University Of Cape Town Tenders

University Of Cape Town Tenders

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

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

Calls for tenders

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

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

Submitting a tender

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

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

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

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