Information: Technical: Libisi Maphanga, Siviwe Gwadiso, tel: (012) 622 5589/5473, e-mail: maphangam@elections.org.za, gwadisos@elections.org.za. General: Vincent Qwabe, tel: (012) 622 5700
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, software, support and maintenance

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa
A service provider is sought for the provision of an integrated business and IT service continuity solution with fully integrated offsite data backup and protection for a period of five years at ICASA on an 80/20 PPPFA 2000, Preferential Procurement Regulations: 2017.
Note: Bidders will be evaluated on a) submission of the required documents, b) functionality and c) price/BB-BEE. Only bidders who meet the cut-off score of 80 points out of 100 points for functionality will be considered further for price and B-BBEE evaluation.
Compulsory briefing: 28 November
Tender no: ICASA 20/ 2019
Information: Samuel J Siziba, tel: (012) 568 3629, e-mail: ssiziba@icasa.org.za
Closing date: 17 December
Tags: Services, business continuity, security

South African Health Products Regulatory Authority
SAHPRA is in the process of establishing a network infrastructure and therefore requires network switches as well as professional services to assist with the commissioning of the infrastructure and associated services.
Tender no: SAHPRA/ 2019/NETWORK/RFB009
Information: Danie Bredell, tel: (012) 842 7631, e-mail: scm@sahpra.org.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, professional services, hardware, networking

Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration
The commission wishes to appoint an accredited Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) service provider to provide HP computing equipment maintenance for a period of 35 months. The 80/20 principle will apply.
Tender no: CCMA/ 2019/ 25-ICT
Information: Portia Rasekgokga, tel: (011) 377 6766/6823, e-mail: PortiaR@ccma.org.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, support and maintenance, hardware, computing

Food and Beverages Manufacturing Industry SETA
The authority is looking for a service provider to provide business process development and improvement services.
Compulsory briefing: 28 November
Tender no: FB SETA (19- 20)T0021
Information: Technical: Marlie Spencer, tel: (011) 253 7300, e-mail: marlies@foodbev.co.za. General: Lunga Mokoena, tel: (011) 253 7300, e-mail: scm@foodbev.co.za
Closing date: 18 December
Tags: Services, business process optimisation, BPO

National Energy Regulator of South Africa
The regulator requires supply, installation and maintenance of audio visual equipment for a period of three years.
Compulsory briefing: 25 November
Tender no: NERSA/ 1920/ IRM/AVE/ BID010
Information: SCM Team, tel: (012) 401 4795/4696/4010, e-mail: SCM@nersa.org.za
Closing date: 15 December
Tags: Hardware, audio visual

National Health Laboratory Service
The service invites bids for the provision of the MPLS WAN service for the period of three years.
Tender no: RFB094- 19- 20
Information: Marche Douman, tel: (011) 555 0580, e-mail: Marche.Douman@nhls.ac.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Hardware, services, networking, telecommunications

National Nuclear Regulator
A service provider is sought for the provision and installation of access control hardware.
Tender no: NNRCSS- 02- 2019
Information: Technical: Mamoloko Molele, tel: (012) 674 7162/7100, e-mail: Lnkosi@nnr.co.za. General: Lindiwe Nkosi, tel: (012) 001 8427/674 7100, e-mail: Lnkosi@nnr.co.za
Closing date: 28 November
Tags: Hardware, access control

Department of Water and Sanitation
The department is looking for a private service provider for the installation and maintenance of access control security systems: Zwamadaka, Emanzini, Sedibeng, Continental and Waterbron buildings situated at head office, including maintenance for 36 months.
Compulsory briefing: 5 December
Tender no: W11304
Information: Technical: Vusi Mdluli, tel: (012) 336 6886, e-mail: MdluliV@dws.gov.za. General: Winnie Dolamo, tel: (012) 336 8974, e-mail: dolamow@dws.gov.za
Closing date: 19 December
Tags: Hardware, access control, services, support and maintenance

Agricultural Sector Education and Training Authority
The organisation invites proposals for the appointment of a service provider to provide data connectivity, virtual private network, access point name, voice over IP and hosted PBX.
Tender no: AGRISETA/ 2019/RFP/ 07
Information: Tebogo, tel: (012) 301 5178, fax: (012) 325 1677, e-mail: TebogoM@agriseta.co.za
Closing date: 13 December
Tags: Telecommunications, networking, VOIP, data

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
The commission wishes to appoint an ICT services provider to provide McAfee-enhanced endpoint security solutions licensing, maintenance and support services.
Tender no:CIPC BID NUMBER: 15/ 2019/ 2020
Information: Technical: Sphiwe Mbatha, tel: (012) 394 1504, e-mail: smbatha@cipc.co.za. General: Ntombi Maqhula, tel: (012) 394 5344, e-mail: nmaqhula@cipc.co.za
Closing date: 12 December
Tags: Services, software, security, software licensing, support and maintenance

The CIPC also requires Informix licences.
Tender no: CIPC BID NUMBER: 17/ 2019/ 2020
Information: Technical: Samson Sekgobela, tel: (012) 394 5272, e-mail: ssekgobela@cipc.co.za. General: Ntombi Maqhula, tel: (012) 394 5344, e-mail: nmaqhula@cipc.co.za
Closing date: 13 December
Tags: Software, security, software licensing

