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Tender Watch

The first National Tender Bulletin of 2013 is a whopper, including adverts from a variety of national and provincial departments, but particularly government organisations.

The issue reveals two interesting review initiatives being planned within the public sphere, namely the Department of Public Service and Administration's review of the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture Framework; and Wesgro's review and impact assessment of the programmes of the Bandwidth Barn and Cape IT Initiative, namely: My Business Group, Women in ICT, VeloCITI, VeloCITIY and My Mentor.

Education also enters the mix, with an advertisement from the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) for the provision of ICT support to multi-grades classrooms for the Department of Basic Education; as well as an invitation from the Gauteng Department of Finance for proposals for "innovative solutions" to deliver the Gauteng on Line School?s Programme.

Finally, an advertisement from the South African Medical Research Council for a "comprehensive, reliable and secure high-definition videoconferencing and digital media audio presentation solution to various locations in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria" calls to mind an old Telkom television advert where a surgery is assisted by expert advice via videoconferencing.

New tenders

Statistics SA
Stats SA requires rendering of technical support and maintenance of security access control, CCTV and asset tracking systems for a period of 24 months at its De Bruyn Park and Manaka Heights Buildings.
Compulsory briefing: Was 25 January
Tender no: STATS SA 007/12
Information: Bidoffice@statssa.gov.za, (012) 310-8940/2114/8944/8110, (012) 337-6373, fax: (012) 310-8345
Closing date: 8 February

Department of Energy
The department is looking to procure an electronic monitoring tool for a period of three years.
Compulsory briefing: 1 February
Tender no: DOE 008/2012/13
Information: Madimetja Kekana, (012) 406-7872, fax: (012) 323-5841
Closing date: 8 February

Department of Performance Monitoring & Evaluation
The Presidency requires supply, installation and maintenance of 100KvA uninterrupted power supply units as part of the Department?s ICT infrastructure.
Tender no: DPMET9/2012
Information: Bid: Kevin du Plooy, (012) 308-1598; e-mail: kevin@po.gov.za. Technical: Nomfundo Nyezwa, (012) 308-1452, e-mail: NomfundoM@po.gov.za
Closing date: 8 February

Department of Public Works, Western Cape
The provincial department is advertising for the supply, installation, commission and testing of a disaster recovery and unified platform for the Western Cape 483 Telephone Network, for 10 sites on the Siemens Hipath 4000 version 4 (including hardware and software).
Compulsory briefing: 28 January
Tender no: S288/12
Information: Technical: L Croeser, (021) 483-5499
Closing date: 4 February

Department of Public Service and Administration
The DPSA seeks to appoint a service provider for the review of the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture Framework.
Tender no: SCM 019/2012
Information: General: Lorraine Masenya, (012) 336-1126; or Fikile Maseko, (012) 336-1216.
Technical: Zaid Aboobaker, (012) 336-1059
Closing date: 8 February

National Treasury
Government's purse-holder seeks to appoint service providers to support Financial Regulatory Reform for a period of three years.
Non-compulsory briefing: 29 January
Tender no: NT 001-2013
Information: General: Aletta Mbuyane, (012) 315-5285, e-mail: aletta.mbuyane@treasury.gov.za or Samuel Mofokeng, (012) 395-6661, e-mail: samuel.mofokeng@treasury.gov.za. Technical: Roy Havemann, (012) 315-5698/(012) 325-5206
Closing date: 8 February

National Treasury is also looking for a project manager to assist with managing the Banking Platform Project.
Non-compulsory briefing: Was 25 January
Tender no: NT 002-2013
Information: General: Aletta Mbuyane, (012) 315-5285, e-mail: aletta.mbuyane@treasury.gov.za, or Samuel Mofokeng, (012) 395-6661, e-mail: samuel.mofokeng@treasury.gov.za. Technical: Robert Mbeza, (012) 395-6739, e-mail: Robert.Mbeza@treasury.gov.za, or Mclintosh Kuhlengisa, (012) 315-5438, e-mail: Mclintosh.Kuhlengisa@treasury.gov.za
Closing date: 8 February

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The national department is looking to appoint a service provider for the acquisition of printing equipment (leasing, maintenance and consumables) for a period of three years.
Tender no: 4.4.12.4/39/12
Information: Technical: R Hechter, (012) 319-6718. General: EA Mundalamo, (012) 319-6756
Closing date: 11 February

South African National Biodiversity Institute
SANBI seeks a service provider for the replacement and upgrade of networking infrastructure at the Pretoria and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
Compulsory briefing: 31 January
Tender no: SANBI:IT138/2013
Information: Collin Smit, (012) 843-5189
Closing date: 11 February

