· 80/20 – preferential points system evaluation to be conducted only for responsive bidders’ quotes which meet the local production and content requirements as indicated on the MBD 6.2 document attached;
· MBD 6.2 and Annexures declaration of local production and content documents must be properly completed;
· Quotes which are supported by false or incomplete declarations will be disqualified;
· If, for a particular designated product the minimum threshold for local production and content cannot be met for various reasons (e.g. imported fibre, imported dye, imported zip or any other imported raw material), bidders must apply for exemption by DTi. After checking with the industry, the DTi will decide whether or not to grant an exemption.
· MBD 6.2 and Annexure C Declarations with any indication of exempted imported products which are not supported by an officially signed DTi exemption letter WIIL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The official-signed exemption letter request should be sent to the DTi before the closure of the RFQ and must cover the following:
- Procuring entity/government department/state owned company,
- RFQ/bid number,
- Closing date,
- Item(s) for which the exemption is being requested for,
- Description of the goods, services or works for which the requested exemption item will be used for and the local content that can be met,
- Reason(s) for the request.
Dr Tebogo Makube
Chief Director: Industrial Procurement Unit
The Department of Trade and Industry
Private Bag X84,
· Suppliers are advised to consult the local production and content designated goods’ wholesalers/manufactures for obtaining the proper information about the goods’ imported/local production and imported/local raw material up to the detail of the value thereof.
· The DTi can be contacted for any inquiries regarding the Local production and content declarations requirements as well as for confirming any locally (S.A.) produced products or content through Dr. T. Makube’s email indicated above.