Quote of the week

[Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro] possesses, however, few of his predecessor’s resources, lacking not just oil revenue but Chávez’s surplus of charisma, humour and political skill. Maduro, unable to end the crisis, has increasingly sided with the privileged classes against the masses; his security forces are regularly dispatched into barrios to repress militants under the guise of fighting crime. Having lost its majority in Congress, the government, fearing it can’t win at the polls the way Chávez did, cancelled gubernatorial elections that had been set for December last year (though they now appear to be on again). Maduro has convened an assembly to write a new constitution, supposedly with the objective of institutionalising the power of social movements, though it is unlikely to lessen the country’s polarisation.

Greg Grandin
London Review of Books
14 April 2013

Review of Con Court and SCA back on table

This is the newly re-issued bid document for a review of the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal. The previous bid process was aborted last year “for technical” reasons.

REQUEST FOR BID

RFB 2013 03

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT WISHES TO INVITE ALL INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT BIDS FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE DECISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT AND THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS

ISSUE DATE:

12 April 2013

CLOSING DATE AND TIME:

30 April 2013 at 11H00

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INVITATION TO BID (SBD 1)………………………………………………………………………………………….3

2 TAX CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS (SBD 2)………………………………………………………………….5

3 PRICING SCHEDULE – PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (SBD 3.3)……………………………………….6

4 DECLARATION OF INTEREST (SBD 4)…………………………………………………………………………..8

5 NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME (SBD 5)….….……………………….11

6 PREFERENCE POINTS CLAIM FORM (SBD 6.1)……………………………………………………………13 – 17

7 DECLARATION OF BIDDER’S PAST SCM PRACTICES (SBD8)………………………………………18 – 19

8 CERTIFICATE OF INDEPENDENT BID DETERMINATION (SBD 9)………………………………….20- 22

9 GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT……………………………….…………………….………23 – 34

10 SPECIAL CONDITION OF THE CONTRACT …………………………………………….………….35

11 ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS ……………………………..……..……..36

12 THE MARKING OF BID DOCUMENT.……………………………………………………………..……..37

13 TERMS OF REFERENCE AND EVALUATION CRITERIA ( )…………………………………….. 38- 44

SBD 1

INVITATION TO BID

YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO BID FOR REQUIREMENTS OF THE DOJ & CD

BID NUMBER: RFB 2013 03 CLOSING DATE: 30 April 2013 CLOSING TIME: 11:00

DESCRIPTION: APPOINTMENT OF SERVICE PROVIDER TO ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE DECISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT AND THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL FOR A PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS

The successful bidder will be required to fill in and sign a written Contract Form (SBD 7).

BID DOCUMENTS MAY BE POSTED TO: Private Bag x81, Pretoria, 0001

OR

DEPOSITED IN THE BID BOX SITUATED AT (STREET ADDRESS)

329 Pretorius Street,Pretoria,0001 at the Reception, East Tower

Bidders should ensure that bids are delivered timeously to the correct address. If the bid is late, it will not be accepted for consideration.

The bid box is generally open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ALL BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THE OFFICIAL FORMS – (NOT TO BE RE-TYPED)

THIS BID IS SUBJECT TO THE PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT POLICY FRAMEWORK ACT AND THE PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS, 2011, THE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT (GCC) AND, IF APPLICABLE, ANY OTHER SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS MUST BE FURNISHED

(FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN YOUR BID BEING DISQUALIFIED)

NAME OF BIDDER………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

POSTAL ADDRESS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

STREET ADDRESS…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

TELEPHONE NUMBER CODE……………NUMBER………………………………………………………………………………..

CELLPHONE NUMBER…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

FACSIMILE NUMBER CODE ………… . NUMBER…………………………………………………………………………………

E-MAIL ADDRESS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

HAS AN ORIGINAL AND VALID TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE BEEN SUBMITTED? (SBD 2) YES or NO

HAS A B-BBEE STATUS LEVEL VERIFICATION CERTIFICATE BEEN SUBMITTED? (SBD 6.1) YES or NO

IF YES, WHO WAS THE CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY?

AN ACCOUNTING OFICER AS CONTEMPLATED IN THE CLOSE CORPORATION ACT (CCA)…….…………….……………………………………

A VERIFICATION AGENCY ACCREDITED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN ACCREDITATION SYSTEM (SANAS);OR………………………………….…

A REGISTERED AUDITOR …………………………………………..

[TICK APPLICABLE BOX]

(A B-BBEE STATUS LEVEL VERIFICATION CERTIFICATE MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR

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PREFERENCE POINTS FOR B-BBEE

ARE YOU THE ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVE

IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE GOODS / SERVICES / WORKS OFFERED? YES or NO

[IF YES ENCLOSE PROOF]

SIGNATURE OF BIDDER ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

DATE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

CAPACITY UNDER WHICH THIS BID IS SIGNED ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

TOTAL BID PRICE…………………………………… TOTAL NUMBER OF ITEMS OFFERED…………………………………

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ANY ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE BIDDING PROCEDURE MAY BE DIRECTED TO:

Department: Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

Contact Person: Ms T Ngcobo

Tel: 012 315 1905

E-mail address: THNgobo@justice.gov.za

ANY ENQUIRIES REGARDING TECHNICAL INFORMATION MAY BE DIRECTED TO:

Contact Person: Mr JB Skosana

Tel: (012) 315 1434

E-mail address: jbskosana@hjustice.gov.za

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SBD 2

TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

It is a condition of bid that the taxes of the successful bidder must be in order, or that satisfactory arrangements have been made with South African Revenue Service (SARS) to meet the bidder’s tax obligations.

1 In order to meet this requirement bidders are required to complete in full the attached form TCC 001 “Application for a Tax Clearance Certificate” and submit it to any SARS branch office nationally. The Tax Clearance Certificate Requirements are also applicable to foreign bidders / individuals who wish to submit bids.

2 SARS will then furnish the bidder with a Tax Clearance Certificate that will be valid for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of approval.

3 The original Tax Clearance Certificate must be submitted together with the bid. Failure to submit the original and valid Tax Clearance Certificate will result in the invalidation of the bid. Certified copies of the Tax Clearance Certificate will not be acceptable.

4 In bids where Consortia / Joint Ventures / Sub-contractors are involved, each party must submit a separate Tax Clearance Certificate.

5 Copies of the TCC 001 “Application for a Tax Clearance Certificate” form are available from any SARS branch office nationally or on the website www.sars.gov.za.

6 Applications for the Tax Clearance Certificates may also be made via eFiling. In order to use this provision, taxpayers will need to register with SARS as eFilers through the website www.sars.gov.za.

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SBD 3.3

PRICING SCHEDULE

(Professional Services)

NAME OF BIDDER: ………………………………………………………………………………………………BID NO.: RFB 2013 03

CLOSING TIME 11:00 CLOSING DATE 30 April 2013

OFFER TO BE VALID FOR 90 DAYS FROM THE CLOSING DATE OF BID.

ITEM DESCRIPTION BID PRICE IN RSA CURRENCY

NO **(ALL APPLICABLE TAXES INCLUDED)

1. The accompanying information must be used for the formulation

of proposals.

2. Bidders are required to indicate a ceiling price based on the total

estimated time for completion of all phases and including all

expenses inclusive of all applicable taxes for the project. R………..……………………………………………………

3. PERSONS WHO WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT AND

RATES APPLICABLE (CERTIFIED INVOICES MUST BE

RENDERED IN TERMS HEREOF)

4. PERSON AND POSITION HOURLY RATE DAILY RATE

————————————————————————————– R—————————— ———————————

————————————————————————————– R—————————— ———————————

————————————————————————————– R—————————— ———————————

————————————————————————————– R—————————— ———————————

————————————————————————————– R—————————— ———————————

5. PHASES ACCORDING TO WHICH THE PROJECT WILL BE

COMPLETED, COST PER PHASE AND MAN-DAYS TO BE

SPENT

——————————————————————————- R—————————— ————————– days

——————————————————————————- R—————————— ————————– days

——————————————————————————- R—————————— ————————– days

——————————————————————————- R—————————— ————————– days

5.1 Travel expenses (specify, for example rate/km and total km, class

of airtravel, etc). Only actual costs are recoverable. Proof of the

expenses incurred must accompany certified invoices.

DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE TO BE INCURRED RATE QUANTITY AMOUNT

——————————————————————————– ………………. …………….. R………………..

——————————————————————————– ………………. …………….. R………………..

——————————————————————————– ………………. …………….. R………………..

——————————————————————————– ………………. …………….. R………………..

TOTAL: R………………………………………………….

** ”all applicable taxes” includes value- added tax, pay as you earn, income tax, unemployment insurance fund contributions and skills development levies.

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5.2 Other expenses, for example accommodation (specify, eg. Three

star hotel, bed and breakfast, telephone cost, reproduction cost,

etc.). On basis of these particulars, certified invoices will be checked

for correctness. Proof of the expenses must accompany invoices.

DESCRIPTION OF EXPENSE TO BE INCURRED RATE QUANTITY AMOUNT

———————————————————————————- ………………. …………….. R………………..

———————————————————————————- ………………. …………….. R………………..

