Tender Watch

A roundup of new tenders, service provider warnings, supplier database invitations, cancellations and results.

The National Tender Bulletin picks up a little weight this week, with adverts coming from all levels of the public sector.

In the absence of the national Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) currently under development at the State IT Agency (SITA) on behalf of National Treasury, the Public Protector is advertising for its own solution. National Treasury is also going direct to market with a request for the development of the Infrastructure Delivery Management Systems (IDMS) for Municipalities.

And rounding up with non-IT tenders of interest to the IT sector, the Department of Trade and Industry is looking for a service provider to conduct an assessment of the regulatory proposals on the Intellectual Property Policy Framework for South Africa, and SITA is looking for a branding agency that will work on revitalising the brand among external stakeholders, with a focus on the corporate identity, for a three-year period.

New tenders

Department of Public Works, Western Cape
The provincial department requires an electrical upgrade of access control, CCTV and alarm systems at the Outeniqua Place of Safety in George.
Tender no: G 005/13
Information: Technical: P Venter, 082 885 5407
Closing date: 2 May

Public Protector South Africa
The Public Protector is looking to appoint a service provider to develop and implement an effective case management system.
Tender no: PPSA 02/07/12
Information: Charmaine Maluleke, (012) 366-7008
Closing date: 26 April

The authority also requires a service provider to develop and implement an integrated financial management system.
Tender no: PPSA 02/07/12
Information: Charmaine Maluleke, (012) 366-7008
Closing date: 12 April

National Nuclear Regulator
The NNR requires audiovisual and communication equipment. The detailed specifications of the expected deliverables are as outlined in the terms of references.
Tender no: NNRSCM16/2012
Information: (012) 674 7169 or dmaluleke@nnr.co.za
Closing date: 15 April

Road Accident Fund
The RAF invites suitably qualified service providers to provide IT support for hospital service centres (HSCs), satellite and small provincial offices of the Road Accident Fund for a period of three years.
Tender no:RAF/2012/00040
Information: E-mail: mthobag@raf.co.za
Closing date: 15 April

National Treasury
National Treasury is advertising for the appointment of a service provider for the development of the Infrastructure Delivery Management Systems (IDMS) for Municipalities.
Tender no: NT 011-2013
Information: Technical: Samantha Naidu, (012) 315-5580, e-mail: samantha.naidu@treasury.gov.za.
General: Samuel Mofokeng, (012) 395-6661 or Aletta Mbuyane, (012) 315-5285
Closing date: 22 April

Bids are requested from reputable service providers for an enterprise risk management solution to Sentech SOC for a period of one year.
Tender no: SENT/ERMS/065/2013
Information: Tender administrator: Azwi Mukhudwana, (011) 471-4699, e-mail: tendera@sentech.co.za. Procurement: Bongani Mgabi, (011) 471-4515, e-mail: mgabib@sentech.co.za
Closing date: 23 April

Department of Health
The national department is looking to appoint a service provider to manage and implement an MPLS-based WAN solution with Internet and e-mail services for the Department of National Health.
Compulsory briefing: 10 April
Tender no: NDOH 47/2012-2013
Information: Technical: A Mabuza, (012) 395-8647 or JFJ Venter, (012) 395-8625
Closing date: 23 April

Department of Trade and Industry
The DTI requires a service provider to conduct an assessment of the regulatory proposals on the Intellectual Property Policy Framework for South Africa.
Tender no: DTI 05/13-14
Information: E Dennis, (012) 394-5324, e-mail: EDennis@thedti.gov.za
Closing date: 18 April

Department of Education, KwaZulu-Natal
The leasing of two new high-volume photocopier machines - one colour and one black-and-white photocopier - are required at 228 Pietermaritz Street, for a period of 36 months.
Compulsory briefing: 16 April
Tender no: ZNB 0009 E/2010/2011
Information: NP Xulu, (033) 846-5234
Closing date: 24 April

The provincial department also requires a service provider for the scanning of exit personnel files for the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education.
Compulsory briefing: 17 April
Tender no: ZNB 0022 E/2012/2013
Information: JCP Mcineka, (033) 846-5127
Closing date: 30 April

The province is also advertising for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 laptop trolleys (each trolley to accommodate 32 laptops), 50 digital data projectors and 1 600 laptop computers (32 laptops per trolley) to various schools throughout the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Compulsory briefing: 12 April
Tender no: ZNB 0028 E/2012/2013
Information: K Naidoo, (033) 846-5133
Closing date: 25 April

