Tender deadline extended to give emerging contractors fair bidding chance

FEBRUARY 4, 2016

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality took a decision to extend the deadline for a minor works tender aimed at procuring services such as kerbing, road works and the maintenance of stormwater drains amongst others to allow for a fair and equal bidding opportunity for emerging contractors.

"This decision was necessitated after the tender, advertised as SCM 16 - 35/S: TREINNIAL TENDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ANCILLARY WORKS was initially scheduled to close on Thursday, 4 February," the municipality said.

"To date 1 200 tender documents were purchased with large scores of people visiting the offices demanding more documents late this afternoon resulting in the municipality running out.

"To put this huge call into perspective on average 100 documents per tender would be sufficient to satisfy demand.

"However the extraordinary plea for tender documentation a day before the closure now means that the closing date will be moved to Thursday, 18 February, two weeks from now."