———————————————————————————- ………………. …………….. R………………..

———————————————————————————- ………………. …………….. R………………..

TOTAL: R………………………………………………….

6. Period required for commencement with project after

acceptance of bid ……………………………………………………………….

7. Estimated man-days for completion of project ……………………………………………………………….

8. Are the rates quoted firm for the full period of contract? *YES/NO

9. If not firm for the full period, provide details of the basis on which

adjustments will be applied for, for example consumer price index. ……………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………….

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SBD 4

DECLARATION OF INTEREST

1. Any legal person, including persons employed by the state¹, or persons having a kinship with persons employed by the state, including a blood relationship, may make an offer or offers in terms of this invitation to bid (includes an advertised competitive bid, a limited bid, a proposal or written price quotation). In view of possible allegations of favouritism, should the resulting bid, or part thereof, be awarded to persons employed by the state, or to persons connected with or related to them, it is required that the bidder or his/her authorised representative declare his/her position in relation to the evaluating/adjudicating authority where-

– the bidder is employed by the state; and/or

– the legal person on whose behalf the bidding document is signed, has a relationship with persons/a person who are/is involved in the evaluation and or adjudication of the bid(s), or where it is known that such a relationship exists between the person or persons for or on whose behalf the declarant acts and persons who are involved with the evaluation and or adjudication of the bid.

2. In order to give effect to the above, the following questionnaire must be completed and submitted with the bid.

2.1 Full Name of bidder or his or her representative: ………………………………………………………….

2.2 Identity Number:……………………………………………………………………………………………

2.3 Position occupied in the Company (director, trustee, shareholder², member): ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

2.4 Registration number of company, enterprise, close corporation, partnership agreement or trust: ………………………………………………………………………..………….…………………………

2.5 Tax Reference Number:……………………………………………………………………………………

2.6 VAT Registration Number: ………………………………………………………………………………….

2.6.1 The names of all directors / trustees / shareholders / members, their individual identity numbers, tax reference numbers and, if applicable, employee / PERSAL numbers must be indicated in paragraph 3 below.

¹“State” means –

(a) any national or provincial department, national or provincial public entity or constitutional institution within the meaning of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999);

(b) any municipality or municipal entity;

(c) provincial legislature;

(d) national Assembly or the national Council of provinces; or

(e) Parliament.

²”Shareholder” means a person who owns shares in the company and is actively involved in the management of the enterprise or business and exercises control over the enterprise.

2.7 Are you or any person connected with the bidder YES / NO

presently employed by the state?

2.7.1 If so, furnish the following particulars:

Name of person / director / trustee / shareholder/ member: ……….………………………………

Name of state institution at which you or the person

connected to the bidder is employed : ………………………………………

Position occupied in the state institution: ………………………………………

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Any other particulars:

………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………

2.7.2 If you are presently employed by the state, did you obtain YES / NO

the appropriate authority to undertake remunerative

work outside employment in the public sector?

2.7.2.1 If yes, did you attach proof of such authority to the bid YES / NO

document?

(Note: Failure to submit proof of such authority, where

applicable, may result in the disqualification of the bid.

2.7.2.2 If no, furnish reasons for non-submission of such proof:

…………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………….

2.8 Did you or your spouse, or any of the company’s directors / YES / NO

trustees / shareholders / members or their spouses conduct

business with the state in the previous twelve months?

2.8.1 If so, furnish particulars:

…………………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………

2.9 Do you, or any person connected with the bidder, have YES / NO

any relationship (family, friend, other) with a person

employed by the state and who may be involved with

the evaluation and or adjudication of this bid?

2.9.1 If so, furnish particulars.

………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………..….

………………………………………………………………

2.10 Are you, or any person connected with the bidder, YES/NO

aware of any relationship (family, friend, other) between

any other bidder and any person employed by the state

who may be involved with the evaluation and or adjudication

of this bid?

2.10.1If so, furnish particulars.

………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………

2.11Do you or any of the directors / trustees / shareholders / members YES/NO

of the company have any interest in any other related companies

whether or not they are bidding for this contract?

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2.11.1 If so, furnish particulars:

…………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………….

3 Full details of directors / trustees / members / shareholders.

Full Name

Identity Number

Personal Income Tax Reference Number

State Employee Number / Persal Number

4 DECLARATION

I, THE UNDERSIGNED (NAME)………………………………………………………………………

CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION FURNISHED IN PARAGRAPHS 2 and 3 ABOVE IS CORRECT. I ACCEPT THAT THE STATE MAY REJECT THE BID OR ACT AGAINST ME SHOULD THIS DECLARATION PROVE TO BE FALSE.

………………………………….. ..……………………………………………

Signature Date

…………………………………. ………………………………………………

Position Name of bidder

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SBD 5

This document must be signed and submitted together with your bid

THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME.

INTRODUCTION.

The National Industrial Participation (NIP) Programme, which is applicable to all government procurement contracts that have an imported content, became effective on the 1 September 1996. The NIP policy and guidelines were fully endorsed by Cabinet on 30 April 1997. In terms of the Cabinet decision, all state and parastatal purchases / lease contracts (for goods, works and services) entered into after this date, are subject to the NIP requirements. NIP is obligatory and therefore must be complied with. The Industrial Participation Secretariat (IPS) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is charged with the responsibility of administering the programme.

1. PILLARS OF THE PROGRAMME

1.1 The NIP obligation is benchmarked on the imported content of the contract. Any contract having an imported content equal to or exceeding US$ 10 million or other currency equivalent to US$ 10 million will have a NIP obligation. This threshold of US$ 10 million can be reached as follows:

(a) Any single contract with imported content exceeding US$10 million.

or

(b) Multiple contracts for the same goods, works or services each with imported content exceeding US$3 million awarded to one seller over a 2 year period which in total exceeds US$10 million.

or

(c) A contract with a renewable option clause, where should the option be exercised the total value of the imported content will exceed US$10 million.

or

(d) Multiple suppliers of the same goods, works or services under the same contract, where the value of the imported content of each allocation is equal to or exceeds US$ 3 million worth of goods, works or services to the same government institution, which in total over a two (2) year period exceeds US$10 million.

1.2 The NIP obligation applicable to suppliers in respect of sub-paragraphs 1.1 (a) to 1.1 (c) above will amount to 30 % of the imported content whilst suppliers in respect of paragraph 1.1 (d) shall incur 30% of the total NIP obligation on a pro-rata basis.

1.3 To satisfy the NIP obligation, the DTI would negotiate and conclude agreements such as investments, joint ventures, sub-contracting, licensee production, export promotion, sourcing arrangements and research and development (R&D) with partners or suppliers.

1.4 A period of seven years has been identified as the time frame within which to discharge the obligation.

2. REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY.

2.1 In order to ensure effective implementation of the programme, successful bidders (contractors) are required to, immediately after the award of a contract that is in excess of R10 million (ten million Rands), submit details of such a contract to the DTI for reporting purposes.

2.2 The purpose for reporting details of contracts in excess of the amount of R10 million (ten million Rands) is to cater for multiple contracts for the same goods, works or services; renewable contracts and multiple suppliers for the same goods, works or services under the same contract as provided for in paragraphs 1.1. (b) to 1.1. (d) above.

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3 BID SUBMISSION AND CONTRACT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF BIDDERS AND SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS (CONTRACTORS)

3.1 Bidders are required to sign and submit this Standard Bidding Document (SBD 5) together with the bid on the closing date and time.

3.2 In order to accommodate multiple contracts for the same goods, works or services; renewable contracts and multiple suppliers for the same goods, works or services under the same contract as indicated in sub-paragraphs 1.1 (b) to 1.1 (d) above and to enable the DTI in determining the NIP obligation, successful bidders (contractors) are required, immediately after being officially notified about any successful bid with a value in excess of R10 million (ten million Rands), to contact and furnish the DTI with the following information:

• Bid / contract number.

• Description of the goods, works or services.

• Date on which the contract was accepted.

• Name, address and contact details of the government institution.

• Value of the contract.

• Imported content of the contract, if possible.

3.3 The information required in paragraph 3.2 above must be sent to the Department of Trade and Industry, Private Bag X 84, Pretoria, 0001 for the attention of Mr Elias Malapane within five (5) working days after award of the contract. Mr Malapane may be contacted on telephone (012) 394 1401, facsimile (012) 394 2401 or e-mail at Elias@thedti.gov.za for further details about the programme.

4. PROCESS TO SATISFY THE NIP OBLIGATION.

4.1 Once the successful bidder (contractor) has made contact with and furnished the DTI with the information required, the following steps will be followed:

a. The contractor and the DTI will determine the NIP obligation;

b. The contractor and the DTI will sign the NIP obligation agreement;

c. The contractor will submit a performance guarantee to the DTI;

d. The contractor will submit a business concept for consideration and approval by the DTI;

e. Upon approval of the business concept by the DTI, the contractor will submit detailed business plans outlining the business concepts;

f. The contractor will implement the business plans; and

g. The contractor will submit bi-annual progress reports on approved plans to the DTI.

4.2 The NIP obligation agreement is between the DTI and the successful bidder (contractor) and, therefore, does not involve the purchasing institution.