Legal Aid SA
Service providers are invited to submit proposals to supply Legal Aid SA with Dell computer hardware for a period of three years.
Tender no: 13/2012
Information: SCM: Merriam Rasetsoke, (011) 877-2000. Technical: Nkopane Lethoko or Tinus Olivier, (011) 877-2000
Closing date: 2 May

Department of Economic Development and Tourism, KwaZulu-Natal
The provincial department is advertising for a service provider for the establishment of a database for events management services providers.
Compulsory briefing: 11 April
Tender no: ZNT 36 DEDT 12/13.
Information: Administration: Lindiwe Maphumulo, (033) 264-2700. E-mail: maphumulol@kznded.gov.za, or Nkosinathi Dlamini, (033) 264-2737. E-mail: dlaminink@kznded.gov.za. Technical: Shamla Francis, (033) 264-9333. E-mail: franciss@kznded.gov.za
Closing date: 30 April

Department of Health, KwaZulu-Natal
Grey's Provincial Hospital is advertising for:
(a) Supply and installation of one queue management system (as per spec).
(b) Two digital information systems (as per spec).
Compulsory briefing: 18 April
Tender no: ZNQ 5346/03/13
Information: General: Pearl Msomi, (033) 897-3490. Technical: S Norman, (033) 897-3286
Closing date: 30 April

State Information Technology Agency
SITA is advertising for a promotions agency that will develop and implement Govtech promotions/communication strategy, as well as its branding plan, for a three-year period.
Compulsory briefing: Was 3 April
Tender no: RFB 1050/2012
Information: Supply Chain Management, (012) 482-2668 or (012) 482-2543. E-mail: tenders@sita.co.za
Closing date: 29 April

The organisation also requires a branding agency that will work on revitalising the brand among external stakeholders, with a focus on the corporate identity, for a three-year period.
Compulsory briefing: Was 4 April
Tender no: RFB 1051/2012
Information: Supply Chain Management, (012) 482-2668 or (012) 482-2543. E-mail: tenders@sita.co.za
Closing date: 29 April

Financial Services Board
The FSB is advertising for the provisioning of an endpoint encryption solution.
Tender no: FSB 2013/007
Information: Masilu Kgofelo, (012) 422-2925, fax: (012) 346-4977
Closing date: 16 April

Briefing session invitation

Unemployment Insurance Fund
The UIF will undertake a data cleansing project and invites potential service providers to attend a briefing session. During the briefing session the requirements of the project will be presented. Following the briefing session, interested parties will be required to provide proposals to the UIF for consideration, and the subsequent appointment of a service provider/panel of service providers to carry out the assignment.
Briefing: 9 April
Tender no: UIF 1/2013
Information: Judith Kumbi, (012) 337-1615, 076 792 9653, e-mail: judith.kumbi@labour.gov.za; or Susan Schrader, (012) 337-1846, e-mail: susan.schrader@labour.gov.za

Request for information

National Student Financial Aid Scheme
NSFAS requests information on the provision of laptops for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded students.
Tender no: RFI01/2013
Information: S Adams, (021) 763-3200, e-mail: SuzanneA@nsfas.org.za
Closing date: 17 April

Supplier Database invitations

South African National Accreditation System
In order to comply with section 76 (4) (C) of Public Finance Management Act and to ensure competitive process, Sanas invites all suitable and interested prospective suppliers and service providers to apply for registration on the Sanas database. Sanas promotes B-BBEE initiatives and would urge all the SMEs to apply. All service providers or suppliers which were previously or are currently providing services or supplies to the Sanas must also re-register, as they will not be automatically included in the database.

