Tender Watch

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The week's issue of the National Tender Bulletin shows the public sector maintaining the quieter pace set over the past few weeks.

Government departments offer little in the way of juicy new opportunities; however, the Department of Transport has extended the closing date for bids to design, build and operate an ICT hub to underpin South Africa's "transport family". The extension gives interested parties additional time to figure out how to meet the department's requirement that the considerable solution be delivered at no cost.

Meanwhile, corporate governance practices at the SABC, SAPO, Sentech, USAASA, USAF and Nemisa are to be scrutinised, says the Department of Communications. The 2011 advertisement for a service provider to conduct the independent evaluation has been awarded to SAB&T Chartered Accountants and will cost R885 757.

New tenders

Department of Health

The national department is advertising for a service provider to render offsite storage for the offices of MBOD and CCOD in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Compulsory briefing: 19 March
Tender no: NDOH 43/2012-2013
Information: General: L Makhafola/Prinsloo, (012) 395-8931/8935. Technical: Ms Pardesi, (011) 403-6332 or (011) 356-5644
Closing date: 12 April

Council for Geoscience

The organisation requires a Laboratory Information Management System for the Council for Geoscience Laboratory Unit.

Tender no: CGS-2012-054
Information: I Vele or T Mkhonza, (012) 841-1537/1181/1250
Closing date: 20 March

The council also requires the supply and implementation of an enterprise resource planning system.

Compulsory briefing: 9 April
Tender no: CGS-2012-055
Information: I Vele or T Mkhonza, (012) 841-1537/1181/1250
Closing date: 19 April

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The Office of the Chief Registrar of Deeds seeks to appoint a service provider to supply and install telephone management and switchboard systems at the Bloemfontein Deeds Registry Office, and to provide maintenance for a period of 24 months.

Compulsory briefing: 19 March
Tender no: DRDLR (CRD-08) 2012/13
Information: General: L Rashango, (012) 338-7303 or C Mampa, (051) 403-0384. Technical: T Monnanyana, (051) 403-0436 or G Phokane, (012) 338-7498
Closing date: 12 April

The Office of the Chief Registrar of Deeds also seeks to appoint a service provider to supply and install telephone management and switchboard systems at the Kimberley Deeds Registry Office, and to provide maintenance for a period of 24 months.

Compulsory briefing: Was 18 March
Tender no: DRDLR (CRD-09) 2012/13
Information: General: L Rashango, (012) 338-7303 or VK Balebetse, (012) 338-7337. Technical: P Raubenheimer, (053) 832-7228 or G Phokane, (012) 338-7498
Closing date: 12 April

Department of Water Affairs

Water Affairs requires a point-to-point fibre link layer two service between Sedibeng and Continental Building over a period of one year.

Compulsory briefing: 19 March
Tender no: W 10801
Information: Technical: Errol Netshianda, (012) 336-6840
Closing date: 2 April

Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises invites service providers to submit proposals to assist the department to procure and implement an integrated risk and compliance management software solution.

Tender no: DPE 8/2012-2013
Information: General: Zandarine Theron, (012) 431-1030, e-mail: Technical: Shelley Pather, (012) 431-1156, e-mail:; or Clive Selwadi, (012) 431-1284, e-mail:
Closing date: 11 April

Government Communication and Information System

GCIS requires the development of a content management solution for the South African Government Online and South African Government Web sites.

Tender no: GCIS 013 2012 2013
Information: Technical: Hilda Korsten, (012) 314-2140; Estelle Greeff, (012) 314-2138; or Sanita Groenewald, (012) 314-2140. Bid procedure: M Mlondobozi, (012) 314-2861, L Mahloromela, (012) 314-2982; or G Storey, (012) 314-2464; fax: (012) 323-3831
Closing date: 3 April

Mining Qualifications Authority

The MQA would like to appoint a competent service provider to provide, support and manage an automated system for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports submission and approval processes.

Compulsory briefing: 19 March
Tender no: MQA/16/12-13
Information: Tsholo Dilape:
Closing date: 25 March

State Information Technology Agency

SITA requires manufacturing, printing, and supply of special envelopes to SITA for SAPS for a period of three years.

Compulsory briefing: 19 March
Tender no: RFB 1047/2012
Information: Supply Chain Management, (012) 482-2668 or (012) 482-2543. E-mail:
Closing date: 12 April

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller

GEP invites suitably qualified companies with the relevant competencies, expertise and experience to provide an ERP system that will meet its requirements. The ERP will include system development, installation, training and service support during warranty from the similar experienced bidder. The service provider should be certified for all ERP modules, have reference sites per ERP module, and sufficient capacity for after-sales support.

The system must provide the following high-level functionality:

- Loan management/administration;
- Customer relationship management;
- Financial management suite;
- Supply chain management;
- Human resources (HR); and
- Corporate administration.

Tender no: RFP 001/002/2013
Information: General: Lopang Kwape, (011) 085 2001. Technical: Vusi Mahlangu, (011) 085-2001, e-mail:
Closing date: 12 April

Request for information

Road Accident Fund

The RAF requests suitably qualified and experienced service providers to provide information relating to enterprise faxing solutions.