Bid number : RFB 2013 03 Closing date: 30 April 2013

Name of bidder…………………………………………………………………………………

Postal address ………………………………………………………………………………..

.……………………………………………………………………………….

Signature…………………………………….. Name (in print)……………………………..

Date…………………………………………..

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SBD 6.1

PREFERENCE POINTS CLAIM FORM IN TERMS OF THE PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS 2011

This preference form must form part of all bids invited. It contains general information and serves as a claim form for preference points for Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Status Level of Contribution

NB: BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM, BIDDERS MUST STUDY THE GENERAL CONDITIONS, DEFINITIONS AND DIRECTIVES APPLICABLE IN RESPECT OF B-BBEE, AS PRESCRIBED IN THE PREFERENTIAL PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS, 2011.

1. GENERAL CONDITIONS

1.1 The following preference point systems are applicable to all bids:

– the 80/20 system for requirements with a Rand value of up to R1 000 000 (all applicable taxes included); and

– the 90/10 system for requirements with a Rand value above R1 000 000 (all applicable taxes included).

1.2 The value of this bid is estimated to exceed R1 000 000 (all applicable taxes included) and therefore the 90/10 system shall be applicable.

1.3 Preference points for this bid shall be awarded for:

(a) Price; and

(b) B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution.

1.3.1 The maximum points for this bid are allocated as follows:

POINTS

1.3.1.1 PRICE

90

1.3.1.2 B-BBEE STATUS LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION 10

Total points for Price and B-BBEE must not exceed 100

1.4 Failure on the part of a bidder to fill in and/or to sign this form and submit a B-BBEE Verification Certificate from a Verification Agency accredited by the South African Accreditation System (SANAS) or a Registered Auditor approved by the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA) or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the Close Corporation Act (CCA) together with the bid, will be interpreted to mean that preference points for B-BBEE status level of contribution are not claimed.

1.5. The purchaser reserves the right to require of a bidder, either before a bid is adjudicated or at any time subsequently, to substantiate any claim in regard to preferences, in any manner required by the purchaser.

2. DEFINITIONS

2..1 “all applicable taxes” includes value-added tax, pay as you earn, income tax, unemployment insurance

fund contributions and skills development levies;

2.2 “B-BBEE” means broad-based black economic empowerment as defined in section 1 of the Broad

-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act;

2.3 “B-BBEE status level of contributor” means the B-BBEE status received by a measured entity based

on its overall performance using the relevant scorecard contained in the Codes of Good Practice on Black Economic Empowerment, issued in terms of section 9(1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic

Empowerment Act;

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2.4 “bid” means a written offer in a prescribed or stipulated form in response to an invitation by an

organ of state for the provision of services, works or goods, through price quotations, advertised

competitive bidding processes or proposals;

2.5 “Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act” means the Broad-Based Black Economic

Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003);

2.6 “comparative price” means the price after the factors of a non-firm price and all unconditional

discounts that can be utilized have been taken into consideration;

2.7 “consortium or joint venture” means an association of persons for the purpose of combining their

expertise, property, capital, efforts, skill and knowledge in an activity for the execution of a contract;

2.8 “contract” means the agreement that results from the acceptance of a bid by an organ of state;

2.9 “EME” means any enterprise with an annual total revenue of R5 million or less .

2.10 “Firm price” means the price that is only subject to adjustments in accordance with the actual increase or decrease resulting from the change, imposition, or abolition of customs or excise duty and any other duty, levy, or tax, which, in terms of the law or regulation, is binding on the contractor and demonstrably has an influence on the price of any supplies, or the rendering costs of any service, for the execution of the contract;

2.11 “functionality” means the measurement according to predetermined norms, as set out in the bid

documents, of a service or commodity that is designed to be practical and useful, working or

operating, taking into account, among other factors, the quality, reliability, viability and durability of a

service and the technical capacity and ability of a bidder;

2.12 “non-firm prices” means all prices other than “firm” prices;

2.13 “person” includes a juristic person;

2.14 “rand value” means the total estimated value of a contract in South African currency, calculated at

the time of bid invitations, and includes all applicable taxes and excise duties;

2.15 “sub-contract” means the primary contractor’s assigning, leasing, making out work to, or employing, another person to support such primary contractor in the execution of part of a project in terms of the contract;

2.16 “total revenue” bears the same meaning assigned to this expression in the Codes of Good

Practice on Black Economic Empowerment, issued in terms of section 9(1) of the Broad-Based

Black Economic Empowerment Act and promulgated in the Government Gazette on 9 February

2007;

2.17 “trust” means the arrangement through which the property of one person is made over or

bequeathed to a trustee to administer such property for the benefit of another person; and

2.18 “trustee” means any person, including the founder of a trust, to whom property is bequeathed in

order for such property to be administered for the benefit of another person.

3. ADJUDICATION USING A POINT SYSTEM

3.1 The bidder obtaining the highest number of total points will be awarded the contract.

3.2 Preference points shall be calculated after prices have been brought to a comparative basis taking into account all factors of non-firm prices and all unconditional discounts;.

3.3 Points scored must be rounded off to the nearest 2 decimal places.

3.4 In the event that two or more bids have scored equal total points, the successful bid

must be the one scoring the highest number of preference points for B-BBEE.

3.5 However, when functionality is part of the evaluation process and two or more bids have

scored equal points including equal preference points for B-BBEE, the successful bid must

be the one scoring the highest score for functionality.

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3.6 Should two or more bids be equal in all respects, the award shall be decided by the

drawing of lots.

4. POINTS AWARDED FOR PRICE

4.1 THE 80/20 OR 90/10 PREFERENCE POINT SYSTEMS

A maximum of 80 or 90 points is allocated for price on the following basis:

80/20 or 90/10

 

 

min

min

80 1

P

Pt P

Ps or 

 

 

min

min

90 1

P

Pt P

Ps

Where

Ps = Points scored for comparative price of bid under consideration

Pt = Comparative price of bid under consideration

Pmin = Comparative price of lowest acceptable bid

5. Points awarded for B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution

5.1 In terms of Regulation 5 (2) and 6 (2) of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, preference points must be

awarded to a bidder for attaining the B-BBEE status level of contribution in accordance with the table below:

B-BBEE Status Level of

Contributor

Number of points

(90/10 system)

Number of points

(80/20 system)

1 10 20

2 9 18

3 8 16

4 5 12

5 4 8

6 3 6

7 2 4

8 1 2

Non-compliant

contributor

0 0

5.2 Bidders who qualify as EMEs in terms of the B-BBEE Act must submit a certificate issued by an Accounting

Officer as contemplated in the CCA or a Verification Agency accredited by SANAS or a Registered Auditor.

Registered auditors do not need to meet the prerequisite for IRBA’s approval for the purpose of

conducting verification and issuing EMEs with B-BBEE Status Level Certificates.

5.3 Bidders other than EMEs must submit their original and valid B-BBEE status level verification certificate or a

certified copy thereof, substantiating their B-BBEE rating issued by a Registered Auditor approved by IRBA or a

Verification Agency accredited by SANAS.

5.4 A trust, consortium or joint venture, will qualify for points for their B-BBEE status level as a legal entity,

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provided that the entity submits their B-BBEE status level certificate.

5.5 A trust, consortium or joint venture will qualify for points for their B-BBEE status level as an unincorporated

entity, provided that the entity submits their consolidated B-BBEE scorecard as if they were a group

structure and that such a consolidated B-BBEE scorecard is prepared for every separate bid.

5.6 Tertiary institutions and public entities will be required to submit their B-BBEE status level certificates in terms of the specialized scorecard contained in the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.

5.7 A person will not be awarded points for B-BBEE status level if it is indicated in the bid documents that

such a bidder intends sub-contracting more than 25% of the value of the contract to any other enterprise

that does not qualify for at least the points that such a bidder qualifies for, unless the intended sub-

contractor is an EME that has the capability and ability to execute the sub-contract.

5.8 A person awarded a contract may not sub-contract more than 25% of the value of the contract to any other

enterprise that does not have an equal or higher B-BBEE status level than the person concerned, unless the

contract is sub-contracted to an EME that has the capability and ability to execute the

sub-contract.

6. BID DECLARATION

6.1 Bidders who claim points in respect of B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution must complete the following:

7. B-BBEE STATUS LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION CLAIMED IN TERMS OF PARAGRAPHS 1.3.1.2 AND 5.1

7.1 B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution:…………. = ……………(maximum of 10 or 20 points)

(Points claimed in respect of paragraph 7.1 must be in accordance with the table reflected in paragraph 5.1 and must be substantiated by means of a B-BBEE certificate issued by a Verification Agency accredited by SANAS or a Registered Auditor approved by IRBA or an Accounting Officer as contemplated in the CCA).

8 SUB-CONTRACTING

8.1 Will any portion of the contract be sub-contracted? YES / NO (delete which is not applicable)

8.1.1 If yes, indicate:

(i) what percentage of the contract will be subcontracted? ………………………….…%

(ii) the name of the sub-contractor? …………………………………………………………..

(iii) the B-BBEE status level of the sub-contractor? ……………..

