Category Information

Tender Categories:

All bids are categorised according to the following services, supplies and disposal categories:

Services:

  • Building Services
  • Civil Services
  • Electrical Services
  • Functional Services (Including Cleaning and Security Services)
  • Professional Services
  • General Services

Supplies:

  • Clothing/Textiles/Footwear
  • Computer Equipment
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Medical
  • Perishable Provisions
  • Stationery / Printing
  • General

Disposals:

  • General disposal

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Tender Types:

RFx is a term used to refer to a family of ‘Request For…’ documents used to solicit responses of various types from suppliers. The three documents used in this family include Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Quote. (RFQ)

Request for Information (RFI)
An RFI is generally used when the solution to a business problem is not immediately evident or clearly defined. The RFI is used to gather information, NOT to make a selection or an award. The SCM Unit works with the Customer to:

  • clearly describe the problem
  • solicit external expertise regarding how to solve the problem,
  • study proposed solutions.

Request for Proposal (RFP)
An RFP is used when the Customer understands the business problem and what’s needed to solve it, including specifications and procedures. Price is usually not the determining factor in the evaluation of an RFP. Factors such as quality, service, and reputation are also taken into consideration.

Request for Quote (RFQ)
An RFQ is generally used to obtain pricing, delivery information, terms and conditions from suppliers. In this case, requestors have a clear understanding of what they need, including requirements and specifications. To procure the exact product or service you need, the Customer provides the SCM Unit with as much information as possible, including complete specifications, quantities, and delivery schedule.

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Government Clusters:

The main functions of clusters are to ensure alignment of government-wide priorities, facilitate and monitor the implementation of priority programmes, and provide a consultative platform on cross-cutting priorities and matters being taken to Cabinet.

The clusters function at different levels, namely ministerial, directors-general and communication clusters. There are seven clusters namely:

Infrastructure Development Cluster
The departments in this cluster are:

  • Transport
  • Public Enterprises
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Finance
  • Human Settlements
  • Public Works
  • Telecommunications and Postal Services (previously Communications)
  • The Presidency: National Planning Commission
  • Water and Sanitation.

Economic Sectors and Employment Cluster
The departments in this cluster are:

  • Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Science and Technology
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Economic Development
  • Finance
  • Higher Education and Training
  • Labour
  • Mineral Resources
  • Public Enterprises
  • Telecommunications and Postal Services (previously Communications)
  • Tourism
  • Trade and Industry.

Governance and Administration Cluster
The departments in this cluster are:

  • Home Affairs
  • Public Service and Administration
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Justice and Constitutional Development
  • Finance
  • The Presidency: Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration.

Human Development Cluster
The departments in this cluster are:

  • Basic Education
  • Health
  • Arts and Culture
  • Higher Education and Training
  • Labour
  • Science and Technology
  • Sport and Recreation

Social Protection and Community Development Cluster
The departments in this cluster are:

  • Social Development
  • Public Works
  • Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Human Settlements
  • Labour
  • Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Transport
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Women

International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster
The departments in this cluster are:

  • Defence and Military Veterans 
  • International Relations and Cooperation
  • Environmental Affairs
  • Finance
  • Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Trade and Industry
  • Tourism
  • Water and Sanitation

Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster
The departments in this cluster are: 

  • Justice and Constitutional Development
  • Police • Correctional Services
  • Defence and Military Veterans
  • Home Affairs
  • State Security