Survey launched to gauge tendering challenges



13-04-2021
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Tendering agency, TaranisCo Advisory has launched a Survey to obtain an overarching market assessment on the type of challenges bidders are facing, when compiling tenders for government contracts.



 



According to Gerrit Davids, Lead Advisor at the agency, “We receive loads of enquiries on a daily basis from bidders, enquiring as to whether they are correctly responding to these bulky bid documents, and there is this inherent fear, which causes people not to coherently, follow the instructions contained therein.”



 



“Government on the other hand, assumes that all bidders have the required and nuanced understanding of the legal prescripts, which must be complied with under the different pieces of enabling legislation like the Constitution, the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), which are only a few of the more than fifty different pieces of legislation that play a role within the broader tendering regulatory environment.”



 



Davids says, “It is for that reason that we’ve decided to launch the Survey, to eventually guide the state as well as bidders, on how to how up skill both officials as well as those compiling bids.”



 



“The objective of the Survey is primarily, to encourage both stakeholders to embrace the regulatory prescripts and in that way foster a culture of full compliance to create an environment, which is “Fair, Equitable, Transparent, Competitive and Cost-Effective”, as prescribed by Section 217 of the Constitution.”



 



The Survey is available at the link below and 9 lucky provincial winners will each win a free pass, to a future online, half-day tendering workshop on how to compile compliant tenders. 



 



To participate in the Survey, Click Here



 



Source: TaranisCo Advisory (Tendering Agency)



 

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