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Information for vendors

The tender process

Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) manages the tendering process to make sure that it is fair, equitable, transparent and cost-effective.

The awarding of tenders must be in line with UCT's Affirmative Procurement Policy, which requires that a certain amount of UCT's spending is directed to BEE-accredited vendors.

Calls for tenders

Tenders are advertised in local print media except where tenders are below the value of R1 million. In this case pre-qualified vendors will be invited to submit tenders.

Note: you do not have to be registered as a UCT vendor in order to tender for advertised contracts.

Submitting a tender

The tender or RFP (Request For Proposal) document issued by UCT will contain the following:

  • tender specifications
  • date and time of site visits
  • evaluation criteria
  • closing date of tenders.

After the closing date tenderers are requested to present their tender to an evaluation committee. Based on the RFP/ tender submitted, as well as presentations, tenderers are shortlisted to do final presentations. A recommendation is made based on a number of factors such as:

  • BEE status
  • solution offered
  • technical offering
  • price
  • partnering profile of company.
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