(iv) whether the sub-contractor is an EME? YES / NO (delete which is not applicable)

9 DECLARATION WITH REGARD TO COMPANY/FIRM

9.1 Name of company/firm ………………………………………………………………………………… :

9.2 VAT registration number : ………………………………………………………………………………..

9.3 Company registration number ……………………………………………………………………. :

9.4 TYPE OF COMPANY/ FIRM

 Partnership/Joint Venture / Consortium

 One person business/sole propriety

 Close corporation

 Company

 (Pty) Limited

[TICK APPLICABLE BOX]

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9.5 DESCRIBE PRINCIPAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

…………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

9.6 COMPANY CLASSIFICATION

 Manufacturer

 Supplier

 Professional service provider

 Other service providers, e.g. transporter, etc.

[TICK APPLICABLE BOX]

9.7 Total number of years the company/firm has been in business? ……………………………………

9.8 I/we, the undersigned, who is / are duly authorised to do so on behalf of the company/firm, certify that the points claimed, based on the B-BBE status level of contribution indicated in paragraph 7 of the foregoing certificate, qualifies the company/ firm for the preference(s) shown and I / we acknowledge that:

(i) The information furnished is true and correct;

(ii) The preference points claimed are in accordance with the General Conditions as indicated in paragraph 1 of this form.

(iii) In the event of a contract being awarded as a result of points claimed as shown in paragraph 7, the contractor may be required to furnish documentary proof to the satisfaction of the purchaser that the claims are correct;

(iv) If the B-BBEE status level of contribution has been claimed or obtained on a fraudulent basis or any of the conditions of contract have not been fulfilled, the purchaser may, in addition to any other remedy it may have –

(a) disqualify the person from the bidding process;

(b) recover costs, losses or damages it has incurred or suffered as a result of that person’s conduct;

(c) cancel the contract and claim any damages which it has suffered as a result of having to make less favourable arrangements due to such cancellation;

(d) restrict the bidder or contractor, its shareholders and directors, or only the shareholders and directors who acted on a fraudulent basis, from obtaining business from any organ of state for a period not exceeding 10 years, after the audi alteram partem (hear the other side) rule has been applied; and

(e) forward the matter for criminal prosecution

WITNESSES:

1. ………………………………………

……………………………………

SIGNATURE(S) OF BIDDER(S)

2. ………………………………………

DATE:………………………………..

ADDRESS:…………………………..

….………………………………

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SBD 8

DECLARATION OF BIDDER’S PAST SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

1 This Standard Bidding Document must form part of all bids invited.

2 It serves as a declaration to be used by institutions in ensuring that when goods and services are being procured, all reasonable steps are taken to combat the abuse of the supply chain management system.

3 The bid of any bidder may be disregarded if that bidder, or any of its directors have-

a. abused the institution’s supply chain management system;

b. committed fraud or any other improper conduct in relation to such system; or

c. failed to perform on any previous contract.

4 In order to give effect to the above, the following questionnaire must be completed and submitted with the bid.

Item Question Yes No

4.1

Is the bidder or any of its directors listed on the National Treasury’s Database of Restricted Suppliers as companies or persons prohibited from doing business with the public sector?

(Companies or persons who are listed on this Database were informed in writing of this restriction by the Accounting Officer/Authority of the institution that imposed the restriction after the audi alteram partem rule was applied).

The Database of Restricted Suppliers now resides on the National Treasury’s website(www.treasury.gov.za) and can be accessed by clicking on its link at the bottom of the home page.

Yes

No

4.1.1

If so, furnish particulars:

4.2

Is the bidder or any of its directors listed on the Register for Tender Defaulters in terms of section 29 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (No 12 of 2004)?

The Register for Tender Defaulters can be accessed on the National Treasury’s website (www.treasury.gov.za) by clicking on its link at the bottom of the home page.

Yes

No

4.2.1

If so, furnish particulars:

4.3

Was the bidder or any of its directors convicted by a court of law (including a court outside of the Republic of South Africa) for fraud or corruption during the past five years?

Yes

No

4.3.1

If so, furnish particulars:

4.4

Was any contract between the bidder and any organ of state terminated during the past five years on account of failure to perform on or comply with the contract?

Yes

No

4.4.1

If so, furnish particulars:

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SBD 8

CERTIFICATION

I, THE UNDERSIGNED (FULL NAME)…………………………………………………

CERTIFY THAT THE INFORMATION FURNISHED ON THIS DECLARATION FORM IS TRUE AND CORRECT.

I ACCEPT THAT, IN ADDITION TO CANCELLATION OF A CONTRACT, ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST ME SHOULD THIS DECLARATION PROVE TO BE FALSE.

………………………………………… …………………………..

Signature Date

………………………………………. …………………………..

Position Name of Bidder

Js365bW

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SBD 9

CERTIFICATE OF INDEPENDENT BID DETERMINATION

1 This Standard Bidding Document (SBD) must form part of all bids¹ invited.

2 Section 4 (1) (b) (iii) of the Competition Act No. 89 of 1998, as amended, prohibits an agreement between, or concerted practice by, firms, or a decision by an association of firms, if it is between parties in a horizontal relationship and if it involves collusive bidding (or bid rigging).² Collusive bidding is a pe se prohibition meaning that it cannot be justified under any grounds.

3 Treasury Regulation 16A9 prescribes that accounting officers and accounting authorities must take all reasonable steps to prevent abuse of the supply chain management system and authorizes accounting officers and accounting authorities to:

a. disregard the bid of any bidder if that bidder, or any of its directors have abused the institution’s supply chain management system and or committed fraud or any other improper conduct in relation to such system.

b. cancel a contract awarded to a supplier of goods and services if the supplier committed any corrupt or fraudulent act during the bidding process or the execution of that contract.

4 This SBD serves as a certificate of declaration that would be used by institutions to ensure that, when bids are considered, reasonable steps are taken to prevent any form of bid-rigging.

5 In order to give effect to the above, the attached Certificate of Bid Determination (SBD 9) must be completed and submitted with the bid:

¹ Includes price quotations, advertised competitive bids, limited bids and proposals.

² Bid rigging (or collusive bidding) occurs when businesses, that would otherwise be expected to compete, secretly conspire to raise prices or lower the quality of goods and / or services for purchasers who wish to acquire goods and / or services through a bidding process. Bid rigging is, therefore, an agreement between competitors not to compete.

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SBD 9

CERTIFICATE OF INDEPENDENT BID DETERMINATION

I, the undersigned, in submitting the accompanying bid:

________________________________________________________________________

(Bid Number and Description)

in response to the invitation for the bid made by:

______________________________________________________________________________

(Name of Institution)

do hereby make the following statements that I certify to be true and complete in every respect:

I certify, on behalf of:_______________________________________________________that:

(Name of Bidder)

1. I have read and I understand the contents of this Certificate;

2. I understand that the accompanying bid will be disqualified if this Certificate is found not to be true and complete in every respect;

3. I am authorized by the bidder to sign this Certificate, and to submit the accompanying bid, on behalf of the bidder;

4. Each person whose signature appears on the accompanying bid has been authorized by the bidder to determine the terms of, and to sign the bid, on behalf of the bidder;

5. For the purposes of this Certificate and the accompanying bid, I understand that the word “competitor” shall include any individual or organization, other than the bidder, whether or not affiliated with the bidder, who:

(a) has been requested to submit a bid in response to this bid invitation;

(b) could potentially submit a bid in response to this bid invitation, based on their qualifications, abilities or experience; and

(c) provides the same goods and services as the bidder and/or is in the same line of business as the bidder

6. The bidder has arrived at the accompanying bid independently from, and without consultation, communication, agreement or arrangement with any competitor. However communication between partners in a joint venture or consortium³ will not be construed as collusive bidding.

7. In particular, without limiting the generality of paragraphs 6 above, there has been no consultation, communication, agreement or arrangement with any competitor regarding:

(a) prices;

(b) geographical area where product or service will be rendered (market allocation)

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(c) methods, factors or formulas used to calculate prices;

(d) the intention or decision to submit or not to submit, a bid;

(e) the submission of a bid which does not meet the specifications and conditions of the bid; or

(f) bidding with the intention not to win the bid.

8. In addition, there have been no consultations, communications, agreements or arrangements with any competitor regarding the quality, quantity, specifications and conditions or delivery particulars of the products or services to which this bid invitation relates.

9. The terms of the accompanying bid have not been, and will not be, disclosed by the bidder, directly or indirectly, to any competitor, prior to the date and time of the official bid opening or of the awarding of the contract.

³ Joint venture or Consortium means an association of persons for the purpose of combining their expertise, property, capital, efforts, skill and knowledge in an activity for the execution of a contract.

10. I am aware that, in addition and without prejudice to any other remedy provided to combat any restrictive practices related to bids and contracts, bids that are suspicious will be reported to the Competition Commission for investigation and possible imposition of administrative penalties in terms of section 59 of the Competition Act No 89 of 1998 and or may be reported to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for criminal investigation and or may be restricted from conducting business with the public sector for a period not exceeding ten (10) years in terms of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act No 12 of 2004 or any other applicable legislation.

………………………………………………… …………………………………

Signature Date

…………………………………………………. …………………………………

Position Name of Bidder

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GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT.

