S’godlweni Royal Islands & S’godlweni Beach
Reason for revision
1. Background………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
2. Scope…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
3. Definitions & Abbreviations……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
3.1. Terms and definitions………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
3.2. Abbreviations………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
3.3. Normative references………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
4. Responsibilities………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
4.1. Procurement Responsibilities………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
4.2. Conduct of those engaged in construction procurement processes or procedures………. 11
4.3. Procurement activities, key actions, responsibilities, and gates…………………………………… 19
4.4. Roles and responsibilities in relation to the procurement processes,
activities, and controls………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25
4.5. Complaints & Challenges…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
4.6. Secondary procurement policy……………………………………………………………………………………. 40
4.7. Usage of standard procurement procedures………………………………………………………………. 43
4.8. Procurement documents …………………………………………………………………………………………… 52
4.9. Calls for expressions of interest and invitations to submit tender offers…………………….. 60
4.10. Award of contracts……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 68
4.11. Administration of contracts………………………………………………………………………………….. 69
4.12. Occupational health and safety…………………………………………………………………………….. 71
A3 Construction Industry Development Board Act ………………………………………………………………….. 74
Annexure C: Adjudication procedures to challenge decisions made during the tender process……… 89
Annexure D: Communications with unsuccessful respondents or tenderers………………………………….. 91
DEBRIEFING SHEET…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 93
1.1 SITE LOCATION
The site location is situated next to the development precinct of “Tongaat Huwlett” SIBAYA in Umhlanga North of Durban Kzn. The site location is on shoreline of Umdloti beach surrounded by the Hiwaan Nature Reserve.
The site has surrounding on the South side Residential area of Northern suburb of Umhlanga, on the west side of property is N2 Highway & Hiwaan Nature Reserve. On the North side of property is the Sibaya Precinct. On the East side of property is the M4 Highway which is on shoreline of ocean.
1.1 This standard establishes a construction procurement system within an institution for the procurement of:
a) goods, services and engineering and construction works and disposals relating to the construction industry
b) goods or services necessary for a new facility as delivered to be occupied and used as a functional entity; and
c) temporary facilities.
1.2 The standard does not apply to:
a) the storage of goods and equipment following their delivery to an institution which are stored and issued to contractors or to officials
b) the procurement of non-construction industry related goods and services or land, except as provided for in 1.1b)
c) the sale, exchange, donation or letting of land
d) public private partnerships contemplated in Regulation 16 of the Treasury Regulations for Departments, Trading Entities, Constitutional Institutions and Public Entities issued in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999.
e) the conclusion of any form of land availability agreement; and f) leasing and rental of assets.
NOTE 1 This standard is consistent with legislation identified in Annexure A and embraces local and global construction procurement best practices.
NOTE 2 The Construction Industry Development Board Act, 2000 (Act 38 of 2000) defines the construction industry as “the broad conglomeration of industries and sectors which add value in the creation and maintenance of fixed assets within the built environment”. The Construction Industry Development Regulations issued in terms of this Act defines construction procurement as “procurement in the construction industry, including the invitation, award and management of contracts”. Accordingly, construction procurement involves not only construction works contracts, but also supply contracts that involve the purchase of construction materials, plant and equipment and services contracts relating to any aspect of construction including professional services. It also involves demolitions and the disposal of materials, plant and equipment surplus to requirements or which are redundant.
NOTE 3 ISO 6707-1, Building and civil engineering – vocabulary – Part 1: General Terms, defines construction or construction works as “everything that is constructed or results from construction operations”
NOTE 4 A construction procurement system (CPS) is an essential component of the Infrastructure Delivery Management System (IDMS). The interactions between the Infrastructure Gateway System and the CPS within the IDMS are fully described in the National Treasury Standard for an Infrastructure Delivery Management System.
NOTE 5 Disposals within the
construction industry typically relate to demolition or dismantling of
infrastructure and buildings or parts thereof and the disposal of unwanted,
redundant, or surplus materials, plant, and equipment.
3.1. Terms & definitions
The key definitions used in the Procedures are as follows:
agent: person or organization that is not an official of the institution that acts on the institution’s behalf in the application of this standard Construction Procurement System 2 November 2012
batch: goods within the scope of a supply contract which may be ordered for delivery within a stated period batch order: an instruction to supply goods in terms of a framework agreement
client: the institution which is ultimately responsible and accountable for the delivery of services and their organisational strategy, service and delivery plans and annual performance plans
conflict of interest: any situation in which:
a) someone in a position of trust has competing professional or personal interests
which make it difficult for him to fulfil his duties impartially,
b) an individual or organization can exploit a professional or official
capacity in some way for his personal or for corporate benefit, or
c) incompatibility or contradictory interests exist between an employee and the organization which employs that employee
construction industry: the broad conglomeration of industries and sectors which add value in the creation and maintenance of fixed assets within the built environment
construction procurement strategy: the documented delivery management strategy and contracting and procurement arrangements for the delivery or maintenance of infrastructure
contract data: document that identifies the applicable conditions of contract and states the associated contract-specific data
contract manager: person appointed to administer a contract on behalf of the employer and, where relevant, to perform duties relating to the overall management of such contract from the employer’s point of view
contractor: person or organization that contracts to provide the goods, services or engineering and construction works covered by the contract
contracting strategy: strategy that governs the nature of the relationship which the employer wishes to foster with the contractor, which in turn determines the risks and responsibilities between the parties to the contract and the methodology by which the contractor is to be paid
construction procurement: procurement in the construction industry, including the invitation, award, and management of contracts
designated person: a person identified in this standard to perform an activity, decide or decide on a course of action or receive a report or disclosure (see Annexure B)
delegated authority: a person delegated to award a contract or a task, batch, or package order in terms of the contract (see Annexure B)
engineering and construction work contract: contract for the provision of a combination of goods and services arranged for the development, extension, refurbishment, rehabilitation, or demolition of a fixed asset, including building and engineering infrastructure
expression of interest: request for respondents to register their interest in undertaking a specific contract or to participate in a project or programme and to submit their credentials so they may, in terms of the institution’s procurement procedures, be invited to submit a tender offer should they qualify or be selected to do so
framework agreement: agreement between an institution and one or more contractors, the purpose of which is to establish the terms governing task, batch or package orders to be awarded during a given period, in particular with regard to price and, where appropriate, the quantity envisaged Construction Procurement System 3 November 2012
NOTE A framework agreement is a general term for contracts with contractors that set out terms and conditions under which specific procurements (call-offs) can be made throughout the term of the contract.
fruitless and wasteful expenditure: expenditure which was made in vain and would have been avoided had reasonable care been exercised
gate: a control point within a procurement process where a decision is required before proceeding from one activity or sub-activity to another
NOTE A gate is frequently a strategic decision-making point gratification: an inducement to perform an improper act
infrastructure: fixed assets that are constructed or result from construction operations including:
a) buildings, structures, and facilities.
b) water supply, sanitation, electricity supply, transportation, and storm water drainage
c) the related permanent fixtures that cannot be readily or economically removed or
infrastructure gateway system: the system described for the delivery and maintenance of infrastructure in terms of stages and associated end of stage deliverables in the Standard for an Infrastructure Delivery Management System
institution: an organ of state to which this standard applies
irregular conduct: conduct that is not in accordance with the provisions of this standard
irregular expenditure: expenditure, other than unauthorised expenditure, incurred in contravention of or that is not in accordance with a requirement of any applicable legislation
maintenance: combination of all technical and associated administrative actions during an item's service life with the aim of retaining it in a state in which it can perform its required functions
package: works which have been grouped together for delivery under a single contract or a package order
package order: the instruction to carry out construction works under a framework agreement
packaging strategy: organization of work packages into contracts
pricing strategy: strategy which is adopted to secure financial offers and to remunerate contractors in terms of the contract procurement: process which creates, manages and fulfils contracts relating to the provision of goods, services and engineering and construction works or disposals, or any combination thereof
procurement document: documentation used to initiate or conclude (or both) a contract or a call off from a framework agreement procurement procedure: selected procedure for a specific procurement
procurement strategy: selected packaging, contracting, pricing, and targeting strategy and procurement procedure for a procurement
respondent: person or organization that submits an expression of interest in response to an invitation to do so
services contract: contract for the provision of labour or work, including knowledge-based expertise, Construction Procurement System 4 November 2012 carried out by hand, or with the assistance of equipment and plant
supply contract: contract for the provision of goods, including materials or commodities made available for purchase and, where relevant, associated services
target contract: a cost reimbursement contract in which a preliminary target cost is estimated and on completion of the work the difference between the target cost and the actual cost is apportioned between the institution and the contractor on an agreed basis.
targeting strategy: strategy which is adopted to promote secondary procurement policy objectives
task: work within the scope of a service contract which may be instructed to be carried within a stated period
task order: an instruction to carry out work within the services in terms of a framework agreement
tender data: document that establishes the tenderer’s obligations in submitting a tender and the employer’s undertakings in administering the tender process and evaluating tender offers
tenderer: person or organization that submits a tender offer treasury: The National Treasury or a provincial treasury, as may be appropriate in the circumstances
scope of work: document that specifies and describes the goods, services, or engineering and construction works which are to be provided, and any other requirements and constraints relating to the way the contract work is to be performed
secondary procurement policy: procurement policy that promotes objectives additional to those associated with the immediate objective of the procurement itself
For the purposes of this standard, the following abbreviations apply:
· B-BBEE: Broad-based black economic empowerment
· CIDB: Construction Industry Development Board
· CPS: Construction Procurement System
· IDMS: Infrastructure Delivery Management System
· SCM: Supply Chain Management
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this standard. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice, issued in terms of the section 9(1) of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003
Code of Conduct for all parties engaged in Construction Procurement, Construction Industry Development Board
Construction Code: The Construction Sector Code issued in terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003
CIDB General Conditions of Purchase as published by the Construction Industry Development Board
Construction Procurement System 5 November 2012 CIDB General Conditions of Service as published by the Construction Industry Development Board
CIDB Standard Professional Services Contract as published by the Construction Industry Development Board
FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Construction for Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer (“Red Book”) (1999) as published by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers
FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build for Electrical and Mechanical Plant and for Building and Engineering Works, designed by the Contractor (“Yellow Book”) (1999) as published by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC Turnkey Projects (“Silver Book”) (1999) as published by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate Projects (“Gold Book”) (2008) as published by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
FIDIC Short Form of Contract (“Green Book”) (1999) as published by the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)
Guidelines for the Implementation of Labour-Intensive Infrastructure Projects under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) issued by the Department of Public Works Guidelines on Complex Structures and Transactions, and Fronting (Previously Statement 002) issued by the Department of Trade and Industry
ISO 10845-1, Construction procurement - Part 1: Processes, methods and procedures
ISO 10845-2, Construction procurement - Part 2: Formatting and compilation of procurement documentation
ISO 10845-3, Construction procurement - Part 3: Standard conditions of tender
ISO 10845-4, Construction procurement - Part 4: Standard conditions for the calling for expressions of interest
JBCC Series 2000 Principal Building Agreement (Edition 5.0: July 2007) as published by the Joint Building Contracts Committee
JBCC Series 2000 Minor Works Agreement (Edition 4.0: August 2007) as published by the Joint Building Contracts Committee
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract as published by the Institution of Civil Engineers
NEC3 Engineering and Construction Short Contract as published by the Institution of Civil Engineers
NEC3 Professional Services Contract as published by the Institution of Civil Engineers
NEC3 Supply Contract as published by the Institution of Civil Engineers
NEC3 Supply Short Contract as published by the Institution of Civil Engineers
NEC3 Term Services Contract as published by the Institution of Civil Engineers
NEC3 Term Services Short Contract as published by the Institution of Civil Engineers
Practice Guide #2, Construction Procurement Strategy, Construction Industry Development Board / National Treasury Construction Procurement System 6 November 2012
SAICE General Conditions of Contract for Construction Works (2010) as published by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering
Specification for Social and Economic Deliverables in Construction Works, Construction Industry Development Board
Standard for an Infrastructure Delivery Management System, Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme, National Treasury and Construction Industry Development Board
Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement, Construction Industry Development Board
a) ISO 10845-1 subject to the provisions of this standard
b) ISO 10845-2
c) the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement; and
d) the CIDB Code of Conduct for all parties engaged in Construction Procurement.
NOTE 1 The policies, procedures and methods that are contained in this standard are aligned with legislative requirements including, but not limited to, those identified in Annexure A.
