Information for vendors

The tender process

Procurement and Payment Services 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 is ruled by legislation requiring that a certain amount of spend is directed to BEE-accredited vendors.

Calls for tenders

Tenders are advertised in local print media and online except where tenders are below the value of R1 million. In this case prequalified 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 will be made based on a number of factors such as BEE status, solution offered, technical offering, price and the partnering profile of company.