NOTES

The purpose of this document is to:

(i) Draw special attention to certain general conditions applicable to government bids, contracts and orders; and

(ii) To ensure that clients be familiar with regard to the rights and obligations of all parties involved in doing business with government.

In this document words in the singular also mean in the plural and vice versa and words in the masculine also mean in the feminine and neuter.

The General Conditions of Contract will form part of all bid documents and may not

be amended.

Special Conditions of Contract (SCC) relevant to a specific bid, should be compiled separately for every bid (if (applicable) and will supplement the General Conditions of Contract. Whenever there is a conflict, the provisions in the SCC shall prevail.

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TABLE OF CLAUSES

1. Definitions

2. Application

3. General

4. Standards

5. Use of contract documents and information; inspection

6. Patent rights

7. Performance security

8. Inspections, tests and analysis

9. Packing

10. Delivery and documents

11. Insurance

12. Transportation

13. Incidental services

14. Spare parts

15. Warranty

16. Payment

17. Prices

18. Contract amendments

19. Assignment

20. Subcontracts

21. Delays in the supplier’s performance

22. Penalties

23. Termination for default

24. Dumping and countervailing duties

25. Force Majeure

26. Termination for insolvency

27. Settlement of disputes

28. Limitation of liability

29. Governing language

30. Applicable law

31. Notices

32. Taxes and duties

33. National Industrial Participation Programme (NIPP)

34. Prohibition of restrictive practices

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General Conditions of Contract

1. Definitions 1. The following terms shall be interpreted as indicated:

1.1 “Closing time” means the date and hour specified in the bidding documents for the receipt of bids.

1.2 “Contract” means the written agreement entered into between the purchaser and the supplier, as recorded in the contract form signed by the parties, including all attachments and appendices thereto and all documents incorporated by reference therein.

1.3 “Contract price” means the price payable to the supplier under the contract for the full and proper performance of his contractual obligations.

1.4 “Corrupt practice” means the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any thing of value to influence the action of a public official in the procurement process or in contract execution.

1.5 “Countervailing duties” are imposed in cases where an enterprise abroad is subsidized by its government and encouraged to market its products internationally.

1.6 “Country of origin” means the place where the goods were mined, grown or produced or from which the services are supplied. Goods are produced when, through manufacturing, processing or substantial and major assembly of components, a commercially recognized new product results that is substantially different in basic characteristics or in purpose or utility from its components.

1.7 “Day” means calendar day.

1.8 “Delivery” means delivery in compliance of the conditions of the contract or order.

1.9 “Delivery ex stock” means immediate delivery directly from stock actually on hand.

1.10 “Delivery into consignees store or to his site” means delivered and unloaded in the specified store or depot or on the specified site in compliance with the conditions of the contract or order, the supplier bearing all risks and charges involved until the supplies are so delivered and a valid receipt is obtained.

1.11 “Dumping” occurs when a private enterprise abroad market its goods on own initiative in the RSA at lower prices than that of the country of origin and which have the potential to harm the local industries in the RSA.

1.12 ”Force majeure” means an event beyond the control of the supplier and not involving the supplier’s fault or negligence and not foreseeable. Such events may include, but is not restricted to, acts of the purchaser in its sovereign capacity, wars or revolutions, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions and freight embargoes.

1.13 “Fraudulent practice” means a misrepresentation of facts in order to influence a procurement process or the execution of a contract to the detriment of any bidder, and includes collusive practice among bidders prior to or after bid submission) designed to establish bid prices at artificial non-competitive levels and to deprive the bidder of the benefits of free and open competition.

1.14 “GCC” means the General Conditions of Contract.

1.15 “Goods” means all of the equipment, machinery, and/or other materials that the supplier is required to supply to the purchaser under the contract.

1.16 “Imported content” means that portion of the bidding price represented by the cost of components, parts or materials which have been or are still to be imported (whether by the supplier or his subcontractors) and which costs are inclusive of the costs abroad, plus freight and other direct importation costs such as landing costs, dock dues, import duty, sales duty or other similar tax or duty

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at the South African place of entry as well as transportation and handling charges to the factory in the Republic where the supplies covered by the bid will be manufactured.

1.17 “Local content” means that portion of the bidding price which is not included in the imported content provided that local manufacture does take place.

1.18 “Manufacture” means the production of products in a factory using labour, materials, components and machinery and includes other related value-adding activities.

1.19 “Order” means an official written order issued for the supply of goods or works or the rendering of a service.

1.20 “Project site,” where applicable, means the place indicated in bidding documents.

1.21 “Purchaser” means the organization purchasing the goods.

1.22 “Republic” means the Republic of South Africa.

1.23 “SCC” means the Special Conditions of Contract.

1.24 “Services” means those functional services ancillary to the supply of the goods, such as transportation and any other incidental services, such as installation, commissioning, provision of technical assistance, training, catering, gardening, security, maintenance and other such obligations of the supplier covered under the contract.

1.25 “Written” or “in writing” means handwritten in ink or any form of electronic or mechanical writing.

2. Application.

2.1 These general conditions are applicable to all bids, contracts and orders including bids for functional and professional services, sales, hiring, letting and the granting or acquiring of rights, but excluding immovable property, unless otherwise indicated in the bidding documents.

2.2 Where applicable, special conditions of contract are also laid down to cover specific supplies, services or works.

2.3 Where such special conditions of contract are in conflict with these general conditions, the special conditions shall apply.

3. General

3.1 Unless otherwise indicated in the bidding documents, the purchaser shall not be liable for any expense incurred in the preparation and submission of a bid. Where applicable a non-refundable fee for documents may be charged.

3.2 With certain exceptions, invitations to bid are only published in the Government Tender Bulletin. The Government Tender Bulletin may be obtained directly from the Government Printer, Private Bag X85, Pretoria 0001, or accessed electronically from www.treasury.gov.za

4. Standards

4.1 The goods supplied shall conform to the standards mentioned in the bidding documents and specifications.

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5. Use of contract documents and information; inspection.

5.1 The supplier shall not, without the purchaser’s prior written consent, disclose the contract, or any provision thereof, or any specification, plan, drawing, pattern, sample, or information furnished by or on behalf of the purchaser in connection therewith, to any person other than a person employed by the supplier in the performance of the contract. Disclosure to any such employed person shall be made in confidence and shall extend only so far as may be necessary for purposes of such performance.

5.2 The supplier shall not, without the purchaser’s prior written consent, make use of any document or information mentioned in GCC clause 5.1 except for purposes of performing the contract.

5.3 Any document, other than the contract itself mentioned in GCC clause 5.1 shall remain the property of the purchaser and shall be returned (all copies) to the purchaser on completion of the supplier’s performance under the contract if so required by the purchaser.

5.4 The supplier shall permit the purchaser to inspect the supplier’s records relating to the performance of the supplier and to have them audited by auditors appointed by the purchaser, if so required by the purchaser.

6. Patent rights.

6.1 The supplier shall indemnify the purchaser against all third-party claims of infringement of patent, trademark, or industrial design rights arising from use of the goods or any part thereof by the purchaser.

7. Performance security

7.1 Within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notification of contract award, the successful bidder shall furnish to the purchaser the performance security of the amount specified in SCC.

7.2 The proceeds of the performance security shall be payable to the purchaser as compensation for any loss resulting from the supplier’s failure to complete his obligations under the contract.

7.3 The performance security shall be denominated in the currency of the contract or in a freely convertible currency acceptable to the purchaser and shall be in one of the following forms:

(a) A bank guarantee or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a reputable bank located in the purchaser’s country or abroad, acceptable to the purchaser, in the form provided in the bidding documents or another form acceptable to the purchaser; or

(b) A cashier’s or certified cheque

7.4 The performance security will be discharged by the purchaser and returned to the supplier not later than thirty (30) days following the date of completion of the supplier’s performance obligations under the contract, including any warranty obligations, unless otherwise specified in SCC.

8. Inspections, tests and analyses

8.1 All pre-bidding testing will be for the account of the bidder 8.2 If it is a bid condition that supplies to be produced or services to be rendered should at any stage during production or execution or on completion be subject to inspection, the premises of the bidder or contractor shall be open, at all reasonable hours, for inspection by a representative of the Department or organization acting on behalf of the Department.

8.2 If it is a bid condition that supplies to be produced or services to be rendered should at any stage during production or execution or on completion be subject to inspection, the premises of the bidder or

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contractor shall be open, at all reasonable hours, for inspection by a representative of the Department or an organization acting on behalf of the Department

8.3 If there are no inspection requirements indicated in the bidding documents and no mention is made in the contract, but during the contract period it is decided that inspections shall be carried out, the purchaser shall itself make the necessary arrangements, including payment arrangements with the testing authority concerned.

8.4 If the inspections, tests and analyses referred to in clauses 8.2 and 8.3 show the supplies to be in accordance with the contract requirements, the cost of the inspections, tests and analyses shall be defrayed by the purchaser.

8.5 Where the supplies or services referred to in clauses 8.2 and 8.3 do not comply with the contract requirements, irrespective of whether such supplies or services are accepted or not, the cost in connection with these inspections, tests or analyses shall be defrayed by the supplier.

