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Many of you who have responded to Government tenders have been disappointed when a tender is cancelled. You have put in many days and nights’ worth of effort just to receive the unwelcome news the tender is cancelled.

The question is – do Government entities have the right to cancel tenders?

Government entities do have the authority to cancel a tender before it has been awarded.  Regulation 13 of the Preferential Procurement Regulations, 2017 stipulates that a tender can be cancelled –

  • Due to a change in circumstances – for example there is no longer a need for the goods or services specified in the tender invitation.
  • There are no funds available to cover the cost of the expenditure;
  • No acceptable tender offerings have been received.
  • There is a material irregularity in the tender process.

The decision to cancel a tender must be published in the same way the original tender invitation was advertised.

If an Organ of State wants to cancel a tender invitation for a second time, it must get prior approval for National Treasury.

To learn more about this and many other tender conditions attend our “Become a Tender Expert” 2-Day workshops and webinars. You can book online at https://howtotender.co.za/workshops/. Contact us at info@howtotender.co.za should you require more information. 

Remember:  We have various manuals and guides to assist you in the process of completing your tender documents.

  • The Tender Manual is a comprehensive, step by step guide how to respond to a South African Tender. It includes examples of completed SBD forms.
  • The Local Content Instruction Manual – completing Standard Bidding Document (SBD) 6.2 and Annexures C, D & E
  • The SBD Manual: Examples of completed Standard Bidding Documents.
  • Joint Venture (JV) agreement template
  • Tender 101: A beginner’s guide to tenders.
  • Tender Example: Cleaning Services.
  • Tender example: Once-off supply (with NO Functionality requirements)
  • Tender example: Once-off supply (WITH Functionality requirements)
  • Tender Example: NEC3 term contract

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