NOTE 2 Comprehensive guidance on the implementation of the requirements of ISO 10845 and the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement may be found in the annexes to ISO 10845 and the CIDB Construction Procurement Toolbox contained on the CIDB website www.cidb.org.za, respectively.
4.1.2 No departures shall be made from the provisions of this standard or any of the procedures contained in ISO 10845-1 without the approval of the relevant treasury.
4.1.3 Officials shall report irregular expenditure and fruitless and wasteful expenditure that they encounter to the designated person in a format specified by such person.
4.2 Conduct of those engaged in construction procurement processes or procedures
4.2.1 General requirements
126.96.36.199 All personnel and agents of the institution shall comply with the requirements of the CIDB Code of Conduct for all parties engaged in Construction Procurement. They shall:
a) behave equitably, honestly, and transparently
b) discharge duties and obligations timeously and with integrity
c) comply with all applicable legislation and associated regulations
d) satisfy all relevant requirements established in procurement documents
e) avoid conflicts of interest; and
f) not maliciously or recklessly injure or attempt to injure the reputation of another party. Construction Procurement System 7 November 2012
188.8.131.52 All personnel and agents of the institution shall:
a) not perform any duties to unlawfully gain any form of compensation, payment or
gratification from any person for themselves or a related or interrelated person as
defined in Companies Act of 2008 (Act No 71 of 2008).
b) perform their duties efficiently, effectively and with integrity and may not use their
position for private gain or to improperly benefit another person.
c) strive to be familiar with and abide by all statutory and other instructions applicable to
d) furnish information in the course of their duties that is complete, true and fair and not intended to mislead.
e) ensure that the institution’s resources are administered responsibly.
f) be fair and impartial in the performance of their functions.
g) at no time afford any undue preferential treatment to any group or individual or unfairly discriminate against any group or individual.
h) not abuse the power vested in them.
i) not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to external individuals or firms that might seek to influence them in the performance of their duties.
j) assist the institution in combating corruption and fraud within the construction procurement system.
k) not make false or misleading entries in reports or accounting systems; and
l) keep matters of a confidential nature in their possession confidential unless legislation, the performance of duty or the provision of the law require otherwise.
NOTE Section 2 of the Companies Act of 2008 (Act No 71 of 2008) defines related and
inter-related persons to include natural persons with whom they are married, live in a
similar relationship with or are closely related and juristic persons which they directly or
184.108.40.206 Officials of the institution shall comply with the relevant treasury SCM Instructions
relating to ethical standards.
NOTE No contract may be awarded to a contractor who has a principal (sole proprietor,
partner, member, or director), principal shareholder or stakeholder in the employ of the
Provincial Government unless that person provides proof that appropriate authority exists
for him or her to undertake remunerative work outside of his or her employment in the
220.127.116.11 Officials or agents of the institution shall not arrange with a
contractor to supply goods, services or works in one financial year and receive payment in
another financial year unless the contract period straddles such financial years.
4.2.2 Conflicts of interest
18.104.22.168 Officials and agents of the institution who are connected in any way to procurement
activities which are subject to this standard, shall:
a) disclose to a designated person if they or any person identified in
22.214.171.124a) has any interest in any contract that is to be awarded; and b) not participate in
any activities that might lead to the disclosure of institution’s proprietary
information. Construction Procurement System 8 November 2012
126.96.36.199 Officials and agents of the institution shall declare and address any perceived or known conflict of interest, indicating the nature of such conflict to whoever is responsible for overseeing the procurement process at the start of any deliberations relating to a procurement process or as soon as they become aware of such conflict, and abstain from any decisions where such conflict exists or recuse themselves from the procurement process, as appropriate.
188.8.131.52 The report of the Evaluation Panel shall record that the members of such Evaluation Panel have declared any conflict of interest that they may have and the nature of such conflict.
184.108.40.206 Agents who prepare a procurement document or part thereof may in exceptional
circumstances, where it is in the institution’s interest to do so, submit a tender for work
associated with such documents provided that:
a) the institution states in the tender data that such an agent is a potential tenderer;
b) all the information, which was made available to, and the advice provided by, that agent
which is relevant to the tender, will equally be made available to all potential tenderers upon request, if not already included in the scope of work; and
c) the designated person is satisfied that the procurement document is objective and unbiased having regard to the role and recommendations of that agent.
NOTE 1 A conflict of interest might exist even if there are no improper acts. This might
arise due to a conflict of roles which might provide an incentive for improper acts in some
circumstances. A conflict of interest can create an appearance of impropriety that might
undermine confidence in the ability of that person to act properly in his position.
NOTE 2 Conflicts of interest in respect of those engaged in the procurement process
include direct, indirect, or family interests in the tender or outcome of the procurement
process and any personal bias, inclination, obligation, allegiance, or loyalty which would in
any way affects any decisions taken.
NOTE 3 A direct interest in a tender includes being a shareholder, member or director or the spouse, sibling, parent, grandparent or brother or sister in law of a shareholder, member or director of the tenderer or the holding or subsidiary company of the tenderer. An indirect interest may include having a close personal relationship with a prospective tenderer.
4.2.3 Evaluation of submissions received from respondents and tenderers
220.127.116.11 The confidentiality of the outcome of the processes associated with the calling for
expressions of interest, quotations or tenders shall be preserved. Those engaged in the
evaluation process shall:
a) not have any conflict between their duties as an official or an
agent and their private interest.
b) may not be influenced by a gift or consideration
(including acceptance of hospitality) to show favour or disfavour to any person.
c) deal with respondents and tenderers in an equitable and even-handed manner at all
d) not use any confidential information obtained for personal gain and may not discuss
with, or disclose to outsiders, prices which have been quoted or charged to the
18.104.22.168 The evaluation process shall be free of conflicts of interest and any perception of
bias. Any connections between the officials and agents of the institution and a tenderer or
respondent shall be disclosed and recorded in the tender evaluation report.
22.214.171.124 The institution’s personnel and their agents shall immediately withdraw from
participating in any manner whatsoever in a procurement process in which they, or any
close family member, partner, or associate has any private or business interest.
Construction Procurement System 9 November 2012 4.2.4 Non-disclosure agreements
Confidentiality agreements in the form of non-disclosure agreements shall, where
appropriate, be entered into with agents and potential contractors to protect the
institution’s confidential information and interests.
NOTE Tenderers may have to sign non-disclosure agreements prior to collecting
procurement documents where confidential information needs to be disclosed to secure
4.2.5 Gratifications, hospitality, and gifts
126.96.36.199 Officials and agents of the institution shall not, directly, or indirectly, accept or
Agree or offer to accept any gratification from any other person including a commission,
Whether for the benefit of themselves or for the benefit of another person, as an
inducement to improperly influence in any way a procurement process, procedure, or
NOTE All decisions and business transactions should be made with uncompromised
integrity, honesty, and objectivity of judgement. Exchanging modest courtesies is a
common business practice meant to create goodwill and to establish trust in the business
relationship and not to improperly influence transaction outcomes.
188.8.131.52 Officials and agents of the institution shall not receive any of the following from any
tenderer, respondent or contractor or any potential contractor:
a) money, loans, equity, personal favours, benefits, or services
b) overseas trips
c)any gifts or hospitality irrespective of value from tenderers or respondents prior
to the conclusion of the processes associated with a call for an expression of
interest or a tender.
d) any seasonal, congratulatory, or promotional gifts having a value more than the value
e) stated in Annexure B.
184.108.40.206 Officials and agents of the institution shall not purchase any items at artificially low
prices from any tenderer, respondent or contractor or any potential contractor at artificially
low prices which are not available to the public.
220.127.116.11 Officials and agents of the institution may for the purpose of fostering inter-personal business relations accept the following:
a) meals and entertainment but excluding the cost of transport and accommodation.
b) advertising material of small intrinsic value such as pens, paperknives, diaries,
c) incidental business hospitality such as business lunches or dinners, which the official or
agent is prepared to reciprocate; and
d) complimentary tickets to sports meetings and other public events, but excluding the cost of transport and accommodation, provided that such tickets are not of a recurrent nature.
18.104.22.168 Under no circumstances shall gifts be accepted from prospective contractors during the evaluation of calls for expressions of interest, quotations or tenders that could be perceived as undue and improper influence of such processes.
22.214.171.124 Officials and agents of the institution shall report to the designated person any incidences of a respondent, tenderer or contractor who directly or indirectly offers a gratification to them or any other person to improperly influence in any way a procurement process, procedure or decision.
NOTE 1 Corrupt activity giving rise to offences in terms of the Prevention and Combating
of Corrupt Activities Act (Act No. 12 of 2004) include:
a) improperly influencing in any way, the promotion, execution, procurement or
retention of any contract; Construction Procurement System 10 November 2012
b) the fixing of the price, consideration or other moneys stipulated or otherwise
provided for in any contract
c) manipulating by any means the award of a tender
d) manipulating by any means the outcome of an auction; or
e) public officers having a private interest in a contract connected with the public body that employs them except where the interest is in a stock exchange listed company or their conditions of employment do not prohibit such involvement in a contract.
NOTE 2 Gratification is defined in the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (Act No. 12 of 2004) as an inducement to perform an improper act, which includes
a) money, whether in cash or otherwise
b) any donation, gift, loan, fee, reward, valuable security, property, or interest in property of any description, whether movable or immovable, or any other similar advantage
c) the avoidance of a loss, liability, penalty, forfeiture, punishment, or other disadvantage
d) any office, status, honour, employment, contract of employment or services, any agreement to give employment or render services in any capacity and residential or holiday accommodation,
e) any payment. release, discharge or liquidation of any loan, obligation, or other liability. whether in whole or in part
f) any forbearance to demand any money or money ‘s worth or valuable thing
g) any other service or favour or advantage of any description, including protection from any penalty or disability incurred or apprehended or from any action or proceedings of a disciplinary, civil or criminal nature, whether or not already instituted, and includes the exercise or the forbearance from the exercise of any right or any official power or duty;
h) any right or privilege
i) any real or pretended aid, vote, consent, influence, or abstention from voting; or
j) any valuable consideration or benefit of any kind, including any discount, commission, rebate, bonus, deduction, or percentage.
126.96.36.199 Officials and agents of the institution shall report to the designated person any alleged irregular conduct which they may become aware of, including any alleged fraud or corruption.
188.8.131.52 The designated person shall:
a) in the case of a CIDB registered contractor institute action against contractors with the Construction Industry Development Board where breaches of the CIDB Code of Conduct for the Parties engaged in Construction Procurement are detected.
b) In all other cases report alleged irregular conduct in terms of the relevant treasury SCM Instructions.
4.2.7 Placing of contractors under restrictions If any tenderer who has submitted a tender offer or a contractor which has concluded a contract has, as relevant:
a) withdrawn such tender or quotation after the advertised closing date and time for the receipt of submissions
b) after having been notified of the acceptance of his tender, failed, or refused to commence the contract
c) had their contract terminated for reasons within their control without reasonable cause
d) offered, promised, or given a bribe in relation to the obtaining or the execution of such contract
e) acted in a fraudulent, collusive, or anti-competitive or improper manner or in bad faith towards the institution; or
f) made any incorrect statement in any affidavit or declaration with regard to a preference claimed and is unable to prove to the satisfaction of the institution that the statement was made in good faith or reasonable steps were taken to confirm the correctness of the statements, Construction Procurement System 11 November 2012 a designated person shall prepare a report on the matter and formulate a recommendation for consideration by the accounting officer or accounting authority. The accounting officer or accounting authority may after notifying the contractor of such intention in writing, giving written reasons for such action, request the relevant treasury to suspend the contractor from a national or provincial supplier database.
4.3 Procurement activities, key actions, responsibilities, and gates
4.3.1 The activities, key actions and gates associated with the putting in place and finalisation of a contract above the threshold for the quotation procedure (see Annexure B) shall be in accordance with the provisions of Table 1 read together with Figure 1. Designated persons shall assume responsibilities for each identified activity or sub-activity, as relevant.
NOTE It will not be necessary to undertake all the activities contained in 3, 4 and 5 in all instance. The selected procurement procedure will require all or some of the activities.
NOTE 1 Shaded cells indicate the presence of a procurement gate
NOTE 2 Works involving construction, refurbishment, rehabilitation, extension, alteration, scheduled maintenance, demolitions or the design, supply and installation of plant are invariably initiated during stage 1 (Infrastructure planning) of the Infrastructure Delivery Management System while a construction procurement strategy is developed during stage 2 (Procurement planning) at a portfolio level (see the National Treasury Standard for an Infrastructure Delivery Management System). As a result, activities 1 and 2 only take place where ad hoc procurements take place (see Figure 1).