Compulsory briefing: Was 7 February
Tender no: RAF/2012/00038
Closing date: 3 April

South African Civil Aviation Authority

SACAA requests information regarding companies and their products and/or services in line with its interest in acquiring an enterprise business system (EBS). The same information will be gathered from different companies and will be used to evaluate which suppliers to engage during the sourcing process with either a request for quotation or a tender. The main objective of this acquisition is to provide SACAA's technical business units with an integrated software application suite that is best suited to support their operations. Commissioning of this integrated single entry system software suite for South Africa's aviation safety oversight functions will deliver and facilitate:

- A secure, safe, and manageable integrated regulatory information management infrastructure;
- A modern, interactive, easily navigable, user-friendly user interface that will enable the easy entry of regulatory information; and
- The analysis and trending of critical data and the provision of management performance monitoring tools.

Suitably qualified suppliers are invited to provide SACAA with information in respect of:

- An integrated aviation software application suite; and
- Any associated services relevant herein.

The suitably qualified supplier must have knowledge of aviation safety and security regulations and oversight functions with proven experience, capability and capacity to deliver complex projects on time and within budget.

Tender no: Request for Information: Enterprise Business System (EBS)
Information: Mbulelo Gingcana:
Closing date: 19 April

Supplier database invitations

Department of Labour

Sheltered Employment Factories t/a Service Products under the auspices of the Department of Labour invite prospective service providers for inclusion in the supplier database of all service products 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 for the following commodities:

- Computer hardware, software and consumables
- Training

Information: F Brown or M Coetzee, (012) 843-7340/7341
Closing date: 15 April

Extension of closing date

Department of Transport

Technical solution and funding to create a centre of excellence for intelligent transport solutions for the DOT.

Tender no: (RfB)-TE/2013/001
New closing date: 22 March


State Information Technology Agency

Renewal of hardware maintenance and software support for the NetScout system converged communications: WAN OPS: NMS.

Tender no: RFB 1042/2012

Acquisition of business intelligence product establishment services, including development, implementation, maintenance and support.

Tender no: RFB 1019/2012

Establishment of a partnership with industry for the provision of terrestrial layer two last mile transmission services for the SITA NGN for a period of five years.

Tender no: RFB 1009/2012

Acquisition of cassette offsite storage for Centurion Data Centre and Centurion Midrange Environment for a period of two years.

Tender no: RFB 1008/2012

Department of Public Works

Billing and accounting system for the Property Management Trading Entity.

Tender no: HP 12/016

South African Police Service

Database formulation, management and distribution of SAPS external national newspapers.

Tender no: 19/1/9/1/44 TS (12)

Department of Public Service and Administration

Appointment of a service provider for the creation of a centralised capturing and reporting system of disciplinary cases.

Tender no: SCM 022/2012

Financial Intelligence Centre

The current Enterprise Architecture department is looking to appoint a service provider to support various enterprise architecture initiatives across the Financial Intelligence Centre.

Tender no: FIC/RFB/EA-SERVICES/0008/2012/13


State Information Technology Agency

Provision of continuous maintenance, repairs and servicing of the mechanical services installation and appliances of the SITA Pretoria buildings for a period of 36 months.

Tender no: RFB 952/2011
Successful bidder: GSM Electro
Value: Not disclosed

South African National Space Agency

SAP support and maintenance services.

Tender no: CS/008/07/2012
Successful bidder: EOH Mthombo
Value: R2 253 324.10

Electronic supply chain system.

Tender no: CS/011/10/2012
Successful bidder: Electronic Supply Chain and Procurement Enterprise (ESCAPE)
Value: R1 970 167

High-speed point-to-point Ethernet link.

Tender no: CS/002/07/2012
Successful bidder: Communication Solution
Value: R973 332

Construction Industry Development Board

Rental and installation of printing technology plus maintenance for a period of 36 months.

Tender no: RFB 60086
Successful bidder: Seartec t/a Sharp Electronics
Value: R5 192 169.99

Department of Arts and Culture, KwaZulu-Natal

Provision of servers.

Tender no: DAC 011/1213
Successful bidder: Datacentrix
Value: Not disclosed

Department of Health, Western Cape

Supply, delivery, installation, testing, demonstration (including specified training) and commissioning in good working order of one videoconferencing solution for Groote Schuur Hospital.

Tender no: GSH/R/16/2012
Successful bidder: Omega Digital
Value: R615 472.26

Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa

The appointment of a consultancy firm to assist USAASA on the gathering of data regarding the geographic spread of the needy households, which may qualify for a subsidy for set-top boxes.

Tender no: USAASA/HO/06/2012
Successful bidder: Georeporting Centre
Value: R320 522.24

Department of Communications

Bid results for the appointment of a service provider to conduct Independent Review Governance Practices in SOEs.

Tender no: DOC/05/2011/FIED
Successful bidder: SAB&T Chartered Accountants
Value: R885 757

Department of Transport

Appointment of a service provider to provide a business case and document user requirements specifications for a Consolidated Transport Planning DataBank.

Tender no: DOT/33/2012/ITP
Successful bidder: Aurecon South Africa
Value: R2 837 168.34

Department of Home Affairs

Supply and installation of a VOIP system for the Department of Home Affairs.

Tender no: DHA 20-2012
Successful bidder: Bytes Systems Integration
Value: Not disclosed

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