8.6 Supplies and services which are referred to in clauses 8.2 and 8.3 and which do not comply with the contract requirements may be rejected.

8.7 Any contract supplies may on or after delivery be inspected, tested or 8 analyzed and may be rejected if found not to comply with the requirements of the contract. Such rejected supplies shall be held at the cost and risk of the supplier who shall, when called upon, remove them immediately at his own cost and forthwith substitute them with supplies which do comply with the requirements of the contract .Failing such removal the rejected supplies shall be returned at the suppliers cost and risk. Should the supplier fail to provide the substitute supplies forthwith, the purchaser may, without giving the supplier further opportunity to substitute the rejected supplies, purchase such supplies as may be necessary at the expense of the supplier.

8.8 The provisions of clauses 8.4 to 8.7 shall not prejudice the right of the purchaser to cancel the contract on account of a breach of the conditions thereof, or to act in terms of Clause 23 of GCC.

9. Packing

9.1 The supplier shall provide such packing of the goods as is required to prevent their damage or deterioration during transit to their final destination, as indicated in the contract. The packing shall be sufficient to withstand, without limitation, rough handling during transit and exposure to extreme temperatures, salt and precipitation during transit, and open storage. Packing, case size and weights shall take into consideration, where appropriate, the remoteness of the goods’ final destination and the absence of heavy handling facilities at all points in transit.

9.2 The packing, marking, and documentation within and outside the packages shall comply strictly with such special requirements as shall be expressly provided for in the contract, including additional requirements, if any, specified in SCC, and in any subsequent instructions ordered by the purchaser.

10. Delivery and documents

10.1 Delivery of the goods shall be made by the supplier in accordance with the terms specified in the contract. The details of shipping and/or other documents to be furnished by the supplier are specified in SCC.

10.2 Documents to be submitted by the supplier are specified in SCC.

11. Insurance

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11.1 The goods supplied under the contract shall be fully insured in a freely convertible currency against loss or damage incidental to manufacture or acquisition, transportation, storage and delivery in the manner specified in the SCC.

12. Transportation

12.1 Should a price other than an all-inclusive delivered price be required, this shall be specified in the SCC.

13. Incidental services

13.1 The supplier may be required to provide any or all of the following services, including additional services, if any, specified in SCC:

(a) Performance or supervision of on-site assembly and/or commissioning of the supplied goods;

(b) Furnishing of tools required for assembly and/or maintenance of the supplied goods;

(c) Furnishing of a detailed operations and maintenance manual for each appropriate unit of the supplied goods;

(d) Performance or supervision or maintenance and/or repair of the supplied goods, for a period of time agreed by the parties, provided that this service shall not relieve the supplier of any warranty obligations under this contract; and

(e) Training of the purchaser’s personnel, at the supplier’s plant and/or on-site, in assembly, start-up, operation, maintenance, and/or repair of the supplied goods.

13.2 Prices charged by the supplier for incidental services, if not included in the contract price for the goods, shall be agreed upon in advance by the parties and shall not exceed the prevailing rates charged to other parties by the supplier for similar services.

14. Spare parts

14.1 As specified in SCC, the supplier may be required to provide any or all of the following materials, notifications, and information pertaining to spare parts manufactured or distributed by the supplier:

(a) Such spare parts as the purchaser may elect to purchase from the supplier, provided that this election shall not relieve the supplier of any warranty obligations under the contract; and

(b) In the event of termination of production of the spare parts:

(i) Advance notification to the purchaser of the pending termination, in sufficient time to permit the purchaser to procure needed requirements; and

(ii) Following such termination, furnishing at no cost to the purchaser, the blueprints, drawings, and specifications of the spare parts, if requested.

15. Warranty

15.1 The supplier warrants that the goods supplied under the contract are new, unused, of the most recent or current models, and that they incorporate all recent improvements in design and materials unless provided otherwise in the contract. The supplier further warrants that all goods supplied under this contract shall have no defect, arising from design, materials, or workmanship (except when the design and/or material is required by the purchaser’s specifications) or from any act or omission of the supplier, that may develop under normal use of the supplied goods in the conditions prevailing in the country of final destination.

15.2 This warranty shall remain valid for twelve (12) months after the goods, or any portion thereof as the case may be, have been delivered to and accepted at the final destination indicated in the contract, or

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for eighteen (18) months after the date of shipment from the port or place of loading in the source country, whichever period concludes earlier, unless specified otherwise in SCC.

15.3 The purchaser shall promptly notify the supplier in writing of any claims arising under this warranty.

15.4 Upon receipt of such notice, the supplier shall, within the period specified in SCC and with all reasonable speed, repair or replace the defective goods or parts thereof, without costs to the purchaser.

15.5 If the supplier, having been notified, fails to remedy the defect(s) within the period specified in SCC, the purchaser may proceed to take 10 such remedial action as may be necessary, at the supplier’s risk and expense and without prejudice to any other rights which the purchaser may have against the supplier under the contract.

16. Payment

16.1 The method and conditions of payment to be made to the supplier under this contract shall be specified in SCC.

16.2 The supplier shall furnish the purchaser with an invoice accompanied by a copy of the delivery note and upon fulfilment of other obligations stipulated in the contract.

16.3 Payments shall be made promptly by the purchaser, but in no case later than thirty (30) days after submission of an invoice or claim by the supplier.

16.4 Payment will be made in Rand unless otherwise stipulated in SCC.

17. Prices

17.1 Prices charged by the supplier for goods delivered and services performed under the contract shall not vary from the prices quoted by the supplier in his bid, with the exception of any price adjustments authorized in SCC or in the purchaser’s request for bid validity extension, as the case may be.

18. Contract amendments

18.1 No variation in or modification of the terms of the contract shall be made except by written amendment signed by the parties concerned.

19. Assignment

19.1 The supplier shall not assign, in whole or in part, its obligations to perform under the contract, except with the purchaser’s prior written consent.

20. Subcontracts

20.1 The supplier shall notify the purchaser in writing of all subcontracts awarded under this contracts if not already specified in the bid. Such notification, in the original bid or later, shall not relieve the supplier from any liability or obligation under the contract.

21. Delays in the supplier’s performance

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21.1 Delivery of the goods and performance of services shall be made by the supplier in accordance with the time schedule prescribed by the purchaser in the contract.

21.2 If at any time during performance of the contract, the supplier or its subcontractor(s) should encounter conditions impeding timely delivery of the goods and performance of services, the supplier shall promptly notify the purchaser in writing of the fact of the delay, its likely duration and its cause(s). As soon as practicable after receipt of the supplier’s notice, the purchaser shall evaluate the situation and may at his discretion extend the supplier’s time for performance, with or without the imposition of penalties, in which case the extension shall be ratified by the parties by amendment of contract.

21.3 No provision in a contract shall be deemed to prohibit the obtaining of supplies or services from a national department, provincial department, or a local authority.

21.4 The right is reserved to procure outside of the contract small quantities or to have minor essential services executed if an emergency arises, the supplier’s point of supply is not situated at or near the place where the supplies are required, or the supplier’s services are not readily available.

21.5 Except as provided under GCC Clause 25, a delay by the supplier in the performance of its delivery obligations shall render the supplier liable to the imposition of penalties, pursuant to GCC Clause 22, unless an extension of time is agreed upon pursuant to GCC Clause 21.2 without the application of penalties.

21.6 Upon any delay beyond the delivery period in the case of a supplies contract, the purchaser shall, without cancelling the contract, be entitled to purchase supplies of a similar quality and up to the same quantity in substitution of the goods not supplied in conformity with the contract and to return any goods delivered later at the supplier’s expense and risk, or to cancel the contract and buy such goods as may be required to complete the contract and without prejudice to his other rights, be entitled to claim damages from the supplier.

22. Penalties

22.1 Subject to GCC Clause 25, if the supplier fails to deliver any or all of the goods or to perform the services within the period(s) specified in the contract, the purchaser shall, without prejudice to its other remedies under the contract, deduct from the contract price, as a penalty, a sum calculated on the delivered price of the delayed goods or unperformed services using the current prime interest rate calculated for each day of the delay until actual delivery or performance. The purchaser may also consider termination of the contract pursuant to GCC Clause 23.

23. Termination for default

23.1 The purchaser, without prejudice to any other remedy for breach of contract, by written notice of default sent to the supplier, may terminate this contract in whole or in part:

(a) If the supplier fails to deliver any or all of the goods within the period(s) specified in the contract, or within any extension thereof granted by the purchaser pursuant to GCC Clause 21.2;

(b) If the Supplier fails to perform any other obligation(s) under the contract; or

(c) If the supplier, in the judgment of the purchaser, has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or in executing the contract.

23.2 In the event the purchaser terminates the contract in whole or in part, the purchaser may procure, upon such terms deems appropriate, goods, works or services similar to those undelivered, and the supplier shall be liable to the purchaser for any excess costs for such similar goods, works or services. However, the supplier shall continue performance of the contract to the extent not terminated.

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23.3 Where the purchaser terminates the contract in whole or in part, the purchaser may decide to impose a restriction penalty on the supplier by prohibiting such supplier from doing business with the public sector for a period not exceeding 10 years.

