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ICT tenders: Procurement retreat

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It's a dismal week for companies looking to do business with government as the National Tender Bulletin experiences a sharp decline in its bulk. The majority of this loss is due to the marked reduction in advertised tenders across all categories and sectors. What's more, the edition's cancellations section sees prolific activity.

The ICT industry is not exempt from government's procurement pull back. What is on offer favours the software sector followed closely by services requests. However, these advertisements fail to make it past single digits. The pinch on hardware interest is even more marked leaving just two tenders for the sector to consider.

The results section offers little in the way of good news as announcements pour forth to the tune of seven cancellations. The software sector is hardest hit by this scourge with six cancellations. Similarly, software is not a popular element in the awards section with only one of the five contracts issued.

New tenders

Western TVET College
The college is looking for a reputable ICT supplier for the supply and delivery of 260 laptops on an once off transaction.
Tender no: WT2020/ 0002
Information: Carel van Biljon, Cell: 082 851 3970, E-mail: cvanbiljon@westcol.co.za.
Closing date: 9 Oct 2020
Tags: Hardware, Computing, Mobility

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, KwaZulu-Natal
A reputable service provider is sought to assess the current ICT environment and develop policies and strategies to improve ICT, design and support the implementation of the future ICT state.
Tender no: DARD26/ 20A
Information: Technical: N Xhakaza, Cell: 082 576 4444. General: N Makaula, Tel: (033) 355 9109, E-mail: nozizwe.makaula@kzndard.gov.za.
Closing date: 19 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Hardware, Services, Consulting

Office of the Chief of Justice
The judiciary requires terms of reference to request bids from service providers for the re-advertisement of the anti-virus and malware protection solution with maintenance and support for the period of 24 months.
Compulsory briefing: 2 Oct - A compulsory virtual briefing session will be held through MS Teams. Prospective bidders should send an RSVP to the delegated OCJ official through e-mail to SCM: BidEnquiries@judiciary.org.za indicating their intention to attend the briefing session.
Tender no: OCJ2020/01
Information: Technical: Sipho Matshika, Tel: (010) 493 2500, E-mail: Smatshika@judiciary.org.za. General: Nooitjie Ntimane, Tel: (010) 493 2500, E-mail: BidEnquiries@judiciary.org.za.
Closing date: 9 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Services, Security, Consulting, Support and maintenance

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission
Service providers are invited to submit proposals for the appointment of an ICT services provider to provide McAfee Enterprise Security Manager or equivalent solution including installation, implementation, maintenance and support services.
Tender no: CIPC BID NUMBER: 05/ 2020/2021
Information: Technical: Solly Bobape, Tel: (012) 394 3485, E-mail: Sbopape@cipc.co.za. General: Ntombi Maqhula, Tel: (012) 394 5344, E-mail: nmaqhula@cipc.co.za.
Closing date: 23 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Services, Security, Support and maintenance

Department of Human Settlements
The department is calling for terms of reference for the procurement of an asset management system.
Compulsory briefing: 9 Oct – Compulsory visual/online briefing session. Please forward an email to mbulelo.camagu@dhs.gov.za if you are interested on or before the end of business day 6 October 2020. Note: It is compulsory to forward your information in time to take part in the visual/ online session.
Tender no: BID VA49/ 687
Information: Technical: Mmapule Lebele, E-mail: mmapule.lebele@dhs.gov.za. General: M Hitge or MC Camagu, Tel: (012) 444 9239/9240, E-mail: Marie.Hitge@dhs.gov.za, Mbulelo.Camagu@dhs.gov.za.
Closing date: 19 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Services, Consulting, Asset management

National Credit Regulator
A service provider is sought to provide the NCR with Microsoft Great Plains licenses for the period of three years.
Note: NCR prefers that interested service providers must use e-mail for any queries.
Tender no: NCR717.09.2020
Information: Procurement department, Tel: (011) 554 2713, E-mail: procurement@ncr.org.za.
Closing date: 23 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Software licensing

Small Enterprise Development Agency
Seda requires the professional services of a well-established service provider incorporated and operating in South Africa with a national presence and extensive service coverage including outlying areas, who will provide to Seda a secure, cost-effective and highly available Multi-Label Protocol Switched (MPLS) network and Internet services covering all Seda offices throughout South Africa for a period of 24 months.
Note: Questions for clarity with respect to the issued TOR, may be e-mailed to swright@seda.org.za until 5 October 2020 which will be published with our responses on the Seda Website (www.seda.org.za) by no later than 9 October 2020. Questions received after 5 October 2020 will not meet the timeframe for response.
Tender no: RFP/ T 03- 2020/21
Information: S. Wright, Tel: (012) 441 1218, Fax: (012) 441 2218, E-mail: swright@seda.org.za.
Closing date: 23 Oct 2020
Tags: Telecommunications, Networking, Services, Internet

Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority
The objective of the bid is to appoint a service provider that will provide the W&RSETA with IT infrastructure managed services (IT IMS) as listed below for a period of five years starting 01 April 2021- 31 March 2026:

  • Managed support
  • Connectivity
  • Security
  • Hosting
  • Office 365
  • Voice
  • Mimecast
Tender no: ITD/ 2020/ 0002
Information:

Dawn Prince, Tel: (012) 622 9500, Fax: 086 506 6986, E-mail:

tenders@wrseta.org.za

Closing date: 22 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Services, Professional services, Support and maintenance, Managed services, Voice, Hosting, Security, Telecommunications

Request for information

Service Seta Education and Training Authority
The authority invites information for a stipend monitoring and query management system.
Tender no: BID REFERENCES:RFI T001
Information: Technical: Mahlomola Teffo, Tel: (011) 276 9624, Fax: 086 242 1857, E-mail: MahlomolaT@serviceseta.org.za. General: Conny Mathebula, Tel: (011) 276 9621, Fax: 086 242 1857, E-mail: connym@serviceseta.org.za.
Closing date: 23 Oct 2020
Tags: Software

Expressions of interest

Department of Trade and Industry
Expressions of interest are invited for the digitalisation of the Engineering Council of South Africa mandate.
Tender no: ECSA/ RFP02/2020
Information: Technical: Victor Leshiba, Tel: (011) 607 9559, E-mail: victor@ecsa.co.za. General: Nosintu Manqoyi, Tel: (011) 607 9545, E-mail: nosintu@ecsa.co.za.
Closing date: 19 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Services, Digitalisation

Erratum

State Information Technology Agency
Industry engagement is requested for a SITA security operation centre solution and funding model.
Tender no: RFI 2247/ 2020
Information: Portia Mphela, Tel: (012) 482 2754, E-mail: portia.mphela@sita.co.za.
New closing date: 25 Sept 2020
Tags: Software, Hardware, Services, Consulting, SOC, Security operation centre

Department of Health, Limpopo
Provision of a computerized aided dispatch (CAD) solution is sought for Emergency Medical Services to the Limpopo Department of Health with maintenance and support for a period of 36 months.
Compulsory briefing: 9 Sep
Tender no: RFB 2229/ 2020
Information: Pitsi Mashamaite, Tel: (015) 291 8012, E-mail: pitsi.mashamaite@sita.co.za.
New closing date: 16 Oct 2020
Tags: Software, Services, Support and maintenance

Cancellations

Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Appointment of service provider for the configuration, development, support and maintenance of Sharepoint services for a period of 24 months.
Tender no: COGTA T02/ 2019
Appointment of service provider to further develop, provide the technical application support and maintenance to the National Disaster Management Centre for a duration of 24 months.
Tender no: COGTA T6/ 2019
Appointment of service provider to automate the municipal performance reporting on PowerBI platform for a period of 12 months as phase 1 and 36 months maintenance and support as phase 2.
Tender no: COGTA T07/ 2019

Department of Defence
Renewal of existing McAfee licenses and support services to SITA for the Department of Defence for a period of 36 months.
Tender no: RFB 2257/ 2020

National Health Laboratory Service
Supply and implementation of a content\platform system for data protection on NHLS and mobile devices including maintenance and services for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB162/ 19/ 20

Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority
The procurement and implementation of an ICT and security infrastructure at Hillcrest Office Park, Lynnwood.
Tender no: ICT/ PSETA/ 07- 2020

Department of Health, Limpopo
Provision of centralised healthcare information system to the Limpopo Department of Health with maintenance and support for a period of 60 months.
Tender no: RFB 2230/ 2020

Results

Council for Geoscience
Appointment of a service provider to supply and maintain electromagnetic profile data processing, analysis, modelling and inversion software.
Tender no: CGS- 2019- 57F
Successful bidder: Electromagnetic Imaging Technology (Pty) Ltd
Value: R1 798 100

Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Appointment of a service provider under SITA tender 1183 to support the maintenance of the MIG-MIS call centre support for a period of 36 months.
Tender no: Q52069422
Successful bidder: Faranani IT Services (PTY) Ltd
Value: R2 649 600

Electoral Commission
Desktop black and white laser jet printers.
Tender no: Auction: 10393803
Successful bidder: Sage Computer Technologies (Pty) Ltd
Value: R2 650 500

Disk de-duplication backup devices.
Tender no: Auction: 10400014
Successful bidder: Sithablie Technology Services (Pty) Ltd
Value: R2 999 469

National Student Financial Aid Scheme
Provision and implementation of a cloud-based/hosted contact centre for a period of three years.
Tender no: SCMN003/ 2020
Successful bidder: EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd
Value: Various rates

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