Legal Aid SA
The organisation is advertising for the supply of a procurement system for a period of three years.
Tender no: 09/2012
Information: Merriam Rasetsoke, (011) 877-2000
Closing date: 19 February

Legal Aid is also looking for a service provider/s to supply a VPN/MPLS network for a period of three years.
Tender no: 10/2012
Information: Merriam Rasetsoke, (011) 877-2000
Closing date: 1 February

State Information Technology Agency
The agency is advertising for the provision of ICT support to multi-grades classrooms for the Department of Basic Education.
Compulsory briefing: 29 January
Tender no: RFB 1030/2012
Information: Supply Chain Management, (012) 482-2668 or (012) 482-2543. E-mail: tenders@sita.co.za
Closing date: 18 February

Agricultural Research Council
The ARC is inviting suitable and qualified bidders to submit tenders for the provisioning of an integrated access control system for Infruitec-Nietvoorbij.
Compulsory briefing: Was 25 January
Tender no: ARC/01/01/13
Information: Technical: (021) 809-3392. Procurement: (021) 809-3405
Closing date: 18 February

Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
The IRBA is inviting bids on the outsourcing of certain prescribed IT services.
Tender no: IRBA 001/2013
Information: Technical: Willemina de Jager, 087 940 8800, e-mail: wdejager@irba.co.za.
Administrative: Xolisa Gugushe, 087 940 8816, e-mail: xgugushe@irba.co.za
Closing date: 15 February

The board is also looking to outsource printing services including printing consumables.
Tender no: IRBA 002/2013
Information: Technical: Willemina de Jager, 087 940 8800, e-mail: wdejager@irba.co.za. Administrative: Xolisa Gugushe, 087 940 8816, e-mail: xgugushe@irba.co.za
Closing date: 8 February

The Presidency
The Presidency invites service providers which have the capability to supply and deliver four multifunctional photocopiers. The photocopy machines work on a high speed and must always be in excellent working order, and the service must be provided by a reliable service provider, which responds promptly when technical support is required.
Tender no: PT/10/04
Information: Lindiwe Mmela, (012) 300-5950, Mamosala Mosala, (012) 300-5826, Phetogo Molapo, (012) 300-5905 or Thokozani Zwane, (012) 300-5385
Closing date: 18 February

Wesgro

The provincial agency is advertising the review and impact assessment of the programmes of the Bandwidth Barn and Cape IT Initiative, namely:
* My Business Group
* Women in ICT
* VeloCITI
* VeloCITIY
* My Mentor
Each of these programmes will be considered in the review and impact assessment. The impact assessment is aimed at assisting in evaluating the value-add of the programmes to participants, and defining interventions to strengthen the programmes. This assessment will be undertaken with the view of strengthening the growth and sustainability of the SMEs participating in the programmes, with the aim of helping the SMEs to commercialise new products and services, create jobs and wealth, and contribute to increasing the ICT sector competitiveness through improvement in skills, transformation of the sector and stimulating and boosting entrepreneurship. The impact assessment is also expected to recommend the most effective use of budget and available resources.
Tender no: 467-2012 IQ
Information: Jacyntha Maclennan, (021) 487-8677, e-mail: jacyntha@wesgro.co.za, Web: www.wesgro.co.za
Closing date: 8 February

Financial Intelligence Centre
The FIC requires supply and maintenance of office automation services for its Pretoria and Cape Town offices for a period of five years.
Tender no: FIC/RFB/OFFICE-AUTOMATION/0013/2012/13
Information: Bryne Dlamini,(012) 641-6000, email: bryne.dlamini@fic.gov.za
Closing date: 8 February

South African Medical Research Council
The MRC is inviting suitably qualified and experienced service providers to submit proposals on potential solutions to implement and maintain a comprehensive, reliable and secure high-definition videoconferencing and digital media audio presentation solutions to various locations in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. The appointed service provider will comprehensively handle the project's needs, including sourcing of equipment, installation and support.
Non-compulsory briefing: 29 January
Tender no: MRC/HDVC-ITSD/2013/01
Information: Technical: Patrick Charls, e-mail: patrick.charls@mrc.ac.za. Bid: Nokuthula Pasiya, e-mail: nokuthula.pasiya@mrc.ac.za
Closing date: 8 February

Cross-Border Road Transport Agency
The C-BRTA requires a Remedy service desk module to improve and offer consistent IT support to the business. The system is expected to yield the following benefits:
* Better quality and quicker turnaround of customer requests;
* Improved teamwork and communication;
* Enhanced focus and a proactive approach to service provision;
* Reduced negative business impact;
* Better managed infrastructure and control;
* Improved usage of IT support resources and increased productivity of business personnel; and
* Meaningful management information to support decisions.
Compulsory briefing: Was 25 January
Tender no: CBRTA/HO/0015
Information: www.cbrta.co.za
Closing date: 11 February