NOTE 1 Shaded cells indicate the presence of a procurement gate
NOTE 2 Expressions of interest are only called for where the qualified procedure or restricted competitive negotiations procedure is followed (see Table 6). Where calls for expressions are not made, sub-activities 3.6 to 3.10 do not apply.
4.3.2 The activities, key actions, responsibilities, and gates associated with the issuing of batch, task or package orders shall be in accordance with the provisions of Table 2 read together with Figures 1 and 2.
NOTE The process for putting in place a framework agreement is the same as that for any other contract. The principal difference between a framework and a non-framework contract is that the contract at the time of the award has no price attached to it as call offs will be made over a term in terms of the contract, and an assumption is made for preferencing purposes that the value of the contracts over the term will exceed or will not exceed the 80/20 threshold i.e. a 80/10 or a 90/10 price preference applies.
4.3.3 The activities, key actions, responsibilities, and gates associated with the contracts below the threshold for the quotation procedure are as follows (see Annexure B for the threshold associated with a quotation procedure):
a) a designated person prepares the procurement documents using the standard templates.
b) a Documentation Review Team reviews the procurement documents only where offers are evaluated in terms of financial offer, preference, and quality.
c) a designated person invites quotations; and
d) a designated person or where offers are evaluated in terms of financial offer, preference and quality, an Evaluation Panel, evaluates the offers received and makes a recommendation to the Delegated Authority to award the contract.
NOTE Shaded cells indicate the presence of a framework gate
4.4 Roles and responsibilities in relation to the procurement processes, activities, and controls
184.108.40.206 Where an institution acts as an implementer in terms of the National Treasury Standard for an Infrastructure Delivery Management System and is also not the client, the client may nominate a suitably qualified representative and an alternative suitably qualified representative to serve as a team, panel or committee member on the Documentation Review Team, the Evaluation Panel and the Construction Procurement Committee.
220.127.116.11 The designated person who appoints a Documentation Review Team and an Evaluation Panel shall establish whether the client wishes to participate in these teams and panels and record if the client declines such an invitation.
18.104.22.168 Representatives of a client serving as team, panel or committee members who have any misgivings with respect to any intended decision of the Documentation Review Team, the Evaluation Panel or the Construction Procurement Committee may report such misgivings to the head of their institution who will then engage with the head of the institution conducting such processes in order to seek consensus on the way forward. NOTE ISO/IEC Guide 2 defines consensus as the “general agreement characterised by the lack of sustained opposition to substantial issues …” The principle of consensus has its origins in the desire to achieve the general acceptance of the members of the committee. Consensus need not imply unanimity. Trivial or vexatious objections are unlikely to gain support and may be over-ruled. However, where a member consistently maintains a fundamental objection and supports it with sound arguments, these concerns need to be taken seriously.
4.4.2 Documentation Review Team
22.214.171.124 The designated person shall appoint a Documentation Review Team comprising the persons identified in Annexure B in respect of each procurement or task, batch, or package order.
126.96.36.199 The Documentation Review Team shall, as necessary, review the procurement documents with a view to confirming that:
a) the procurement documents have been formatted and compiled in accordance with the requirements of ISO 10845-2 and the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement and are aligned with the approved procurement strategy and the institution’s preferential procurement policy.
b) appropriate prompts for the judgement are included in procurement documents in accordance with the requirements of ISO 10845-1 whenever quality is evaluated and scored in the evaluation of calls for expressions of interest or tender offers.
c) the selected form of contract in the case of a tender that is solicited is in accordance with the requirements of 4.7 and the standard templates have been correctly applied.
d) the designated person’s approval has been obtained for additional clauses or variations to the standard clauses in the conditions of contract, conditions of tender or conditions for the calling for expressions of interest, as relevant, not provided for in the institution’s approved templates;
e) the selected submission data in the case of a call for an expression of interest or tender data and contract data options in the case of a tender are likely to yield best value outcomes.
f) the scope of work adequately establishes what is required and the constraints to the manner in which the contract work is to be provided.
g) g) the submission or returnable documents are necessary and will enable submissions to be evaluated fairly and efficiently; and
h) the risk allocations in the contract and pricing data are appropriate.
188.8.131.52 The Documentation Review Team, in the case of a task, batch or package order, shall confirm that:
a) the standard templates have been correctly applied.
b) approval from the designated person has been obtained for additional clauses or variations to the standard clauses in the conditions of contract not provided in the institution’s approved templates or the contract.
c) the scope of work adequately establishes what is required and the constraints to the manner in which the contract work is to be provided.
d) the provisions for competition amongst framework contractors, if relevant, and the selected options are likely to yield best value outcomes; and
e) the risk allocations are appropriate.
184.108.40.206 The Documentation Review Team shall identify sections, if any, which require amendments or improvements, and refer to the originators of the document or grant the necessary approval to proceed. The originators of the documents shall resubmit revised documents for the approval of the Documentation Review Team.
220.127.116.11 The Documentation Review Team shall after grant the necessary approvals prepare a brief report which
a) lists the names and qualifications of the team members.
b) confirms that the documents are in accordance with the requirements of this standard; and
c) captures any comments or opinions which the team may wish to express.
18.104.22.168 The Documentation Review Team shall forward a copy of their report and approval to proceed to the designated person for record keeping.
4.4.3 Evaluation panels
22.214.171.124 The designated person shall constitute an Evaluation Panel comprising the persons identified in Annexure B. Such panels shall:
a) evaluate submissions for calls for expressions of interest.
b) evaluate submissions received where the competitive selection or competitive negotiation procedure is applied and the value of the contract inclusive of VAT is above the threshold for quotations; and
c) evaluate quotations from contractors who compete for the award of a task, batch or package order.
NOTE 1 The following procedures require the Evaluation Panel to evaluate a submission and to make recommendations to a designated person (see 126.96.36.199) so that respondents or tenderers can be either eliminated from further consideration or admitted to the next phase of the selected procedure:
a) qualified procedures - tenders are invited following an expression of interest.
b) proposal procedure using a two-envelope system - the envelope containing the financial proposal is only opened after the evaluation of technical proposals.
c) proposal procedure using a two-stage system - tender are invited from one or more tenderers following the evaluation of first round proposals; Construction Procurement System 20 November 2012
d) restricted competitive negotiations procedure - tenders are invited following a call for expressions of interest and thereafter from those tenderers who remain in contention after each round of evaluation; and
e) open competitive negotiations procedure -: tenders are invited from those tenderers who remain in contention after each round of evaluation.
NOTE 2 Expressions of interest are made to invite respondents to:
a) apply for admission to an electronic database, or
b) register their interest in undertaking a specific contract or to participate in a project or programme and to submit their credentials so they can, in terms of the employer's procurement procedures, be invited to submit a tender offer should they qualify or be selected to do so.
188.8.131.52 Any person who is not an official of the institution shall confirm in writing that they will conduct themselves during the evaluation in accordance with the requirements of 4.2 and sign a confidentiality agreement before commencing with any evaluation of submissions.
184.108.40.206 All communications with respondents and tenderers during the procurement process to obtain information and clarifications shall be made in writing through the designated person. Records of all communications in this regard shall be made and retained by such persons for auditing purposes.
220.127.116.11 Quality shall be scored in terms of the prompts for judgement (see ISO 10845-1), either individually and averaged or collectively as appropriate.
18.104.22.168 The Evaluation Panel shall:
a) require each of its members to declare their interest or confirm that they have no interest, prior to commencing with the evaluation.
b) evaluate submissions following a call for expressions of interest or tender offers in accordance with the provisions of the procurement documents (see Annex C of ISO 10845-3 and Annex C of ISO 10845-4, as relevant)
c) confirm, where relevant, that respondents / tenderers are in possession of the required CIDB contractor grading designations by confirming their active status on the CIDB website and that they are in possession of the required contractor grading designation.
d) confirm that respondents / tenderers tax matters are in order.
e) confirm that tenderers or their principals are not prohibited from participation in the public procurement system by confirming that their names do not appear on National Treasury’s List of Restricted Suppliers or the Register of Tender Defaulters; and
f) confirm, where relevant, that tenderers are registered on a provincial supplier database.
NOTE 1 The Register of Tender Defaulters and the Database of Restricted Suppliers are public document and can be viewed on National Treasury’s website - www.treasury.gov.za/publications/other/Register%20for%20Tender%20Defaulters.pdf. - www.treasury.gov.za/publications/other/Database%20of%20Restricted%20Suppliers.pdf
NOTE 2 Certain provincial treasury instructions prohibit an award of a contract to a tenderer who is not registered on a provincial supplier database
22.214.171.124 Evaluation ratings and selections shall be made based on the material requested and included in the submission and not on speculation, suspicion, or personal knowledge of a panel member.
126.96.36.199 The Evaluation Panel shall record their scores for quality against each of the criteria during the process of evaluation, preferably with notes to substantiate the scores. Individuals shall record their Construction Procurement System 21 November 2012 own markings on a separate sheet. These documents shall be placed on file as an audit trail leading up to the decision and may form the basis of any debriefing that takes place.
188.8.131.52 The Evaluation Panel shall prepare evaluation reports in accordance with guidelines provided in Table 3 or Table 4 with modifications as necessary where a proposal or competitive negotiation procedure is followed, or an expression of interest leads to admission to a data base. The report of the Evaluation Panel which recommends the award of a contract shall contain in appendices the reports of an evaluation panel for any prior processes e.g. a call for an expression of interest, a round in a competitive negotiation procedure or a stage in a competitive selection procedure.
184.108.40.206 A Construction Procurement Committee shall be established to consider and approve the actions relating to procurement identified in Table 1 and to perform the duties of a designated person should such a committee be assigned responsibility to do so. Minutes of all the formal meetings of this committee shall be kept.
NOTE A Construction Procurement Committee is a governance committee. It is not always practical to have a dedicated Construction Procurement Committee to attend to construction procurement matters. Where the functions of a Construction Procurement Committee are not combined with those of a governance committee for general goods and services, consideration should be given to making the Construction Procurement Committee the designated person to undertake actions e.g. 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, and depending upon the frequency of meetings, 22.214.171.124.
126.96.36.199 The membership of the Construction Procurement Committee shall comprise the persons identified in Annexure B.
188.8.131.52 The Construction Procurement Committee shall meet whenever the chairperson of the Construction Procurement Committee deems necessary. A quorum for a meeting shall be fifty percent plus one of the members.
184.108.40.206 All Construction Procurement Committee decisions shall be made on the basis of consensus (see note below 220.127.116.11)
18.104.22.168 The Construction Procurement Committee shall approve or refer back the items submitted for approval to the originator in accordance with the provisions of Table 5 and, where required, convey Construction Procurement System 24 November 2012 their decisions to the Delegated Authority. A copy of the Construction Procurement Committee’s decisions shall promptly be forwarded to designated persons.
22.214.171.124 The Construction Procurement Committee shall review the reasons submitted for the use of the negotiated procedure in an emergency and either accept them or reject them and communicate their decision to the designated persons.
126.96.36.199 The chairperson of the Construction Procurement Committee may, where urgent decisions are motivated and required by a designated person which cannot be held over to the next meeting, circulate the papers to members and request that written votes be submitted by a deadline. A unanimous approval by a quorum of members made by the stipulated deadline shall be deemed to be a resolution of the Construction Procurement Committee. 188.8.131.52 Decisions taken in terms of the procedure provided for in
184.108.40.206 shall be ratified at the next meeting of the Construction Procurement Committee.
4.4.5 Disposal Committee
220.127.116.11 A Disposal Committee appointed by a designated person shall decide how best to undertake disposals.
18.104.22.168 Disposal may be proceeded with only after the feasibility and desirability of using one or more of the following alternative disposal strategies have been considered:
a) transfer to another organ of state, business unit or a charitable institution at market related value or free of charge;
b) recycling or re-use of component materials; or
c) dispose of by means of dumping at an authorised dump site, burning, demolition, etc.
22.214.171.124 The reasons for adopting a disposal strategy shall be recorded and forwarded to the designated person for acceptance and auditing purposes prior to proceeding with such disposal.
NOTE Disposals within the construction industry typically relate to demolition or dismantling of infrastructure and buildings or parts thereof and the disposal of unwanted, redundant or surplus materials, plant and equipment.
4.4.6 Delegated Authority
126.96.36.199 General The permitted actions which may be taken by a Delegated Authority are listed in Annexure B. NOTE A Construction Procurement Committee can be a Delegated Authority.
