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Tender Reference:Aspire 015-2010
Awarded To:Ruwacon Construction

Hamburg Artists Residency Construction

Tenders are hereby invited for the HAMBURG ARTIST’S RESIDENCY CONSTRUCTION. The works would include the construction of an Artist’s Residency and associated Civil Works. The minimum specifications are detailed in the Tender document.

Tenderers should have a CIDB contractor grading designation of 7 GB or higher. Tenderers must be registered with the CIDB in a 7GB or 6GBPE class of construction works.

One copy of the tender document and drawings may be obtained from the offices of Aspire, 10 Bell Street, Vincent, East London, 5200 from Friday 14 May 2010 at 11:00am. A non-refundable fee of R300 (Three Hundred Rand) for each document (either in cash or by means of a bank guaranteed cheque) made payable to the Amathole Economic Development Agency.

Please refer all technical enquiries to Rory Leonard at, or fax: (043) 748-6902. All conceptual enquiries to be forwarded to Cara Jordan at or fax (043) 721-2074. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained.

A Compulsory Briefing will be held at the ASPIRE offices on Monday 24 May 2010 at 11h00, after which a site inspection will be undertaken. It should be noted that no late arrivals will be permitted to enter the briefing session and only those attending will be able to tender.

The tender will be adjudicated in accordance with section 2 of the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act No. 5 of 2000. Only Price and Preferential points will be scored for those bids that have satisfied the minimum functionality requirements of 60% for each of sections 1E-1, 1E-2 and 1E-3.
The tenders will be submitted in two envelopes - Envelope 1 will contain the Functionality criteria and Preference Points and Envelope 2 will contain the Financial Offers. Once tenderers have proved responsive in respect of their Functionality, their Financial Offers in Envelope 2 will be opened in public and adjudicated. Preference points scored will be added to the Price points. Financial Offers of tenderers who do not satisfy the minimum Functionality Criteria will be returned un-opened.

Completed tender documents are to be placed in two sealed envelope endorsed as follows:

Envelope 1 - Functionality and Preference Tender:
BID No: Aspire 015-2010

Envelope 2 - Financial Offer:
BID No: Aspire 015-2010

The above envelopes must both be deposited in the Tender Box, at the Aspire offices, 10 Bell Street, Vincent, East London, 5200, not later than 11h00 on Monday, 14 June 2010.


The Terms of Reference are available by contacting:
Cara Jordan
Phone: 043 7212070
Completed tender documents must be delivered to the Aspire reception at 6 Princes Rd, Vincent, East London not later than 14 June 2010 at 11h00

Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA)

Points Will Be Awarded as Follows:

Price: 90 points
Functionality n/a points
HDI Status: 6 points
Female Ownership: 1 points
Disability Ownership: 1 points
Location in the Amathole Region: 2 points
Total: 100 points

Tenderers Should Note The Following Tender Conditions:
• An approved formal surety will be required. • A current tax clearance certificate of South African Revenue Services is to be submitted prior to appointment • The Aspire Supply Chain Management Policy will apply. • Aspire does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender or any tender and reserves the right to accept the whole or part of the tender; • Failure to meet the minimum targeted procurement goals will result in a tender being considered non-responsive and therefore not considered for the award of the contract. • Failure to complete all tender forms, data sheets and submit all supplementary information will lead to the tender being considered non-responsive. • All tenders are valid for 90 days after the tender closing date. • Tenders which are late, incomplete, unsigned or submitted by facsimile or electronically, will not be accepted; • All contractors must be registered with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). • Only Tenderers who employ staff which satisfy Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) requirements are eligible to submit tenders. • Joint Ventures will be accepted.

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