23.5 Any restriction imposed on any person by the Accounting Officer / Authority will, at the discretion of the Accounting Officer / Authority, also be applicable to any other enterprise or any partner, manager, director or other person who wholly or partly exercises or exercised or may exercise control over the enterprise of the first-mentioned person, and with which enterprise or person the first-mentioned person, is or was in the opinion of the Accounting Officer / Authority actively associated.

23.6 If a restriction is imposed, the purchaser must, within five (5) working days of such imposition, furnish the National Treasury, with the following information:

(i) The name and address of the supplier and / or person restricted by the purchaser;

(ii) The date of commencement of the restriction

(iii) The period of restriction; and

(iv) The reasons for the restriction.

These details will be loaded in the National Treasury’s central database of suppliers or persons prohibited from doing business with the public sector.

23.7 If a court of law convicts a person of an offence as contemplated in sections 12 or 13 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act, No. 12 of 2004, the court may also rule that such person’s name be endorsed on the Register for Tender Defaulters. When a person’s name has been endorsed on the Register, the person will be prohibited from doing business with the public sector for a period not less than five years and not more than 10 years. The National Treasury is empowered to determine the period of restriction and each case will be dealt with on its own merits. According to section 32 of the Act the Register must be open to the public. The Register can be perused on the National Treasury website.

24. Anti-dumping and countervailing duties and rights

24.1 When, after the date of bid, provisional payments are required, or antidumping or countervailing duties are imposed, or the amount of a provisional payment or anti-dumping or countervailing right is increased in respect of any dumped or subsidized import, the State is not liable for any amount so required or imposed, or for the amount of any such increase. When, after the said date, such a provisional payment is no longer required or any such anti-dumping or countervailing right is abolished, or where the amount of such provisional payment or any such right is reduced, any such favourable difference shall on demand be paid forthwith by the contractor to the State or the State may deduct such amounts from moneys (if any) which may otherwise be due to the contractor in regard to supplies or services which he delivered or rendered, or is to deliver or render in terms of the contract or any other contract or any other amount which may be due to him.

25. Force Majeure

25.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of GCC Clauses 22 and 23, the supplier shall not be liable for forfeiture of its performance security, damages, or termination for default if and to the extent that his delay in performance or other failure to perform his obligations under the contract is the result of an event of force majeure.

25.2 If a force majeure situation arises, the supplier shall promptly notify the purchaser in writing of such condition and the cause thereof. Unless otherwise directed by the purchaser in writing, the supplier shall continue to perform its obligations under the contract as far as is reasonably practical, and shall seek all reasonable alternative means for performance not prevented by the force majeure event.

26. Termination for insolvency

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26.1 The purchaser may at any time terminate the contract by giving written notice to the supplier if the supplier becomes bankrupt or otherwise insolvent. In this event, termination will be without compensation to the supplier, provided that such termination will not prejudice or affect any right of action or remedy which has accrued or will accrue thereafter to the purchaser.

27. Settlement of Disputes

27.1 If any dispute or difference of any kind whatsoever arises between the purchaser and the supplier in connection with or arising out of the contract, the parties shall make every effort to resolve amicably such dispute or difference by mutual consultation.

27.2 If, after thirty (30) days, the parties have failed to resolve their dispute or difference by such mutual consultation, then either the purchaser or the supplier may give notice to the other party of his intention to commence with mediation. No mediation in respect of this matter may be commenced unless such notice is given to the other party.

27.3 Should it not be possible to settle a dispute by means of mediation, it may be settled in a South African court of law.

27.4 Mediation proceedings shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of procedure specified in the SCC.

27.5 Notwithstanding any reference to mediation and/or court proceedings herein,

(a) The parties shall continue to perform their respective obligations under the contract unless they otherwise agree; and

(b) The purchaser shall pay the supplier any monies due the supplier.

28. Limitation of liability

28.1 Except in cases of criminal negligence or wilful misconduct, and in the case of infringement pursuant to Clause 6;

(a) The supplier shall not be liable to the purchaser, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, for any indirect or consequential loss or damage, loss of use, loss of production, or loss of profits or interest costs, provided that this exclusion shall not apply to any obligation of the supplier to pay penalties and/or damages to the purchaser; and

(b) The aggregate liability of the supplier to the purchaser, whether under the contract, in tort or otherwise, shall not exceed the total contract price, provided that this limitation shall not apply to the cost of repairing or replacing defective equipment.

29. Governing language

29.1 The contract shall be written in English. All correspondence and other documents pertaining to the contract that exchanged by the parties shall also be written in English.

30. Applicable law

30.1 The contract shall be interpreted in accordance with South African laws, unless otherwise specified in SCC.

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31. Notices

31.1 Every written acceptance of a bid shall be posted to the supplier concerned by registered or certified mail and any other notice to him shall be posted by ordinary mail to the address furnished in his bid or to the address notified later by him in writing and such posting shall be deemed to be proper service of such notice.

31.2 The time mentioned in the contract documents for performing any act after such aforesaid notice has been given, shall be reckoned from the date of posting of such notice.

32. Taxes and duties

32.1 A foreign supplier shall be entirely responsible for all taxes, stamp duties, license fees, and other such levies imposed outside the purchaser’s country.

32.2 A local supplier shall be entirely responsible for all taxes, duties, license fees, etc., incurred until delivery of the contracted goods to the purchaser.

32.3 No contract shall be concluded with any bidder whose tax matters are not in order. Prior to the award of a bid the Department must be in possession of a tax clearance certificate, submitted by the bidder. This certificate must be an original issued by the South African Revenue Services.

33. National Industrial Participation (NIP) Programme

33.1 The NIP Programme administered by the Department of Trade and Industry shall be applicable to all contracts that are subject to the NIP obligation

34. Prohibition of Restrictive practices

34.1 In terms of section 4 (1) (b) (iii) of the Competition Act No. 89 of 1998, as amended, an agreement between, or concerted practice by, firms, or a decision by an association of firms, is prohibited if it is between parties in a horizontal relationship and if a bidder (s) is / are or a contractor(s) was / were involved in collusive bidding (or bid rigging).

34.2 If a bidder(s) or contractor(s), based on reasonable grounds or evidence obtained by the purchaser, has / have engaged in the restrictive practice referred to above, the purchaser may refer the matter to the Competition Commission for investigation and possible imposition of administrative penalties as contemplated in the Competition Act No. 89 of 1998.

34.3 If a bidder(s) or contractor(s), has / have been found guilty by the Competition Commission of the restrictive practice referred to above, the purchaser may, in addition and without prejudice to any other remedy provided for, invalidate the bid(s) for such item(s) offered, and / or terminate the contract in whole or part, and / or restrict the bidder(s) or contractor(s) from conducting business with the public sector for a period not exceeding ten (10) years and / or claim damages from the bidder(s) or contractor(s) concerned.

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35. SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT

35.1 The State reserves the right to verify and authenticate all the information supplied in this document by the bidder.

35.2 The Bid must be strictly in accordance with the conditions and specifications contained herein.

35.3 If it is found that any information has been tampered with during the evaluation process and/or after the Bid/Contract has been awarded that any false information has been provided, the State reserves the right to take the necessary action as it deems fit, including but not limited to the institution of criminal proceedings.

35.4 Failure to sign all relevant places shall invalidate your bid (SBD1, SBD 4, SBD 5, SBD 6.1, SBD 8 and SBD 9)

35.5 All queries should be sent to the relevant person via email state above. No query will be responded to if sent 3 days before the closing date.

35.6 If you are not a registered supplier with the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, please complete the supplier registration forms and banking details, supplier registration forms are available at Departmental website, www.justice.gov.za

35.7 Bidders/ Individuals that are directors or members in more than one company bidding for this tender and do not openly declare their interests will be disqualified

35.8 Failure to submit original and valid Tax Clearance Certificate shall invalidate your bid.

35.9 The DOJ and CD reserves the right to not make an award on any of the responses to this RFB.

35.10 The DOJ and CD reserves the right to award only parts of this bid and re-bid for other parts.

35.11 The DOJ and CD reserves the right to enter into negotiations with bidders (who have been

shortlisted) under the conventions embodied in the principles of “Best and Final Offer” (BAFO).

35.12 All bid documents should be hand delivered and deposited in to the Tender Box, if sent via post,

envelope or package, the envelope must be clearly marked to avoid your submission been mixed with normal letters sent to the Department.

35.13 Only signed, original documents will be accepted.

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36. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The above terms of the bid and all Annexure have been read, understood and accepted.

For and on behalf of the Bidder:

…………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………

____________________ ____________________

Signature of Bidder: Date:

______________________ ____________________

Bidder’s Name & Surname: Designation

_____________________ ____________________

Witness Name & Surname: Date

_____________________ _____________________

Signature: Address (Physical):

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The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development wishes to invite all interested parties to submit bids for assessment of the impact of the decisions of the constitutional court and the supreme court of appeal for a period of 18 months.

RFB 2013 03

TRADING NAME:________________________________

CONTACT PERSON:______________________________

CONTACT NUMBER: _____________________________

CLOSING DATE:_________________________________

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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF THE DECISIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT AND THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL ON THE SOUTH AFRICAN LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE

1. Purpose

These terms of reference seek to invite proposals from competent institutions to undertake an assessment of the impact of the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal on the transformation of society.

