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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Tender for construction projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
15147  Tender for construction projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
263010  Tender for a civil engineering construction project  Level 5  New Level Assignment Pend.  12  This is only acceptable as a replacement if 15147 has the following statuses: Pending; Never Was Offered; Inactive. Please check that this is the case, and inform the Data Quality Coordinator if not. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to prepare for the tendering process, estimate, compile and submit tender documentation in accordance with tender conditions and specifications This competence complements the other generic management competencies and underpins the Elective learning.It contributes to the development of a professional community of Building Construction Managers. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.Its contribution to socio-economic transformation is that learners would be able to undergo RPL-assessment and thereby receive recognition for previous learning and experience. The employability and career prospects of learners can therefore be enhanced by this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Tender procurement processes include:
    1. Subscription to tender bulletins and notifications
    2. Tender advertising methods and media
    3. Collection and payment of tender documentation
    4. Sources of tenders
  • Resources include:
    1. Materials
    2. Plant, equipment and tools
    3. Labour and staff
    4. Sub-contractors
    5. Consumables
    6. Fuels
  • Payment items include:
    1. Work items
    2. Preliminary and general items
    3. Lump sums
    4. Prime cost items
    5. Day work rates
  • Costs to be included in the breakdown of estimated pay item include:
    1. Escalation
    2. Resource costs
    3. Risk
    4. Overheads
    5. Profit/mark up 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Procure and interpret tender documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tender procurement processes are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Applicable tenders are identified, selected and procured timeously, in accordance with tender conditions and the company's marketing plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant tender information is extracted and interpreted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for estimating and tendering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The site is inspected in accordance with tender conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A detailed site investigation is performed where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Resources required for the project are identified, as well as associated costs and availability. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Estimate and compile tender. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Project and standards specifications are explained in terms of pay items and descriptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Payment items in the schedule of quantities are estimated in accordance with actual resource costs and estimated average production rates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Breakdown of each estimated pay item includes all costs, contingencies and mark up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tender forms are completed accurately and in accordance with tender conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All tender conditions are complied with. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Submit tender and review tender process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tender is finalised and agreed with senior management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tender is submitted timeously in accordance with tender requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tender opening session is attended and information recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tendering process and results are reviewed and tendering strategy is adapted. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA for "The National Diploma/Certificate in the Management of Building Construction Processes".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA
  • CETA - ETQA, or other ETQA's who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with CETA-ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Tender procurement processes
  • Applicable tenders in terms of the company's marketing plan
  • Importance of a site inspection during the preparation for tendering
  • Project and standard specifications in terms of pay items and descriptions
  • Costs and contingencies to be included in the breakdown of the estimated pay item
  • Tender conditions
  • The concept of mark up and how to apply it in estimating 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific Outcome
    Procure and interpret tender documentation

    Assessment Criteria
    Resources required for the project are identified, as well as associated costs and availability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific Outcome
    Prepare for estimating and tendering

    Assessment Criteria
    Tender is finalised and agreed with senior management 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific Outcome
    Submit tender and review tender process

    Assessment Criteria
    Tender is submitted timeously in accordance with tender requirements 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific Outcomes
    Procure and interpret tender documentation

    Assessment Criteria
    Applicable tenders are identified, selected and procured timeously, in accordance with tender conditions and the company's marketing plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific Outcome
    Prepare for estimating and tendering 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific Outcome
    Estimate and compile tender

    Assessment Criteria
  • Resources required for the project are identified, as well as associated costs and availability
  • Project and standards specifications are explained in terms of pay items and descriptions
  • Payment items in the schedule of quantities are estimated in accordance with actual resource costs and estimated average production rates
  • Breakdown of each estimated pay item includes all costs, contingencies and mark up 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand Contextual world-systems

    Specific Outcome
    Submit tender and review tender process

    Assessment Criteria
    Applicable tenders are identified, selected and procured timeously, in accordance with tender conditions and the company's marketing plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 263010, which is "Tender for a civil engineering construction project", Level 5, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23675   National Certificate: Management of Building Construction Processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  23683   National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48700   Bachelor of Construction Management: Built Environment  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  CHE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Academy for Construction Skills (Pty) Ltd (ACS) 
    2. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    3. Dego Consultants 
    4. MTL Training and Projects 
    5. South African Value Education (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    7. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.