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Tender Reference:Aspire 016 - 2012
Awarded To:Aurecon

Request for Environmental assessment practitioner services for Butterworth Gcuwa Dam precinct development

Duration: 18 months from December 2012 to May 2014

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 identify and appoint an environmental practitioner that provides advice on required environmental considerations for the compilation of a business plan and funding proposal for the development of the Gcuwa dam precinct in Butterworth. The service provider is expected to work as part of an existing team to provide input in the planning documents, advise on if an environmental impact assessment process is required for the proposed developments, and if yes, be responsible for managing the process in close consultation with Aspire and the available experts.

Tender documents and detailed terms of reference can be requested from Ms Sandisiwe Nobongoza, Supply Chain. Tenderers to please note that there is no compulsory briefing session for this tender, and all queries and requests for information are to be addressed in writing to the project manager, Mr Mncedi Kashe (Email:

The Aspire Supply Chain Management Policy will apply to adjudication of the tender 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 tenders 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 tender evaluation
•All tenders to be submitted with a valid original copy of a SARS tax clearance certificate

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

Completed tender documents must be delivered to the Aspire reception situated at 6 Princes Road, Vincent, East London not later than Thursday, the 6th December 2012, on or before 16h30.

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


The Terms of Reference are available by contacting:
Sandisiwe Nobongoza
Phone: 0437212070
Completed tender documents must be delivered to the Aspire reception at 6 Princes Rd, Vincent, East London not later than 6 December 2012 at 16h30

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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