188.8.131.52 Delegated Authority to award a contract
184.108.40.206.1 The Delegated Authority shall as relevant consider the report(s) and recommendations of the Construction Committee, or in the case of the quotation procedure, the designated person or the Evaluation Panel, or the team appointed to negotiate a contract, and:
a) verify that the procurement process which is followed complies with the provisions of this standard;
b) confirm that the report is complete and addresses all considerations necessary to make a recommendation;
c) confirm the validity and reasonableness of reasons provided for the elimination of tenderers;
d) confirm that budgetary provisions are in place; and Construction Procurement System 25 November 2012
e) approve the award of the contract subject to contracts having a value in excess of a threshold stated in Annexure B with the concurrence of the relevant treasury and being issued with an audit certificate.
220.127.116.11.2 The Delegated Authority shall award the contract in accordance with the relevant requirements of 4.10 only if the value of the transaction is within his or her delegations.
18.104.22.168.3 The Delegated Authority shall within 5 working days of the end of each month, in the interests of good governance, report to the Construction Procurement Committee on the nature, and value of contracts and the procedure that was used.
22.214.171.124.4 The Delegated Authority may not award a contract following a negotiated procedure exceeding a threshold stated in Annexure B without prior consultation with the relevant treasury. The Delegated Authority shall notify the designated person immediately of all awards made in terms of the notified procedure. The designated person shall notify the relevant treasury and Auditor General of all appointments made in terms of the negotiation procedure where such value exceeds the threshold stated in Annexure B within 10 working days of such award.
126.96.36.199 Delegated Authority to award a package, batch or task order
188.8.131.52.1 The Delegated Authority shall confirm that the required goods, works or services are within the scope of work associated with the relevant framework contract.
184.108.40.206.2 The Delegated Authority shall confirm the validity of the reasons submitted by a designated person for not conducting a competition amongst framework contractors (see 4.7.2) and if found to be acceptable, sign the acceptance of the task, batch or package order, provided that in the case of a target contract, the total of prices contained in such order are certified as being fair and reasonable by a professional quantity surveyor registered in terms of the Quantity Surveying Profession Act, 2000 (Act 49 of 2000) or a professional engineer or professional engineering technologist registered in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, 2000 (Act 46 of 2000).
220.127.116.11.3 The Delegated Authority shall consider the report and recommendations of the Evaluation Panel. if any and confirm the reasonableness of such recommendations and either refer the report and recommendation back to the Evaluation Panel or sign the acceptance of the task, batch or package order to the contractor.
18.104.22.168.4 The Delegated Authority shall within five working days of the end of each month, in the interests of good governance, report to the Construction Procurement Committee on any approvals given for task, batch or package orders during that month and provide a brief motivation as to why the batch / package / task order was issued to a particular contractor, using the proforma provided in Figure
22.214.171.124 Procurement plans
126.96.36.199.1 A designated person shall on an annual basis prepare a procurement plan which
contains the following information in a tabular form for all proposed tenders or task, batch or package orders issued in terms of a framework agreement for the next financial year where the proposed procurement is estimated to equal or exceed a threshold stated in Annexure B.
a) a description of the goods, services or works
b) the estimated value of such goods, services or works including all applicable taxes
c) the envisaged date of advertisement
d) envisaged closing date for tenders
e) envisaged date of award; and
f) the responsible office / regional office.
188.8.131.52.2 The procurement plan shall be approved by a designated person and, if required in terms of legislation, forwarded by those responsible for preparing such plan to the relevant treasury before a date specified by such treasury.
184.108.40.206 Tenders or task, batch or package orders having a value more than a threshold
220.127.116.11.1 The designated person shall, if required in terms of legislation, submit to the SCM unit for onward transmission to the relevant treasury the following information in respect of a tender having an estimated tender value equal to or in excess of the threshold stated in Annexure B prior to the advertisement of such tenders:
a) proof that budgetary provision exists
b) any ancillary budget implications; and
c) any multi-year budgetary implications i.e. the expenditure per year where the expenditure straddles more than one year.
NOTE Ancillary budget implications include, for example, in the case of a school the remuneration of teachers, the transport of children and municipal taxes and services.
18.104.22.168.2 A designated person shall audit the procurement process of all contracts having a tender value equal to or in excess of the threshold stated in Annexure B for compliance with the following prior to the award of the contract and issue a certificate to the effect that:
a) the proposed contract is listed on the procurement plan submitted to relevant treasury
b) advertisements have been made in accordance with requirements and the relevant treasury has responded to the submission made
c) the procurement documents (tender documents and, where applicable, calls for expressions of interest) were reviewed by a Documentation Review Team and found to comply with requirements
d) the evaluation reports (for the soliciting of tender offers and, where applicable, calls for expressions of interest) was prepared by an Evaluation Panel in accordance with requirements and are comprehensive and complete; and Construction Procurement System 27 November 2012
e) the minutes of the Construction Procurement Committee regarding the recommendations for award reflect that consensus was reached in arriving at the recommendation.
22.214.171.124.3 A designated person shall audit the issuing of all task, batch or package orders issued in terms of a framework agreement having an estimated value equal to or in excess of the threshold stated in Annexure B for compliance with the following prior to it being issued and issue a certificate to the effect that:
a) the task, batch or package order is listed on the procurement plan submitted to the relevant treasury
b) the task, batch or package orders were reviewed by a Documentation Review Team and found to comply with requirements
c) the evaluation reports, where applicable, was prepared by an Evaluation Panel in accordance with requirements and are comprehensive and complete; and
d) the justification for issuing a task, batch or package order to a framework contractor is reasonable.
126.96.36.199.4 The designated person shall provide the delegated authority with a copy of the certificate and forward a copy to the SCM Unit for record keeping.
188.8.131.52 Increases in the total of prices
184.108.40.206.1 Prior written approval shall be obtained from the relevant treasury if required in terms of legisaltion to increase the total of prices exclusive of price adjustment for inflation for a contract or task, batch or package order from the total of prices upon award of the contract or issue of such order equals or exceeds the amounts stated in Annexure B.
220.127.116.11.2 A designated person shall prepare a motivation and submit such motivation to the relevant treasury.
4.5 Complaints and challenges
4.5.1 All complaints regarding the construction procurement system shall be addressed to the designated person.
4.5.2 The designated person shall investigate all complaints regarding the procurement system in accordance with the institution’s complaints procedures.
4.5.3 Tenderers may, where an institution has established a panel of tender dispute adjudicators in accordance with the provisions of
4.5.5, dispute the evaluation of their tender offers after the award of the contract, within 10 working days of receipt of an unsuccessful tenderer notification, by requesting in writing that the designated person appoint a tender dispute adjudicator from the panel of tender dispute adjudicators established by the institution to adjudicate on the matter, subject to:
a) the tender dispute adjudicator being appointed in terms of the agreement contained in Annexure C;
b) the tenderer agreeing to pay half the tender dispute adjudicator’s fee and lodging a deposit equal to half the estimated fee amount with the designated person;
c) the tenderer accepting the standard terms and conditions for tender dispute adjudication (see Annexure C); and
d) the tenderer disputing the evaluation waiving all rights to overturn the award of the tender to another party and to claim damages, and agreeing to limit any compensation to the greater of R 75 000 and 0,75 % of the price of the contract at the time of award or the estimated value of Construction Procurement System 28 November 2012 contract or task, batch or package orders which are likely to be awarded during the term of the contract, subject to a maximum amount of R5,0 million.
4.5.4 The tenderer disputing the evaluation shall be entitled to nominate a tender dispute adjudicator from the institution’s panel of tender dispute adjudicators, provided that such an adjudicator confirms that he has no conflict of interest in adjudicating the dispute.
4.5.5 The panel of tender dispute adjudicators shall comprise suitably qualified persons who have at least 10 years of experience in the evaluation of tenders within the construction industry and have a suitable built environment qualification.
NOTE The waiving of rights to overturn an award prevents this system from being used to inexpensively test whether or not there is a case for a court of law to overturn a decision or offer compensation. Aggrieved tenderers should make a choice at the outset to obtain relief through the courts or through a tender dispute adjudicator.
4.6 Secondary procurement policy
18.104.22.168 The institution shall utilise its procurement to promote Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment in accordance with the provisions of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, (Act 53 of 2003) and, where appropriate, to promote:
a) work and development opportunities for CIDB registered contractors in grades 1 to 7;
b) work opportunities for temporary workers in support of government’s Expanded Public Works Programme or poverty alleviation objectives,
d) the development of black owned consulting firms where skills shortages exist;
e) developing skills that result in nationally accredited outcomes; and
f) specific goals provided for in any Service Delivery Agreement entered into.. NOTE Section 2(1) The Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No 5 of 2000) requires an organ of state to determine its preferential procurement policy and to implement it in accordance with the framework provided in the Act. Section 10 of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003 (Act 53 of 2003) requires that account of any relevant code of good practice issued in terms of this Act be taken when developing and implementing a preferential procurement policy. These requirements are in accordance with these Acts and standardise the specific goals which can be pursued in terms of a preferential procurement policy.
22.214.171.124 Not less than 50% of the points allocated to preference in a points scoring system in the evaluation of tenders shall be allocated to broad-based black economic empowerment contributors.
126.96.36.199 An institution may put in place a targeted development programme to support potentially emerging contractors. The criteria for determining who is capable of being developed shall be as stated in the CIDB Specification for social and economic deliverables in construction works contracts. The measures for ensuring that financial, management or other support is provided to those contractors who qualify for development to enable them to successfully execute contracts shall be documented and made available to relevant treasury.
NOTE The Construction Industry Development Regulations issued in terms of the Construction Industry Development Board Act permits an employer to accept for evaluation tender offers or expressions of interest by a contractor who is registered with the CIDB as a potentially emerging enterprise at a contractor grading designation, one level higher than the contractor’s registered grading designation, within the framework of a targeted development programme (See Regulation 25(8)).
188.8.131.52 Minimum local content shall be included in contracts in accordance with the Preferential Procurement Regulations 2011 where required or deemed by the Construction Procurement Committee to be appropriate. Construction Procurement System 29 November 2012
184.108.40.206 Work opportunities shall be provided to temporary workers in accordance with the provisions of the Guidelines for the Implementation of Labour-Intensive Infrastructure Projects under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
220.127.116.11 Management contracts may be entered into in accordance with the provisions of 4.6.4 to employ members of the communities to undertake simple works which do not require high levels of skill or sophisticated materials and equipment to construct where it is desirable to do.
4.6.2 Permitted targeted procurement procedures the targeted procurement procedures that may be used to promote secondary policies shall include one or more of the following:
a) the granting of preferences, using standard Preferencing Schedules
b) accelerated rotations on electronic databases, where appropriate
c) the granting of up to 10% of the total number of evaluation points used to short listed tenderers following a call for expressions of interest using a standard Preferencing Schedule
d) financial incentives for the attainment of Key Performance Indicators in the performance of the contract; and
e) the creation of contractual obligations to engage target groups in the performance of the contract using either the procedures for subcontracting contained in Annex I of the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement or establishing obligations to attain contract participation goals in accordance with the relevant provisions of ISO 10845 or the equivalent South African national standards.
NOTE The CIDB Specification for Social and Economic Deliverables in Construction Works Contracts provides guidance on the application of a range of targeted procurement procedures in the performance of a contract.
4.6.3 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment
18.104.22.168 Preferences shall be offered for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment on all tenders and quotations that exceed a value stated in the Preferential Procurement Regulations using, as applicable:
a) the Construction Sector Code as published in Government Gazette No 32305 of 5 June 2009;
b) the generic Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice as published in Government Gazette No 29617 of 9 February 2007; or
c) any other Code of Good Practice published in terms of section 9 of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003 (Act No 53 of 2003).
22.214.171.124 Preferences may only be granted if sufficient evidence of qualification as a contributor is submitted in support of claims in the form required in the applicable standard Preferencing Schedules for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment.
126.96.36.199 Preferences awarded to joint ventures shall, as applicable, be based on:
a) the B-BBEE status of the joint venture as a group structure, established by a verification agency, in accordance with the Guidelines on Complex Structures & Transactions, and Fronting (Previously Statement 002) issued by the Department of Trade and Industry; or
b) the B-BBEE status based on a weighting of the shareholder agreement relevant to the specific joint venture in accordance with section 8 of the Construction Sector Code; or
c) the B-BBEE status of the joint venture partner with the lowest B-BBEE status. Construction Procurement System 30 November 2012
188.8.131.52 The B-BBEE status of a framework contractor shall be confirmed, and where necessary updated, whenever a task, batch or package order is issued.