* Blacklisted companies appearing on the National Treasury database and are prohibited from conducting business with public entities, shall not be considered.
* Responding to this invitation does not mean an automatic registration with Sanas.
* Only original registration forms will be accepted.
* Completed forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "supplier registration" to Sanas offices at the DTI Campus, Building G, Ground Floor, 77 Meintjes Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria.
* Faxed or e-mailed forms shall not be accepted.
Information: Thivhonali Netshimbupfe, (012) 394-5172; e-mail: thivhonalin@sans.co.za
Closing date: 30 April

Services Sector Education and Training Authority
The SSETA requires suitably qualified and experienced providers to apply to be registered onto the SSETA database of the Quality Management Division. Using the database the SSETA will select and contract suitable providers for a range of services to meet the needs of the sector. All successful submissions will be included on the Services Seta Supplier Database to be considered for the delivery of various products and services. Suppliers which are successful in their application will be contacted prior to any further procurement to attend an interview and do a presentation. Refer to the SSETA bid specifications document (BSD) as per the reference number for the full list of services required and technical information pertaining to the services required. Please refer to the Web site to obtain the BSD.
Reference no: PROC-S003
Information: tenderhelp@serviceseta.org.za
Closing date: 19 April

Public Protector South Africa
The Public Protector hereby encourages all interested service providers/suppliers including those which are already registered to register onto the PPSA supplier database for goods and services not exceeding R500 000 to submit their registration forms. Small medium enterprises (SMEs) will be specifically targeted for the procurement of goods and services. Quotations for the rendering of goods/services will be requested on a rotation basis.
Please note:The Public Protector South Africa reserves the right not to register a supplier if any misconduct is suspected, any information omitted or if the supplier does not comply with procurement regulations.
Information: (012) 366-7014/7021. E-mail: Charmainem@pprotect.org or Musam@pprotect.org

Department of Roads and Transport, Gauteng
The department and its entity (g-fleet) invites interested service providers to respond to the invitation to register as an accredited supplier in the departmental database for the following services:
* IT consultants
* Computer consumables, ie, cartridges, battery chargers
* Hardware suppliers (printers, notebooks, projectors, UPS, computers and peripherals: routers, hubs, servers, switches)
* Installations and maintenance of networks
* IT services and solutions
* Software suppliers
* Web development and maintenance
* Digital copiers
* Audiovisual equipment
* Communication services
* Risk assessment and management
* Strategy and policy development
* Supply, installation and support of close circuit TV/camera
* Training and development institutions (accredited)
* Office equipment and office furniture
* Printing and stationery
* Stage, sound and multimedia services
* Video and photography
Request for quotations shall be awarded on the basis of a principle that work shall be fairly or equitably distributed among contractors/services providers that are on the database.
Information: Keabetswe Mothoagae, (011) 355-7514 or Sam Skosana, (011) 372-9000
Closing date: 22 April

The Presidency
Potential suppliers/service providers are invited to register as accredited suppliers/service providers on the supplier database of the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME). The purpose of this database is to give registered suppliers an opportunity to submit quotations to the department and to enhance transparency and equality. Preference will be given to registered suppliers when inviting quotations for goods or services below R500 000 per case. An official supplier database registration form is obtainable from the departmental Web site... follow the link to Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, or it can be collected at the Union Buildings, East Wing reception, Government Avenue, Pretoria. Failure to submit all the required documents or correctly complete and sign documents will result in applications being rejected. Original fully completed and signed forms should be hand-delivered to the DPME, Union Buildings, East Wing, Government Avenue, Pretoria, or posted to Private Bag X944, Pretoria, 0001. Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. SMEs and historically disadvantaged individuals are encouraged to apply.
Information: Immaculate Molwantha, (012) 308-1872) or Ngwakwana Kgaamedi, (012) 308-1757
Closing date: 30 April

Department of Labour
Sheltered Employment Factories trading as Service Products, under the auspices of the Department of Labour, issues this invitation to prospective service providers for inclusion in the supplier database of all service product factories situated in Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Cape, North West and Western Cape Provinces. Service products factories are manufacturers of wood and metal furniture, garments and linen products. Suppliers across all sectors are invited to register for the supply and delivery on an as-and-when-required basis when required for the following commodities:
* Stationery
* Computer hardware, software and consumables
* Training
Information: F Brown or M Coetzee on (012) 843-7340/7341
Closing date: 15 April

Department of Science and Technology
The DST invites interested prospective service providers in the field of construction, services general, wholesalers/traders, professional services such as research and development innovation, space science, biotechnology, hydrogen and energy, climate change and biodiversity, nanotechnology, indigenous knowledge system (IKS), science platforms (astronomy, Antarctica, African origins, and marine bioscience) and human capital to register as prospective providers on the DST Supplier Database. The registration forms are obtainable from: www.dst.gov.za/tenders and at the DST reception for collection.
Information: Supply Chain Management, Judian Inama, (012) 843-6757, fax: 086 681 0153, e-mail: Judian.inama@dst.gov.za
Closing date: 30 April

Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority
CHIETA, in accordance with the PFMA, TR16A, PPPFA, and BBBEE, is currently updating its supply chain management of preferred suppliers, and hereby invites service providers/suppliers to apply to be registered on its preferred supplier database for the provision of goods and services. It is required that all current suppliers for goods and services, which have registered their details in 2011/2012 financial year, will have to re-register. Preferred supplier database application forms will be available on the CHIETA's Web site.
Information: Sandile Zuma, (011) 628-700, e-mail: szuma@chieta.org.za
Closing date: 15 April

Human Sciences Research Council
Prospective suppliers are herewith invited to register as approved suppliers on the official supplier database of the HSRC. The HSRC has operations across the country, with offices in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Sweetwater and Port Elizabeth. Preference will be given to registered suppliers, but not necessarily meaning that others will be totally exempted from quoting for the supply of goods or services to the HSRC. Furnish the HSRC with a proposal for the services/supply of goods summarised as follows:
A.1 Placement of adverts
A.2 Recruitment services
B.1 Audio and video services
B.2 Transcription and translation services
B.3 Taping and recording services
C.1 Relocation services
D.1 OHS training services
D.2 Diversity training
E.1 Web developer
F.1 Workshop facilitators
G.1 Media publicity and monitoring
H.1 Medical supplies and equipment
I.1 Waste and disposal
J.1 Protective clothing and designing
Bidders who specialise in one or more categories and not necessarily all the above listed are encouraged to register. Evaluation will be based on functionality and B-BBEE. Bidders should obtain a minimum of 65% on functionality in order to be considered.
Information: Meshack Monareng, (012) 303-2032, e-mail: mmonareng@hsrc.ac.za; or Mandisa Mamotsau, (012) 302-2430, e-mail: mmamotsau@hsrc.ac.za
Closing date: 19 April

South African Social Security Agency
SASSA invites suppliers/service providers to register on the SASSA supplier database. Suppliers/service providers who are already registered on the database should also complete the application form. Please note that failure to comply might result in the supplier being inactivated on the database. Registration on the database does not guarantee the service provider appointment, right or contract to render services. Service providers are also informed that services would only be executed on proper appointment and after the issuing of an order number by SASSA.
Closing date: 28 June


State Information Technology Agency
Procurement of roll feed paper and A4 and A3 high-speed production laser paper for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB 909/2011
Acquisition of social media product establishment services, including development, implementation, maintenance and support
Tender no: RFB 1018/2012

Department of Water Affairs
Telephone management system
Tender no: W10773

National Treasury
Appointment of a service provider for assistance on the information management requirements for the Neighbourhood Development Programme (NDP). A new bid will be advertised.
Tender no: NT018-2012


State Information Technology Agency
Procurement of a fax-to-mail solution for SITA for a period of 12 months.
Tender no: RFB 890/2011
Successful bidders:
TSS Managed Services
Business Connexion
Next Generation Network Telecommunications
Ubuntu Technologies
Xon System
Value: Not disclosed

Gold support and maintenance of four fluke INA devices for a period of three years.
Tender no: RFB 1022/2012
Successful bidder: Datacentrix
Value: Not disclosed

Procurement of infrastructure to render disaster recovery services to the Department of Communications
Tender no: RFB 948/2011
Successful bidder: Storage Technology Services
Value: Not disclosed

Procurement of a roll feed paper and A4 and A3 high-speed production laser paper for a period of three years. Category A: paper reels (roll feed) three years, Category B: A3 and A4 paper, three years.
Tender no: RFB 1014/2012
Successful bidder: Bytes Documents Solutions
Value: Not disclosed

National Treasury
Appointment of a service provider to assist with the execution of the approved annual internal audit plan and IFMS audits.
Tender no: NT013-2012
Successful bidder: Ernest and Young/A2A Kopano
Value: Not disclosed

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
Appointment of a service provider to provide, maintain and manage cellphones, data cards and tablets for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform for three years.
Tender no: RDLR-0039 (2012/2013)
Successful bidder: Vodacom
Value: R46 933 018.80

Legal Aid South Africa
Disaster recovery
Tender no: 04/2012
Successful bidder: ContinuitySA
Value: Not disclosed

Tender no: 10/2012
Successful bidder: Internet Solutions
Not disclosed

Kimberly Guest
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Kimberley Guest is ITWeb contributor.

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