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Tender Reference:Aspire 012-2012
Awarded To:The Matrix Consortium

Detailed Feasibility Assessment, Business Plan Development and Fundraising: Peddie Central Business District Upgrade (CBD) and Peddie Agricultural Resource and Training Centre

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

Aspire’s vision is to be a pioneer in the stimulation of spatial economic development. We are positioned as a “trusted advisor, stimulator and partner in the regional economic environment” and our mission is to stimulate locality development, with the objective of regenerating small town economies. We believe that the regeneration of decaying small towns will enhance their ability to contribute to the economy of the Amathole Region, and will improve the quality of life of its residents.

The purpose of this tender is to appoint a suitably qualified professional team to provide the following services on two of Aspire’s planned interventions in the town of Peddie:

1) Detailed feasibility studies and concept development
To undertake two detailed feasibility studies, one for the Central Business District Upgrade (CBD upgrade) and one for the proposed Agricultural Resource and Training Centre. The development concepts should be refined according to the outcomes of the feasibility assessments

2) Business Plan development
To develop one business plan each for the CBD Upgrade and the Agricultural Resource and Training Centre

3) Fundraising
To identify a number of suitable funders for both interventions, compile and submit two funding proposals per project for the full funding circle (e.g. if more information is requested by the funder) for construction and operations

Should the requested funding be approved, the service provider will be further appointed to lead the approved intervention towards construction and operationalization. The implementation phases (construction and operationalization) can only proceed for funds that can be directly administered by Aspire.

Bid documents and detailed terms of reference can be collected from Aspire offices, 6 Princes Road, Vincent, East London, at a cost of R 100 per document. Bidders to please note that there is a compulsory tender briefing on Thursday 18th October 2012, 10h30am at the Aspire Boardroom at 6 Princes Road, Vincent, East London, and no late arrivals will be permitted to enter after starting time. All queries and requests for information are to be addressed in writing to the project manager, Mrs Esther Moltie (Tel: 043-721 2070, Email:

The Aspire Supply Chain Management Policy will apply to adjudication of the bid using the 80/20 point system, as well as the Broad – Based Black Economic Empowerment (BB-BEE) model. The points will be allocated according to the following:

Price 80 points
BB-BEE Contribution Level 20 points

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

•All bids must be submitted with a current BEE certificate, issued by a certified verification agency, as failure to do so will result in nil points being scored for BB-BEE contribution level. If applicable, exempt micro-enterprises to provide letters from registered accountants / auditors confirming their status levels, else nil points will be awarded for BB-BEE
•All tables in the bid document to be completed in full, as failure to do so will be reflected in the allocation of points during bid evaluation
•All bids to meet a minimum score of 70% per category in functionality scoring (experience, expertise and methodology) to proceed to price evaluation

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

Completed bid documents must be delivered at the Aspire reception situated at 6 Princes Road, Vincent, East London not later than Friday, 26 October 2012, no later than 11h00 am.

Bids which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted by fax or electronically, will not be accepted.


The Terms of Reference are available by contacting:
Esther Moltie
Phone: 043-7212070
Completed tender documents must be delivered to the Aspire reception at 6 Princes Rd, Vincent, East London not later than 2 November 2012 at 11h00

Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA)

Price 80 Points
BBBEE status level of contributor Maximum of 20 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 20
2 18
3 16
4 12
5 8
6 6
7 4
8 2
Non-compliant contributor 0
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