4.6.4 Engaging members of the community in construction works
184.108.40.206 Management contractors may, as necessary, be contracted to provide materials and construction management support to members of the communities or micro enterprises within close proximity to works as an alternative to requiring a contractor to engage unemployed persons in terms of the Guidelines for the Implementation of Labour-Intensive Infrastructure Projects under the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
220.127.116.11 A management contractor may as an obligation of contract be required to employ members from the community and micro enterprises identified by project structures at open market or competitively tendered rates.
4.7 Usage of standard procurement procedures
18.104.22.168 Goods, services and works should generally be procured from the open market. Tenders may, however, be solicited from a confined market where it is established with reasonable certainty that:
a) only a sole contractor can provide the goods, services or works
b) only a limited number of contractors can provide goods, services or works which are not freely available in the market, or which are provided solely for the institution in accordance with unique requirements; or
c) there is a case for standardising goods or making use of manufacturer accredited service providers. in which case, tender offers will only be solicited only from the identified confined market, irrespective of the estimated value of the contract.
NOTE The confined market procedure can be used to procure components for the maintenance of items where a change in product or manufacturer requires modifications to plan and equipment e.g. a replacement pump requires costly changes to mountings, pipework or electrical connections, the replacement of circuit breakers requires costly changes to mounting frames, face panels, busbars, wiring etc or a a replacement model requires the holding of additional spares and / or maintenance personnel. Legislative, technological or safety requirements can also confine the market.
22.214.171.124 The standard procurement procedures identified in Table 6 shall be implemented under the stated conditions in that table in accordance with the provisions of ISO 10845-1.
126.96.36.199 Projects shall not be subdivided to reduce the estimated tender value to fall within a threshold applicable to a specific procurement procedure.
188.8.131.52 A designated person shall, except where a rapid response is required in the presence of, or the imminent risk of, an extreme or emergency situation arising from the conditions set out in Table 6 and which can be dealt with or the risks relating thereto arrested within 48 hour or such a procedure is included in the portfolio procurement strategy, fully motivate the reasons for pursuing the negotiation procedure or for approaching a confined market and submit an application to the designated person for prior approval.
184.108.40.206 The negotiation process or the soliciting of tender offers from a confined market in such circumstances may not commence until such time that the designated person’s approval is obtained.
220.127.116.11 Approval for the use of a confined market shall only be valid for a period not exceeding 18 months
18.104.22.168 Where a rapid response is required in the presence of, or the imminent risk of, an
extreme or emergency arising from the conditions set out in Table 6 and the negotiation procedure is used, a designated person may pursue a negotiated procedure without prior approval. Such persons shall, however, fully describe the circumstances surrounding the extreme or emergency situation that gave rise to the use of the negotiation procedure and submit together with this report an explanation for acceptance by the Construction Procurement Committee within 10 working days of the finalisation of the procurement transaction.
NOTE A rapid response required to address shortcomings in planning e.g. a failure to timeously initiate and conclude a procurement processes, is not sufficient on its own to warrant the use of the negotiated procedure.
22.214.171.124 The designated person shall, unless such a procedure is included in the portfolio construction procurement strategy or a construction procurement strategy associated with a Service Level Agreement developed in accordance with the provisions of Practice Guide #2, Construction Procurement Strategy, fully motivate the reasons for pursuing the proposal procedure using the two envelope system or the proposal procedure using the two-stage system to the relevant procurement tender committee for prior approval. The procurement processes associated with such procedures may not commence until such time that the designated person’s approval is obtained.
126.96.36.199 A designated person shall receive reports from the Evaluation Panel dealing with the evaluation of expressions of interest, the evaluation of technical proposals in the proposal procedure using a two-envelope system, the evaluation of the first round of proposals in a proposal procedure using a two stage system and the evaluation of a round of submissions in a competitive negotiation procedure. The designated person shall either refer the report back to the Evaluation Panel or authorise the procurement process to proceed to the next phase after:
a) verifying that the procurement process which was followed complies with the provisions of this standard;
b) confirming that the report is complete and addresses all considerations necessary to make a decision;
c) confirming the validity and reasonableness of reasons provided for the elimination of tenderers;
d) consider commercial risks and identify any risks that have been overlooked which warrant investigation prior to taking a final decision. Construction Procurement System 33 November 2012
188.8.131.52 A designated person shall appoint a team of not less than two suitably qualified persons to develop a contract document and to negotiate a contract with a contractor using the negotiation procedure. The team shall:
a) obtain the approval of a Documentation Review Team where the value of the contract is above the threshold for quotations;
b) verify that the contract prices are market related or provide value for money;
c) prepare a suitable report; d) submit the report to designated person who shall refer the report back to the team or forward it to the Delegated Authority.
184.108.40.206 A designated person shall appoint suitably qualified persons to participate in each round of a competitive negotiations process.
220.127.116.11 Where quality forms part of the tender evaluation criteria, the financial offer and preference shall be scored out of 100 points in accordance with the provisions of the Preferential Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No 5 of 2000). Points for quality shall be scored out of maximum of 100 points.The points for the preference points system shall be added to the points for quality in terms of the weightings stipulated in the procurement documents. Use shall be made of the formula in the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement for the scoring of the financial offer which does not lead to negative values in such evaluations. NOTE Section 2(1)f of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000, permits an award to be made on the grounds of other objective criteria. Where quality is not evaluated alongside financial offer and preference, the formula provided in the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement which leads to negative values is applied.
4.7.2 Framework agreements
18.104.22.168 Framework agreements may be entered into with contractors for a term not exceeding 4 years by:
a) inviting tender offers to enter a suitable contract for the term, using stringent eligibility and evaluation criteria to ensure that contracts are entered into with only those contractors who have the capability and capacity to provide the required services; and
b) entering a limited number of contracts based on the projected demand and geographic location for such services.
22.214.171.124 Framework agreements that are entered into shall not commit the institution to any quantum of work beyond the first task, batch or package order or bind the institution to make use of such agreements to meet its needs. The institution shall approach the market for goods, services and works whenever it considers that better value in terms of time, cost and quality may be obtained.
NOTE Framework agreements do not impose financial obligations for the term of the contract. For this reason, they can exceed the period of the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework.
126.96.36.199 Batch, task or package orders:
a) shall cover only goods, services and works work falling within the scope of work associated with the agreement which may not be amended for the duration of the contract
b) may not be issued after the expiry of the term of the framework agreement; and
c) may be completed even if completion is after the expiry of the term. Construction Procurement System 34 November 2012
188.8.131.52 The cumulative value of batch orders, task orders and package orders shall not exceed in any one year following the start of a contract a value stipulated in the contract by more than 15% unless prior approval has been obtained from the Delegated Authority.
184.108.40.206 The Documentation Review Team, Evaluation Panel and Construction Procurement Committee shall be informed of the likely annual value of work which may form part of the framework agreement prior to the commencement of any assigned activities.
220.127.116.11 Call-offs from framework agreements (issuing of task, batch or package orders) where a contract exists with more than one framework contractor covering the same scope of work may be made with or without requiring competition. Where competition is required amongst framework contractors, it shall be conducted in a non-discriminatory manner such that competition is not distorted.
18.104.22.168 Competition between framework contractors for call-offs shall take place where:
a) there is no justifiable reason for issuing a task, batch or package order to a particular framework contractor;
b) the terms in the framework agreement are insufficiently precise or complete to cover the particular requirement e.g. delivery time scales or time estimates to complete the task, batch or package order (productivity);
c) a better quality of service can be obtained through a competitive process
NOTE Justifiable reasons for issuing a task, batch or package order to a particular framework contractor include the framework contractor provided the most economically transaction when the financial parameters included in the contract are applied and has the capacity to deliver; the required goods, services or construction works cannot technically or economically be separated from another contract or task, batch, package order previously performed by a specific contractor; the service or construction works being instructed are largely identical to work previously executed by that contractor; the value of the task, batch or package order is less than the threshold for the quotation procedure (see Annexure B); the schedule for delivery necessitates that each of the framework contractors be issued with batch, task or package orders on a continuous basis; and capacity to execute the task, batch or package order.
22.214.171.124 The task, batch or package orders shall indicate who the contract manager is. The contract manager shall be fully empowered to act on behalf of the institution for the services covered by the task, batch or package order. The contract manager will accept, or not accept, the contractor’s assessment of the amount due in terms of the contract and enter the particulars relating to the task, batch or package order and amounts due, using suitable software developed to track all task, batch or package orders issued.
126.96.36.199 Another organ of state may request to make use of one or more of the institution’s framework contracts. Such a request shall be accompanied by an outline of:
a) the scope and anticipated quantum of work associated with the services and where such services are required;
b) whether or not the services of only one framework contractor will be required, and if so, the motivation for requiring the services of such contractor; and
c) the benefit to be derived from making use of the framework contract.
188.8.131.52 The designated person may approve a request from the accounting officer or accounting authority of an organ of state to make use of a framework contract entered into with the institution, conditionally or unconditionally, if:
a) the framework agreement was put in place following a competitive tender process; Construction Procurement System 35 November 2012
b) confirmation is obtained that the framework contract is suitable for the intended use and the required goods, services and works fall within the scope of such contract;
c) the framework contractor agrees in writing to accept a task, batch or package order from that organ of state;
d) the issuing of task, batch or package order by that organ of state will not compromise the performance of the contractor in executing work for the institution; and
e) the organ of state undertakes to pay the contractor in accordance with the provisions of the contract.
184.108.40.206 The approval granted in terms of
220.127.116.11 shall be conditional upon the organ of state notifying a designated person of the award and completion of task, batch or package orders together with the total of prices at the start and end of such orders.
18.104.22.168 The designated person shall provide any organ of state that is granted permission to make use of an institution’s framework contract with a copy of the contract and any templates for the issuing of quotations or task, batch or package order and any other relevant information pertaining to the use of the framework contract that may be required.
4.7.3 Lists of pre-approved contractors
22.214.171.124 Rotating electronic databases
126.96.36.199.1 A call for an expression of interest for admission to the database of contractors who have the required capacity and capability in specified fields of services and goods shall be made at least once a year in a suitable newspaper that enables a wide spectrum of suitably qualified and eligible tenderers to access the opportunities that are presented.
188.8.131.52.2 Only those respondents who:
a) are in possession of an original valid Tax Clearance Certificate issued by the South African Revenue Services or have made arrangements to meet outstanding tax obligations and are VAT registered;
b) can demonstrate their capability and capacity to provide the services or manufacture or supply the goods in the specified fields in terms of the criteria stated in the submission data;
c) have, if so required, submitted samples or delivered goods which have satisfactorily passed the institution’s tests;
d) are not subject to restrictions to do business with the public sector; and
e) complete the standard Preferencing Schedule for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment may be admitted to an electronic database for a period of three years, after which they may reapply for admission to the database.
184.108.40.206.3 The electronic database shall be in accordance with the provisions of ISO 10845-1. 220.127.116.11.4 New applicants for admission to the database shall be admitted to the database as soon as possible after their application has been evaluated and found to satisfy the required admission criteria.
18.104.22.168.5 The contractor’s information on the database including the level of B-BBEE contribution, shall be updated whenever a tender offer is evaluated. Construction Procurement System 36 November 2012 22.214.171.124 Approved list
126.96.36.199.1 A list of pre-approved contractors may be established for a period of 18 months, for the supply of goods or services, irrespective of their value, which are in constant demand, following the advertisement of a call for expressions of interest and where appropriate in a suitable national newspaper, subject to the approval of designated person.
188.8.131.52.2 Contractors may only be admitted to the approved list should they satisfy the requirements of 184.108.40.206.2.
220.127.116.11.3 All contractors who are capable of supplying the required goods or providing the required services on the approved list shall be invited to submit tender offers.
18.104.22.168 Removal of a contractor from a pre-approved list or supplier database
22.214.171.124.1 The name of a contractor may be removed from an approved list or supplier database at any time if the contractor:
a) is no longer in possession of a required registration or licence which is essential to the performance of a contract;
b) is under restrictions preventing participating in public sector procurement;
c) fails to discharge all contractual obligations timeously and in accordance with the provisions of the contract;
d) ceases to continue to carry on business under that name or form of company the contractor was registered under on the list;
e) repeatedly fails to submit tender offers; or
f) fails to enter into a contract or execute a task, batch or package order when requested to do so.
126.96.36.199.2 The contractor shall, prior to being removed from a pre-approved list or supplier database, be notified of the reason for the institution’s intention of removing his name from such list unless the contractor can provide sufficient reasons why the institution should not do so.