Department of Finance, Gauteng
Request for proposal: Bidders are hereby invited to submit proposals for an innovative solution to deliver the Gauteng on Line (GoL) School?s Programme. A hard copy of the RFP documents can be obtained at a non-refundable cost of R5 000.
Compulsory briefing: Was 25 January
Tender no: GT/GDF/003/2013
Information: Steven Gounden, (011) 689-8330, e-mail:steven.gounden@gauteng.gov.za
Closing date: 11 February

Re-advertisement

National Treasury
The organisation is looking to appoint a panel of service providers to facilitate in-house Microsoft Office Programmes that are NQF-aligned and Seta-accredited for the National Treasury.
Compulsory briefing: Was 25 January
Tender no: NT012-1-2012
Information: Aletta Mbuyane, (012) 315-5285, e-mail:aletta.mbuyane@treasury.gov.za, or Thando Nyoka, (012) 395-6519, e-mail: thando.nyoka@treasury.gov.za. Technical: Tracey Magwai, (012) 315-5911, e-mail:tracey.magwai@treasury.gov.za
Closing date: 12 February

Calls for expression of interest

The Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub Management Company is seeking long-term strategic alliances through naming rights for the upcoming Youth ICT Plug and Play Centre. The process for selecting the most suitable naming rights partner is designed to attract competitive bids from corporations, to assist The Innovation Hub in establishing the Youth ICT Plug and Play Centre. Expression of interest by respondents will be evaluated on the basis of criteria deemed most appropriate for a successful partnership. These criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Financial expression of interest (establishment and ongoing financial support);
* Term of expression of interest;
* Exclusivity requests;
* Proposed name of the facility;
* Marketing initiatives to promote, market and support the facility; and
* Financial stability of corporate partner.

In exchange for financial support, which may be in the form of corporate social investment from interested parties, The Innovation Hub will provide a package of benefits, which will include:
* Naming rights to the Youth ICT Plug and Play Centre;
* Brand identity;
* Signage;
* Media correspondence and placement;
* Web site advertising and promotion; and
* Marketing collateral relating to the facility.
Tender no: TIH/EOI2013/001
Information: (012) 844-0033/0017, e-mail: scm@theinnovationhub.com or nnzamela@theinnovationhub.com
Closing date: 1 February

Sentech
Call for the expression of interest for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a medium wave transmit antenna system with budgetary quotation for Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal.
Tender no: SENT/EOI/MWTAKZN/055/2013
Information: Azwi Mukhudwana, (011) 471-4699, e-mail: tendera@sentech.co.za
Closing date: 15 February

Call for the expression of interest for design, supply, installation and commissioning of a medium wave transmit antenna system with budgetary quotation for Welgedacht, Gauteng.
Tender no: SENT/EOI/ MWAS/GP/056/2013
Information: Azwi Mukhudwana, (011) 471-4699, e-mail: tendera@sentech.co.za
Closing date: 15 February

Supplier database invitations

AgriSETA
All interested service providers are invited to respond to this advertisement, and indicate as per the documents distributed for this purpose his/her field of expertise/experience and for which he/she is interested to provide services/goods to AgriSETA. The Prospective Provider List will be updated quarterly.
Tender no: AGRI/12/13/PPL04
Information: Dineo Dhlongolo: dineo@agriseta.co.za
Quarterly closing date: 8 February

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency
All CIPRO registered service providers, including those owned by PWDs, youth and SMEs, are invited to register on the database of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and its subsidiaries:
* Automotive Supplier Park
* AIDC (Automotive Industry Development Centre - your partner in becoming globally competitive)
* The Innovation Hub (where smart is)
* Constitution Hill
The purpose of the registration is to:
* Afford potential suppliers/service providers an equal opportunity to submit quotations to GGDA.
* Contribute to efficient administration and compliance with the Public Finance Management Act and * * Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act.
* Ensure competitive procurement processes and procedures.
* Suppliers that are currently on GGDA, SPDC, AIDC and TIH's database must submit their updated BEE and original tax clearance certificates.
Information: The application forms, together with a list of commodities, may be downloaded from the following Web sites:
GGDA: www.blueiq.co.za
Automotive Supplier Park: www.supplierpark.co.za
Automotive Industry Development Centre: www.aidc.co.za
The Innovation Hub: www.theinnovationhub.com
Constitution Hill: www.constitutionhill.org.za.
Closing date: 8 February