National Home Builders Registration Council
A suitable service provider is sought for the implementation, maintenance and support of a continuous auditing tool for a period of three years.
Tender no: NHBRC 22/ 2019
Information: Technical: Paballo Relela or Lulu Nenzinane, tel: (011) 317 0409, e-mail: tenders@nhbrc.org.za. General: Bernard Kekana, tel: (011) 317 0144/0114, e-mail: tenders@nhbrc.org.za
Closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, software, support and maintenance

Erratum

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
An external suitable service provider is sought for the digitisation of paper-based data for the achievement of apprenticeships and other related records.
Note: Documents are obtainable from the Purco SA Web site: www.purcosa.co.za and the non-refundable deposit of R1 150 is payable before documents can be downloadable.
Tender no: 6100/ 6
Information: Technical: Lekhotla Motloung, e-mail: Tenders@qcto.org.za. General: Nyiko Sithole, tel: (011) 545 0943, e-mail: nyiko.sithole@purcosa.co.za
New closing date: 13 December
Tags: Services, digitisation

The council is also looking for a suitable qualified and experienced service provider to supply and implement a secure enterprise content management system for a period of 36 months.
Note: Documents are obtainable from the Purco SA Web site www.purcosa.co.za and the non-refundable deposit of R1 150 is payable before documents can be downloadable.
Tender no: 806/ 33
Information: Technical: Tafadzwa Ramhewa, e-mail: Ramhewa.T@qcto.org.za. General: Nyiko Sithole, tel: (011) 545 0943, e-mail: nyiko.sithole@purcosa.co.za
New closing date: 6 December
Tags: Software, content management, ECM

A suitable service provider to develop a master systems plan, including a security architecture for an estimated duration of five months. Only service providers with an EME or QSE, which is at least 51% owned by black women, will be considered.
Note: Documents are obtainable from the Purco SA Web site www.purcosa.co.za and the non-refundable deposit of R1 150 is payable before documents can be downloadable.
Tender no: 806/ 35
Information: Technical: Tafadzwa Ramhewa, e-mail: Ramhewa.T@qcto.org.za. General: Nyiko Sithole, tel: (011) 545 0943, e-mail: nyiko.sithole@purcosa.co.za
New closing date: 6 December
Tags: Services, security

Insurance Sector Education and Training Authority
Proposals are requested for the lease of a fully integrated enterprise resource planning system and management information system for a period of five years, with an option to purchase at the end of the lease term.
Note: This RFP will be evaluated in terms of the 80/20 preferential point system.
Compulsory briefing: Was 14 November
Tender no: Proj/ 2019/ 03
Information: Lebogang Phaleng, tel: (011) 381 8900, e-mail: supplychain@inseta.org.za
Closing date: 28 November
Tags: Software, ERP, MIS, knowledge management, services

Cancellations

Council for Geoscience
Appointment of a service provider for the development, implementation and maintenance of an integrated geoscience management solution for a period of three years to the Council for Geoscience.
Tender no: CGS- 2018- 048L

Road Accident Fund
Provision of ICT end-to-end maturity assessment for a period of 12 months.
Tender no: RAF/ 2018/ 00048

State Information Technology Agency
Renewal of Nintex licences, including support and maintenance for period of 12 months for South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).
Tender no: RFB 1816/ 2018

Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority
Supplier to provide HWSETA with infrastructure and services for upgrading and implementation of an MPLS network.
Tender no: HWSETA 001/ 2020

Results

State Information Technology Agency
The supply of computer notebooks and peripherals for the Department of Justice.
Tender no: RFB 1951/ 2019
Successful bidder: PC Palace
Value: Not disclosed

National Research Foundation
Appointment of a service provider to supply server upgrades, storage, Veeam backup software, firewalls and 10GB switches as well as the installation and configuration of supplied equipment.
Tender no: NRF/ SAEON/ICT- EFTEON/03/ 2019
Successful bidder: Datacentrix
Value: R4 798 684

Department of Health
Groote Schuur Hospital: The replacement of the existing end of life Philips Sopho NEC IS3000 PABX with a new analogue PABX system with the latest technology, software, installation, commissioning and handover.
Tender no: GSH: PT105/2019
Successful bidder: Open Communications Eyona
Value: R3 629 832

Department of Water and Sanitation
Appointment of professional service provider to provide a mobile phone based incident response activation system.
Tender no: WP11262
Successful bidder: Jovansoft
Value: R8 629 408

Financial Services Board
McAfee endpoint protection upgrade.
Tender no: FSCA2019/ 20-T007
Successful bidder: Dynamic Recovery Services
Value: R994 442

The National Prosecuting Authority
Provision of Rack Air Containment Systems (RACS) infrastructure renewal and maintenance for a period of five years.
Tender no: NPA 09- 19/ 20
Successful bidder: Empowered Versatile Enablement

Value: R10 939 981

Department of Correctional Services
Appointment of a service provider to conduct phase two of operations management framework (business process mapping, micro organisational structure, update standard operating procedure).
Tender no: HO 1/ 2019
Successful bidder: HLT Advisors t/a Africa International Advisors
Value: R1 582 798

Robben Island Museum
Appointment of an ISP to provide Internet services for a period of 36 months.
Tender no: RIM ICT 01- 2018/2019
Successful bidder: Liquid Telecom
Value: R1 295 335

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