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Tender Reference:Aspire 023-2011
Awarded To:EMBU Consortium
Tenderers:Ubuntu JV, EMBU Consortium, Aurecon, Tshani Consulting, Design Acro / Workplace Architects


Aspire, registered as the Amathole Economic Development Agency, is a Pty Ltd company and is wholly owned by the Amathole District Municipality. Our vision is to be a pioneer in the stimulation of spatial economic development.

Tenders are hereby invited for the procurement of professional services for the development of a high level feasibility assessment and business plan for a proposed precinct development and central business district (CBD) upgrade. Service providers will be required to refine the development concepts and undertake a high level feasibility assessment of the two interventions, and if feasible, develop a business plan for the precinct development and CBD upgrade.

Should the requested funding be approved, the service provider will be further appointed to lead the approved intervention towards implementation. This would include detailed project planning, designs and documentation, project implementation, monitoring and control and project closure and hand-over.

The phases and outputs are summarised as follows:

Phase 1
Concept review and high level feasibility study for CBD upgrade interventions and precinct development:
•Report on the final concept & high level feasibility assessment.
•Presentation of the draft concept and high level feasibility report to the Project Steering Committee (PSC) for approval and final editing before commencing to Phase 2

Phase 2
Business plan development:
(CBD upgrade & precinct development interventions)
•Final business plan for submission to National Treasury
•Presentation of the draft business plan to Aspire management and the Dutywa Project Steering Committee (PSC) for approval and preparation of final document

Phase 3
Implementation (CBD upgrade and precinct development interventions):
•Detailed project planning, design and documentation.
•Project implementation, monitoring and control
•Project closure and handover

Tenderers are required to form suitable professional teams, incorporating structural and civil engineering, town planning, architecture and quantity surveying capabilities. It should be noted that suitable representatives from the professional teams be present at the tender briefing session in order to make their bid responsive.

Tender documents will be issued by Ms Flicker Tiso from the offices of ASPIRE, at 6 Princes Road, Vincent, East London as from Monday, the 5th December 2011, upon payment of a non-refundable deposit of R100.00 in favour of ASPIRE. A compulsory tender briefing session will be held on Wednesday, 7th December 2011, at 10:00am, at the Aspire Boardroom, Princes Road, Vincent, East London. All attendees are urged to arrive from 09:30am for registration purposes. No late-comers will be allowed entry to the briefing session.

The Aspire Supply Chain Management Policy will apply to adjudication of the tender using the 90/10 point system, as well as the new Broad – Based Black Economic Empowerment (BB-BEE) model. The points will be allocated according to the following:

Price: 90 points
BB-BEE Contribution Level : 10 points

In addition to the above, the following minimum criteria must be satisfied:

•Professional team members are to be affiliated with the relevant professional bodies
•Tenders that do not meet a minimum of 70% for each category for the functionality assessment will not be considered further
•All tenders must be submitted with a current BEE certificate, issued by a certified verification agency

Failure to meet these minimum criteria will result in the tender being considered non-responsive and therefore not considered for award of the contract.


The Terms of Reference are available by contacting:
Sandiswa Qayi
Phone: 043-721 2070
Completed tender documents must be delivered to the Aspire reception at 6 Princes Rd, Vincent, East London not later than 20 December 2011 at 11h00

Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA)

Price 90 Points
BBBEE status level of contributor Maximum of 10 points
Total 100 points

Points will be awarded to a tenderer for attaining the BBBEE status level of contributor in accordance with the table below:

BBBEE status level of contributor Points
1 10
2 9
3 8
4 5
5 4
6 3
7 2
8 1
Non-compliant contributor 0
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