2. Background and objective of the envisaged assessment of the South African constitutional jurisprudence

On 28 February 2011 the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development Mr Jeff Radebe, MP, released a Discussion Document on the Transformation of the Judicial System and the Role of the Judiciary in the Developmental South African State for comments. The Document gives a summary of the approaches which were approved by Cabinet in November 2011 with regard to the transformation of the Judicial System.

The Constitution enjoins Organs of state, through legislative and other measures to assist and protect the courts to ensure their independence, impartiality, dignity, accessibility and effectiveness (s165(4). The assessment is therefore aimed at enhancing the measures the legislative measures and programmes designed and developed by Government to realise the objectives of this section.

In terms of the Constitution, the Constitutional Court is the highest court on all constitutional matters, while the Supreme Court of Appeal is the highest court of appeal except in constitutional matters. Since the Constitution places the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court at the pinnacle of South African jurisprudence, it is appropriate that any assessment of the impact of such jurisprudence must be in respect of both the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal.

These terms of reference therefore seek to invite proposals from competent institutions to undertake the assessment as set out below.

3. The scope of the assessment and duration

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development invites tenders from competent research institution(s) to –

3.1 Undertake a comprehensive analysis of the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal, since the advent of democracy, in order to –

(a) establish the extent to which the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal have contributed to the reform of South African jurisprudence and the law to advance the values embodied in the Constitution;

(b) assess its evolving jurisprudence on socio-economic rights with a view to establishing its impact on eradicating inequality and poverty and enhancing human dignity;

(c) assess the impact on the development of a South African jurisprudence that upholds and entrenches the founding principles and values as espoused in the Constitution and how such jurisprudence contributes to and is enriched by the development of jurisprudence in the SADC region, the continent and globally; and

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(d) assess the extent to which South Africa’s evolving jurisprudence has transformed and developed the common law and customary law in South African as envisaged by the Constitution.

3.2 Conduct a study on the implementation of the decisions of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal by the State with a view to highlighting long term benefits to the broader population, with regard to –

(a) progress made and challenges encountered in the implementation of the these decisions;

(b) legislation, policies and government programmes that have been put in place to give effect to these decisions; and

(c) capacity of the state within the available resources to realise the outcome envisaged by such court decisions.

3.3 Conduct a study on direct access to the Constitutional Court through a desk-top based comparative study of other jurisdictions which are comparable to our model of constitutional democracy, to identify factors that inhibit access to justice in relation to –

(a) the costs of litigation;

(b) legislative frameworks, structures and processes that inhibit access;

(c) the right of access to the Constitutional Court by indigent and unrepresented persons; and

(d) whether the rules and the practices with regard to direct access to the Constitutional Court promote access to justice in particular to the indigent and unrepresented persons.

3.4 Assess the costs of litigation at the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal and the extent to which such costs impact on access to justice. A desk-top based comparative study of other jurisdictions relating to costs of litigation must also be undertaken.

3.5 Assess the speed within which cases are finalised in the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal in order to identify areas and reasons for delays with regard to legislative frameworks, structures or processes involved in adjudicating civil disputes.

3.6 The Assessment should also consider and have regard to the submissions by interested parties on the Discussion Document referred to in paragraph 2 above.

3.7 The assessment should be completed within 18 months from the date of commencement thereof.

4. Anticipated outcome of the assessment

The following deliverables are envisaged:

4.1 Monthly reports with specific milestones for purposes of progress payments

4.2 Report on the findings of each element of the assessment

4.3 Recommendations on each element of the assessment

4.4 Debates and stimulate views on constitutional rights that advance our democracy

4.5 The outcome of the conference would be structured towards the development of a comprehensive programme of action to enable each branch of the state to overcome the

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identified challenges confronting the transformation of society.

5. The general conditions and environment under which the assessment must be undertaken

The following principles, amongst other the principles enshrined in the Constitution, must be observed in the course of conducting the assessment:

(a) Supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law

(b) Human dignity and equality

(c) Judicial independence

(d) Separation of powers as embodied in the Constitution and defined by our courts

(e) Access to justice for all

(f) Transparency and openness

6. Requirements

6.1 The research institution(s) must:

(a) have understanding and thorough knowledge of the South African constitutional and judicial framework and such to be substantiated by publications, research papers and advocacy;

(b) present demonstrable evidence of ability to undertake large-scale research projects;

(c) have a successful record of having done objective, evidence-based research on social and community development projects;

(d) demonstrate the ability to undertake an assessment of this magnitude and nature, including that it has the resources and expertise to execute such a project; and

(e) generally demonstrate the ability or potential to conduct assessments pertaining to the work of the courts and its impact by being able to define areas of empirical assessment, namely the courts’ work load, case cycle times, costs of litigation, impact of South African jurisprudence on the SADC and global jurisprudence and vice versa, public trust and confidence in the judicial system.

6.2 The submission should include the following:

(a) Proposed methodology and approach.

(b) A detailed work plan reflecting project phases, time-frames, costing and outputs.

(c) Prospective bidders must submit contact names and telephone numbers of referees for whom similar services have been conducted.

(d) Profile of institution including a description of similar work undertaken.

(e) Overall price including VAT.

7. General Conditions

The general conditions of contracts as set out by the National Treasury will be applicable in all instances.

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8. Special conditions of Contract

8.1 Prospective bidders must submit the following:

(a) Proof of experience and skills of the researchers that will participate in the assessment;

(b) Relevant references of similar projects conducted are required. Prospective bidders must also indicate if they had participated in any form of community service or community development project geared to advance the transformation of society;

(c) Proof of experience, skills and knowledge in co-coordinating and implementing of large scale quantitative research projects on a national scale. The service provider also has to demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and manage survey data effectively. CV’s of potential researchers to accompany the proposal.

(d) Service Providers are invited to clearly describe the methodological approach(es) that they would follow to conduct the desired assessment. Possible obstacles and proposed strategies to overcome these obstacles should be highlighted.

8.2 Prospective bidders may bid for all or part of the work set out under paragraph 3 (the scope of the assessment) and must, for this purpose, submit a detailed costing for each work they tender for.

8.3 Service providers may submit their bids individually or as a consortium/partnership.

9. Evaluation criteria

9.1 Bid proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the 90/10-preference point system, as contemplated in the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (Act 5 of 2000).

9.2 Bid proposals will be evaluated on the following basis:

 Functionality aspect

 90/10 preference point system

9.3 It must be noted that prospective bidders who score less than 60 points out of 100 in respect of functionality will be regarded as having submitted a non-responsive bid and will therefore not be evaluated further

9.4 In order to ensure meaningful participation and effective comparison, Bidders are requested to furnish detailed information in substantiation of compliance to the evaluation criteria.

9.5 Points in respect of price will be calculated on the ceiling price (Travel and Subsistence costs plus Value Added Tax, where applicable, must be included in the ceiling price) (see form SBD.3).

9.6 In respect to evaluation matrix, prospective service bidders will be rated from 1 to 5 in that: 1 = very poor, 2 = poor, 3 = average, 4 = good and 5 = very good.

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CRITERIA WEIGHT POINTS SCORED TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5

Detailed plan and methodology proposed by the bidder

20%

Key outputs and milestones proposed by the bidder

10%

Demonstrable experience of the team assigned to this project (submit relevant CV’s)

20%

Knowledge of South African constitutional and judicial framework

20%

Demonstrable experience in conducting similar projects

30%

9.7 Only bids that achieve the minimum qualifying score / percentage for functionality will be evaluated further in accordance with the 90/10 preference point systems as prescribed in the Preferential Procurement Regulations.

9.8 Points awarded for B-BBEE Status Level of Contribution

9.9 In terms of Regulation 5 (2) and 6 (2) of the Preferential Procurement Regulations,

9.10 Preference points will be awarded to a bidder for attaining the B-BBEE status level of contribution in accordance with the table below:

B-BBEE Status Level of Contributor

Number of points

(90/10 system)

Number of points

(80/20 system)

1

10

20

2

9

18

3

8

16

4

5

12

5

4

8

6

3

6

7

2

4

8

1

2

Non-compliant contributor

0

0

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10. Reporting and Monitoring of the Contract

10.1 The successful service provider must submit monthly reports as prescribed in the Service Level Agreement:

10.2 Monitoring will be made in line with the Service Level Agreement and Supply Chain Management Policy.

10.3 Quarterly/monthly meetings shall be held between the service provider and the Department.

11. Payment

11.1 Payment will be made in line with the government supply chain processes.

11.2 Payment will be effected within thirty (30) days after receipt of a detailed invoice from the successful bidder.

11.3 Payment will be based on submission of a report indicative of the milestones achieved in accordance with the project plan.

11.4 The successful bidder will enter into a contractual agreement with the department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

12. Enquiries

Enquires may be directed in writing to Supply Chain Management for the attention of:

Ms T Ngcobo Tel: 012 315 1905 Email: THNgcobo@justice.gov.za

And / or

Adv JB Skosana Tel 012 315 1649 Email: jskosana@justice.gov.za (if the enquiry relates to the substance of the work)

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