Tender Watch: Speed bump

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The National Tender Bulletin is quieter this week, as the placing of advertisements slowed down in the run-up to last week's budget speech.

New tenders

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The department is advertising for the supply and delivery of network equipment (ie, routers and switches) for sectoral colleges.
Tender no:
Information: Technical: T Pinkham, (012) 319-6203/6140; or A Vermaak, (012) 319-6202. General: D Lelaka, (012) 319-7129; or S Nkwana, (012) 319-7016
Closing date: 16 March

State Security Agency
A service provider is sought for the supply and delivery of printer cartridges for a period of three years.
Tender no: SSA/13/FI43/14-15
Information: Tebogo Morewane, (012) 427-4361. E-mail:, or
Closing date: 6 March

Department of Finance, Gauteng
A service provider is required to render e-mail as a service for the Gauteng Provincial Government.
Tender no: GT/GDF/09/2015
Information: Technical: Charles Goodes, (011) 689-8410, e-mail: Tender contact: Gerrie Harmse, (011) 689-8086, e-mail: Tender enquiries: Jaco Smit, (011) 689-6058, or Lenard Billings, (011) 689-6416, e-mail:
Closing date: 6 March

Agricultural Research Council
The ARC invites suitable and qualified bidders to tender for the replacement of local area network switches.
Compulsory site inspection: 4 March
Tender no: ARC/03/02/15
Information: Supply chain management unit, (012) 427-9733/9758/9760
Closing date: 20 March

South African National Space Agency
SANSA invites bidders to bid for high-speed point-to-point Ethernet link services for 24 months, with a three-month termination clause that can be invoked any time after the first six months.
Eligibility criteria: To bid, organisations must:

* Provide a valid and original tax clearance certificate; and
* Be able to provide SANSA with a minimum of three contactable references.
Non-compulsory briefing: 6 March
Tender no: SS/008/02/201
Information: Supply chain management unit,
Closing date: 23 March

State Information Technology Agency
SITA has issued an invitation to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to participate in establishing a transversal contract for provision of personal computing devices to government.
Note: Response from OEMs only.
Tender no: RFB 2004/2014
Information: (012) 482-2668 or (012) 482-2543. E-mail:
Closing date: 23 March

Request for information

South African Police Services
The Technology Management Services division requests information on an enterprise risk management system.
Tender no: 19/1/9/1/234 TP (14)
Information: PAC II Kola, (012) 841-7551; or PAC II Muthula, (012) 841-7204. Fax: (012) 841-7071
Closing date: 23 Mar 2015


Department of Defence and Military Veterans
It has come to the attention of the Department of Defence that an increase in the appearance of bogus government orders is causing suppliers to experience serious financial losses. Companies receive fraudulent copies of government orders from people who pretend to be members of the Department of Defence or the South African National Defence Force. These government orders are used to obtain delivery of goods at a credible destination, sometimes close to or around a military base. The thieves then disappear with the goods, after which the companies approach the South African National Defence Force for payment, only to find out they were defrauded. Suppliers are cautioned to be vigilant and take precautions to ensure the government order being presented is valid, before they deliver goods. It is also not practice in the South African National Defence Force to accept delivery of goods on pavements, in parking areas or at any other place where there is no uniformed military presence.
Information: Suppliers can call the following number nearest to them to confirm validity (description of goods, quantity and delivery point) of any government order:

Pretoria - Warrant Officer Class 1 Potgieter, (012) 684-2104

Cape Town -Lieutenant Colonel Michaels, (021) 787-5190
Note: The Department of Defence or the South African National Defence Force will not be responsible for compensation of any losses incurred due to these fraudulent activities.

Supplier database invitations

Sedibeng TVET College
Prospective suppliers, service providers and companies are invited to apply to be registered on the college's supplier database. The necessary documentation is available on the college Web site or at the Central Administration Office, 37 Voortrekkers street, Vereeniging.
Information: SR Modise, (016) 422-6645, e-mail: Web:
Closing date: 18 March

National Lotteries Board
In line with the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act No 1 of 1999 (PFMA), and Treasury Regulations, the NLB invites the prospective service providers to apply for registration on the NLB supplier database for the following provinces:

* Western Cape (Cape Town Provincial Office);
* Eastern Cape (East London Provincial Office;
* Northern Cape (Kimberly Provincial Office);
* Free State (Welkom Provincial Office);
* Mpumalanga (Nelspruit Provincial Office); and
* North West (Mafikeng Provincial Office).
Information: Mogoboya Matsebatlela, (012) 432-1300
Closing date: 20 March

Department of Labour
The Department of Labour invites any registered service provider that wants to register for the following commodities:

* Audio visual equipment repairs;
* Bulk filing systems;
* CD replication;
* Document and records management;
* Finance: audio visual aids and equipment;
* Softskill: Training; and
* Video transfers and copies.
Note: No applications for the stationery commodities will be accepted for registration.
Closing date: 13 March

Bid invitations withdrawn

State Information Technology Agency
Procurement and leasing of equipment from the OEM
Tender no: RFB 1299/2014


Department of Public Works
Intervention to enhance finance and SCM efficiencies of the National Department of Public Works
Tender no: HP14/140

Council on Higher Education
1. Supply and maintenance of five multifunctional photocopier machines.
2. Maintenance and repairs of existing multifunctional desktop printers on an ad hoc basis.
Tender no: CHE/CS/011/10/2014


State Information Technology Agency
Provision of business analysis services for the Western Cape Government: E-government for citizen, for a period of two years.
Tender no: RFB 1139/2013
Successful bidder: Quantum Leap Consulting
Value: Not disclosed

Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
Supply, installation and maintenance of audio visual and video conference systems for a period of 36 months
Tender no: DPME-T12/2014
Successful bidder: Vox Telecommunications
Value: Not disclosed

Department of Trade and Industry
Appointment of a service provider to conduct a study of the factors contributing to successful technology commercialisation
Tender no: DTI 17/14-15
Successful bidder: Urban-Econ Development Economists
Value: R485 234

Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, KwaZulu-Natal
Procurement of an enterprise content management solution and services
Tender no: ZNT 1912A/2013 LG
Successful bidder: Datacentrix
Value: R17 688 132

Supply and implement an EMC Avamar offsite replicated backup solution
Tender no: ZNT 1924/2013 LG
Successful bidder: Datacentrix
Value: R1 560 360

Department Of Education, Gauteng
The support and maintenance of the Gauteng e-Learning Solution Fixed Lab Infrastructure for a period of one year
Tender no: GT/GDE/154/2014
Successful bidder: Cloudseed
R47 040 000

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