188.8.131.52.3 A contractor’s name may only be removed from the list with the approval of the Construction Procurement Committee. 4.7.4 Disposals Disposals shall be undertaken using one of the following disposal procedures in accordance with the provisions of ISO 10845:
a) the negotiated procedure,
b) the open procedure,
c) the qualified procedure, or
d) public auction.
4.7.5 Unsolicited proposals
184.108.40.206 Unsolicited proposals shall be handled in accordance with the provisions of ISO 10845-1. The official who receives an unsolicited proposals shall forward such proposal to the designated person who in turn shall forward such a proposal together with comments regarding the merits of the proposal or a motivation to implement such a proposal to the Construction Procurement Committee. Construction Procurement System 37 November 2012
220.127.116.11 The Construction Procurement Committee shall review the submission for unsolicited proposal and make a report on or a recommendation to the designated person regarding such proposal.
4.8 Procurement documents
18.104.22.168 Procurement documents shall be developed in accordance with the provisions of ISO 10845-2 and the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement.
22.214.171.124 The formation of a contract in the single volume approach (see ISO 10845-2) shall occur once the schedule of deviations has been completed to reflect each amendment to the tender documents:
a) made in terms of addenda issued prior to the close of tenders; and
b) permitted in terms of the conditions of tender and agreed to in the process of offer and acceptance; and the acceptance portion of the Form of Offer and Acceptance has been signed by the person authorised to do so.
126.96.36.199 The formation of the contract in the three-volume approach or where the tender documents are reconstituted as a contract document (see ISO 10845-2) shall take place after:
a) each and every amendment to the tender documents made in terms of addenda issued prior to the close of tenders and those permitted in terms of the conditions of tender and agreed to in the process of offer and acceptance have been incorporated into the final contract; and
b) a summary of the changes made in the final contract document is included in the schedule of deviations so as to allow the reader to understand the nature and extent of the changes; and
c) the acceptance portion of the Form of Offer and Acceptance has been signed by the person authorised to do so.
NOTE 1 It is not necessary to provide the detail of the changes in the schedule of deviations as these are incorporated in the final contract documents.
NOTE 2 In the event that extensive deviations are made, it is preferable to reconstitute the contract and to incorporate the changes in the final contract documents.
188.8.131.52 A tenderer’s covering letter shall not be included in the final contract document or referenced in the schedule of deviations.
184.108.40.206 A contract that has been entered into may be amended by the parties only with the approval of the designated person.
4.8.2 Standard forms of contract
220.127.116.11 The standard forms of contract shall be selected from and be suitable for use under the conditions described in Table 7. In the case of extremely low value contracts, the following contracts may be used under the stated conditions if deemed to be appropriate:
a) goods without any incidental work or services on or before a specified date are required - CIDB General Conditions of Purchase; and
b) low value services on or before a specified date are required - CIDB General Conditions of Service.
18.104.22.168 Professional service providers should as a general rule not be paid on the basis of
a percentage of the cost of the construction works.
NOTE It is better practice to require professional service providers to design works for a
stated budget and to fix the fees on this amount. Should the budget change, the fees can
then be adjusted in terms of the provisions of the contract.
22.214.171.124 Approval from the designated person shall be obtained for the inclusion of
additional clauses or variations to the standard clauses in the contract data other than the
standard clauses provided in the approved standardised documents.
4.8.3 Auction data Auction data shall be based on the auction data contained in ISO 10845-1. 4.8.4 Standardised documents All procurement documents including calls for expressions of interest shall be based on the standard institution approved templates which comply with the requirements of the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement.
4.8.5 Tender assessment schedules Tender assessment schedules shall be used to take account of the tendered financial parameters relating adjustments in prices for events for which the contractor is not at risk or defined cost in target cost contracts in the evaluation of tenders using standard templates.
126.96.36.199 Performance guarantees shall be provided by a recognised banking institution or a financial institution having a commercial position strong enough to carry the bond on all engineering and construction works contracts. Such guarantees shall be between 5 and 12,5 % of the contract or package order value, excluding VAT, and may be either a fixed or variable guarantee.
188.8.131.52 Guarantees, which guarantee performance with a stated financial benefit in the event of non-performance, should as a general rule is not required in service, professional service and supply contracts.
184.108.40.206 As a general rule, no advance payments shall be made to contractors. Where such payment is required, it shall be against the lodging of an advance payment guarantee of a recognised banking institution or a financial institution having a commercial position strong enough to carry the bond. Permission to provide an advance guarantee shall be obtained from the designated person prior to agreeing to such provisions in terms of a contract.
4.8.7 Retention Retention monies that are held shall not exceed 10,0% of any amount due to a contractor. The total amount of retention monies held shall not exceed 5% of the contract or package order price.
4.8.8 Delay damages Delay damages shall not exceed a genuine and reasonable pre-estimate of the damage or harm which the institution or its client might suffer as a result of the contractor’s failure to complete the works or services by the completion date or to deliver goods by the agreed date. Construction Procurement System 40 November 2012
NOTE 1 Delay damages are a form of liquidated damages. The estimate of the damage should be based on losses sustained as a result of delayed completion, including increased finance changes, additional supervision costs, etc. The amount of the liquidated damages should not be unrealistic, punitive, or excessive as this will expose the institution to the legal risk of non-enforcement of such damages
NOTE 2 The Penalties Act of 1962 (Act No 15 of 1962) provides for the enforceability of penalty stipulations, including stipulations based on pre-estimates of damage, and of forfeiture clauses. This Act empowers a court of law to reduce penalties where they are out of proportion to the prejudice suffered to make them equitable in the circumstances.
4.8.9 Price adjustment for inflation
220.127.116.11 Price adjustment for inflation shall as a rule be based on appropriate indices published by Statistics South Africa or the contract price adjustment provisions contained in the JBCC form of contract.
18.104.22.168 Major material components in an engineering and construction contract may be increased or decreased by the net amount of any documented variation incurred after the base date on the basis set out in the contract data provided by the contractor.
22.214.171.124 The base date for indices shall be the month during which the closing date for tenders falls.
126.96.36.199 Insurances for large, long term programmes of works involving the construction, rehabilitation, alteration, or extension of construction works shall preferably be principal or employer controlled.
NOTE Principal or employer-controlled insurances for programmes of projects enables risks to insured on a more, systematic, scientific and cost-effective basis than is the case where insurances are effected on a piecemeal basis by contractors executing projects within a programme. It also removes duplication of cover, minimises delays in receiving compensation for claims and facilitates better control over claims and more effective administration of policies.
188.8.131.52 The insurance cover in engineering and construction contracts for loss of or damage to property (except the works, Plant and Materials and Equipment) and liability for bodily injury to or death of a person (not an employee of the Contractor) caused by activity in connection with a contract shall in general not be less than the value stated in Annexure B, unless otherwise directed by the designated person. Lateral earth support insurance in addition to such insurance shall be take out on a case by case basis.
184.108.40.206 The insurance cover in professional services and service contracts for damage to property or death of or bodily injury to employees of the Contractor arising out of and in the course of their employment in connection with a contract shall not be less than the value stated in Annexure B for any one event unless otherwise directed by the designated person.
220.127.116.11 SASRIA Special Risk Insurance in respect of riot and associated risk of damage to the works, Plant and Materials shall be taken out on all engineering and construction works.
18.104.22.168 Professional service appointments shall as a general rule be subject to proof of current professional indemnity insurance being submitted by the contractor in an amount not less than the value stated in Annexure B in respect of each claim, without limit to the number of claims, unless otherwise directed by the designated person in relation to the nature of the service that they provide. .
22.214.171.124 The institution shall take out professional indemnity insurance cover where it is deemed necessary to have such insurance at a level higher than the levels of insurance commonly carried by contractors.
126.96.36.199 Where payment is to be made in multiple currencies, either the contractor or institution should be required to take out forward cover. Construction Procurement System 41 November 2012
4.8.11 Communications All procurement documents and communications shall be in English.
4.8.12 Intellectual property rights The institution shall as a general rule own the rights over the materials prepared by a contractor in relation to a contract. Approval of the designated person shall be obtained to allow the contractor to own such rights.
4.8.13 Disputes arising during the performance of a contract
188.8.131.52 Disputes arising during the performance of a contract may be referred to an adjudicator appointed in terms of the contract data associated with a contract only after consultation with and the permission of the designated person has been obtained, taking into account the time bar provided for in the contract.
184.108.40.206 Disputes raised by a contractor shall be referred to the institution’s designated person to obtain advice on how to respond within the time period provided for in the contract.
220.127.116.11 Disputes may finally be resolved by arbitration or a court of law on advice from the institution’s designated person.
4.8.14 Quality standards Those responsible for drafting or providing inputs to the scope of work of engineering and construction and service contracts shall:
a) consider the inclusion of requirements for:
1) a quality management system or a quality management plan; and
2) a completion strategy which breaks the works down into subsystems, establishes the interdependencies between the various subsystems and maps out what needs to be done, inspected and tested to achieve satisfactory completion of each subsystem and the works as a whole.
b) state the following, as necessary:
1) the nature of the tests and inspections that are to be conducted;
2) the timing of specified tests / inspections;
3) where the tests are to be performed;
4) who is responsible for performing the tests e.g. the contractor, an agent or an
5) who is responsible for providing materials, facilities and samples for tests /
6) the objectives of the tests / inspections, the testing procedures to be applied and the standards to be satisfied; and
c) express quality standards in such a manner that compliance is capable of being objectively assessed. Construction Procurement System 42 November 2012
4.8.15 Budgetary items
18.104.22.168 Budgetary items shall as far as possible be avoided. Assumptions should rather be stated in the pricing data and adjusted in terms of the contract should these assumptions be incorrect. Where unavoidable, estimates of the likely costs may be included in the contract to cover work or services to be performed by a subcontractor appointed in terms of the contract.
22.214.171.124 No provision for contingencies or price adjustment for inflation shall be made in the pricing data. The contract price shall be changed in accordance with the provisions of the contract where:
a) quantities are different to that scheduled
b) the scope of work is changed
b) events occur which are not the contractor’s risk; and
c) price inflation occurs.
NOTE Contingencies should not form part of a contract. They need to be budgeted for outside of the contract. It should furthermore be noted that price adjustment for inflation is excluded from increases in the total of prices which require approval from a designated person.
4.9 Calls for expressions of interest and invitations to submit tender offers
4.9.1 General Calls for expressions of interest and the invitation to submit tender offers shall be conducted strictly in accordance with the provisions of the CIDB Standard Conditions for the Calling for Expressions of Interest and the submission data associated with a particular call or the CIDB Standard Conditions of Tender and the tender data associated with a particular tender, as relevant.
126.96.36.199 Advertisements shall in English and as required by the institution, shall be published in the Government Tender Bulletin and / or in a suitable newspaper. Advertisements in the Government Tender Bulletin shall appear for a minimum period of 21 days before closure, except in urgent cases when tenders may be advertised for such shorter period as the delegated authority may determine.
188.8.131.52 All engineering and construction works contracts shall be advertised on the CIDB website and where deemed appropriate in suitable media.
184.108.40.206 Copies of all advertisements placed on the CIDB website and Government Tender Bulletin shall be placed on file for record purposes.
4.9.3 Issuing of procurement documents
220.127.116.11 Procurement documents should be issued free of charge to tenderers and respondents, preferably via the institution’s website.
18.104.22.168 Where tenderers are required to pay a non-refundable amount for procurement documents, all monies received for the sale of such documents shall be paid into the Provincial Revenue Fund in terms of the Public Finance Management Act 1, 1999 (Act No 1 of 1999).
22.214.171.124 A register shall be kept by either a designated person or the website from which procurement documents are downloaded which records the names and contact particulars (telephone, fax and email) of all those who obtained or were sent procurement documents. Construction Procurement System 43 November 2012
4.9.4 Clarification meetings and issuing of addenda
126.96.36.199 Compulsory clarification meetings shall as a rule be held in respect of all engineering and construction works contracts.
188.8.131.52 Attendance registers shall be taken at all clarification meetings. Such registers shall reflect the name of the respondent or tenderer, the name of the respondent’s or tenderer’s representative, and the contact particulars of such representative.
184.108.40.206 Clarification meetings should, as relevant, be structured such that they provide:
a) an opportunity to respondents and tenderers to become fully aware of and to understand what is required in the procurement processes and in the execution of the proposed contract;
b) an opportunity for respondents and tenderers to raise any specific queries they might have concerning incomplete information or ambiguities in the information;
c) an opportunity for respondents and tenderers to raise questions about potential qualifications or alternative tenders; and
d) an opportunity for the institution to issue any further information or addenda.