National Gambling Board

The NGB hereby invites suppliers of goods and services to apply to be registered on its suppliers' database. Applications are invited from suppliers of the following goods and services:
* Archival services consultants
* Performance management
* IT software and hardware
* Security and access control
* IT maintenance
* Site cleaning
* IT networking
* Telecommunications
* IT programming
* Data backup services and software
* HR software
* Web design/maintenance
* Paper and stationary
* Document management
* Printing/photography/graphic
* Office equipment
Suppliers who have registered before do not need to re-apply.
Information: Surgeon Mthombeni, (012) 394-3833, e-mail: smthombeni@ngb.org.za

National Home Builders Registration Council
The NHBRC invites suppliers of the services listed below to submit their company details for inclusion on the database as preferred suppliers for 2013. Suppliers which are currently on the 2012/13 NHBRC supplier database must re-apply to be considered for the new database, and their information updated.
* Financial management consulting
* Corporate governance and related consulting
* Accounting, auditing and management services
* Risk management services
* Office furniture and equipment
* Office supplies and stationary
* Audio, video and photography
* Communication consultants
* Online and digital media agencies
* Payroll specialists
* Salaries and benefits administration
* Performance management
* IT consultants
* Software support and training (Oracle/SAP)
* Software suppliers
* Telephone/PABX maintenance and suppliers
* Server maintenance
* Data/telephone network maintenance
* Installation and maintenance of networks
* Repairing and upgrading of computers/printers/monitors/hubs/switches
* Hardware suppliers
* Computer equipment networks and software
* Access cards
* Asset management
* Knowledge management consultants
The above services are required in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Free State, Northern Cape, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.
Information: Lulu Nenzinane, (011) 317-0409, e-mail: lulud@nhbrc.org.za or procurement@nhbrc.org.za

Cancellations

State Information Technology Agency
Provision of software development, support and maintenance services for the IFMS Payroll module.
Tender no: RFB 1027/2012

Department of Local Government, Western Cape
Approval for the appointment of a service provider to implement an electronic compliance management in municipalities within the Western Cape.
Tender no: LG 22/2011/2012

Department of Economic Development and Tourism, KwaZulu-Natal
Appointment of a service provider for the compilation of the KZN Exports Database and the establishment of a Web portal.
Tender no: ZNT 16 DEDT 12/13

Public Service Sector Education & Training Authority
Appointment of service provider for management information system and quality management system.
Tender no: PSETA/MIS02/2012

Department of Education, Gauteng
Demand management system for the Gauteng Department of Education, using Microsoft. NET environment.
Tender no: GT/GDE/10/2012

Results

Agricultural Research Council
The supply, delivery, configuration, implementation, commissioning, training and support of a solution for virtualised servers, storage area network, and backup.
Tender no: ARC/74/11/10
Successful bidder: Hewlett-Packard South Africa
Value: R22 688 003.09, Vat inclusive

South African Police Service
Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of GPS Activation on Tetra Portable Equipment within Gauteng for a term contract of two years: Division: Technology Management Services.
Tender no: 19/1/9/1/33TR (11)
Successful bidder: Altech Alcom Matomo
Value: R16 000 000, Vat inclusive

Department of Home Affairs
Provision and installation of integrated security equipment, including one-year maintenance and support at New Corporation Building (BVR).
Tender no: DHA04-2012
Successful bidder: Siyenza Holdings
Value: Not disclosed

Appointment of consultants to render programme management office services for DHA Modernisation Project for a period 24 months.
Tender no: DHA06-2012
Successful bidder: Mstrat Consulting
Value: Not disclosed

Provision of data centre support and maintenance services, repairs and replacement of obsolete hardware for the Department of Home Affairs.
Tender no: DHA11-2012
Successful bidder: OEH Mthombo
Value: Not disclosed

Provision, configuration of archiving solution with Worm technology to replace defunct jukeboxes.
Tender no: DHA13-2012
Successful bidder: Bytes Systems
Value: Not disclosed

Department Of Communications
Appointment of a service provider to design, develop and execute a leadership and management development programme in the department.
Tender no: DOC/06/2012/13/HRM
Successful bidder: Regenesys Management
Value: R1 463 000

Appointment of a service provider for the electronic communications network and services value chain analysis of the South African telecommunications industry.
Tender no: DOC/10/2012/13/P
Successful bidder: Research ICT Africa
Value: R3 773 193

National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications
Appointment of a reputable service provider to supply, deliver and install power over Ethernet switches for the NRCS at Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Durban and Cape Town.
Tender no: NRCS 001-2012/2013
Successful bidder: Praxis Computing
Value: R638 505.28

Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape
Appointment of a strategic readiness advisor for the Western Cape broadband initiative.
Tender no: EDT 012/12
Successful bidder: African Ideas
Value: Not disclosed

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