220.127.116.11 All requests for information provided in writing shall be consolidated and all answers provided to all respondents and tenderers via fax or email to ensure consistent and fair dealing. Where the question or request for clarification is considered to be of material significance, both the query and the response shall be communicated, in a suitably anonymous form. Where queries result in the issuing of an addendum that makes significant changes to the documentation e.g. the amending of clauses, the issuing of additional drawings and information not included in the documentation or amendments to the pricing data, an extension of the tender period should be considered.
18.104.22.168 All respondents and tenderers shall be dealt with equitably and fairly. Additional information shall be provided in writing simultaneously to all respondents and tenderers.
4.9.5 Receipt and safeguarding of submissions
22.214.171.124 A dedicated and clearly marked tender box shall be made available to receive all submissions made in terms of this document.
126.96.36.199 A designated person shall ensure that the procurement documents state the closing date and time for submissions and the physical location of the tender box.
188.8.131.52 A designated person shall ensure that all tenderers and respondents who obtained procurement documents are timeously advised of any change in the closing time and date in accordance with the requirements of the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement.
184.108.40.206 Any submission that is received by a means other than that required in terms of the procurement documents after the closing date and time for submissions shall be treated as a late submission and endorsed as such regardless of the date and time of posting, delivery to or by couriers, or transmission from the senders’ fax or email.
220.127.116.11 The tender box shall be fitted with 2 (two) locks and the keys kept separately by two designated persons. Such personnel shall be present when the box is opened on the stipulated closing date for submissions.
18.104.22.168 Faxed or emailed tender offers or submissions, where permitted in terms of the submission data or tender data in terms of a quotation procedure, shall be received by a person who has not been involved in the development of the procurement documents or will be involved in the evaluation of submissions. The recipient of such submissions shall, in respect of each submission received or which was in the process of being transmitted before the closing time for submissions: Construction Procurement System 44 November 2012
a) place each submission in a separate envelope;
b) seal the envelope;
c) write on the envelope the name of the tenderer or respondent, the closing date and time for submission, the reference number, the title of the tender of call for expressions of interest, the name and contact particulars of the recipient, and the time of receipt; and
d) place the envelope in the tender box as soon as possible.
22.214.171.124 An electronic tendering system may be used provided that an equal or superior level of system integrity is achieved to that provided in terms of a physical tender box or the procedure permitted for quotations in 126.96.36.199.
4.9.6 Opening of submissions
188.8.131.52 An Opening Panel shall comprise the persons identified in Annexure B appointed by a designated person who have declared their interest or confirmed that they have no interest in the tenders that are to be opened.
184.108.40.206 The Opening Panel shall open the tender box at the stipulated closing time and:
a) sort through the submissions and return those submissions to the box that are not yet due to be opened including those whose closing date has been extended;
b) return submissions unopened and suitably annotated that were:
1) received late, unless otherwise permitted in terms of the submission data;
2) submitted by a method other than the prescribed method;
3) withdrawn in accordance with the procedures provided for in the CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement; and.
4) where only one tender submission is received and it is decided not to open it and to call for fresh tender submissions;
c) record in the register submissions that were returned unopened;
d) open submissions if received in sealed envelopes and annotated with the required particulars and read out the name of and record in the register the name of the tenderer or respondent and, if relevant, the total of Prices excluding VAT where this is possible;
e) record in the register the name of any submissions that is returned with the reasons for doing so.
f) record the names of the tenderer’s representatives that attend the public opening;
g) sign the entries into the register; and
h) stamp each returnable document in each tender submission.
220.127.116.11 Each member of the Opening Panel shall initial the front cover of submission and all pages that are stamped in accordance with the requirements of 18.104.22.168h).
22.214.171.124 Respondents and tenderers whose submissions are to be returned shall be afforded the opportunity to collect their submissions.
126.96.36.199 The names of the respondents who made a submission in response to a call for an expression of interest shall be published on the institution’s website within ten working days of the closing date for submissions and shall remain on the website for at least thirty days. Construction Procurement System 45 November 2012
188.8.131.52 The names of all tenderers who submitted tender offers in terms of an open or proposal procedure where the value of such tenders exceeds R500 000 including VAT, shall be published on the institution’s website within ten working days of the closing date for submissions and shall remain on the website for at least thirty days. Where practical or relevant, the total price and preference claimed shall, except in the case of a competitive negotiation procedure, be published together with the names on the website.
4.9.7 Evaluation of submissions
184.108.40.206 Submissions made following the calling for an expression of interest and the invitation to tender shall be evaluated in accordance with the CIDB Standard Conditions for the Calling for Expressions of Interest and the CIDB Standard Conditions of Tender, respectively.
220.127.116.11 The CIDB register of contractors shall be applied in all construction works contracts.
18.104.22.168 All submissions and any information provided with a submission shall be kept confidential at all times and shall not be copied unless such copies are required for evaluation purposes. Copies shall be kept to the minimum required to effectively evaluate the submissions.
4.9.8 Notice to unsuccessful tenderers and respondents
22.214.171.124 After the award of a contract to a contractor, a written communication shall be made to all of the participants to the competition, thanking them for their interest and notifying them of the outcome. (See Annexure D).
126.96.36.199 Unsuccessful tenderers where the contract price excluding VAT shall, upon request, be promptly notified of the outcome of their submissions after the award of the contract.
188.8.131.52 Unsuccessful respondents to a call for an expression of interest shall be promptly notified that their submission is unsuccessful after the Construction Procurement Committee has approved the evaluation report.
184.108.40.206 The name of the successful tenderer shall be published on the institution’s website together with the total price, where possible, and the preference claimed.
4.9.9 Debriefing of respondents and tenderers
220.127.116.11 Respondents, following the evaluation of submissions in terms of a call for expressions of interest, or tenderers, and tenderers following the award of a contract, may be debriefed should they request a debriefing in writing. All debrief requests shall be recorded on the contract file.
18.104.22.168 A prompt response should be made to such requests including information on the timing, venue and if possible those who will be representing the institution.
22.214.171.124 In some circumstances debriefing may occur by telephone, videoconference, or in writing. In the other cases debriefing sessions will be held at the premises of the institution. Where a participant is based at a distant location and requests a face-to face debriefing, consideration should be given to meeting in a mutually convenient neutral venue.
126.96.36.199 Face-to-face meetings should strike a balance between informality and practicality as it is not a formal interview. At the beginning of the session the officials and agents of the institution should make it clear that:
a) no formal record will be kept of the meeting, but parties may take informal notes for their own records;
b) the process will not be used to change the selection decision or to reopen the award procedure; Construction Procurement System 46 November 2012
c) the participants are only present to discuss the details of their submission and not the performance of others; and
d) the submission was evaluated against evaluation criteria which included weighting and scoring agreed before the submissions were opened.
188.8.131.52 The participants should, as relevant, be provided with:
a) a tabulation which lists in respect of each of the quality criteria, the financial offer and the preference claimed, as relevant, the weighting, maximum score possible, the score obtained, the average score for all respondents or tenderers and the score of the successful tenderer (see Annexure D); and
b) the reason for the tenderer or respondent being overlooked in the evaluation process.
184.108.40.206 Where the discussion relates to the scoring of quality, the background to the evaluation criteria, the evaluation approach and in broad terms the methodology used should be explained. Brief comments on the evaluation of each of the criteria should be made. The main criteria can then be taken in turn with the marks attributable to each, explaining how their submission was scored, giving a balanced view of their strengths and weakness. The average score will assist the participant and give a better understanding on how they have performed in each of the criteria. The aim is to assist participants to understand their scores and the weightings and how they can improve in future competitions.
220.127.116.11 In the cases of successful participants who have requested debriefing, it will also be to explain their strengths and weaknesses and how they may improve in future competitions.
4.9.10 Written reasons for actions taken
18.104.22.168 Written reasons for actions taken shall be provided by a designated person.
22.214.171.124 The written reasons for actions taken shall be as brief as possible and shall as far as is possible be framed around the clauses in the:
a) the CIDB Standard Conditions for the Calling for Expressions of Interest giving rise to the reason why a respondent was not short listed, prequalified or admitted to a supplier database; or
b) the CIDB Standard Conditions of Tender as to why a tenderer was not considered for the award of a contract or not awarded a contract.
NOTE Tenderers and respondents have a constitutional right to request written reasons for any action taken during the processes associated with the calling for expressions of interest and the invitation of tenders. The Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act 3 of 2000) permits any person to institute proceedings in a court or a tribunal for the judicial review of such action taken.
126.96.36.199 Requests for written reasons for actions taken need to be brief and to the point and may not divulge information which is not in the public interest or any information which is considered to prejudice the legitimate commercial interests of others or might prejudice fair competition between tenderers.
4.9.11 Request for access to information
188.8.131.52 Should an application be received in terms of Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 (Act 2 of 2000), the “requestor” should be referred to the institution’s Information Manual which establishes the procedures to be followed and the criteria that have to be met for the “requester” to request access to records in the possession or under the control of the institution.
184.108.40.206 Access to technical and commercial information such as a comprehensive programme which links resources and prices to such programme should be refused as such information provides the order and timing of operations, provisions for time risk allowances and statements as to how the Construction Procurement System 47 November 2012 contractor plans to do the work which identifies principal equipment and other resources which he plans to use. Access to a bill of quantities and rates should be provided in terms of the Act.
NOTE 1 It is important to note that all requests received in terms of this Act must be dealt with immediately as there are deadlines within which to respond to the requestor.
NOTE 2 Section 36 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act states the following: (36) A public body must refuse a request for access to a record of the body if the record contains—
(a) trade secrets of a third party;
(b) financial, commercial, scientific or technical information, other than trade secrets, of a third party, the disclosure of which would be likely to cause harm to the commercial or financial interests of that third party; or
(c) information supplied in confidence by a third party the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected—
(i) to put that third party at a disadvantage in contractual or other negotiations; or
(ii) to prejudice that third party in commercial competition In the Supreme court of appeal (Transnet versus Interwaste) the court ruled that “. . . .once a requester has complied with the procedural requirements for access and overcome the refusal grounds in chapter 4, he or she must be given access”.
4.10 Award of contracts
220.127.116.11 The Delegated Authority shall not enter into a contract where the tenderer:
a) is not in possession of an original tax clearance certificate;
b) does not have the required CIDB contractor grading designation where the CIDB Register of Contractor applies;
c) is under restrictions to do business with the institution or the public sector; or
d) is not, where required in terms of provincial treasury institutions, registered on the provincial supplier database.
18.104.22.168 The Delegated Authority who may award the contract shall:
a) ensure that all approval processes have been followed, and
b) sign the Form of Offer and Acceptance.
22.214.171.124 The award of all engineering and construction works contracts and associated package orders where the total of prices exceeds the amount stated in the Construction Industry Development Regulations shall be notified on the CIDB website, based on the Contract Price contained in the Form of Offer and Acceptance i.e. the total of prices at the time of the award of the contract.
NOTE In the case of a framework contract, each package order above the threshold of
R 200 000 including VAT is notified on the website.
126.96.36.199 If a tenderer repudiates in any way the agreement entered into following the signing of the acceptance portion of the form of offer and acceptance, the Delegated Authority may either require the tender process to be restarted or enter into a contract with the next most competitive tenderer.
4.10.2 Registration on a supplier database
188.8.131.52 Where required by the institution or a provincial treasury, a successful tenderer shall be required to become registered on the supplier database at the time that an award is made by completing the relevant forms and submitting the relevant documentation.
184.108.40.206 The designated person shall ensure that these forms are fully completed as soon as possible and lodged with the service provider. Construction Procurement System 48 November 2012
4.11 Administration of contracts
220.127.116.11 Routine communication between the institution and a contractor shall be in accordance with requirements established in a contract or the scope of work of a contract.
18.104.22.168 The contract manager responsible for managing and administering the contract shall interact with the designated persons (see Activity 6 in Table 1) to obtain as necessary, approval to waive penalties, approval for events which increase the total of prices or the time for completion in terms of the contract and to terminate or cancel a contract and to communicate decisions to the relevant contractors within the contractual time limits.
22.214.171.124 Designated persons shall obtain in accordance with the requirements of the contract, all performance bonds, insurance certificates and the like, log and monitor the expiry date of each document and arrange for the originals to be suitably stored.
4.11.2 Records and reporting
126.96.36.199.1 All original documents generated during the life of the contract shall be retained in hard copy format on the contract file.
188.8.131.52.2 Filing, comprising electronic filing and hard copy filing, shall be in accordance with the institution’s document management procedures.
184.108.40.206 Performance evaluation reports
220.127.116.11.1 Performance evaluation reports, unless otherwise directed by a designated person shall be completed in respect of contracts having a value equal to or exceeding a threshold contained in Annexure B.
18.104.22.168.2 A designated person shall develop a performance report along the lines of the example provided in Annexure E. Only those areas within a contractor’s control may be evaluated.
22.214.171.124.3 A designated person shall issue a contractor within one month of the award of a contract with the performance criteria, weightings and scores which will form the basis of an assessment of performance.
126.96.36.199.4 A designated person responsible for a contract shall evaluate a contractor’s performance by completing the evaluation form. The score derived for the evaluation form shall be used to categorise performance as follows: poor < -0,5 adequate - 0,5 to 0,5 good > 0,5 to 1,5 excellent > 1,5 Reporting of performance against each contract shall be made using these performance descriptors.
188.8.131.52.5 In reviewing the contractor’s performance consideration shall be given as to whether or not satisfactory progress was affected by matters outside or within the contractor’s control. The assessment shall be made, after taking into account matters beyond the contractor’s control.
184.108.40.206.6 A performance report must be completed by the relevant designated person within 10 working days of the submission of Construction Procurement System 49 November 2012
a) the final invoice for services associated with a service or task order the invoice; or b) the invoice immediately following the completion of the works and the commencement of the defects liability period associated with a contract or package order.
220.127.116.11.7 The contractor shall be given a copy of the performance report and be given 10 working days to respond to its content, if necessary. The designated person who evaluated the contractor’s performance shall address any issues raised by the contractor and respond in writing within 10 working days of receipt of such response. The contractor may thereafter appeal the scoring to a designated person who shall delegate an independent official to review the score and correspondence and, if necessary communicate with the contractor and the person who undertook the evaluation, individually or separately. The score allocated by such an official shall be final and no further representations shall be entertained.
18.104.22.168.8 Performance reports shall be filed for record purposes and may be used to inform decisions made regarding task or package orders issued in terms of a framework contract.
4.11.3 Authorised increase in the final contract amount
22.214.171.124 A designated person shall prepare a motivation to authorise expenditure to exceed the total of prices excluding price adjustment for inflation by an amount in excess of that stated in Annexure B. Such a motivation shall clearly indicate the reasons for cost overruns and the risk mitigation measures that have been applied and a detailed estimate of the final projected cost.
126.96.36.199 The Delegated Authority who awarded the contract shall approve any increase in the contract amount more than that described in
188.8.131.52 subject to the provisions of
4.11.4 Invoicing Invoicing shall be in accordance with the requirements of the contract and the procedures established within the institution.
4.12 Occupational health and safety
4.12.1 The institution shall not appoint a contractor to provide engineering and construction works contracts or service contracts who cannot demonstrate an ability to manage the occupational health and safety risks in accordance with the provisions as relevant of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993).
4.12.2 The scope of work shall specify the overarching framework within which contractors are required to demonstrate compliance with certain requirements for occupational health and safety in the Act identified in
4.12.1, manage the risk of health and safety incidents and interact with any institution health and safety agent.
4.12.3 The scope of work of contractors who provide design services shall specify their health and safety responsibilities and inputs into the scope of work of engineering and construction works and services contracts associated with their designs.
4.13 Departures from procedures the relevant treasury shall approve all departures from the procedures contained in this standard. Construction Procurement System 50 November 2012 Annexure A: Overview of applicable legislation
A1 Constitutional imperatives for procurement
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996) requires that the public procurement system be fair, equitable, transparent, competitive, and cost effective. These requirements establish societal goals or outcomes for the construction procurement system.
A2 Applicable pieces of legislation
the primary pieces of legislation that govern the institution’s procurement system are outlined in Table A1. Other pieces of legislation that have an impact on procurement are outlined in Table A2.
A3 Construction Industry Development Board Act
A3.1 The Construction Industry Development Board Act, 2000 (Act 38 of 2000) defines the construction industry as the broad conglomeration of industries and sectors which add value in the creation and maintenance of fixed assets within the built environment. The Construction Industry Development Regulations issued in terms of this Act defines construction procurement as procurement in the construction industry, including the invitation, award and management of contracts. Accordingly, construction procurement involves not only engineering and construction works contracts, but also supplies contracts that involve the purchase of construction materials and equipment, services relating to any aspect of construction including professional services, disposals of surplus materials and equipment and demolitions. Construction Procurement System 52 November 2012
A3.2 The Act establishes a means by which the Board can promote and implement policies, programmes and projects aimed at procurement reform, standardisation and uniformity in procurement documentation, practices and procedures within the framework of the procurement policy of government through the:
a) establishment of a national register of contractors (and if required, consultants and suppliers);
b) establishment of a register of projects;
c) publication of a Code of Conduct for the Parties engaged in Construction Procurement;
d) issuing of a Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement; and
e) establishment and determination of best practice.
A3.3 The Construction Industry Development Regulations issued in terms of the Construction Industry Development Board Act of 2000 require that all organs of state including public entities:
1) only award construction works contracts to contractors who are appropriately registered with the CIDB;
2) all competitively tendered construction works contracts are advertised on the CIDB’s web based i-tender service which notifies registered contractors of tender opportunities via cell phones or emails and provides a searchable database of tender opportunities; and
3) record the award of contracts and any cancellation or termination of a contract in the register of projects on the CIDB website.
A3.4 The Board has issued the following prescripts in terms of the Construction Industry Development Board Act, 2000 (Act no. 38 of 2000): CIDB Code of Conduct for the Parties engaged in Construction Procurement; and CIDB Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement. Institutions needs to take account of these prescripts in the development of their supply chain management systems and procurement documentation.
NOTE 1 The Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement is published in terms of sections 4(c) and 5(4)(b) of the Construction Industry Development Board Act, 2000 (Act no. 38 of 2000) read with Regulation 24 of the Construction Industry Development Regulations, issued in terms of section 33 of this Act. Regulation 24(b) of the Construction Industry Regulations issued in terms of the Construction Industry Development Board Act of 2000 states that “Every client or employer (organ of state) who is soliciting tenders in the construction industry must do so in accordance with the Standard for Uniformity in Construction Procurement, published by the Board in the Gazette.”
NOTE 2 Section 5(4) of the Construction Industry Development Board Act of 2000 requires the Board to publish a code of conduct for all construction-related procurement and all participants involved in the procurement process. Section 29 enables the Board to enforce this code of conduct. Construction Procurement System 53 November 2012 Annexure B: Designated persons, delegated authorities, the composition of teams, panels and committees and thresholds associated with procurement procedures
B1 Designated persons
The persons designated to take specific actions in terms of this standard are identified in
Table B1. Table B1: Identification of designated persons to undertake specific actions
Table B2: Identification of designated persons in procurement activities associated with the formation and conclusion of contracts
B2 Delegated authority to award a contract
The Delegated Authority who is empowered to award a contract or issue a task, batch, package order is as stated in Tables B4 and B5.
NOTE Tables B4 and B5 need to be customised for use by an institution based on the principles embedded in the tabulations and this standard. Construction Procurement System 60 November 2012 Table
B4: Delegations for the award of contracts
B4 Thresholds relating to various procurement procedures
B4.1 The thresholds relating to various procurement procedures are as stated in Table B7
Table B7: Thresholds relating to various procedures
B4.2 The thresholds relating to compliance monitoring are as stated in Table B8.
B4.3 The thresholds relating to the negotiated procedure are as stated in Table B9.
B5 Insurance values
the insurance values stated in Table B10 apply.
B6 Threshold for gifts
The value of seasonal, congratulatory, or promotional gifts permitted in terms of 184.108.40.206 may not exceed [a value determined by the institution].
Table B8: Thresholds relating to various procedures
Annexure C: Adjudication procedures to challenge decisions made during the tender process
C1 General principles
C1.1 The tender dispute adjudicator shall decide if the complainant should have, in terms of the procurement documents issued in respect of the contract in question, been awarded the contract, in which case the complainant shall be awarded the greater of R 75 000 and 0,75 % of the price of the contract at the time of award or the estimated value of contract for task, batch or package orders which are likely to be awarded during the term of the contract, subject to a maximum amount of R7,5 million.
C1.2 The tender dispute adjudicator shall act impartially and in accordance with the rules of natural justice.
C1.3 The tender dispute adjudicator shall not be liable for anything done or omitted in the discharge or purported discharge of his functions as tender dispute adjudicator, unless the act or omission was in bad faith, and any official or agent of the tender dispute adjudicator is similarly protected from liability.
C2 Notice of tender dispute adjudication
C2.1 A complainant shall, within 10 days of receiving a notice advising that the tenderer was unsuccessful, give notice to a designated person of his intention to refer the dispute to adjudication by giving a written notice of tender dispute adjudication.
C2.2 The notice of adjudication shall include
a) the title of the contract, and the tender reference number,
b) the name of the proposed tender dispute adjudicator, and
c) a cash deposit equal to 50 % of the estimated tender dispute adjudicator’s fee.
C3 Administrative procedures
C.3.1 The designated person shall notify, in writing, the tender dispute adjudicator, the complainant and the head of the institution’s supply chain management unit, within five working days of receipt of the notice of adjudication, of the dispute.
C.3.2 The designated persons shall deliver to the tender dispute adjudicator the tender evaluation report together with a copy of the tender submissions of the complainant and the tenderer who was awarded the contract, within seven working days of being notified that adjudication will take place.
C.3.3 The tender dispute adjudicator shall notify the designated person if the copy of the tender submission is not received within the stated period. Should the tender dispute adjudicator not receive the copy of the tender submissions from the responsible official or agent within 20 working days, the adjudication shall be abandoned, and the complainant notified accordingly.
C4 Tender dispute adjudicator’s decision
C4.1 In deciding, the tender dispute adjudicator may take the initiative in ascertaining the facts and the correct procedure provided for in the employer’s procurement policy and standard procedures. The tender dispute adjudication shall be neither an expert determination nor arbitration, but the tender dispute adjudicator may rely on his own expert knowledge and experience.
C4.2 The tender dispute adjudicator shall have complete discretion as to how to conduct the adjudication and shall establish the procedure and timetable. He shall not be required to observe any rule of evidence, procedure or otherwise, of any court, except the rules of natural justice. Without prejudice to the generality of these powers, he may ask for further information and meet and question the Evaluation Panel and any other person involved in the evaluation of the tender. Construction Procurement System 64 November 2012
C4.3 The tender dispute adjudicator may obtain legal or technical advice having first notified the designated person of his intention.
C4.4 Wherever possible, the tender dispute adjudicator shall reach his decision without the process of a formal hearing.
C4.5 The tender dispute adjudicator shall reach his decision and notify both the designated person and the complainant within 21 days of the tender submissions having been handed to him for adjudication, unless the designated person agrees to extend this period.
C4.6 The tender dispute adjudicator's decision shall be binding on both the institution and the complainant.
C4.7 The institution shall pay the complainant the amount due in terms of this procedure without delay, should the tender dispute adjudicator find that the complainant should have been awarded the contract, but not before the complainant has paid the tender dispute adjudicator any outstanding fees not covered by the cash deposit. Construction Procurement System 65 November 2012
Annexure D: Communications with unsuccessful respondents or tenderers
D.1 Letters to unsuccessful respondents or tenderers
A written communication should convey the following to unsuccessful respondents following a call for an expression of interest: Tender number: Title: Your submission in response to the abovementioned call for an expression of interest refers. The institution wishes to advise you that we have received and evaluated your submission. This letter regrettably serves to advise you that you have not been successful on this occasion and you will not be admitted to the data base / invited to submit tender offers*. Your participation and interest in our business is highly appreciated. * Delete that which does not apply. A written communication should convey the following to unsuccessful tenderers following the evaluation of a round of competitive negotiations in a tender process: Project number: Title: Your tender submitted to perform the above contract refers. The institution wishes to advise you that we have received and evaluated your first* round tender submission. This letter regrettably serves to advise you that on this occasion you have not been selected to proceed to the next round. Your participation in the tender process and our business is highly appreciated. * Amend, as necessary. A written communication should convey the following to unsuccessful tenderers following the award of a contract: Project number: Title: Your tender submitted to perform the above contract refers. The institution wishes to advise you that we have received and evaluated your tender offer. This letter regrettably serves to advise you that on this occasion you have not been successful on this occasion. The contract has been awarded to ………….. Your participation in the tender process and our business is highly appreciated.
D.2 Debriefing score sheet
A summary scoring sheet modelled along the following lines should be issued to the participants of a debriefing meeting: